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Leptospermum myrtifolium - 'Silver Sheen' (Tea Tree, Leptospermum)

Type Shrub (Multi-stemmed Plant), Evergreen, Flowering
Form Spreading arching, Architectural Form
Size Large Border / Screening Plant (1.8 to 3m height)
Colours White Flowers (Spring), Silver Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required
Hardiness Frost hardy, Seaside Friendly
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Leptospermum myrtifolium:

  • Evergreen foliage for all year round colour and screening
  • Architectural plant – ideal as a ‘stand out’ plant
  • Suitable for exposed coastal planting
  • Fruit / berry producing
  • Tolerates heavy clay soils

Weaknesses of Leptospermum myrtifolium

  • Does not tolerate very dry or very wet soils

Design & Plant Use for Leptospermum myrtifolium:

  • Evergreen shrub suitable suitable for training up a wall
  • Ideal flowering shrub for problem clay soils
If you like this plant you may also be interested in these:
architectural plants
coastal plants
plants with fruit or berries
plants for heavy clay soils

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