Silver Tea-tree, Silver Teatree.
Leptospermum, from Greek leptos, slender, and sperma, seed, referring to narrow seeds of some species. Multicaule, from Latin multi, many and caulis, stem, referring to many stems.
Up to 2m.
Presence in Australia
Noted around the centre of the region in the areas Upper Back-Upper Jerra Jerra; Sawyers-Forest-Four Post & Little Billabong; O"Briens South & McLeods; Burkes & Graveyard; Major and Murraguldrie.
This specie has been identified in the following Australian states: NSW, ACT, Vic.
Woodland on dry hills.
Shrub to 2m high with smooth bark. Generally silky younger stems and variable, usually narrow leaves 2-10 mm long.
Full sun or semi-shade. Tolerates most frost.
White or pink, Oct-Nov.
From seed or cuttings, which strike readily. Sow light scattering of seed and cover lightly. Germinates in 2-5 weeks. Capillary watering should benefit fine seed. Suitable for direct seeding into pots.
Shade and shelter
Could be planted in windbreaks as understorey plant.
Very attractive due to silvery foliage and pink flowers. Useful dense groundcover for gardens, parks and roadsides. Ability to form dense thickets may be useful in landscaping larger areas.