Leptospermum 'Silver Sheen'
tea tree 'Silver Sheen'
'Silver Sheen' is an erect evergreen shrub, with small, softly hairy, silvery leaves on reddish shoots, and white flowers in mid summer
SynonymsLeptospermum lanigerum 'Silver Sheen'
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Ultimate height1.5–2.5 metres
Time to ultimate height5–10 years
Ultimate spread0.1–0.5 metres
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
- Full sun
- Partial shade
South–facing or West–facing
- Native to the UK
Leptospermum are aromatic evergreen shrubs or small trees with small, often silky leaves and 5-petalled flowers in late spring and summer
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How to grow
Grow in moderately fertile, well-drained soil in full sun or part shade. Ideal for wall training
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- Cottage and informal garden
- Patio and container plants
- Rock garden
- City and courtyard gardens
- Gravel garden
- Flower borders and beds
May be susceptible to honey fungus (rarely)
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