Leptospermum lanigerum

Common name: 

Woolly Tea-tree

Family: 
Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Wimmera, Wannon, Grampians, Midlands, Victorian Volcanic Plain, Otway Range, Otway Plain, Eastern Highlands, Gippsland Plain, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland (CDEHJKNPRSTVWZ) also SA, NSW, ACT, Tas

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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Forms thickets in swamps and is found fringing watercourses1

Flower description:

White1

Habit:

Shrub or tree to 4 m high1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

Leaves of this species are 6-15 mm long and contract abruptly near the tip. The leaf edges are often recurved with silvery hairs underneath2

Images:
Image of Leptospermum lanigerum
Image of Leptospermum lanigerum Image: Mary Ellis
Conservation status:

Not threatened

References:

1 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria
2 Costermans, L. (2006). “Trees of Victoria and adjoining areas”. Costermans Publishing, Frankston, Victoria.