Leptospermum lanigerum

Common Name:

Woolly Tea-tree



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 watercourses 1

Flower Description:

White 1


Shrub or tree to 4 m high 1

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 underneath 2


Image: Mary Ellis

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Conservation status:

Not threatened


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.