Leptospermum lanigerum

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USDA Hardiness zone: Zn7b 10º to 5ºF

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Wooly tea tree is a cold hardy member of the myrtle family from down under. The pewter gray small evergreen foliage creates a cloud like outline. In June 1″ pure white single flowers spangle the boughs like snow. Woody seed capsules follow and persist. To 12′ tall and 4′ wide in 7 years. May be limbed into a small tree. Full sun and virtually any soil. Light summer water though very drought adapted. Excellent background shrub or screen or large informal hedge. Takes well to pruning which will  not mangle the tiny foliage and becomes very dense as a result. Good bet where deer are a problem. Cold hardy to about 5ºF.

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