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LEPTOSPERMUM 'Silver Sheen'

Commonly known as Manuka, New Zealand tea tree

Silvery foliage and red stems. White flowers in summer
Further Reading....

  • Evergreen
  • White
  • Height - 3m (10ft)
  • Spread - 3m (10ft)
  • Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winter - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F) - in greenhouse use loam based compost (JI No. 3) in full or bright, filtered light
  • Will grow outside in milder locations - This could include plants which would survive happily in a greenhouse or conservatory if not in a mild location. If you have a sheltered spot in your garden then it may do well here.
  • Full sun
  • Additional Features - Pests & Diseases - none
  • Place of origin - New Zealand
  • Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Flower Shape - Single - Row of petals round conspicuous stamens - no more than 8 petals
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Leaf colour (if not green) - Silver
  • Scented Plants - Scented foliage
  • Seasonal Interest - Summer
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil - moderately fertile
  • Wildlife - Bee friendly
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