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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)
    Under glass use loam-based compost (JI No.3) in full or bright filtered light
  • Against a wall
    South- or west-facing
  • Full sun
    Protect from cold, dry winds
  • Partial shade

LEPTOSPERMUM 'Silver Sheen'

 
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  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Wildlife plant - insects
    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
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Australian / New Zealand
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Leaf Colour (if not green)
    Silver
  • Leaf margin
    Entire
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Elliptic
    (see photos above)
    Lanceolate
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 5
    Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs that require minimal pruning.
    Action: Trim or lightly cut back shoots that spoil symmetry. Deadhead regularly.
    When: Annually after flowering.

    RHS group 8
  • Scented Plants
    Scented foliage
  • Seasonal Interest
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil
    Moderately fertile
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
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