Leptospermum madidum - weeping tea-tree
Gently weeping, elegant, lemon-scented foliage and dainty white flowers in spring, makes a beautiful feature tree in dry native gardens for an alternative to the water-hungry weeping willow.
Coppice it annually (prune it hard) to emphasise the weeping foliage - you can see how we do ours in the nursery in the images here; or leave it be to grow a trunk.
Leptospermum longifolium madidum - weeping tea-tree
APPEARANCE : Feature tree with weeping branches and fresh lemon scented fine foliage. Attracts bees when flowering in spring.
USES: Beautiful in any garden where you have the room to enjoy the dappled shade which it creates. Tough and tolerant of flood and drought once established. Cut foliage may be used for potpourri and flower arranging - prune hard annually for this.
PLANTING: This native shrub is best grown in a full sun position on the garden, although it will tolerate light shade. Plant in free draining soil rich in organic matter. Known to endure wet feet for prolonged periods. Prefers warm climates.
CARE: Mulch and water well until the plant is established, usually around 12 weeks Prune and fertilise using a slow release native fertiliser yearly after flowering.
HEIGHT & WIDTH: 8-10 m H x 6 m W. YOUR PLANTS : These are tubestock plants, healthy young plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The pot size is 80mm high and 42 mm wide.
You can see an example in the image gallery.
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