Wooly Tea-Tree, Leptospermum lanigerum, no online sales, nursery only!


Many Leptospermum species were used as a tea substitute by European settlers which believed it would help prevent diseases such as scurvey. The young shoots of Leptospermum were used for urinary disorders. Aboriginals used the leaves of Wooly Tea-Tree for the treatment of scabies and as a medicine for breathing difficulties.

The wooly tea-tree is frost-hardy to at least -7°C, it is tolerant of a wide range of conditions, costal exposure and part shade. The shrib grows to around 3 meters high and wide.

Showy white flowers in late spring, good screen plant.

While I like boiling a billy with some tea-tree while camping, I don’t really know much about the medicinal use of the different tea-trees. If you know more about the traditional and modern uses, please let me know!

Family: Caryophyllaceae

Height + Width:

Frost Hardiness: Hardy in Katoomba




Country of Origin: Eastern Cape of South Africa


Common names: African Dream Root, Undlela Ziimhlophe (White Ways/Paths), Ubulawu



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