Family: Myrtaceae (mir-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Leptospermum (lep-toh-SPER-mum) (Info)
Species: nitidum (NI-ti-dum) (Info)

Category:

Shrubs

Height:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Evergreen

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Provides winter interest

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From semi-hardwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Positive

On Oct 16, 2006, wallaby1 from Lincoln
United Kingdom (Zone 8a) wrote:

I grew this plant from seed obtained from Norfield's Arboretum 5 to 6 years ago. It is quick to grow, and is tolerant of a wide range of conditons.

I planted two plants in a bed in 2004, they are bigger than the one which has flowered, it was planted in a new bed in June this year. They have been through a lot of hard frost last winter to -9C without being at all damaged.

The Australian National Botanic gardens website states:

"This species is sometimes grown in the UK and Europe as L. grandiflorum or L. lanigerum var. grandiflorum. These names now apply to other species."

It also states that this plant is suitable to grow in heavy shade, and is suitable for a hedge or screenplant.

Considering that mine has spent ... read more