Trunks of the Woolly Tea-tree growing in Milarri Garden.
Image: Rodney Start
Source: Museum Victoria
Woolip (Woi wurrung), Wuliip (Taungurung)
Botanical name: Leptospermum lanigerum
The wood is an important resource, providing single and double-barbed spears.
Woolly Tea-tree grows in riparian woodland, coastal tea tree heath, and valley sclerophyll forest. Found in Victoria, New South Wales, Tasmania and South Australia.
This small dense tree makes a beautiful specimen for a small garden and thrives with moist soil. It grows to 2–6 m tall by 1–3 m wide and can be pruned to maintain compact shape.