White Tea-tree

White Tea-tree
Fowers and foliage of Burgan or White Tea-tree (Kunzea ericoides) growing in Milarri Garden.
Image: Rodney Start
Source: Museum Victoria

Burgan (Woi wurrung)

Botanical name: Kunzea ericoides
Family: Myrtaceae


The wood can be used to make implements and weapons.


White Tea-tree is found in Victoria, Queensland and New South Wales.


This fast-growing shrub that is suitable for screening. It can grow 2–5 m tall and 2–4 m wide. Once established, it can tolerate wet and dry conditions, and can be pruned back hard.

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