Woolly Tea-tree

Trunks of the Woolly Tea-tree
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
Family: Myrtaceae


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.

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