Description The Woolly Tea-tree is a small tree or shrub growing to 8 m tall. It also grows as a thin tree up to 18 m tall in some mountainous parts of Tasmania. The bark is papery and can be pulled away from the trunk in long strips. The leaves are silvery or dark green in colour, oblong in shape and grow to about 15 mm long and up to 4 mm wide. New growth is usually covered soft woolly hairs. Flowers are produced in spring and summer from October to December. Each flower is white with 5 petals and about 18 mm in diameter. The fruit capsules are hairy and about 5 mm to 10 mm in diameter.
Habitat swampy areas, river banks, coastal heath, woodland
Distribution The Woolly Tea-tree is found in Victoria, southern New South Wales, south east South Australia and Tasmania