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Products > Leptospermum 'Dark Shadows'
 
Leptospermum 'Dark Shadows'
   
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Myrtaceae (Myrtles)
Origin: Australia (Australasia)
Red/Purple Foliage: Yes
Flower Color: Cream
Bloomtime: Summer
Parentage: (L. macrocarpum 'Copper Spray' hybrid)
Height: 12-16 feet
Width: 15-20 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
Leptospermum 'Dark Shadows' - A fast growing spreading shrub or small tree that reaches to 15 feet tall by 20 feet wide. Although attractive in flower, the most stunning aspect of this plant is its foliage. It has flexible sprays of 1 inch long soft dark olive-green leaves that are flushed dark burgundy maroon. This color is especially pronounced in the outer edges of the canopy where they recieve full sun. In the summer on new growth are produced creamy white single flowers to 3/4 inches across. This reportedly is a seedling of a seedling from Leptospermum macrocarpum 'Copper Spray' (also known as L. nitidum 'Copper Sheen'). Plant in full sun and water little to occasionally. Tolerant to temperatures to 20F 25F. Our plants and information come from Monterey Bay Nursery.  The information on this page is based on research conducted about this plant in our library and from reliable online sources. We also take into consideration observations of this plant in our nursery crops, as well as of plants growing in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens we visit. We also will incorporate comments that we receive from others and welcome getting feedback from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if it includes cultural information that would aid others in growing Leptospermum 'Dark Shadows'.