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Products > Leptospermum 'Dark Shadows'
 
Leptospermum 'Dark Shadows'
   

 
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.  This description is based on our research and observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in the nursery garden and in other gardens that we have visited. We also try to incorporate comments received from others and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Leptospermum 'Dark Shadows'.