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Leptospermum 'Raelene'

Leptospermum laevigatum 'Raelene'

(NOTE: Formerly Leptospermum 'Flamingo')

ORIGIN: Leptospermum 'Raelene' was a seedling variation arising from a batch of L. laevigatum seed sown by Mr R Trimble in 1970. Cultivar received by the Authority 17 May 1977. Applicants: RW and LA Trimble.

DESCRIPTION: It exhibits all the characters of the normal forms of L. laevigatum except that the leaves are slightly smaller, being about 15mm long by about 6mm wide, and that they are variegated. The new growth is light green margined with yellow/cream and as the growth matures the green becomes darker and the yellow/cream margins turn bright pink.

DIAGNOSIS: This cultivar is different from normal forms of its parents in its slightly smaller leaves and leaf variegation.

COLOUR CODING:RHS Colour Chart 1966 edition.

new tip growth: leaf margin variegation: near yellow-orange 15D.

inner portion of leaf: near yellow-green 145B.

mature growth: leaf margin variegation: between red 51B and C.

inner portion of leaf: near green 138C.

ageing growth: leaf margin variegation: near yellow-orange 14D.

inner portion of leaf: near green 138C.

ACRA REFERENCES: ACC119, CBG8100382

ACCEPTED FOR REGISTRATION ON: 26 June 1980