Descriptions of Registered Cultivars
ORIGIN: Leptospermum 'Pink Cascade' is said to be a hybrid between L. polygalifolium 'Pacific Beauty' and L. scoparium, though the parentage is difficult to determine. The plant originated in 1982 in Wrightco Nursery at Bangalow, NSW. The plant was advertised as a new release by the industry in 1985. NSW. The plant was advertised as a new release by the industry in 1985. The cultivar was first received by the Authority in December 1984. Registration applied for by Mr G Logan of Cudgen, NSW.
DESCRIPTION: This cultivar is a low, spreading dense shrub growing to 0.5m tall with a spread of 1-1.5m. The branchlets have an arching habit. The leaves are 17-18 mm long by 2-3mm wide and dark green in colour. The new growth is bright red. The flowers are borne in dense masses along the stems, opening a light pink colour and fading as they age to white. They are 15-20mm diameter. The main flowering periods are spring and autumn, with some flowers found all year round.
DIAGNOSIS: Leptospermum 'Pink Cascade' can be distinguished by its low growing form, arched branching habit and the dark green colour of its foliage.
CULTIVATION NOTES: This cultivar is useful as a feature plant, especially for rockery use or cascading over retaining walls. It is suitable for a wide range of soil conditions. Leptospermum 'Pink Cascade' is frost hardy and is relatively drought tolerant. It must be grown by vegetative means to preserve the cultivar form.
PREVIOUS PUBLICATION: "Australian Horticulture" September 1985 p.53.
COLOUR CODE: RHS Colour Chart 1966
petals: close to Red Group 51C fading to White Group 155C.
ACRA REFERENCES: ACC353, ACRA477/485, CBG9009027/9010228/9200044
ACCEPTED FOR REGISTRATION ON: 11 October 1991