Leptospermum amboinense family MYRTACEAE
(Syn. L. sp. (Herberton), L. petersonii ssp. lanceolatum)
A bushy shrub to 3 m high by 2.5 m across with fibrous bark and bronze young growth. The narrow-elliptical leaves are up to 3 cm long. White flowers to 18 mm diameter are borne in summer.
Distribution: Qld, South-east Asia.
Propagation From seed or cuttings.
Cultivation A hardy plant for the tropics or subtropics. Young growth is attractive. .
- Recommended for their foliage.
- Suitable hedge or screen plants.
- Suitable for use in tropical areas.
by Wrigley & Fagg, Reed Books, 1996