Leptospermum coriaceum family MYRTACEAE
A dense, spreading shrub to 2 m high by 2 m across. The thick, ovate to elliptical leaves are up to 2 cm long, pointed at the end. Flowers are white, about 2 cm in diameter, and seen mainly in spring.
Distribution: NSW, Vic, SA (arid regions).
Propagation From seed or cuttings.
Cultivation A good, hardy screen or windbreak plant for semi-arid climates. Full sun and most soils are suitable.
- Suitable for areas of low maintenance, e.g. road batters.
- Frost-hardy. (Plants given an this rating will tolerate frosts to -7°C in conditions of normal rainfall.)
- Suitable hedge or screen plants.
by Wrigley & Fagg, Reed Books, 1996