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Leptospermum macrocarpum      family MYRTACEAE


(Syn. L. lanigerum var. macrocarpum)

Scrambling plant, usually 1&endash;1.5 m high. Leaves are oblong, not hairy, to 2 cm. Flowers are white, pink or red, very large, 3 cm in diameter, with prominent green centres. They occur in summer and autumn. Fruits are large.

Distribution: NSW.

Propagation From seed or cuttings.

Cultivation See note on genus. Unusual shrub, well worth growing. Hardy. Suitable for rockery or between shrubs. Flowers and fruits are attractive.

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text from 'AUSTRALIAN NATIVE PLANTS, 4th ed' by Wrigley & Fagg, Reed Books, 1996