Leptospermum obovatum family MYRTACEAE
Erect shrub to 3 m high by 1.5 m across with obovate leaves to 1.2 cm. Flowers are white, to 1 cm diameter, and occur in summer.
Distribution: Vic, NSW, ACT.
Propagation From seed or cuttings.
Cultivation See note on genus. Very hardy. Useful as a screen plant. A dwarf compact form is available from Melbourne nurseries.
- Suitable for heavy shade.
- 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