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Leptospermum petersonii      family MYRTACEAE


(Syn. L. citratum)

Lemon-scented tea-tree

Rounded shrub to 4 m high by 3 m across. Leaves are narrow-lanceolate, to 4 cm, and strongly lemon-scented. White flowers, 1.5 cm in diameter, occur in spring and early summer.

Distribution: Qld, NSW.

Propagation From seed or cuttings.

Cultivation See note on genus. Fast-growing screen plant. Slightly frost tender.

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