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Leptospermum sericeum      family MYRTACEAE


Rounded shrub to 2 m high by 1.5 m diameter with silvery-grey, obovate leaves to 1&endash;2 cm long. Pink flowers to 2 cm diameter occur in spring. A red form of this species was reported several years ago from the islands to the south of WA. The author has not seen this form in cultivation.

Distribution: WA.

Propagation From seed or cuttings.

Cultivation See note on genus. Probably the best of the WA Leptospermum spp. and a profuse flowerer. Requires excellent drainage and full sun. Does not flower well in the subtropics.

Conservation Status: 2KC-

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