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Leptospermum spinescens      family MYRTACEAE


Twisted, open shrub to 1 m high by 1 m across with corky bark and bright green, narrow-elliptical leaves to 1.5 cm. Spines on the ends of branchlets. Crowded white flowers, 1.5 cm in diameter, with green centres, occur in spring. Fruits tend to be buried in the thick bark.

Distribution: WA.

Propagation From seed or cuttings.

Cultivation See note on genus. Prickly shrub. It is essentially a novelty plant. Will tolerate frosts and requires reasonable drainage.

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