Leptospermum turbinatum family MYRTACEAE
(formerly confused with L. nitidum)
A spreading shrub, 1&endash;2 m high by 1.5&endash;2.5 m across. The glossy leaves are elliptical to obovate and up to 2 cm long. The large white flowers are about 2.5 cm in diameter and seen in late spring.
Distribution: Vic (Grampians).
Propagation From seed or cuttings
Cultivation Grown for many years as L. nitidum. This species differs in having a conical base to the fruits. A hardy and showy plant accepting most soils and aspects.
- Suitable for heavy shade.
- Frost-hardy. (Plants given an this rating will tolerate frosts to -7°C in conditions of normal rainfall.)
- Recommended for their foliage.
by Wrigley & Fagg, Reed Books, 1996