Leptospermum polygalifolium (MYRTACEAE) Wild May

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A dense shrub to 4 m. Common in coastal areas of eastern Australia. Grows along creek banks and in open forest. Was formerly known as Leptospermum flavescens. Leaves are grey green, alternate to 15 mm. Masses of small, white five-petalled flowers to 10 mm are produced in spring. Propagate from seed or cuttings.

Photo: Robert Whyte