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Leptospermum amboinense      family MYRTACEAE


(Syn. L. sp. (Herberton), L. petersonii ssp. lanceolatum)

A bushy shrub to 3 m high by 2.5 m across with fibrous bark and bronze young growth. The narrow-elliptical leaves are up to 3 cm long. White flowers to 18 mm diameter are borne in summer.

Distribution: Qld, South-east Asia.

Propagation From seed or cuttings.

Cultivation A hardy plant for the tropics or subtropics. Young growth is attractive. .

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