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Leptospermum purpurascens      family MYRTACEAE


Purple-stemmed turkey bush

Shrub to 4 m high with exposed twisted and gnarled trunks. Smooth bark, light brown at base and peeling from smaller branches to reveal pinks and purples. Leaves are light green, broadly lanceolate, to 2 cm. Tiny white flowers occur in winter.

Distribution: Qld.

Propagation From cuttings or seed.

Cultivation This species will grow in any well-drained soil when ample moisture is applied. It is frost tender but grows well and flowers at Coffs Harbour.

Conservation Status: 2RC-

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