Leptospermum scoparium

Small prickly shrub or small tree with flaky bark. Bears masses of hard, oval pointed leaves, 5-20mm long by 1-8mm wide. Flowers to 25mm wide, white or pinkish red-centred, through spring and summer. Fruit is a dry 5-7mm wide capsule. Early successional species, able to grow in harsh soils. Withstands long droughts and frost once established.

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Biodiversity enhancement

It is recommended to have a minimum of 5–6 species in one planting area. This creates a more resilient ecosystem in the long term.


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