brevipes: is known as the Grey or Slender Tea-tree. It is a tall shrub
or small tree with upright growth habit and pendulous branches. The small
leaves are grey-green. In late spring the ends of branches become covered with
small white flowers. Foliage complements the flowers.
Leptospermums grow naturally near watercourses although they cope very well
with dry sites in cultivation. In the wild, Leptospermum brevipes is
happiest when growing on rocky sites in poor soil.
the seed capsules open and release their seeds when mature. Most Tea-trees
retain their capsules.
brevipes is native at Yallaroo. Initially we had a small population but
this has increased dramatically since sheep and cattle were removed.
is close to Yallaroo and was named after the large population of
Leptospermum brevipes that grows on the rocky outcrops
above the creek.
seed and cuttings.