Leptospermum_Mesmereyes.JPG (42528 bytes)Leptospermum Mesmer Eyes: is a member of the Myrtaceae family, was developed in a breeding programme by Bywong Nursery from crosses between a form of Leptospermum scoparium, Leptospermum macrocarpa and Leptospermum deuense, a rare New South Wales Teatree.

Bywong Nursery, in southern New South Wales is developing an amazing range of Australian plant cultivars including Correas, Grevilleas as well as Leptospermums.

Leptospermum Mesmer Eyes is a shrub that will reach a height of 1.5 metres with a spread of one metre.

The flowers are at least 3 centimetres across. This makes them the largest Leptospermum blooms. Flowers appear in spring. Initially they are white then age to pink. This gives the plant a two-toned appearance. Leptospermum Mesmer Eyes is an eye-catching plant that could be used as a foreground shrub in native garden beds.

According to Bywong Nursery the name derives from the dark flower centres and the prominent stamens that resemble eye lashes.

Propagate from cuttings.

 

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