L.turbinatum.JPG (36552 bytes)Leptospermum turbinatum: is a member of the Myrtaceae family and is known as the Shiny Tea Tree.

Leptospermum turbinatum is a small to medium, spreading shrub reaching a maximum height of two metres.

Glossy leaves are obovate to elliptical in shape, about two centimetres long, less than one centimetre wide and have pointed tips. Young growth is hairy.

The white flowers are 2.5 centimetres wide and appear in late spring. Persistent capsules follow the flowers and have 4-6 compartments. Each compartment contains a number of narrow seeds about 0.5 centimetres long.

Both foliage and flowers are attractive features.

Light pruning, after flowering, is appreciated and will keep plants dense and blooming bounteously.

Leptospermum turbinatum is restricted to the Grampian Mountains in central Victoria.

The species name means shaped like a top and refers to the shape of the seed capsules.

Propagate from seed and cuttings.

 

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