Descriptions of Registered Cultivars
ORIGIN: Applicant: Colin Broadfoot Bellingen NSW.
A prostrate selection of Leptospermum polygalifolium made in 2003 from Angourie, NSW. Application received 18 December 2008.
DESCRIPTION: A dense prostrate form of Leptospermum polygalifolium which grows up 30cms tall by 3 metres in diameter. Leaves dark green and features pink/red new growth. Flowers white 10mm in diameter and profuse in September.
DIAGNOSIS/COMPARATORS: Leptospermum polygalifolium is usually a large shrub or small tree. The closest cultivar is Leptospermum ‘Pacific Beauty’ which is a low spreading shrub 1-1.5 metres x 2-3 metres. There are no other registered or known prostrate forms of this species to compare with.
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CULTIVATION:Leptospermum polygalifolium ‘Coastal Carpet’ has been in cultivation since 2004. Frost tolerance and drought hardiness has not been extensively tested.
ACCEPTED FOR REGISTRATION ON: 29 January 2010