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Leptospermum madidum subsp. sativum      family MYRTACEAE


(often incorrectly sold as L. brachyandrum NT form)

Rounded shrub to 3 m by 3 m across with beautifully pendulous branches. Leaves are narrower than the type to about 5 cm long. Very small flowers.

Distribution: NT.

Propagation From seed or cuttings, which are difficult to strike.

Cultivation Excellent specimen plant for warm area. Will survive at least as far south as Coffs Harbour. Will tolerate most soils.

text from 'AUSTRALIAN NATIVE PLANTS, 4th ed'
by Wrigley & Fagg, Reed Books, 1996