Coast Teatree

Scientific NameLeptospermum laevigatum
Size and formA twisting and spreading tree 2-8m high and 2-4 m wide.
Flowers, leaves and fruitAttractive white flowers are attached directly to stems (sessile). Flowers occur from August to November. Fruit is a deciduous, woody, hemisphere-shaped capsule. Leaves are thick and grey-green, obovate in shape and pointed. The trunk becomes twisted and furrowed with flaking bark.
Growing conditionsSuitable in well-drained sandy soils and in full sun or part shade. Often planted as a screen plant. Can become weedy if planted inland, which is outside its natural habitat.