The genus Leptospermum are much under used for revegetation and can be very useful for this purpose.
Some are are quite attractive at flowering and keep pollinating insects busy.
The species represented here are from The Southern highlands of N.S.W. Australia which has a very diverse range of soil type,climate and habitat.
Temperature ranges between -15deg C to +42deg C and rainfall between 24" to 50" p.a.
|arachnoides||Spider Tea Tree||Reveg In Damp Areas Over Bedrock||As With Most Spiny Plants Favoured By Small Birds|
|attenuatum||Paperbark Tea Tree||Shrub To Small Tree 6m,Ornamental,Reveg||Usually Sandy Soils|
|brevipes||Tea Tree||Reveg.||Understory Of Open Woodland or More Open Positions|
|continentale||Prickly Tea Tree||Reveg.||Moist Areas Or Creek Sands|
|juniperinum||Prickly Tea Tree||Reveg.||Open Areas Of Clay To Loamy Soils|
|lanigerum||Wooly Tea Tree||Reveg,Ornamental,Usually Small Tree||Moderately Fertile Soaks And Creek Lines|
|myrtifolium||Swamp/Myrtle Tea Tree||Reveg. Of Swampy Flats||Swampy Flats,Forms Closed Communities|
|obovatum||River Tea Tree||Reveg. of Dam Spillways And Watercourses||Sands to Clay Soils|
|phylicoides (now known as Kunzea ericoides)||Burgan||Reveg.||Alluviums To Loams|
|polygalifolium(formerly L. flavescens)||Yellow Tea Tree||Slender Shrub To Small Multistemmed Tree||Sandy Soils|
|rotundifolium||Round Leaf Tea Tree||Ornamental,Reveg. Showy White To Pink Flowers||Usually Shallow Soils Over Sandstones|
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