Heath Tea Tree

Family: Myrtaceae
Genus: Leptospermum
Species: myrsinoides
Main Flower Colour: White


Leptospermum myrsinoides, commonly known as silky tea-tree or heath tea-tree, is a shrub species that is endemic to south-eastern Australia. It grows to between 1 and 2 metres high and has narrow leaves that are about 5 to 10mm long and 1 to 3 mm wide. The flowers, which are white or pink, appear between October and November in the species native range.

The species was first formally described by German botanist Diederich von Schlechtendal in Linnaea in 1847.

It occus in South Australia, Victoria and the south-east corner of New South Wales.

Flowering start in October and ends in November.


The main flower colour is white.


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Bio Regions

Kanmantoo (KAN)

Region Specifics

Kangaroo Island

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