Leptospermum polygalifolium was Leptospermum flavescens.
Ornamental small tree (or shrub) with reddish new growth and dark green small pointy leaves. It grows along watercourses so can tolerate regular water. Useful screen and windbreak. Can be cut for cut flowers and foliage. Plants respond well to pruning so can be clipped to formal or informal hedges.
Dense Rounded Habit, Evergreen Perennial, Dull Dark Green narrow-elliptic leaves to 15 mm long, White flowers to 10 mm diameter in Spring, Woody persistent small fruits on branch. Attracts bees.
The honey produced is very similar in terms of its chemical structure and medicinal properties compared to manuka honey produced from the flowers of Leptospermum scoparium (manuka).
Form: Shrub to 4 Metres High
Aspect: Sun / Semi-Shade
Soil/Conditions: Adaptable / Moist
NOTE - Living plants must be collected (by appointment) - postage not available