Victorian tea tree
Leptospermum laevigatum (Gaertn.) F.Muell.
Vascular – Exotic
Trees & Shrubs - Dicotyledons
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It is easily distinguished from the New Zealand species by the almost oblong leaves and the capsules contain 7-10 cells. L. Scoparium has narrow-lanceolate or ovate leaves and capsules contain 5 cells.
This taxon may be prone to Myrtle Rust (Austropuccinia psidii) is an invasive fungus which threatens myrtle species - learn more myrtlerust.org.nz
S.E. Australia, Tasmania