Information about plants & gardens for Brisbane & Qld
The Tea TreesOther Common Names:
This genus has given us many undemanding Australian natives that can be readily integrated into the ornamental garden. Many have bursts of blossom reminiscent of cherry and similar European species.
It should be noted that many ornamental cultivars have been derived from New Zealand Leptospermum. (Likewise, the original Manuka honey from New Zealand comes from their L. scoparium..) So, if you want to stick to Australian genetics, check the parentage and provenence of your plants if uncertain.
Myrtle rust a threat to Leptospermums
This disease attacks a wide variety of plants in the family Myrtaceae. It was first detected in NSW in 2010, but has since been identified in Qld. The extent of the host range is still being investigated, but Leptospermum rotundifolium has been included in the list of known hosts. For more information on the disease and up-to-date information concerning reporting obligations and quarantine restrictions, visit Biosecurity Queensland, the Myrtle Rust website (NSW Department of Primary Industries), or contact the relevant authority in your state or territory. (February 2011)
More Online Information
Leptospermum and Relatives Australian Native Plants Society (Australia)
Leptospermum Association of Societies for Growing Australian Plants
Leptospermum and Relatives Association of Societies for Growing Australian Plants
Teatree Time Association of Societies for Growing Australian Plants
Developing Australian Plants for Commercial Horticulture (discussion includes Leptospermum) Society for Growing Australian Plants Queensland Region, Inc.
Leptospermum liversidgei Australian National Botanic Gardens
Leptospermum liversidgei Australian Native Plants Society (Australia)
Leptospermum liversidgei R.T.Baker & H.G.Sm. Atlas of Living Australia
Leptospermum liversidgei "BY 11" Mozzie Blocker™ PBR Plant Breeders Rights description (.doc file)
Leptospermum petersonii Lemon-scented tea-tree. Save Our Waterways Now, Brisbane
Leptospermum petersonii F.M.Bailey PlantNET, National Herbarium of NSW
Leptospermum petersonii Australian National Botanic Gardens
Leptospermum polygalifolium Australian Native Plants Society (Australia)
Leptospermum polygalifolium - Wild May Cooloola Coastcare
Leptospermum polygalifolium FloraBank
Leptospermum polygalifolium Salisb. PlantNET, National Herbarium of NSW
Leptospermum polygalifolium Charles Sturt University
Leptospermum madidum subsp. sativum James Cook University
Leptospermum anfractum The Society for Growing Australian Plants Townsville Branch Inc.
Bronze-Barked Tea Tree (Leptospermum luehmannii) Society for Growing Australian Plants Queensland Region, Inc.
Leptospermum semibaccatum Cooloola Coastcare
Leptospermum speciosum Cooloola Coastcare
Leptospermum wooroonooran The Taxonomy Research & Information Network
Warning: collection, destruction, propagation, movement, sale or purchase of any Australian native plant (including seeds or spores) may be subject to laws and regulations. Be sure to check with appropriate authorities before engaging in these activities, even on private property. Other laws may also apply to the treatment and movement of plant or soil material (for example, to control the spread of weeds, pests and diseases.)