What’s a Leptospermum?

Leptospermums are a group of native plants that are often overlooked. You may know them as Tea Trees, but that’s a very generic name that also applies to some Melaleucas. There are in fact over 80 species of Leptospermum in Australia and they occur in every state, including a couple of international ones which occur in Malaysia and New Zealand. By the way, the one from New Zealand is called Manuka (Leptospermum scoparium) and is used to make that very expensive Manuka honey. Closer to home we also have two famous Leptospermums that many people will be familiar with.

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