This is a genus of greenhouse evergreen shrubs from Australia, of easy culture, succeeding well in any ordinary greenhouse. Cuttings of young shoots are the best means of propagation. Set these firmly in May, in a mixture of peat and silver sand, placing under a bell-glass or hand-light with slight bottom heat and well shaded from the sun. Seeds may be sown in a warm house or hotbed in March. A suitable soil is two-thirds peat, one-third loam, and silver sand. Temperature required, 40-45 degrees F. Greenhouse Species. Leptospermum ambiguum, (Syn. Kunzea corifolia).White. Flowers in June. Height, 4 ft. L. Havescens.White. Flowers in June. Height, 4-5 ft. L. grandiflorum.White. Flowers in June. Height, 6-8 ft. L. muUicaule.White. Flowers in June. Height, 4-5 ft. L. pendulum.White. Flowers in July. Height, 4-5 ft. L. scoparium?White. Flowers in June and July. Height, 2-6 ft. New Variety. Leptospermum Donard Beauty. This has large red flowers edged with pink. Its leaves are used as tea.
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