Leptospermum laevigatum

Common name: 

Coast Tea-tree

Family: 
Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Wannon, Grampians, Otway Plain, Otway Range, Gippsland Plain, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland (EJKNPTWXZ) also native to SA, NSW; introduced WA, Qld and probably SA

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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Most common tea-tree on the Prom and is invasive in some areas1
Coastal foreshores and dunes2

Flower description:

White1

Habit:

Shrub or tree to 5 m high2

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

The leaves of this species are a dull grey-green, 3 cm long and 2 cm across. The fruit is not woody3

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Conservation status:

Not threatened

References:

1 Meagher, D. and Kohout, M. (2001). “A field guide to Wilsons Promontory”. Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Vic.
2 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria
3 Costermans, L. (2006). “Trees of Victoria and adjoining areas”. Costermans Publishing, Frankston, Victoria.