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Leptospermum liversidgei - R.T.Baker.&H.G.Sm.
                 
Common Name Lemon-Scented Tea Tree
Family Myrtaceae
USDA hardiness 7-10
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Swamps by the coast in New South Wales[156, 265].
Range Australia.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Frost Hardy Moist Soil Full sun

Summary

Leptospermum liversidgei Lemon-Scented Tea Tree


Leptospermum liversidgei Lemon-Scented Tea Tree
   
Physical Characteristics
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Leptospermum liversidgei is an evergreen Shrub growing to 4 m (13ft 1in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 8. It is in leaf 12-Jan It is in flower from Jun to July. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Insects.Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid and neutral soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist soil. The plant can tolerates strong winds but not maritime exposure.

Synonyms

Habitats
Woodland Garden Sunny Edge;
Edible Uses
Edible Parts:
Edible Uses: Tea.

The dried leaves are a tea substitute[183]. Lemon-scented[144, 177].
Medicinal Uses


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Antibacterial.

Antibacterial[156].
Other Uses
Essential.

An essential oil obtained from the leaves[11] is used as a bactericide[156].
Cultivation details
Succeed in almost any neutral or acid soil of good or reasonable quality, preferring a light sandy loam and full sun[200]. Prefers a position sheltered from hot or cold drying winds[200]. Only succeeds outdoors in the mild areas of Britain, tolerating temperatures down to about -10°c[200]. If plants are killed back in cold winters they sometimes sprout afresh from the old wood[219]. This species does not regenerate from old wood[200]. Resents root disturbance[200]. The leaves have a delightful lemon scent[182, 219]. The forms grown in Britain have a very weak scent, is this due to a lack of sun?[11]. Plants in this genus are notably resistant to honey fungus[200].
Propagation
Seed - sow spring in a greenhouse and only just cover the seed. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant out in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts, and give some protection from the cold for their first winter or two outdoors. The seed remains viable for many years. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, 5 - 8 cm with a heel, early August in a frame. Over-winter in the greenhouse for its first year. Good percentage[78]. Cuttings of almost mature wood, 4 - 5 cm with a heel, October/November in a frame. Good percentage[78].
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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
Related Plants
Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Leptospermum ericoides 11
Leptospermum laevigatumCoast Tea Tree, Australian teatree10
Leptospermum lanigerum 10
Leptospermum petersoniiLemon Tea Tree, Common teatree11
Leptospermum polygalifolium 10
Leptospermum scopariumTea Tree, Broom teatree, Manuka, New Zealand Tea Tree30
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