Kunzea sp.


See Kunzea leptospermoides

Additional information

  • SynonymKunzea ericoides (now a New Zealand endemic), Leptospermum phylicoides
  • FamilyMyrtaceae
  • StoreyMiddle storey
  • Size2-4 m x 2-4 m
  • Plant groupingShrubs 1.5-10 m
  • LeavesLeaves are broader than the more common local species.
  • Flower colourWhite
  • Flowering timeNovember to February
  • FlowersFlower stalks are longer and hairless.
  • Bird attractingHabitat - nesting and/or safety
  • Butterfly attractingNectar for butterflies
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsOccurs in moist soils in the lower foothills of the Dandenongs.
  • Commercially availableUnlikely to be available within the Shire of Yarra Ranges
  • Conservation statusSignificant within the Shire. Known from very few local sites. More common outside the Shire boundary.
  • Related speciesSee Kunzea leptospermoides. Hybrids also occur within this group and more research is needed to determine the status of this species.
Photographer/s: 1, 4 Marilyn Bull ©; 2, 3 Peter Kinchington ©

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