Leptospermum squarrosum

Leptospermum squarrosum, commonly known as the pink tea tree or the peach blossom teatree is an upright shrub of the family Myrtaceae native to eastern New South Wales.[1] It is tolerant of well-drained and damp conditions, salt-resistant and very hardy.[1]

Leptospermum squarrosum
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Myrtaceae
Genus: Leptospermum
L. squarrosum
Binomial name
Leptospermum squarrosum


It is a dense and erect shrub growing to 2.5 to 3 m (8.2 to 9.8 ft).[2] The leaves are stiff, triangular and pointed.[1] The flowers are approximately 16 mm (0.63 in) in diameter and have five pink petals.[1] Flowering occurs from autumn to late winter.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Leptospermum squarrosum". Australian National Botanic Gardens. 16 December 2003. Retrieved 28 April 2009.
  2. ^ "Leptospermum squarrosum". Friends of Lane Cove National Park. Retrieved 28 April 2009.