Common names: Australian tea tree
Leptospermum laevigatum (Australian tea tree) is a shrub (family Myrtaceae) with white flowers and narrow leaves found in the San Francisco Bay area and central and south coast ranges of California. It is native to southeastern Australia. It grows in dunes. Its seeds are spread via wind, vehicles, soil movement, water and dumped garden waste.Cal-IPC Rating: Watch
Plant Risk Assessment
Plant Risk Assessment- An evaluation of the potential for a plant to be invasive in California.
Cal-IPC Newsletter Articles
- Weed warning from downunder: The weed potential of selected South African plants in cultlivation in California. Randall, Roderick P.; Lloyd, Sandra G. (Sandy). Vol 11, Issue 1
Cal-IPC Symposium Presentations
None for this species.
Other Leptospermum laevigatum Information
- CalFlora - Distribution information based on submitted observations and herbarium specimens.