Lemon-scented Leptospermum, Swamp May

Shrub 1 to 2.5m


Attractive erect shrub, bright green with strongly lemon- scented leaves. Small white or sometimes pink flowers in Summer.

Seeds become woody & remain on plants for years. Great small dense garden shrub. Suitable near coast.

Aspect: Sun / Filtered Sun

Soil/Conditions: Adaptable / Moist

Natural Habitat: Wallum

Special Features:
• Bird and Bee Attracting
• Leaves aromatic when crushed
• Mosquito repellent plant
• Tolerates poorly drained soils
• Frost Hardy

Garden Style:

  • Coastal Native
  • Gardening for Biodiversity
  • Small Garden
  • Birds and Butterflies