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Gardening with Indigenous Plants
Indigenous Plant Use
Identification & Control of Common Weeds
Botanical Name:Kunzea leptospermoides
Common Name:burgan , yarra burgan
Sold As:Tube ($2.00)
Medium Shrub (1 to 2 m), Tall Shrub (2 to 6 m), Bee Attracting, Bird Attracting, Butterfly Attracting, Insect Attracting
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Moist, Well Drained
2-5 m x 2-4 m
Foliage:Narrow dark green leaves 5-15 mm x 1-1.5 mm, widest in the middle.
Flowers:Masses of small white flowers to 10 mm across with up to 25 stamens, in axils towards the end of branches. Calyx lobes pointed; flower stalk, to 3 mm, somewhat hairy with hairs standing erect. Capsules deciduous. November-February
Excellent screen plant. Plants can spread forming a dense scrub in cleared areas. Tolerates hard pruning. Hardy, drought tolerant.

  1. Whitehorse Council
  2. Yarra Ranges Council (Victora, close to us)
  3. Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria (VICFLORA, technical, good photos)
  4. Wikipedia (free online encyclopedia)
  5. iNaturalist
  6. Royal Botanic Gardens (Kew UK, technical)

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