This handsome member of the Myrtle family is one of our most popular shrubs, growing vigorously in the poorest sand and in the most exposed situation. It also is one of the best shrubs for seaside planting. It is of a semi-pendulous graceful habit, and, when covered with its long sprays of marble-white flowers, makes a grand effect in the landscape. Leptospermum laevigatum is the best of the species.
Propagate by seeds sown one-eighth of an inch deep in Spring; prick them off about three inches apart in boxes, and plant them out in their permanent quarters when they are a foot high.