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Plant Form: Shrub or small tree.
Size: Up to 6 m tall.
Stem: Covered in thin brown bark which is shed in strips.
Leaves: Narrow elongated oval-shaped, leathery, with silky hairs when young.
Flowers: White with 5 petals in circular arrangement around a base. 15-20 mm diameter.
Fruit and Seeds: Flat-topped capsules which become woody with age. With 6-11 small compartments containing several seeds.
Habitat: Dunes, rocky headlands, heathlands, dry forests.
Distinguishing Features: 6-11 compartments in fruit differs from other native Leptospermum species, which typically have fewer.