NZ Plants L – Leptinella potentillina to Lophomyrtus obcordata
Leptinella potentillina (syn Cotula potentillina)
is a low-growing, spreading and rooting herb, forming patches up to
2 in (5 cm) high, and 12–16 in (30–40 cm)
across. The fernlike leaves are usually pewter-tinted, 1.6–2 in
(4–5 cm) long. Yellow flower heads in spring or summer. Hardy
Leptinella squalida (syn Cotula squalida) is variable
in habit, a low-growing, spreading and rooting herb, forming patches
up to 20 in (50 cm) across. The fernlike leaves are usually
bright green, they may be hairy or without hairs, 1.2–2 in
(3–5 cm) long. White unisexual flower heads, female head
larger than male heads.
Leptospermum scoparium is a large shrub, or small
tree, growing to 12–15 ft (3.3–4.5 m). The leaves
are small and pointed. The flowers are white, sometimes tinged with
pink, up to 0.6 in (1.5 cm) in diameter. Fairly hardy in the
Leptospermum scoparium ‘Kiwi’ is a low-growing
bushy shrub, reaching 20 in (0.5 m) high. The small, narrow
leaves are up to 0.4 in (1 cm) long, purple when young, dark
green, when mature. The relatively large red-pink flowers are 0.4 in
(1 cm) across, summer.
Leptospermum scoparium ‘Martinii’ is an
upright bushy shrub growing to 6–12 ft (1.8–3.6 m)
tall. The narrow, spear-shaped, leathery, green leaves are 0.4–0.7 in
(1.1–1.8 cm) long. The flowers are two-tone pink and red,
opening pale and darkening with age, giving a nice contrast between
old and new flowers, 0.8 in (2 cm) in diameter, summer. Fairly
hardy in the UK.
Leptospermum scoparium ‘Pink Cascade’
is a prostrate form that is excellent for using as evergreen groundcover
or spilling over walls, it grows to 24 in (0.6 m) high and
60 in (1.5 m) wide. Its single flowers, in tones of pink,
are borne abundantly in late spring and early summer. It is fairy hardy
in the UK.
Leptospermum scoparium ‘Red Damask’ is
an upright bushy shrub growing to 6–10 ft (1.8–3 m)
high. The small, narrow bronze-green leaves are up to 0.5 in long
(1.2 cm). The double deep-red long-lasting flowers are 0.6–0.7 in
(1.5–1.8 cm) across, summer. Fairly hardy in the UK.
Leptospermum scoparium ‘Red Ensign’ has
an upright bushy habit, 6.5 × 5 ft (2 × 1.5 m).
The single, bright glowing crimson flowers are produced in great profusion.
Fairly hardy in the UK.
Leptospermum scoparium ‘Wiri Linda’ forms
a small bushy evergreen tree 6 × 4 ft (1.8 × 1.2 m).
The narrow, spear-shaped leaves are up to 0.4 in (1 cm) long.
The flowers are double white, early summer and maybe again in autumn.
Fairly hardy in the UK.
Leucogenes leontopodium is a perennial herb with a
woody base, growing to 4–6 in (10–15 cm). The
leaves are 0.4–0.8 in (1–2 cm) long, and are densely
covered in silky hairs. Clusters of 8–15 flowers are surrounded
woolly bracts, summer.
Libertia grandiflora is a large tufted herbaceous
plant growing up to 20 in (50 cm) tall. The narrow, green,
semi-erect leaves are 12–24 in (30–60 cm) long.
The white flowers are carried over the foliage: late spring.
Linum monogynum is a short-lived perennial or woody
subshrub up to 16 in (40 cm) high. The narrow, leathery grey
to green leaves are spear-shaped, 0.2–1 in (5–25 mm)
long. The flowers are white and up to 1 in (2.5 cm) in diameter.
Lophomyrtus bullata is an evergreen shrub, or small
tree, up to 26 ft (8 m) high. The thick, leathery, glossy,
blistered leaves are broad oval shaped, 1–2 in (2.5–5 cm) long. The
cream white flowers are 0.5 in (1.2 cm) in diameter, summer, followed
by dark reddish-purple (becoming black) berries. It is probably hardy
Lophomyrtus obcordata forms a shrub, or small tree,
up to 16 ft (5 m) high. The leaves are heart-shaped, 0.2–0.4 in
(5–10 mm) long. The small, white flowers are 0.25 in
(6 mm) in diameter.
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