Leptospermum laevigatum (Gaertn.) F.Muell., Rep. Gov. Bot. Director Bot. Zool. Gard. 22 1858. (Syn: Fabricia laevigata Gaertn.; Fabricia myrtifolia Sieber ex Benth.);
Leptospermum laevigatum, commonly known as the Coastal Tea Tree is a woody shrub or small tree of the myrtaceae family native to eastern Australia. Salt-resistant and very hardy, it is commonly used in amenities plantings and coastal plantings. It has also been used in Western Australia where it has become a weed. This species is also planted along the Central Coast of California in the United States to stabilize sand. It is known there as the Australian Tea Tree.
(From Wikipedia on 3.1.15)
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Leptospermum laevigatum (Gaertn.) F. Muell.
Australian myrtle, Australian teatree
Large shrub or tree with often twisted trunk; leaves broadly oblanceolate, 20-25 mm long, mucronulate, leathery; flowers white, 16-20 mm across, solitary axillary; capsule 8-10-valved.
Photographed from SFO Zoo, California