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Darwinia leiostyla

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Kingdom  Plantae
Family  Myrtaceae
Scientific name  Darwinia leiostyla
Order  Myrtales
Genus  Darwinia
Rank  Species
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Similar  Darwinia macrostegia, Darwinia collina, Darwinia oxylepis, Darwinia squarrosa, Darwinia meeboldii

Darwinia leiostyla is a shrub which is endemic to the south-west of Western Australia.

It has an erect habit, growing to between 0.3 and 1.5 metres high. The pendent, bell shaped flowers are produced between May and January. These may be pink, red or white. The leaves are linear, about 1 cm long and crowded along the branchlets.

It occurs in the Stirling Range and Middle Mount Barren on rocky sites, along streamlines and on slopes within gullies and ranges.

Cultivation

The species is cultivated as an ornamental plant. It requires a warm, dry situation and tip pruning to maintain its shape. It is suitable for container growing or rock gardens.

References

Darwinia leiostyla Wikipedia


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