Plants of Tasmania Nursery

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Plant list by botanical name - L

Click on the species name to get further information about the plant. There are also links to images and distribution maps.

The prices shown are for plants in tubes and 140 mm pots. Larger sizes are available for many species.

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Species Name Common Name Description Price
Lagarostrobos franklinii Huon Pine Endemic Tasmanian conifer, with aromatic, durable timber. Trees can obtain a great age. Light green, weeping foliage. To 2m in 10yrs. A handsome shrub for a cool, moist position or pot. Images Distribution Map
Lasiopetalum baueri Slender Velvet Bush Small coastal shrub growing to 70 cm high by 1 m wide. An attractive foliage plant. Withstands dry conditions. Images Distribution Map
Lasiopetalum macrophyllum Tall Velvet Bush Hardy shrub with attractive soft bronze-coloured foliage. Will grow to 2 m high by 1.5 m wide and is happy in sun or shade. Withstands dry conditions and some coastal exposure. Images Distribution Map
Lasiopetalum macrophyllum Prostrate form A low spreading form of this strikingly foliaged shrub, spreading to 2m wide, with a height of 20cm. The new reddish-coloured growth in spring and summer is a delight to the eye.
Lasiopetalum micranthum Spreading Velvet Bush A spreading shrub with russet foliage tones, endemic to Tasmania, and growing to 2m wide by 20cm high. Withstands extreme cold and dry conditions.  Images Distribution Map
Leatherwood   See Eucryphia lucida  
Leptecophylla juniperina Pink Berry A shrub to 1.2m with prickly leaves and small white bell flowers, followed by pink berries. Best in a cool, moist, well drained garden, or pot. Images Distribution Map
Leptorhynchos squamatus Scaly Buttons Small, rockery -sized plant with yellow flowers on slender stems to 15 cm in summer. Well-drained sites in sun or part shade. Images Distribution Map
Leptospermum glaucescens Glaucous Tea-tree Slender, upright Tasmanian endemic shrub to 3 m. White flowers in summer. Images Distribution Map
Leptospermum grandiflorum Autumn Tea-tree Bushy shrub from Tasmania's east coast that grows to 3m. Large white tea-tree flowers in summer. Average to moist conditions. Images Distribution Map
Leptospermum grandiflorum Bicheno Part-Time Pink A form of the Autumn Tee-tree with large pink to pale pink (depending on the season) tea-tree flowers in autumn.
Leptospermum grandiflorum Silver Lighthouse A form of the Autumn Tee-tree with silvery foliage and white flowers.
Leptospermum lanigerum Woolly Tea-tree Large shrub or small tree to 4-6 m. Blue-grey leaves. White summer flowers Average to moist conditions. Images Distribution Map
Leptospermum lanigerum Bronze Summer A form  of the Woolly Tea-tree that has purple-bronze new growth summer.
Leptospermum lanigerum Granville Spread A spreading form from the west coast that grows to 2.5 x 2.5 m
Leptospermum lanigerum Petal Point Spread Low growing Wooly Tea-tree that spreads to up to 1.5 m but is only 50 cm high. Butterfly and bee attracting white flowers in spring. Suitable for coastal regions as well as heavier soils. Will appreciate extra moisture.
Leptospermum lanigerum Woolly Pink An attractive form with neat grey-green leaves and pink flowers. Grows to 4+ m.
Leptospermum nitidum Shiny Tea-tree Bushy shrub to 2 m. White flowers in early summer. Not for dry sites. Images Distribution Map
Leptospermum riparium River Tea-tree Endemic Tasmanian shrub to 2.5 m. White flowers. Images Distribution Map
Leptospermum rupestre Mountain Tea-tree A prostrate, slow growing shrub to 1.5m wide, endemic to Tasmanian mountains, and quite reliable in the garden. White flowers in early summer. Images Distribution Map
Leptospermum rupestre Spreading Form An open, spreading shrub, to 2m wide, and up to 1m high. White flowers in early summer.
Leptospermum rupestre Highland Pink An open, spreading shrub, to 2m wide, and up to 1m high. Pale-pink flowers in early summer.
Leptospermum scoparium Common Tea-tree A hardy trea-tree growing to 2-3 m with a profusion of white flowers in summer. Regular pruning will ensure a compact bush. Images Distribution Map
Leptospermum scoparium Hobart Spread A fine foliaged, spreading shrub to 50cm high by 2m wide. White tea tree flowers in summer. Hardy. This form is local to South Hobart.
Leptospermum scoparium Jim's Rocky Rambler A low, spreading, ground covering tea tree, with strongly decumbent branches. To 2m wide by 15cm high. Masses of white flowers in early summer. Very hardy.
Leptospermum scoparium Prostrate Fine A small leaved, low spreading shrub to 30cm high by 2m wide. White flowers in summer. Reliable in the garden, including coastal sites.
Leptospermum scoparium var. eximium Broadleaf Common Tea-tree A dense shrub to 1.5m high x 2.5 m wide, endemic to Tasmania's south east. White flowers in spring. Images
Leptospermum scoparium var. eximium Part-time Pink A pink form, but varying from very pale to medium, depending on season. $5.95
Leucochrysum albicans var. tricolor Midlands Daisy  A small paper daisy, with soft grey-green leaves and white everlasting flowers on stems to 15cm in summer. Light soils or pot. Withstands cold and dry. Temperamental. Images Distribution Map
Leucophyta brownii Silver Cushion Bush A dense, wiry, rounded mound of silvery foliage to 1.5m high and wide. Coastal and well drained sites. Prefers some sun. Images Distribution Map
Leucophyta brownii Compact form A smaller, more compact form that reaches 0.5 m high and wide. Coastal and well drained sites. Prefers some sun.
Leucopogon collinus Winter Beard Heath This form grows to 60 cm, and his from hills near Hobart. Flowers profusely during winter with its tiny white fluffy flowers. Recommended for light soils or as a pot specimen. Images Distribution Map
Leucopogon parviflorus Small Leaf Coastal Beard Heath A coastal shrub with masses of white flowers in spring followed by edible berries much loved by seagulls. Well drained and coastal gardens. To 2-3 m. Images Distribution Map
Leucopogon virgatus Twiggy Beard Heath A wiry shrub to 50 cm with massed white flowers in spring. Well drained and light soils. Images Distribution Map
Libertia pulchella Pretty Grass-Flag A miniature tuft with bright green foliage, for cool, moist areas or pots. Happy in the shade. The small white flowers on slender stems in spring are a delight, and are followed by decorative seed capsules. Images Distribution Map
Linum marginale Wild Flax Erect, slender plant to 60 cm with small bright blue flowers on arching stems in summer. Likes sun or part shade. Expect a lifespan of 2-3 years. Seeds readily. Images Distribution Map
Lobelia alata Creeping Lobelia A vigorous, suckering groundcover, with masses of small purple flowers in summer. Can be invasive, but can also die back in the winter in colder sites. Withstands extreme coastal sites. Images Distribution Map
Lobelia pedunculata Matted Lobelia - Buckland Blue A prostrate, suckering plant, spreading to 1m or more, with masses of small, scented blue flowers in summer. Flowers are a deep blue when young, fading as they age. Images Distribution Map (Used to be Pratia pedunculata)
Lobelia pedunculata Matted Lobelia - Platt's White A form of Lobelia pedunculata with white flowers.
Lomandra longifolia Sagg An extremely hardy tussock with bright green foliage to 60cm. Straw-coloured flowering and seed heads on stems to 50cm. Survives very dry conditions, but will look better with some extra water. Images Distribution Map
Lomandra nana Pale Mat-Rush A low, slow-growing tuft of plae blue-green leaves to 15 cm. Withstands dry sites. Occurs in the midlands and near the east coast. Images Distribution Map
Lomatia polymorpha Mountain Lomatia An erect growing shrub to 3m. Endemic to Tasmania, it features sprays of creamy white flowers in summer. Prefers a cool, moist position. Images Distribution Map
Lomatia polymorpha x tinctoria Polycross A bushy shrub to 1.5 m, appearing to be a naturally occurring hybrid between the two common Tasmanian species. Attractive fern-like foliage Sprays of scented, creamy-white flowers in summer.
Lomatia tinctoria Guitar Plant Found only in Tasmania, but widespread. An upright shrub with attractive fern-like foliage to 1m. Leaf shape varies from plant to plant when grown from seed. Flowers are creamy-white in summer, and are scented. Images Distribution Map
Lomatia tinctoria Guitar Plant - Superfine A form of Lomatia tinctoria with very fine, fern-like foliage. It grows slowly to about 1 m, and has scented white or cream flowers in late spring. Hardy in most sites except poorly-drained areas.
Lomatia tinctoria Guitar Plant - Longley Pink A pink flowering form of Lomatia tinctoria. Grows to 1 m high, with attractive, fern-like foliage and scented, pink-toned flowers in summer. Hardy in most sites except poorly-drained areas.
Lomatia tinctoria Guitar Plant - Tasman Peninsula form A broad-leafed form of Lomatia tinctoria that looks a bit like a celery-top pine from Cape Hauy on the Tasman Peninsula. Slow growing to 1 m with glossy lightish green leaves and spikes of cream, scented flowers in summer. Suited to well-drained soils and moist situations in sun or partial shade. G4-8, P4-8.


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