Sunday, May 25, 2014

Leptospermum brachyandrum

Leptospermum brachyandrum is a woody shrub or tree from the plant Family Myrtaceae.  The genus Leptospermum has many species that are mainly found in Australia. Yang plant has slender stem and branches that bear many leaves that are characteristically small. This makes the stem bend over. When pruned properly the plant looks very beautiful. Bonsai of this plant has been shown to be a good piece of decoration. Like the leaves, the flowers are also very small. The petals are white. The plant can be confused with Salix babylonica (Plant Family: Salicaceae) which is commonly called weeping willow. Due to inadequacy in botanical knowlidge, this plant may actually be Salix babylonica.