Do you know what the flower on Lithgow’s logo is?
Found on the sandstone ridges around Lithgow Valley, grows a beautiful white to pink coloured flower. This flower has been adopted as the Lithgow Flower and features on the town logo.
According to Helen Drewe from the Lithgow and District Community Nursery the flower is a Ti-tree or its scientific name, Leptospermum.
Because of its large sized fruit, it has an extra name of “macrocarpum”, so the scientific name of our flower is “Leptospermum macrocarpum” Ms Drewe explains.
It grows especially well on soil derived from sandstone so it will grow in most areas in our district.
Flowering from September through until December, it decorates the gardens with its beauty.
Lithgow and Community Nursery has many of these plants available now as tubestock.
A special at the moment will even enable residents to buy enough to make a hedge for their garden.
“Pruned after flowering, they make a beautiful border in your yard,” Ms Drewe said.
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