Leptospermum petersonii, common name lemon scented tea tree, is a species of shrub or small tree that is endemic to eastern Australia. It has thin, fibrous or flaky bark, often strongly-scented elliptic to lance-shaped leaves, white flowers and fruit that are retained for several years. It has thin, rough, fibrous or flaky bark on the stems, and glabrous branchlets that have a flange under the leaf bases. New growth is often tinged with red or purple. The leaves are elliptical to narrow lance-shaped, mostly 20–40 mm long and 2–5 mm wide, often strongly-scented and lack a petiole.
The flowers are white, about 10–15 mm in diameter and usually arranged singly on short side shoots. The flower buds have thin, papery, reddish brown bracts and bracteoles at the base but that usually fall as the bud develops. The floral cup is 3–4 mm long and the sepals are hemispherical, 1.5–2.5 mm long. The petals are 5–6 mm long and the stamens 2.5–3.5 mm long. Flowering mainly occurs from December to January and the fruit is a capsule about 6 mm wide. The capsules remain on the younger stems but are lost as the plant ages.
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