The bark is a prominent feature being smooth, pinkinsh-gray and mottled, shedding each year. Leaves are small and dark green changing to yellow and orange in autumn.
Flowers are white, pink, mauve, purple or carmine with crimped petals, in panicles up to 9cm.
Many hybrid cultivars have been developed between L. indica and L. faueri
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- Flora, The Gardeners Bible, ABC Publishing, Ultimo, NSW, Australia, 2005