Scientific Name:
Leptospermum scoparium var. incanum Cockayne, Trans. & Proc. New Zealand Inst. 49: 58 (1917)

"Folia lanceolata vel lineari-lanceolata, circ. 8 mm. longa, subtus praecipue juventute ± pilis sericeis albidis obsita; flores magni petalis roseis leve tinctis. North Auckland Botanical District-Common, especially in the northern part of the district, in many places forming thickets. L. C. . . . As the variety is widespread in its range and frequently occurs in considerable quantity, there can be little doubt regarding its coming true from seed and thus being a valid taxonomic variety."

[From:  Allan (1961) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 1.]

Indigenous (Endemic)
Cockayne, L. 1917 ("1916"): Notes on New Zealand Floristic Botany, including Descriptions of New Species & c. (No. 2). Transactions and Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute 49: 56–65.
de Lange, P.J.; Rolfe, J.R.; Barkla J.W.; Courtney, S.P.; Champion, P.D.; Perrie, L.R.; Beadel, S.N.; Ford, K.A.; Breitwieser, I.; Schönberger, I.; Hindmarsh-Walls, R.; Heenan, P.B.; Ladley, K. 2018: Conservation status of New Zealand indigenous vascular plants, 2017. New Zealand Threat Classification Series. No. 22. [Nationally Vulnerable]
de Lange, P.J.; Rolfe, J.R.; Champion, P.D.; Courtney, S.P.; Heenan, P.B.; Barkla, J.W.; Cameron, E.K.; Norton, D.A.; Hitchmough, R.A. 2013: Conservation status of New Zealand indigenous vascular plants, 2012. New Zealand Threat Classification Series 3. Department of Conservation, Wellington. [Declining]