Tristaniopsis laurina – Water Gum

Tristaniopsis laurina, the Water Gum, is a large shrub to small tree, from 5 to 15 metres tall. It bears profuse yellow flowers in summer. It is attractive and compact, and is good for street plantings, for screening, or a specimen plant. This is a low maintenance plant. May be troubled by scale, whch are easily controlled by white oil spray.

The Watergum does well on most soils. It likes moderate levels of watering. Tolerates light shade, but likes a sunny position. Can be pruned to shape.

Scientific Name:Tristaniopsis laurina
Family:Myrtaceae
Common Name:Water Gum
Plant Type:Small tree, Large tree
Height:5 ~ 15 metres
Width:3 ~ 6 metres
Flower Colour:Yellow
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Spreading
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Propagation Method:Seed
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Feature plant, Screen, Windbreak
Special Uses:Street tree, Erosion control, Bird nesting plant, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects

Neutrog Bush Tucker & medal

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.