Tristaniopsis laurina ‘Winter Red’ – Water Gum

A small, dense shrub with attractive deep green foliage with bronze-red new growth and yellow flowers in summer. A great plant for shrubberies, low hedges, topiary and pot culture. It is very hardy, and is troubled by few pests and diseases. A good native substitute for photinia.

Scientific Name:Tristaniopsis laurina
Family:Myrtaceae
Common Name:Water Gum
Plant Type:Large shrub
Height:1.5 ~ 2 metres
Width:1 ~ 1.5 metre
Flower Colour:Yellow
Flowering Time:Summer
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage, Mound-shaped
Soil Moisture:Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Hedge, Screen, Windbreak, Attractive foliage
Special Uses:Erosion control, 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.

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