Tristaniopsis laurina ‘Burgundy Blush’ – Water Gum

A compact and brightly coloured shrub, with rich burgundy growth in winter which contrasts beautifully with the normally deep green foliage. It is naturally neat growing but can be trimmed to further encourage a more dense habit. Grows in most well drained soils and in full sun to light shade. Frost tolerant. Grows to around a metre and a half high and wide.


Scientific Name:Tristaniopsis laurina
Common Name:Water Gum
Plant Type:Small shrub, Large shrub
Height:1 ~ 1.5 metre
Width:1 ~ 1.5 metre
Flower Colour:Cream
Flowering Time:Summer
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Coastal garden
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade, Half shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage, Spreading, Mound-shaped
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Hedge, Topiary, Feature plant, Screen, Attractive foliage, Wow factor
Special Uses:Cut flower, Bonsai, Playground friendly



Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants