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|
|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|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Hedge, Topiary, Feature plant, Screen, Attractive foliage, Wow factor|
|Special Uses:||Cut flower, Bonsai|
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