Tristaniopsis laurina ‘Hot Tips’ – Water Gum

A large shrub with attractive broad variegated red yellow and green foliage that is particularly vivid in the new growth and yellow flowers in summer. A feature plant for year round interest. It is very hardy, and is troubled by few pests and diseases.

Scientific Name:Tristaniopsis laurina
Common Name:Water Gum
Plant Type:Large shrub
Height:4 ~ 6 metres
Width:1 ~ 2 metre
Ph Level:Neutral
Soil Type:Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Container growing
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Spreading, Variegated
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Hedge, Feature plant, Screen, Windbreak, Attractive foliage
Special Uses:Street tree, Playground friendly



Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants