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|
|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 this plant.