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|
|Common Name:||Water Gum|
|Plant Type:||Large shrub|
|Height:||1.5 ~ 2 metres|
|Width:||1 ~ 1.5 metre|
|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|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects|
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