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Tristania laurina

water gum

Now known as Tristaniopsis laurina. A medium sized tree growing to 15m. Forms a dense cone shaped canopy of glossy dark green leaves, beginning quite low to the ground. Small but conspicuous yellow flowers are produced in summer.
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originNSW, Qld, Vic.
cultural notesNaturally occuring in moist areas, along riverbanks and in rainforest openings, this species prefers moister soils and requires watering during dry periods. Will tolerate full sun but prefers some shade.
maintenanceRequires water during dry periods. Can be susceptible to scale.
toleratesTolerant of frost and damp conditions.
flowering seasonSummer.
flower colourClusters of small, nectar rich yellow flowers occur in the leaf axils.
foliage colourThe foliage is made up of glossy, deep green, lance-shaped leaves up to 10cm in length. In cold areas the leaves turn red in winter.
widthup to 4m
heightup to 15m
plant spacing200cm apart
recommended usesAn attractive tree for damp or shady areas. A good shade or street tree.
 
plant image creditspublic domain

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