Plant name: Water gum
Plant type: shrubs / bushes / trees
Origin: NSW, ACT, QLD, VIC, TAS.
Cultural notes: A hardy, adaptable tree that prefers moist, well drained soils in full sun or part shade.
Maintenance This species can self seed and tends to colonise an area if not restricted.
Tolerates Frost tolerant, drought tolerant once established.
Flowering season: Spring and Summer.
Flower colour: Fragrant flowers are cream in colour, bell-shaped and have 5 petals. They occur in profuse, fragrant clusters. The flowers are followed by small orange berries.
Foliage colour: The mature leaves are glossy dark green with wavy or undulating margins and a hooked tip. The juvenile foliage is lighter in colour.
Width: up to 7m
Height: up to 14m
Plant spacing: 300cm apart
Recommended uses: Useful as a fast growing hedge or screen. This plant must be used with caution, it can become invasive and is an environmental weed in some parts of Australia.
Description: Formerly known as Tristania 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.