Tristaniopsis laurina – Water Gum

Tristaniopsis laurina, the Water Gum, is a large shrub to small tree, from 5 to 15 metres tall. It bears profuse yellow flowers in summer. It is attractive and compact, and is good for for screening, or a specimen plant. This is a low maintenance plant. May be troubled by scale, which are easily controlled by white oil spray.

The Watergum does well on most soils. It likes moderate levels of watering. Tolerates light shade, but likes a sunny position. Can be pruned to shape.

Family : Myrtaceae
Cultivar Name:
Plant Type : Small tree, Large tree
Width : 6
Flowering Time : Spring, Summer
Soil Type : Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil
Climate Zone : Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Spreading
Soil Moisture : Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Special Uses : Erosion control, Bird nesting plant, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing
Scientific Name: Tristaniopsis laurina
Common Name : Water Gum
Height : 15
Flower Color : Yellow
pH Level : Acid, Neutral
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan :
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects