Tristaniopsis Luscious® - water gum
Bold bright-leaf native tree that makes a good alternative to Magnolia Little Gem or Photinia Red Robin in a strictly-natives-only garden.
Luscious® has heaps of good points to recommend it in a mixed garden too - vibrant new leaf colour, yellow nectar-rich flowers, chocolate stems, bright white bark, and a small street-friendly size.
Food plant for native blue triangle and red-eye butterflies.
Note : Luscious has a PBR royalty fee which we pay to the breeder, which is why it is more expensive . You can find out more about Plant Breeders Rights (PBR) here
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Tristaniopsis laurina 'Luscious'® PBR - water gum
APPEARANCE : Native water gum tree related to QLD brush box (Lophostemon). Bold dark green leaves, deep orange-red colour when young, dark brown stems, mottled white bark, yellow flowers. Luscious has much bigger leaves, double the width of the species form.
USES: Feature tree, street tree, native alternative to magnolia or photinia, in sensory gardens, wildlife gardens.
PLANTING: Plant in full sun or part shade, in rich moist loam for best results though will grow in clay or sandy soil. Will tolerate light frost and short drought spells but better if in a frost-free spot with regular rain or irrigation.
CARE: Mulch with chunky mulch and water regularly until the plant is established. Prune as required to promote new growth and fertilise using a slow release native fertiliser autumn and spring.
HEIGHT & WIDTH: 7-10m H x 5mW.
YOUR PLANTS : These are tubestock plants, healthy young plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The pot size is 80mm high and 42 mm wide.
You can see an example in the image gallery.
What is tubestock?
We are unable to ship this product to South Australia, Tasmania, or Western Australia for biosecurity reasons.
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