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Kanooka, Water Gum   /   Tristaniopsis laurina

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Kanooka, Water Gum - Tristaniopsis laurina (latin)

Area of origin: Australia
Adult Dimensions: height up to 8 m, width up to 5 m.
Foliage: Evergreen
Soil Type: Preferably acidic. Light, well-drained and rich.
Hardiness: Hardy to -8°C.
Exposure: Partial shade to full sun.


Properties and uses:
The Tritaniopsis Laurina, commonly called Kanooka in Australia, is a rather small tree rarely seen in our European gardens.
It has a dark smooth bark when young, becoming scaly and creamy-greenish as the tree matures. The leaves are a glossy dark green, and they are hardy to sea sprays.
Blooming happens in May / June. The flowers are small, bright yellow and united in short clusters under the leaves.
The Kanooka grows better along the coast, alone or as a street tree.

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