SelecTree: Tree Detail
ELEGANT WATER GUM
Tristaniopsis laurina 'Elegant'
Photo Locations: San Luis Obispo, CA and Stanford, CA
Can be trained as a multi-trunked tree. New growth is red. Slow growing tree, so planting a larger specimen is desirable.
Has fragrant Leaf.
Native to Australia.
Tristania laurina 'Elegant'
Erect or Spreading with a Low Canopy.
Oval or Rounded Shape.
Has Evergreen foliage.
Height: 20 - 35 feet.
Width: 15 - 25 feet.
Growth Rate: 12 Inches per Year.
Longevity 40 to 150 years.
Leaves Lanceolate to Ovate, Glossy Medium Green, No Change, Evergreen.
Flowers Showy. Yellow. Flowers in Spring or Summer. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).
Brown or Red Capsule, Small (0.25 - 0.50 inches), fruiting in Summer or Fall.
Bark Striking, Cream, Dark Brown, Red Brown or Multicolored, Exfoliating or Smooth.
Shading Capacity Rated as Dense to Very Dense in Leaf.
Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 15 - 24.
USDA Hardiness Zones 10 - 12.
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.
Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.
Neutral to Slightly Alkaline Soil pH.
Seaside Tolerance is Good in South Coast.
Pests & Disease Information
Susceptible to Scales.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Medium Weak
Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.
None Known Health Hazard.
Special Uses & Values
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Tristaniopsis laurina 'Elegant' Tree Record." 1995-2019. Feb 23, 2019.
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