TREE OF THE MONTH
Botanical Name: Tristaniopsis laurina ‘Luscious’
Common Name: Kanooka Gum
Mature Size: 8m x 4m
Number of trees planted this season by Sevron: 1200 Trees
Description: Tristaniopsis have gorgeous, shiny foliage topped off with red coloured new growth and yellow flowers with a sweet perfume. Their bark is a striking port colour that peels back revealing a mottled cream stem.
Uses: Suitable to use as a feature tree, part of a streetscape, in sensory gardens, and to attract wildlife. They are a native alternative to magnolia or photinia.
Position & Soil: Tristaniopsis are best planted in full sun or part shade, and in rich moist loam for best results though they will grow in clay or sandy soil. Tristaniopsis will tolerate light frost and short drought spells.
Council Areas: Yarra, Kingston, Stonnington, Darebin, Dandenong and Glen Eira