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Tristaniopsis laurina

Water Gum
Evergreen, Shrubs, Trees

Slow-growing, rather formal-looking plant with conical, dense crown. To 10 ft. tall, 5 ft. wide at 8 years old; may eventually reach 45 ft. or taller, 30 ft. wide. Mahogany-colored bark peels off, revealing satiny white new bark beneath. Glossy green, narrow leaves to 4 in. long. Clusters of small, faintly fragrant yellow flowers appear in late spring or early summer, borne profusely enough to put on a good show. Seed pods are like those of eucalyptus but much smaller (to 1/4 in. wide); they don’t create a litter problem.

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