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Kanooka, Water Gum
Scientific Name: Tristaniopsis laurina (Sm.) P.G.Wilson & J.T.Waterhouse
Synonym: Tristania laurina
Family: Myrtaceae
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 19-24
USDA: 10-11

Sun Exposure: Full sun, tolerates light shade

Origin: East coast of Australia, in creek banks and forest openings

Growth Habits: 15 to 50 feet tall (5-15 m); mature bark is scaly; glossy dark green leaves 2 to 5 inches long (5-12 cm), 0.4 to 0.8 inch wide (1-2 cm), lighter underside

Watering Needs: Regular water

Propagation: Seeds

The genus name honors the French botanist Jules M.C.Tristan (1776 - 1861).

Blooming Habits:
Cream to orange-yellow flowers, 0.4 inch in diameter (1 cm), in short clusters, in summer

Fruiting Habits:
Globular seed capsule, 0.25 to 0.33 inch in diameter (6-8 mm).

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