Tristaniopsis laurina Luscious is the new, more dense form of Tristaniopsis laurina
It features larger, shinier leaves that are almost double the size of the common Tristaniopsis Laurina. The foliage is a gorgeous lush, dark green with a shiny appearance, topped off with a distinctive copper coloured new growth. The dense form makes Luscious highly desirable for use in many landscapes and makes it a great native alternative to the popular exotic Magnolia Grandiflora Little Gem.
This plant has yellow flowers that are produced in short clusters with a sweet perfumed scent. It will flower through January and early February giving some much welcome colour through the middle of summer.
Tristaniopsis laurina Luscious make a great feature tree
The branches on Tristaniopsis laurina ‘DOW10’ Luscious ™ make a great feature tree. As the new branches grow they develop a striking port colour that peels back revealing a patchwork of mottled cream bark. This provides excellent contrast because at any one time you can have some dark stems mixed with the older branches and trunk which are a smooth, creamy brown.
Tristaniopsis laurina ‘DOW10’ Luscious ™ is a highly ornamental tree well suited for use in street tree plantings, parks, reserves, as a garden feature for that special spot, or as an elegant shade tree. It will grow well in full sun to part shade and will grow to an approximate height of 7-12m. It will rarely attain a large size in southern parts of Australia.
Tristaniopsis laurina Luscious thrives in a wide range of conditions
Tristaniopsis Laurina ‘DOW10’ Luscious ™ thrives in a wide range of conditions. It will tolerate frosts and periods of drought but is not suited to very dry inland areas which are exposed to hot, dry winds without regular irrigation. These plants will appreciate extra water during establishment in dryer periods. It will perform its best in a warm moist position and tolerates a variety of soil types from well-drained rocky soils to heavy clay loams. It is very well suited to humid environments.
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Foliage: Luscious dark green, dense, glossy leaves with red new growth
Flowers: Scented yellow flowers
Planting requirements: Tolerates all soils and is best positioned in full-sun to part-shade in a warm environment
Uses: Street planting, home gardens, ovals and parks
Care: Water regularly for up to 13 weeks until established in a well-mulched garden – may need fertilising with a slow-release fertiliser in Spring