Water Gum, Tristaniopsis laurina
Location: Wharerangi Cemetery
Significance: Uncommon species
Found in Wharerangi Cemetery, this attractive small tree, more than 40 years old, is a native of eastern Australia.
It has a smooth creamy brown trunk and while the foliage is glossy green, new leaves emerge pinkish. In summer, it boasts clusters of deep yellow flowers - nectar-rich blossoms that attract the bees.