Bee foraging on Water Gum or Kanooka flowers (Tristaniopis Laurina). Water Gums are related to the Eucalyptus. The flowers are bright yellow and have a distinctive Eucalyptus odour, which is very fragrant.
The bright yellow flowers attract honey bees including native bees which forage on the nectar and collect pollen. Water Gums have been cultivated as an ornamental trees for use in gardens and landscaping.
The trees grow to a height of 5m to 15m so you will need a large garden for these beautiful trees. The timber from the trees have also been used for commercial production of tool handles, mallets, golf club heads and wooden screws.