SpecificationsLophostemon are an evergreen, fast-growing, rainforest tree with an attractive rounded growing habit. Bearing leathery dark green leaves all year and fluffy white flowers in spring and summer it is prized as a street tree. It is hardy and rarely subject to pests or diseases and tolerates smog, hard pruning, poor drainage and drought and also rarely 'drops' branches. Being moderately tolerant of frost once established makes it suitable to some of those cooler areas. Lophostemon do better in moist fertile well-drained soils but will tolerate poorer quality soils and also boggy situations. In it's native habitat Lophostemon can reach 20m but in cultivation they will be smaller, around 10m in height. Ideal as street trees, in parks and botanical gardens, and native landscapes, as well as larger gardens as a specimen shade tree. Also ideal as a screen or windbreak and can help prevent soil erosion. Native birds and insects will make their nests there and bees are attracted to the flower for the production of honey.
Common Name Queensland Brush Box Tree Plant Type Advanced Plants, Coastal, Evergreen, Native Australian Plant, Perennial, Tree Range No Dimensions 2500m high x 1500cm wide Sunlight Full Sun, Part Sun Bird/Wildlife Attracting Yes Australian Native Yes Deciduous No Evergreen Yes Flower Colour White Foliage Colour Green Flowering Season Spring, Summer Botanical Genus Lophostemon Botanical Species conferta Flower Type Panicles Foliage Type Lanceolate - Pointed At Both Ends/Strappy - Grass Like Width 1500 cm Height 2500 cm
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