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Angophora costata - Smooth Barked Apple - 30 seeds

Angophora costata - Smooth Barked Apple - 30 seeds

SKU: ANGCOST
$3.00Price

Myrtaceae - no shipment to Western Australia or Tasmania

 

Angophora costata, commonly known as the Smooth Barked Apple is a large, broadly domed tree with pink, grey or cream smooth bark with profuse white flowers in Summer.

 

It occurs naturally on the sandy soils and stony ridges of southern Queensland forests, extending inland, in NSW it is predominately coastal, extending from Sydney northwards to the central coast and is common on Hawkesbury sandstone where it can form almost pure stands. 

 

A spreading to broad-domed tree that can reach 15 to 25m in height with similar spread, on a generally solitary trunk that can become gnarled and lumpy with age.   Leaves are dark green, discolorous and lanceolate with new foliage growth having distinctive red tips.  The large bunches of white flowers are held in terminal corymbs during Summer and are followed by ovoid or globose ribbed fruit capsules.  

 

Bark is pink, grey or cream shedding in small scales or large flakes with the new salmon pink bark beneath.  

 

Smooth Barked Apple can adapt to many soil types, however it does not tolerate waterlogged conditions, it is also frost sensitive when young and has a high drought tolerance.

 

There are few pest and disease problems associated with this species. 

 

30 premium quality seeds shipped on receipt of cleared funds.