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Products > Lophostemon confertus
 
Lophostemon confertus - Brisbane Box

This listing for information only - We no longer grow this plant  

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Tree
Family: Myrtaceae (Myrtles)
Origin: Australia (Australasia)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: White
Bloomtime: Spring/Summer
Synonyms: [Tristania conferta]
Height: 40-60 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 25-30 F
Lophostemon confertus (Brisbane Box) - An upright, evergreen tree that grows 40(+) feet tall in cultivation and up to 60-70 feet tall in nature. A moderate to fast growing tree which produces a beautiful, dense symmetrical rounded head with large glossy lance-shaped leaves. Starting at a young age, attractive reddish brown bark peels off to reveal a lighter grayish color underneath. Lateral clusters of feathery white flowers bloom in the spring and summer and attract honeyeaters. Pollinated flowers develop into woody capsules by late summer. Plant in full sun while providing ample water in a well-drained soil, once established it is very drought tolerant. Frost sensitive when young but cold and frost hardy at maturity to 25 degrees F. Perfect choice for a lawn specimen, street planting, park tree, wind break or screen. Chlorosis is sometimes a problem if the soil is poor.  This description is based on research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in our nursery garden and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments received and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have any additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Lophostemon confertus.
 
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