Angophora costata – Sydney Red Gum


The gnarled trunk and beautiful smooth orange bark combine to make this suitable as a feature tree for large spaces such as public parks or very large private gardens. It grows in very poor and sandy soils and needs very little maintenance once it is established.

Scientific Name:Angophora costata
Common Name:Sydney Red Gum
Plant Type:Small tree, Large tree
Height:10 ~ 30 metres
Width:5 ~ 15 metres
Flower Colour:White
Flowering Time:Summer
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Sandy, Sandy loam, Saline
Plant Environment:Coastal garden
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Spreading
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained
Propagation Method:Seed
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Windbreak
Special Uses:Erosion control, Honey producing plant, Bird nesting plant
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies



Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants