Angophora hispida – Dwarf Apple Gum

This Angophora is a small tree, growing to around 6 metres tall, with a mallee habit. It is summer flowering, bearing large clusters of attractive cream fluffy flowers which are a magnet to nectar feeding birds, insects and various colourful beetles. It has the gnarled and twisted growth of the larger Angophora costata, as well as beautiful bark and red new growth, with a smaller size. Tolerates a wide variety of soil types, and coastal exposure. Needs protection from frost when young, but more tolerant once established.

Family:Myrtaceae
Scientific Name:Angophora hispida
Common Name:Dwarf Apple Gum
Plant Type:Small tree
Height:5 ~ 7 metres
Width:3 ~ 5 metres
Flower Colour:Cream
Flowering Time:Summer
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Saline, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Spreading
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained
Propagation Method:Seed
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Feature plant, Screen, Windbreak
Special Uses:Street tree, Erosion control, Honey producing plant, Bird nesting plant, Fast growing
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects

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The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

IndigiGrow- Sydney- NSW

 

Harvest Seeds And Native Plant Nursery – Sydney – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Geelong Native Plants – Victoria

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

MAIL ORDER NURSERIES –

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

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