Lophostemon confertus – Queensland Brush Box

Lophostomen confertus, the Queensland brush box tree, is an evergreen, fast growing rainforest tree with an attractive rounded shape. It has white fluffy flowers in spring and summer, and leathery dark green leaves. Prized as a street tree, it is a hardy tree that is rarely troubled by pests or diseases. It tolerates smog, drought, heavy pruning and poor drainage. It also rarely drops branches. It does best in a moist fertile, well drained soil, but will tolerate poorer soils. Moderately frost tolerant once established. It can grow to around 20 metres tall in its natural range, but in cultivation will be smaller to around 10 metres tall.

Scientific Name:Lophostemon confertus
Common Name:Queensland Brush Box
Plant Type:Large tree
Height:10 ~ 25 metres
Width:5 ~ 15 metres
Flower Colour:White
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Spreading
Soil Moisture:Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage, Boggy poorly drained
Propagation Method:Seed
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Screen, Windbreak
Special Uses:Street tree, Erosion control, Honey producing plant, Bird nesting plant, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects



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