Lophostemon - Queensland brush box

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Dense-growing tall Australian native tree with evergreen foliage and fluffy star-like flowers. Food plant for native red-eye or eastern dusk-flat butterflies. Suited to feature planting, creating shade, and garden planting in a big enough space.

They can get HUGE in sheltered rainforest settings; yet have been planted as street trees - notably in Sydney and Perth many years ago - where the councils allow for regular hard pruning. In an exposed coastal site they may only reach to hedge high.

Line of trees, pods images: Forest & Kim Starr; Flower image: Tatters; Butterfly Image: CSIRO  cropped to size.

We can't ship this product to South Australia, Tasmania, Western Australia.

Lophostemon confertus - Queensland brush box

APPEARANCE: Hardy large Australian native rainforest tree, foliage is evergreen, clusters of cream-white star shaped flowers appear spring and summer.
USES: Establishes quickly - ideal for creating new gardens. Plant as a feature tree for creating cool shaded areas and a natural haven for wildlife. Good honey tree.
PLANTING: Prepare soil by digging through well composted manure to give your plant the best start. Plant in a full sun - partly shaded location in almost any soil type, even clay. Plant away from drains and paving as it has strong roots.
CARE: Apply a layer of mulch after planting, taking care not to cover the stem. Follow with a good watering and regular water for the next 12 weeks, or until the plant is established.
HEIGHT & WIDTH: Full sun: 10-15 m H x 5-10 m W, natural rainforest setting: 10-25 m H x 5-15 m W.
YOUR PLANTS: These are tube-stock plants, young healthy plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The pot size is 80 mm x 42 mm wide.

We're not able to ship this product to South Australia, Tasmania, or Western Australia for biosecurity reasons.

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