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Angophora costata (Sydney Red Gum)

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Plant description

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Angophora costata is a spectacular large tree when mature, with a beautiful gnarled trunk and beautiful smooth orange bark.It has cream to white flowers in summer and autumn, which attract nectar loving wildlife. It is suitable as a feature tree for large spaces such as parks or large private gardens, as it can grow to 30 metres tall. It grows in very poor and sandy soils and needs very little maintenance once it is established.

Further reading: Australian Native Trees and Top Gum Trees for Gardens (articles written by native plant expert Angus Stewart).

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: white
Flowering season: summer autumn

Plant size

Maximum height: 30 metres
Minimum height: 20 metres

Maximum width: 15 metres
Minimum width: 5 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: Birds.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: temperate, subtropical, arid.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: dry, well-drained.

Clay: dry, well-drained.

Sand: dry, moist, well-drained.

Soil pH: 5

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: not specified.

Types of fertiliser: low phosphorus native plant fertiliser.

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