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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.
Flower colour: white
Flowering season: summer autumn
Maximum height: 30 metres
Minimum height: 20 metres
Maximum width: 15 metres
Minimum width: 5 metres
This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.
Yes. Attracts: Birds.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: temperate, subtropical, arid.
Loam: dry, well-drained.
Clay: dry, well-drained.
Sand: dry, moist, well-drained.
Soil pH: 5
Native to: Australia.
Planting season: not specified.
Types of fertiliser: low phosphorus native plant fertiliser.