Lophostemon confertus

Queensland Brush Box, Brush Box, Brisbane Box


A highly valued, medium-sized, evergreen, native tree with a stout trunk, spreading branches and a rounded to pyramidal canopy. Leaves are thick, ovate, glossy dark green above and paler beneath. Staminate white flowers, occurring in threes, are followed by woody, bell shaped capsules. Attractive bark is smooth, beige and peels to reveal coppery orange/brown tones. Tolerates a wide range of soils and is moderately tolerant of drought, frost and air pollution. Water well to establish. Responds well to pruning, is fire retardant, and generally free of pests and diseases. A good street tree and suited to parks and large gardens. Attracts bees.


DimensionsHeight: 10 to 15m, Width: 12m
Aspect Full sun
OriginNorth East Coast NSW and Qld.
Pests & diseasesNo specific pests or diseases.
Typical sizes200mm, 25ltr, 45ltr, 100ltr, 200ltr

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