Angophora costata

Sydney red gum, Smooth-barked apple, Smooth-barked Angophora

Description: Native in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales, this species is unique as the bark sheds in summer to reveal a smooth, orange or salmon color gradually changing to gray. The branches are contorted and twisted and new foliage may be brilliant red. The fruit is a bell-shaped capsule with ridges. This species is found on moisture retentive soils with low fertility and has an unpredictable growth habit but still is a very popular ornamental.  It has a lignotuber which can aid in regeneration of the plant.

Temperature Rating USDA Zone 8
Type Large tree to 98' (30 m)
Flower Color White
Growth Rate Moderate
Soil Acid, loam, sandy loam
Placement Sun
Culture Low to moderate rainfall
Native New South Wales
Family Myrtaceae

Key Benefits

bulletAttractive bark and new foliage
bulletCan be a single trunk specimen to 98'
bulletContorted and twisted branches

Problem Solving Features

bulletFast growing
bulletAdapts to tropical gardens
bulletLow fertility requirements

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* Seed germinates best if sown on  the surface of the media.  Germination 2-3 weeks at 70-75 degrees F.  No pre-treatment needed.  Average 150 seeds per gram.
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