Angophora costata – Sydney Red Gum or Smooth Barked Apple


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Angophora costata


DESCRIPTION: This attractive Australian native tree is loved for its smooth bark that is slightly purple in colour. It bears white flower clusters in Spring.

HEIGHT: 20.0m

WIDTH: 10.0m

*height & width at maturity

FORM: Broad dome. It large limbed with a very large expanded trunk base.

FOLIAGE: New growth is red, maturing to Curved and waxy gum tree like leaves.

FLOWERS and FRUIT: Small, white clusters of fragrant flowers in spring followed by small gumnuts.

BARK: Grey flecked with dark red.


LANDSCAPE USES: Parks, gardens, wide streetscapes, windbreak

TOLERANCES: Does not tolerate waterlogging. Grows well in coastal conditions. Frost sensetive when small. Prefers a sandy, well drained soil in full sun in sub-tropical to warm temperate climates.


Additional information

Pot Size

25cm pot (10" pot), 45L bag / 40cm pot


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