Lophostemon confertus, Tristania conferta, Brush Box, Queensland Box, Vinegar tree

Lophostemon confertus, Tristania conferta

Brush Box, Queensland Box, Vinegar tree
Family: Myrtaceae
Origin: Queensland, Australia
Big tree taller than 20 ftSemi-shadeFull sunModerate waterWhite, off-white flowers

Tall tree growing to 100ft in forest, much shorter and many-branched in littoral rainforest Bark rough and scaly. Leaves: Simple, appearing in whorls toward branchlet ends; blade glossy dark green above, paler below. Leaves are elliptical to ovate, 4-12"long. Flower: Creamish/white about .5" in diameter, five petals, stamens prominent and numerous. Flowers October to December. Fruit: Capsule, green/brown, bell-shaped with flat top. Numerous seeds. Tiny seeds should be mixed with dry sand for even distribution when sowing. Germinates easily.

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