COMMERCIAL NURSERY – NATIVE TREE
Lophostemon confertus– Brush box, Queensland box
(Also known as Brisbane Box, Pink Box, Box Scrub, and Vinegar Tree)
Dome-like in shape, it develops a very dense foliage cover of dark green, leathery leaves providing good shade for the summer months. This variety rarely sheds limbs and has salmon coloured bark which flakes off over summer revealing orange-brown tones on the trunk.
Prized as a street tree, it is a hardy tree that is rarely troubled by pests or diseases. It tolerates smog, drought, heavy pruning and poor drainage. It also rarely drops branches. It’s a great shade tree which makes it suitable for parks, requiring little maintenance.
Uses: Great for streets, parks and gardens and as a feature tree. Good for erosion control and is fast growing.