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Lophostemon confertus     Common / Product Name: Brush Box or Queensland Box

Genus Species: Lophostemon confertus    

Common / Product Name: Brush Box or Queensland Box

Habit:   LARGE TREES (LT)

Available Sizes
  Tube

Height x Width: 10 – 25m x canopy 5 – 15m

Pruning:   None

Frost Tolerance:   Medium

Clay & Heavy Soil Tolerance:   Medium / Well Drained

Coastal Tolerance:   Medium

Drought Tolerance:   Medium

Origin:   Australian Plant

Evergreen:   Yes

Flowering:  starts: Spring / ends: Summer

Flower Colour:   White

Irrigation:   No watering required once established if planted in suitable conditions. Will require water over long dry periods.

Lower Temperatures: Once established has good tolerance to cold, needs protection from frost for young plants. Temperatures as low as -5°C for short periods.

Upper Temperatures: Tolerates periods of dry spells with temperatures extending from Mid 30’s°C to Low 40’s°C for short spells.

Fertilising: Use a slow release fertilizer annually.

Environment:   Plants selected suitable for Melbourne surrounds and southern states of Australia.

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