Genus Species: Lophostemon confertus
Common / Product Name: Brush Box or Queensland Box
Habit: LARGE TREES (LT)
Height x Width: 10 – 25m x canopy 5 – 15m
Frost Tolerance: Medium
Clay & Heavy Soil Tolerance: Medium / Well Drained
Coastal Tolerance: Medium
Drought Tolerance: Medium
Origin: Australian Plant
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.