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Angophora Costata "Smoothbarked Apple Myrtle" Seeds
Angophora Costata "Smoothbarked Apple Myrtle" Seeds

Angophora Costata "Smoothbarked Apple Myrtle" Seeds

Regular price $5.55 $0.00

** not available to WA, Tasmania or International buyers

§  Common Name: Smoothbarked Apple Myrtle, Rusty Gum, Sydney Red Gum

§  Mature Size (h x w): 20 x 12m

§  Form: Broad-domed

§  Genus: Angophora

 

This Australian native tree is loved for its smooth bark that is slightly purple in colour. With large and twisted limbs and a very large expanded trunk base, it bears white flower clusters in Spring, and has beautiful red new growth.  This tree has opposite leaves compared to the alternate leaves seen on eucalyptus trees.  Appealing in large gardens, this is a great tree for native fauna habitat in sandy dry areas, parks, and forest plantings.  Also great for street planting and nature strips, I will tolerate most soils and conditions but especially likes sandy soils and a full sun position.

To grow: 

The species is grown from seed which normally germinates after seven days and no special treatment is required. The seed should be sown in a loose, well-drained mix just below the surface. When the seedlings reach a height of 1-2 cm they should be pricked out into a large container until they are large enough to be planted out.

Plants in the Australian National Botanic Gardens are doing well in a variety of situations, from well-drained rocky soils to wetter conditions. The trees differ in their growth habit, some being pyramidal with straight trunks while others have a more branching habit with twisted trunks. Most of the trees were planted in autumn 1971 and in six years had reached heights from 3-8 m.

Some trees suffer minor frost damage to new tips during winter, and caterpillars and the native leaf-cutting bee cause minor damage to the foliage. All eucalypts have an efficient method for shedding limbs, as described by Jacobs (1955). For this reason, larger species such as A. costata should not be planted so that they will overhang dwellings.

Note:  Each seed has been gently collected by hand recently in North East Victoria.  All care has been taken to ensure your seeds are of the highest quality.  No responsibility is accepted by the seller for germination rates.

 

** not available to WA, Tasmania or International buyers

*****Please note:   We do NOT sell live plants at all!! Quarantine restrictions and inspection fees prohibit the sale of seeds to Western Australia and Internationally.

## This seed is also restricted from sale to Tasmania.


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