With a natural habitat in the sub tropical rainforests of Queensland down to northern New south Wales, the Ivory Curl Tree is Buckinghamia celsissima, a beautiful tree when in full flower.
It will grow in cooler climates, however it will not grow well in frost prone areas.
In its natural habitat it will grow to be a medium to large trees, in cooler climates it is much smaller growing.
The flowers that appear in autumn are fragrant, ivory white and re-curved. They will cover the tree for weeks attracting birds and bees.
Given a moist well drained soil this is an easy plant to grow. It will grow larger in warmer climates.
Pruning can be carried out immediately after flowering to maintain a more compact shape and size if required.
The Ivory Curl tree will grow well as far south as Sydney and Melbourne in a warm sunny position as long as adequate moisture is provided in summer. In Brisbane you will se the tree used in street plantings in many areas.
The method of propagation is from seed (easy from fresh seeds) as well as from cuttings.
- Common Name – Ivory Curl Tree
- Botanical Name – Buckinghamia celsissima
- Soil – Well drained to moist.
- Position – Full sun to a little shade.
- Foliage – Deep green.
- Flowers – Creamy ivory white and fragrant.
- Flowering time – Summer to autumn.
- Growth Rate – Fast to Medium.
- Height – Dependant on climate, from 5 to 25 metres.
- Spread – Will form a crown of 1 – 6 metres.
- Frost tolerant – No
- Drought tolerant – No
Buckinghamia celsissima is available for sale from the following participating Nurseries
300 Oxley Drive Coombabah QLD 4216
Located on the north end of the Gold Coast at Runaway Bay. The 6 acre site is home to Queensland's biggest & best garden centre. Selling in volume direct to the public. Focus on top quality both in our plant & pot ranges.
473 Miles Platting Rd Rochedale Brisbane 4123
Specializing in fruit trees, including apple trees, citrus, avocado, mango, olive, macadamia, lychee, pawpaw and others. Also herbs and edibles.