Angophora costata – ‘Smooth-Barked Apple’
Angophora costata or ‘Smooth-Barked Apple’. Not an apple tree at all but a large evergreen tree with dense foliage with a broad domed crown. Very attractive smooth and heavily patterned new pink bark is an attraction.
With common names including ‘Sydney Red Gum’ and ‘Apple Myrtle’ . Angophora costata is found widely in Southern Queensland and coastal NSW. A versatile evergreen tree Angophora costata will usually reach around 10m in cultivation. Available in a number of sizes from listed wholesale growers.
Creamy flowers in summer and attractive bark are added attractions to this versatile tree. Pictured right the specimen is around 100 years old.
Care and growing conditions
Although tolerant of a range of conditions including part shade to full sun, Angophora costata does require a well drained soil. Used below power line and easily pruned this is a disease resistant tree that has few problems.
Subject to dropping limbs in times of drought and high winds, carefully selected and pruned specimens cope a lot better with conditions.
Angophera are a little frost tender when grown from tube stock, so protect by using a tree guard.
Although originally from Coastal QLD this useful landscaping tree grows well from Queensland through to Victoria.
Angophora costata Landscaping Uses
Used widely in street plantings, parks and gardens as well as around commercial and industrial developments.
- Height – To around 10m.
- Spread – Crown to around 4 – 5m.
- Foliage – Mid to deep green.
- Flowers – White.
- Frost tolerant – Once established, will need protection when young.
- Soil – Tolerant of most soils, however will not grow in waterlogged soils.
Angophora costata is available for sale from the following Wholesale Nurseries
"Propagation and Production of Native and Exotic Trees
with Natural Root Systems from 2 to 2,000 lts."
1750 Westernport Rd Heath Hill VIC 3981
Australias largest grower of semi advanced native and deciduous trees. .9 - 2.6mts high. Supplying councils, developers and landscapers. Includes Acacia implexa, acacia melanoxlylon.
55 McDougal Rd Neerim South Victoria 3831 PH: (03) 56281507
Advanced ornamental trees and garden designs and concept plans. Direct to your property combined with specialist knowledge and outstanding service.
ADVANCED AUSTRALIAN TREES
36 Brooklet Rd Newrybar NSW 2479
phone: 02 6687 2165 fax 02 6687 2187
Advanced Native Trees and exotic trees
FIREWHEEL RAINFOREST NURSERY
387 Dorroughby Rd Dorroughby NSW 2480
phone: 0266895246 fax: 0266895246
Rainforest nursery specialising in over 250 species of rainforest trees and shrubs from Northern NSW for revegetation and landscaping. Includes Acacia, Allocasuarina, Davidsonia, Doryanthes, Syzygium, Waterhousia and many more