Lophostemon confertus 

Lophostemon confertus 

  • Genus

    Lophostemon

  • Species

    confertus

  • Variety Type

    Native

  • Variety

    Lophostemon

  • Growth Rate

    Moderate.

  • Foliage

    Adult leave are elliptical, glossy dark green on the upper side and a dull green on the underside, up to 15 cm long and 4.5 cm wide. Juvenile leaves are soft and hairy.

  • Bark

    Ornamental. Rough and scaly basal bark, tends to become scaly. Light grey-brown in colour. Shedding of the upper trunk gives way to a smooth, pinkish-cinnamon to orangey-brown.

  • Ornamental Fruit

    Capsules, narrowly wedged-shaped, with three valves enclosed, more or less to rim level.

  • Tree Habit

    Usually symmetrical with good form. Generally grows with a straight, single trunk and produces a dense conical crown.

  • Flowers

    White, up to 4 cm in diameter, with stamens united into five feathery bundles. Axillary cymes of seven flowers. Flowers appear during late spring and summer.

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