Lophostemon confertus
Brush box
Notes Uses: This tree from northern NSW and Qld has been used as both a garden and street tree depending on the location. Height can be variable but generally it grows to approx 15m
It has a smaller root system so is appropriate for some street planting.
Tree does have some fire retardant qualities.
Does produce a woody fruit so care should be taken when grown near paths or walkways.
  • Canopy Shape canopy-oval Oval
  • Height 10-15m
  • Spread 5-8m
  • Position
    • position-fullsun Full Sun
    • position-partshade Part Shade
  • Family Myrtaceae
  • Botanical Name Lophostemon confertus
  • Common Name Brush box
  • Origin NSW, Qld
  • Habit Dense, Rounded
  • Landscape Coastal footslopes, Hills, Plains, 2nd line coast, Footslopes
  • Soil Texture Clay, Loam, Sand
  • pH Acidic, Alkaline, Neutral
  • Tolerates Drought, Moderate frost, Fire, Salt spray, Pollution
  • Supplementary Watering Moderate
  • Flower Colour White
  • Flowering Time Spring, Summer
  • Foliage Dark-green
  • Flower Type Clusters
  • Purpose Ornamental, Food/Fruit
  • Evergreen/Deciduous Evergreen
  • Trunk Rough
  • Form Tall Tree (Usually exceeds 10m)
The following Adelaide Councils have this tree on their preferred species list: Gawler, Norwood, Payneham and St Peters