Angophora costata – Sydney Red Gum

The gnarled trunk and beautiful smooth orange bark combine to make this suitable as a feature tree for large spaces such as public parks. It grows in very poor and sandy soils and needs very little maintenance once it is established. It flowers in late spring to summer with creamy white blossoms. It is particularly beautiful in spring when it sheds the old bark to reveal the fresh salmon pink new bark below.

Family : Myrtaceae
Cultivar Name:
Plant Type : Small tree, Large tree
Width : 15
Flowering Time : Summer
Soil Type : Sandy, Sandy loam, Saline
Climate Zone : Sub-tropical, Warm temperate
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Spreading
Soil Moisture : Dry, Well-drained
Special Uses : Erosion control, Honey producing plant, Bird nesting plant
Scientific Name: Angophora costata
Common Name : Sydney Red Gum
Height : 30
Flower Color : White
pH Level : Acid, Neutral
Plant Environment : Coastal garden
Light : Sunny
Lifespan :
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies