Lophostemon confertus – Queensland Brush Box

Lophostomen confertus, the Queensland brush box tree, is an evergreen, fast growing rainforest tree with an attractive rounded shape. It has white fluffy flowers in spring and summer, and leathery dark green leaves. It is a hardy tree that is rarely troubled by pests or diseases. It tolerates smog, drought, heavy pruning and poor drainage. It also rarely drops branches. It does best in a moist fertile, well drained soil, but will tolerate poorer soils. Moderately frost tolerant once established. It can grow to around 20 metres tall in its natural range, but in cultivation will be smaller to around 10 metres tall.

Note – as it can grow to a large size, don’t plant near drains, paths, buildings etc

Family : Myrtaceae
Cultivar Name:
Plant Type : Large tree
Width : 15
Flowering Time : Spring, Summer
Soil Type : Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil
Climate Zone : Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Spreading
Soil Moisture : Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage, Boggy poorly drained
Special Uses : Erosion control, Honey producing plant, Bird nesting plant, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing
Scientific Name: Lophostemon confertus
Common Name : Queensland Brush Box
Height : 25
Flower Color : White
pH Level : Acid, Neutral
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny
Lifespan :
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects