Angophora hispida – Dwarf Apple Gum

This Angophora is a small tree, growing to around 6 metres tall, with a mallee habit. It is summer flowering, bearing large clusters of attractive cream fluffy flowers which are a magnet to nectar feeding birds, insects and various colourful beetles. It has the gnarled and twisted growth of the larger Angophora costata, as well as beautiful bark and red new growth, with a smaller size. Tolerates a wide variety of soil types, and coastal exposure. Needs protection from frost when young, but more tolerant once established.

Family : Myrtaceae
Cultivar Name:
Plant Type : Small tree
Width : 5
Flowering Time : Summer
Soil Type : Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Saline, Poor soil
Climate Zone : Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Spreading
Soil Moisture : Dry, Well-drained
Special Uses : Erosion control, Honey producing plant, Bird nesting plant, Fast growing
Scientific Name: Angophora hispida
Common Name : Dwarf Apple Gum
Height : 7
Flower Color : Cream
pH Level : Acid, Neutral
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan :
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects