Buckinghamia celsissima – Ivory Curl Tree

This is a stunning plant in cultivation where it grows into a spectacular flowering medium to large shrub or small tree. In the wild in the rainforests of north Queensland it can grow into a small to medium sized tree but it rarely grows beyond shrub dimensions in cultivation, particularly in cooler climates such as Melbourne. It flowers in autumn, with the long creamy flowerheads often completely hiding the dark green glossy foliage. It makes a wonderful feature plant and should be trimmed back behind the spent flowers.

Family : Proteaceae
Cultivar Name:
Plant Type : Small tree, Large tree
Width : 4
Flowering Time : Summer
Soil Type : Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam
Climate Zone : Sub-tropical, Warm temperate
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Dense foliage
Soil Moisture : Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Special Uses : Street tree, Erosion control, Honey producing plant, Playground friendly
Scientific Name: Buckinghamia celsissima
Common Name : Ivory Curl Tree
Height : 25
Flower Color : White, Cream
pH Level : Acid, Neutral
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Flower garden
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan :
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects