Plant name: Apple box
Plant type: shrubs / bushes / trees
Origin: NSW, ACT, VIC, QLD.
Cultural notes: Prefers well drained, fertile soils in a sunny position.
Tolerates: Tolerant of drought and frost.
Flowering season: Summer.
Flower colour: Flower buds are egg-shaped on short stalks and in clusters. They open to white flowers. The fruit are large and hemispherical, with 3 projecting valves.
Foliage colour: The adult foliage is glossy dark green and lanceolate, growing to 20cm in length. Juvenile foliage is heart-shaped and occurs in opposite pairs.
Width: up to 15m
Height: up to 25m
Plant spacing: 500cm apart
Recommended uses: Good as a shade tree or windbreak. Bird and bee attracting.
Description: A medium sized tree growing to 25m in Height:. Course grey fibrous bark on trunk and larger branches. Glossy dark green lance-shaped leaves to 20cm long and white flowers occurring in summer.