Plant name: Argyle apple
Plant type: shrubs / bushes / trees
Origin: NSW, ACT, VIC.
Cultural notes: Adaptable to a range of soil types and shows some tolerance to temporary waterlogging. Prefers a sunny position.
Maintenance: Benefits from formative pruning when young to encourage a central leader. Can be pruned periodically. Can suffer from insect attack.
Tolerates: Tolerant or frost, drought and temporary waterlogging.
Flowering season: Spring and Summer.
Flower colour: Green conical flower buds open to small cream to yellow flowers. The fruit are small valved capsules.
Foliage colour: Juvenile foliage is silvery-blue, rounded and grows in opposite pairs. It is often retained through a large part of the mature tree. Adult foliage maintains the silvery-blue colour but is more elongated and sickle shaped.
Width: up to 5m
Height: up to 15m
Plant spacing: 200cm apart
Recommended uses: Attractive small to medium tree whose foliage can provide a good contrast in a garden situation. Popular street tree.
Description: A small to medium sized tree growing to 15m in Height:. Red-brown to grey-brown, fibrous bark on the lower trunk and larger branches. A dense crown of attractive silver-blue foliage is a distinctive feature of this species.