Angophora hispida

Dwarf Apple


Technical information

Height: 5-8m, Width: 6-8m

Habit & Growth rate: Angophora hispida can be describe as a large angular, twisted spreading shrub or small irregular tree with a moderate rate of growth. All Angophora hispida grown at Mt William Advanced Tree Nursery are trained and formative pruned as single trunked small trees.

Prefers well drained soils and is often found growing in poor sandy soils will tolerate some coastal exposure. New growth can be sensitive to frost damage, and small 18 litre trees under a metre can be severely affected by frosts. At Mt William Advanced Tree Nursery we spray all Angophora hispida with Seasol® which has the effect of hardening plant cells and minimizing frost damage.

Foliage: Angophora hissipida can be recognised in the landscape by its extremely hairy young stems, opposite ovate to cordate leaves with wavy scalloped margins, with new growth being pinkish-red in colour. The trunk is also notable, being orange brown in colour when young and grey to brown when mature which flakes off in strips.

Flowers from late spring through summer these are borne in dense teminal clusters and the flower stems are covered in course red hairs.Flowers are creamy white and strongly bird attracting.

The two features which make them readily distinguishable from Eucalyptus are the scarcely aromatic leaves and the mature leaves are mostly opposite.

Comments:

All plant dimensions are estimates only and ultimate size and growth rates will depend on growing conditions, particularly when used in some urban environments. All estimates are based around a 20-year time frame. With maturity most species will grow larger.


Reference: Costermans L. F. Native trees and shrubs of South Eastern Australia.

Boland D.J. Brooker, Brooker M.I.H Chippendale G.M., Hall N., Hyland B.P.M, Johnston R.D, Kleinig D.A, Turner J.D. 2002 Forest Trees of Australia


All plant dimensions are estimates only and ultimate size and growth rates will depend on growing conditions, particularly when used in some urban environments.