Lophostemon confertus

Queensland Brush Box

Technical information

Height: 15m x Width: 10m

Habit & Growth rate: The Lophostemon confertus is a Moderate to fast growing tree with an ovate form and has a very dense growth habit.

Foliage: The Lophostemon confertus displays thick, ovate. green, glossy foliage. Smooth beige coloured bark which seasonally peels in flakes, revealing orange to brown tones in its bark. White flowers appear in summer.


Lophostemon confertus prefer well-drained sandy/loam soils with full sun exposure. A very tolerable tree, able to adapt to a wide range of conditions like dry summers, frost, salt spray and air polution. The Lophostemon confertus is a great shade tree which makes it suitable for parks, requiring little maintenence.

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