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Angophora cordifolia - Cav.

Common Name Smooth-Barked Apple
Family Myrtaceae
USDA hardiness 8-11
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Eucalyptus forests, especially in poor sandy or stony country[156].
Range Australia - New South Wales, Queensland.
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Half Hardy Moist Soil Full sun
Angophora cordifolia Smooth-Barked Apple


Angophora cordifolia Smooth-Barked Apple

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Angophora cordifolia is an evergreen Tree growing to 30 m (98ft 5in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 9. It is in leaf all year. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Bees.
Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Synonyms

A. costata. Domin. A. lanceolata.

Habitats

Woodland Garden Secondary; Dappled Shade; South Wall. By. West Wall. By.

Edible Uses

Edible Parts:
Edible Uses: Gum

None known

Medicinal Uses

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Astringent

Astringent[156].

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Other Uses

Gum  Preservative  Wood

A gum is obtained from the trunk, it is used medicinally and also to preserve ropes in water[156]. Wood - not durable. Used for fence rails, rough slabs etc[156].

Cultivation details

Prefers a sunny position in a moderately fertile well-drained moisture retentive circum-neutral soil[200]. Tolerates poor and dry soils, especially those low in mineral elements[200]. Established plants are drought tolerant[200], but they are not very wind resistant[77]. Plants succeed outdoors in Britain only in the very mildest areas of the country[200]. They are hardy to at least -7°c in Australian gardens[157], but this cannot be translated directly to British gardens because of our cooler summers and longer colder and wetter winters. There is some confusion over the correct name for this species. We have used the name A. cordifolia Cav. - one synonym of this species is given as A. costata. (Gaertn.)Britten. Some of the information we have included here was listed under A. costata. Domin., which we have assumed is the same species. Trees lose their branches in high winds[157]. They sheds their bark annually[167].

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Propagation

Seed - sow April in a warm greenhouse. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in a sunny position in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. If trying them outdoors, plant them out in early summer and give them some protection from the cold for at least their first winter outdoors. Cuttings of mature wood of the current seasons growth in sandy soil in a frame.

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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