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Angophora floribunda - (Sm.)Sweet.

Common Name Rough-Barked Apple
Family Myrtaceae
USDA hardiness 8-11
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Sub-coastal districts, especially on alluvial flats[156], also to 1200 metres in New South Wales[167]. Found in a variety of habitats, usually on shales and alluvial soils[265].
Range Australia - New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria
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Half Hardy Moist Soil Full sun
Angophora floribunda Rough-Barked Apple


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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Angophora floribunda is an evergreen Tree growing to 18 m (59ft 1in).
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. intermedia.

Habitats

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

Edible Uses

Edible Parts:
Edible Uses: Gum

None known

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Medicinal Uses

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Other Uses

Gum  Preservative

A gum is obtained from the trunk, it is used to preserve ropes in water[156].

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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]. Plants 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. Trees lose their branches in high winds[157]. They shed their bark annually[167]. The flowers are very attractive to bees[156].

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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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Latin NameCommon NameHabitHeightHardinessGrowthSoilShadeMoistureEdibleMedicinalOther
Angophora cordifoliaSmooth-Barked AppleTree30.0 8-11  LMNM01 

Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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Readers comment

Clem Collier   Fri Feb 15 2008

the leaves were readily eaten by my pig,goat,donkeys & cattle.The donkeys loved the bark.I used the bark to smoke my bees.

Amy   Thu Jan 8 2009

i would like to know how long it takes this tree to grow up to 18m? and i heard that it could grow up to 30m, is this true?

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