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Angophora hispida Blaxell
Trees and shrubs | Magnoliopsida
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Scientific name - Angophora hispida Blaxell

Synonyms --

Popular names - dwarf apple, apple scrub.

Distribution and Habitat - originating in Australia, is common in coastal areas.

Description - shrub or small tree, 4-5 m high. Gray-red bark at first smooth, exfoliating in due course. Leaves opposite, Sesia or short stalks, cordiform, 5-10 x 2.5-4.5 cm, pale green, pubescent. 3.7 flowers in a corymb, 10-15 cm diameter. Sepa free (dialisepal), green, petals free (dialipetal), white cream. Blooming in January. Fruit capsule.

Tolerances - Short term frosts and drought.

Requirements - well-drained soils, sunny.

Propagation - the seeds soon after ripening. It looks bad in sand and perlite, GErminarea occurs at 2-3 weeks at 20-23 C. ͦ In the first years to protect plants from frost.

Natural partners and Garden - Brachychiton bidwillii, Epacris microphylla, Grevillea sericea, Kunzea ambigua, Leptospermum arachnoides, Leptospermum trinervium.

Properties and Uses - can be used as ornamental trees in dry areas, and as a street tree.

References

Jann Williams, John Woinarski - Eucalypt Ecology - Individuals to Ecosystems - Cambridge University Press, 1997

Roger Spencer, Su Pearson - Horticultural Flora of South-Eastern Australia - Flowering Plants Dicotyledons - New South Wales, 2002

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