Brisbane Box (Lophostemon confertus)
- Synonym: Tristania conferta
- Also called Brush Box, Queensland Box, Pink Box, Box Scrub, and Vinegartree
- Excellent shade trees
- Long-lived trees
- A Eucalyptus-like species
- Smooth, cinnamon-brown bark
- Low-water use tree
- A fantastic lawn, specimen, or street tree
- Moderate to fast growth rate
The Brisbane Box tree is an Australian native and a Eucalyptus-like species that is valued as an excellent shade tree. Mature specimens can grow a very wide spreading canopy, making them an ideal street tree or lawn tree. Tristania trees form a rounded-head of deep-green foliage. Homeowners love the way the gorgeous, oval, glossy leaves cast a comfortable shady shadow. In spring, frilly white flowers accent this evergreen. Adding to its appeal is its smooth, cinnamon-brown bark. The bark peels to reveal an attractive light-colored bark beneath.
This medium-size tree is a durable and versatile species. Tristania conferta (botanical name) tolerates heat, smog, and a variety of soil types. Once established, they are also very drought tolerant. They have low to moderate water requirements. We like to plant them in a spot that gets plenty of full sun exposure – they thrive in full sun! As a bonus, it can resist pests and disease. Tristania tolerates seacoast conditions, too!
Homeowners living in urban areas will be glad to know that this low-maintenance tree is well adapted to harsh urban conditions, too! Yes, this Brisbane Box tree is a suitable tree for a wide range of landscapes throughout our area!
Visit your nearest Moon Valley Nurseries location and allow our nursery pros to help you select the perfect Tristania tree for your property. We custom-grow them so that they will thrive in your landscape. We have them available in a variety of sizes. We make it easy. We can do all the work – from design to installation. All you have to do is come home to a beautiful new yard!
Low water use tree