Angophora hispida (Angophora cordifolia)

Scrub apple, Dwarf apple


Description: Generally found growing in sandstone type soil, including ridges in woodland and dry sclerophyll forest in the Sydney area. It is confined to eastern Australia in New South Wales coastal area. Adult leaves are heart shaped (cordate) to opposite leaves and the branches and leaves have reddish hairs and new growth can be a reddish-purple color. This species also produces the twisted branches like Angophora costata, but is much smaller and fits better in the garden setting.  The profuse flowers are white and appear in summer in large clusters followed by cup shaped fruits.  It is a very handsome plant with an informal, twisted habit.  May take moderate frosts once established.  It has a lignotuber which can aid in regeneration of the plant.

Temperature Rating USDA Zone 9
Type Single trunk specimen 7-20'
Flower Color White
Growth Rate Moderate
Soil Acid, loam, sand, sandy loam
Placement Sun
Culture Low to moderate rainfall
Native New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria
Family Myrtaceae

Key Benefits

bulletSmall specimen only to about 20'
bulletHeart shaped leaves, contorted branches
bulletProfuse, white flower clusters in summer

Problem Solving Features

bulletBetter suited for smaller gardens
bulletSuitable for most soil types
bulletMay be treated as a shrub

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* Seed germinates best if sown on  the surface of the media.  Germination 2-3 weeks at 70-75 degrees F.  No pre-treatment needed.  Average 50 seeds per gram.
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