A large, wide and spreading tree with a pink to pale grey trunk that is often gnarled and crooked. Displaying a sometimes rusty-stained bark. In nature, the butts of broken limbs form callused bumps on the trunk and add to the gnarled appearance. The old bark is shed in spring in large flakes with the new salmon-pink bark turning pale grey before the next shedding. Feature tree.

Height 30m. Branch spread 10m

Scientific Name

Angophora costata




Prefers sandy to clay loam stony soils in an open sunny position.

Colour of Flowers


Flowering Period

November - December