Brisbane Box Trees
Tristania conferta (Lophostemon)
- Full Sun – Evergreen
- Little or No Water Once Established. Water-Wise
Moderate to fast growth rate to 30 – 60 ft. Growth habit it rather upright. Tolerates almost any soil, but young plants get better start with good soil. Not bothered by insects or diseases, but chlorosis can be a problem in the Los Angeles area. Pinch and prune to get more twiggy growth. Great street or patio tree. Can be pruned into canopy, or allowed to grow upright. This tree only needs light shaping—great replacement for Eucalyptus.