Angophora costata
Angophora costata

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Angophora costata (Smooth-barked apple, Sydney red gum)

(Metrosideros costata)

Angophora costata is a tree to 30 m endemic to Australia. The genus Angophora is closely allied to Corymbia and Eucalyptus. Angophora costata is native to eastern Australia, in southern Queensland and NSW. The species has not naturalised outside of its native range anywhere in the world. Angophora costata is not considered invasive anywhere in Australia, or elsewhere globally. The trunk has distinct smooth, often gnarled, rusty-stained and grey bark. Flowers are white and very showy, produced in large bunches over December and January in NSW. Angophora costata trees can live for 100 years and are a source of food and shelter for many animals.