Herb: Smooth-Barked Apple

Latin name: Angophora cordifolia

Synonyms: Angophora costata, Angophora lanceolata

Family: Myrtaceae (Myrtle Family)

Medicinal use of Smooth-Barked Apple:


Description of the plant:


30 m
(98 feet)

Habitat of the herb:

Eucalyptus forests, especially in poor sandy or stony country.

Other uses of Smooth-Barked Apple:

A gum is obtained from the trunk, it is used medicinally and also to preserve ropes in water. Wood - not durable. Used for fence rails, rough slabs etc.

Propagation of the herb:

Seed - sow April in a warm greenhouse. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in a sunny position in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. If trying them outdoors, plant them out in early summer and give them some protection from the cold for at least their first winter outdoors. Cuttings of mature wood of the current seasons growth in sandy soil in a frame.

Cultivation of Smooth-Barked Apple:

Eucalyptus forests, especially in poor sandy or stony country.

Known hazards of Angophora cordifolia:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.