ANGOPHORAS (NATIVE APPLES)
ANGOPHORAS have spreading crowns and the branches are usually twisted. They are either rough bark or smooth barked. The bark may be soft and subfibrous, or hard and almost scaly:
BARK SMOOTH, SALMON PINK
Smooth Barked Apple (angophora costata). Grows into a majestic tree with a clean columnar stem and a dense spreading head of angular branches. It has a distinctive salmon colour. The young foliage is a coppery red. The base of the tree will sometimes flatten out and spread over rocks. The timber is stained with kino that it exudes in great quantities. Generally, it grows in sandy soil and is a tree of the coast.
BARK ROUGH AND LEAVES USUALLY WIDER THAN 2cm: ROUGH-BARKED APPLE (a. floribunda) The rough bark usually extends to the smaller branches. This tree usually grows on alluvial soils or in deep sandy loams. It is commonly found in depressions or along watercourses, in forests dominated by White Box or Yellow Box. Indicates areas of good agricultural soil. Can be identified at a distance by twisted and complex branches.
SMOOTH BARKED APPLE - Angophora costata