Lophostemon confertus 'Variegata'/Variegated Brush Box, Brush Box, Brisbane Box

Lophostemon confertus 'Variegata' / Lophostemon confertus 'Variegata'
Attractive variegated foliage
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Attractive variegated foliage

Close-up image of variegated foliage and cinnamon-colored bark


Young tree growing in a southern California botanical garden

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Scientific Name: Lophostemon confertus 'Variegata'
Common Name: Variegated Brush Box, Brush Box, Brisbane Box
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 20-30 feet
Spread: 15 - 20 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: White
Light Exposure: Sun, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Dry
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Low
Comments: This is an evergreen tree which cannot tolerate freezing temperatures. The primary feature of this cultivar is the variegated yellowish and green foliage which can be seen at a considerable distance. Can tolerate dry soils for extended periods. Also has attractive cinnamon-colored bark.