Botanical Name: Angophora hispida
Common Name: Dwarf Apple Gum
Angophora: From Greek aggos and phero, meaning vessel which refers to the fruit.
hispida: From Latin, meaning rough, from being covered with hairs.
Habitat: Shallow sand on sandstone, especially on ridgetops.
Habit: Small tree to 6m, often multi-trunked.
Leaves: Opposite, rounded. New branches covered in hairs. Drought tolerant. Bird attracting.
Flowers: Creamy-white, to 3cm with a fragrant, sweet smell like honey. Pollinated by bees, wasps, beetles and flies. Can be propagated from seed.
Flowering time: November to January.
Range: Sydney region, on Hawkesbury sandstone. Found throughout The Hills Shire in sandstone communities.