Syncarpia glomulifera

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 Syncarpia glomulifera subsp. var.  Turpentine
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Habit: tree
Height: to
Width: to
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Lifespan: perennial
Bloom: early spring, mid spring, late spring, early summer, mid summer, late summer
Exposure: sun
Features: flowers
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USDA Zones: 9 to 12
Sunset Zones:
Flower features: white
Myrtaceae > Syncarpia glomulifera var. ,

Syncarpia glomulifera (Turpentine) is a tree native to New South Wales and Queensland in Australia, which can grow to more than 30 metres in height.

Formerly known as Syncarpia laurifolia Ten., it is one of the dominant species of the critically endangered Sydney Turpentine-Ironbark Forest ecological community.

Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture

Syncarpia glomulifera, Niedenzu (S. laurifolia, Ten.). Turpentine Tree. Lvs. broadly ovate to elliptic-oblong, obtuse or obtusely acuminate, 2-3 in. long, often appearing as if in whorls of 4: fls. 6-10 in a head, with 2-4 bracts of variable size under the head; calices connate at the base; petals broadly ovate or orbicular, less than 2 lines long; ovary 3-loculed; ovules several to each locule.—According to Von Mueller's Select Extra-tropical Plants, this tree attains a height of 200 ft., with a trunk often 30 ft. in circumference; it is of quick growth and well adapted for a shade tree. The wood is very durable and almost fireproof and is valuable for piles, railway sleepers, and shipbuilding. It takes a high polish and is used for flooring and cabinetwork. Offered in S. Calif. CH

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