A fast-growing tree that is drought-tolerant once established. The wood is strong and durable, used in shipbuilding, making floors and bridges, and for general building timber. Has salmon-coloured bark that flakes off over summer revealing orange-brown tones on the trunk. Produces clusters of small white flowers in spring and summer. Lophostemon confertus (Queensland Brush Box, Brisbane Box, Vinegar Tree) is an evergreen tree that grows at a fast rate to reach 10m (H) x 6m (W) in 10 years.