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Indigenous Medium Trees up to 15m

The following list is a selection of indigenous shrubs that are both readily available from local nurseries and suitable for many domestic garden:

Acacia implexa – Lightwood

A fast growing upright small tree with sickle shaped leaves to 2cm x 20cm. Flowers with perfumed cream balls December to March. An attractive long-lived screen or shade tree. Useful for erosion control and bank planting. Hardy and adaptable.

Height:

5m – 15m   

Width:

4m – 7m

Requirements:

Tolerates both wet and dry, well drained clay soil. Full  or partial sun

Acacia implexa - Lightwood Fact Sheet


 

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Acacia pycnantha - Golden Wattle

A fast growing erect or spreading small tree with bright green broad curved leaves. Flowers profusely with perfumed golden balls in July to October. An ornamental tree popular in cultivation. Pruning while young encourages denser foliage. Good screening and windbreak tree and is useful for erosion control. Drought resistant. The golden wattle is Australia’s national floral emblem.

Height:

3m – 10m   

Width:

2m – 5m

Requirements:

Well drained soil, tolerating a range of sites. Full or partial sun.

Acacia pycnantha - Golden Wattle Fact Sheet

 

 
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Allocasuarina littoralis - Black She-oak

A fast growing upright small tree with fine bright green branchlets. Flowers in March to June. Female flowers reddish to crimson, male flowers dark brown held on spikes. Fruits are small woody cones. Suitable for use as a windbreak. Drought tolerant. The bark on old trees is dark and deeply furrowed.

Height:

4m – 8m    

Width:

2m – 5m

Requirements:

Well drained soils. Tolerates a range of soil types. Full or partial sun.

Allocasuarina littoralis - Black She-oak Fact Sheet

 

 

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Melaleuca ericifolia – Swamp Paperbark

Erect, open to dense bushy shrub or small tree with grey to brown papery bark. Trunks often take on interesting forms with age. Small linear dark green leaves with blunt tips. Flowers from October to November with masses of short cream brush-like flowers. Small woody capsule at base. A very adaptable plant, useful as a dense thicket or screen. Prune after flowering to keep plants from becoming straggly. Frost tolerant.

Height:

2m – 9m    

Width:

3m

Requirements:

Moist to wet soils, tolerates dryness once established. Full or partial sun.

Melaleuca ericifolia – Swamp Paperbark Fact Sheet

 

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