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Flowering Trees & Ornamental Trees

These showy advanced trees can be used for street planting, housing developments, parks, hedges, screens, windbreaks and home gardens.


AGATHIS robusta (Queensland Kauri Pine)

A large native coniferous tree with grey green pointed foliage, has a distinctive mottled trunk with smooth scaly bark.

HEIGHT AND SHAPE AT MATURITY
Large Tree: Over 15 metres
Columnar Shape

SPECIAL USES/FEATURES
As a Street Tree
As a Shade Tree
Along Roadside
Has Non-invasive Roots

CONDITIONS

Suitable in Full Sun
Suitable in Light Shade
Suitable in Sandy Soil
Suitable in Heavy/ Clay Soil
Suitable in Loamy Soil
Suitable in Acidic Soil
Is Frost Resistant
Is Resistant to Drought
Is Resistant to Pollution
Is Resistant to Coastal Exposure
Is Resistant to Tropical Heat

BANKSIA integrifolia (Coastal Banksia)

A small native tree with a rounded form, bears lemon-yellow flower cones throughout the cooler months, highly recommended for seaside plantings.

HEIGHT AND SHAPE AT MATURITY
Small Tree: 4 to 8 metres
Rounded Shape

SPECIAL USES/FEATURES
As a Street Tree
As a Specimen
As a Windbreak
Along Roadside
Power line Friendly 
Has Non-invasive Roots
Is Fauna Attracting

CONDITIONS
Suitable in Full Sun
Suitable in Sandy Soil
Suitable in Loamy Soil
Suitable in Acidic Soil
Is Frost Resistant
Is Resistant to Drought
Is Resistant to Pollution
Is Resistant to Coastal Exposure

BRACHYCHITON acerifolius (Flame Tree)

A large native tree (over 15 metres), with a rounded canopy, produces a stunning display of red flowers in spring to summer and is deciduous when flowering. It is hardy, frost and drought tolerant and best suited to larger areas as a feature/specimen tree.

HEIGHT AND SHAPE AT MATURITY
Large tree: over 15 metres
Rounded shape

SPECIAL USES
As a street tree
As a shade tree
As a specimen
As a windbreak
As a screen
Along roadside
Has non-invasive roots

CONDITIONS
Suitable in full sun
Suitable in most soils
Needs well drained soil
Is tolerant of moderate frost
Is tolerant of pollution
Is tolerant of coastal exposure
Is tolerant of tropical heat




BRACHYCHITON acerifolius x bidwillii ‘Red Robin’ grafted

A small native tree (5-8 metres) with rounded canopy, produces a brilliant display of deep red flowers on red stems in spring to summer and unlike Brachychiton acerifolius, retains its leaves when flowering. It has large, lush acer-shaped leaves. It is a stunning small tree, hardy, frost and drought tolerant.

HEIGHT AND SHAPE AT MATURITY
Small tree: 5-8 metres
Rounded Shape

SPECIAL USES
As a street tree
As a specimen
Along roadside
Has non-invasive roots
Power line friendly

CONDITIONS
Suitable in full sun
Suitable in most soils
Needs well drained soil
Is tolerant of moderate frost
Is tolerant of pollution
Is tolerant of coastal exposure
Is tolerant of tropical heat

BRACHYCHITON acerifolius x discolor 'Clarabelle' grafted

A medium evergreen native tree (8-12 metres) with a rounded canopy, bears clusters of pink/red star-shaped flowers in late spring to early summer. Unlike Brachychiton acerifolius, it retains its leaves when flowering. It is a superior flowering hybrid which is hardy, frost and drought tolerant. A magnificent feature tree with a brilliant flowering display.

HEIGHT AND SHAPE AT MATURITY
Medium tree: 8-12 metres
Rounded shape

SPECIAL USES
As a street tree
As a specimen
As a windbreak
As a screen
As a shade tree
Along roadside
Has non-invasive roots

CONDITIONS
Suitable in full sun
Suitable in most soils
Needs well drained soil
Is tolerant of moderate frost
Is tolerant of pollution
Is tolerant of coastal exposure
Is tolerant of tropical heat

BRACHYCHITON acerifolius x northern bidwillii ‘Robin Hood’ grafted

A small native tree (5-8 metres) with rounded canopy, produces a brilliant display of deep red flowers in spring to summer and is deciduous when flowering. It is a stunning small tree, hardy, frost and drought tolerant.

HEIGHT AND SHAPE AT MATURITY
Small tree: 5-8 metres
Rounded shape

SPECIAL USES
As a street tree
As a specimen
Along roadside
A small shade tree
Has non-invasive roots
Power line friendly

CONDITIONS
Suitable in full sun
Suitable in most soils
Needs well drained soil
Is tolerant of moderate frost
Is tolerant of pollution
Is tolerant of coastal exposure
Is tolerant of tropical heat

BRACHYCHITON acerifolius x populneus ‘Bella Donna’ grafted

A small to medium (8-10 metres) native tree with a conical form, bears racemes of medium pink flowers in spring to summer and retains its leaves when flowering. It is a superior flowering specimen tree which is hardy, frost and drought tolerant.

HEIGHT AND SHAPE AT MATURITY
Small to Medium Tree: 8-10 metres
Conical Shape

BOTANICAL FEATURES
Evergreen
Australian Native
Flowers

LANDSCAPE THEMES
Australian Native
Rainforest

FLOWER FEATURES
Pink flowers in spring to summer

OTHER FEATURES
Foliage for colour
Foliage for shape
Fruit for colour
Fruit for eating

TUBS/POTS/PATIOS

SPECIAL USES
As a specimen
Along roadside
Has non-invasive roots

CONDITIONS
Suitable in full sun
Suitable in most soils
Needs well drained soil
Is tolerant of moderate frost
Is tolerant of tropical heat

BRACHYCHITON acerifolius x populneus ‘Bella Pink’ grafted

A small to medium (8-10 metres) native tree with a conical form, bears racemes of medium pink flowers in spring to summer and retains its leaves when flowering. It is a superior flowering specimen tree which is hardy, frost and drought tolerant.

HEIGHT AND SHAPE AT MATURITY
Small to Medium Tree: 8-10 metres
Conical Shape

BOTANICAL FEATURES
Evergreen
Australian Native
Flowers

LANDSCAPE THEMES
Australian Native
Rainforest

FLOWER FEATURES
Pink flowers in spring to summer

OTHER FEATURES
Foliage for colour
Foliage for shape
Fruit for colour
Fruit for eating

TUBS/POTS/PATIOS

SPECIAL USES
As a specimen
Along roadside
Has non-invasive roots

CONDITIONS
Suitable in full sun
Suitable in most soils
Needs well drained soil
Is tolerant of moderate frost
Is tolerant of tropical heat

BRACHYCHITON acerifolius x rupestris ‘Gabby Bells’ grafted

A medium evergreen native tree (7-10 metres) with a rounded canopy, bears racemes of soft pink flowers in late spring to early summer. It is a superior flowering tree which is hardy, frost and drought tolerant. Unlike Brachychiton acerifolius, it retains its leaves when flowering. A magnificent feature tree with a beautiful flowering display.

HEIGHT AND SHAPE AT MATURITY
Medium tree: 7-10 metres
Rounded shape

SPECIAL USES
As a specimen
As a windbreak
As a screen
As a shade tree
Along roadside
Has non-invasive roots

CONDITIONS
Suitable in full sun
Suitable in most soils
Needs well drained soil
Is tolerant of moderate frost
Is tolerant of pollution
Is tolerant of coastal exposure
Is tolerant of tropical heat

BRACHYCHITON discolor (Lacebark)

A medium native tree (over10 metres) with rounded canopy, bears pink flowers with bright red centres from November to January. Deciduous when flowering. A showy, versatile tree which is hardy, tolerant to medium frost and drought.

HEIGHT AND SHAPE AT MATURITY
Medium tree: over 10 metres
Rounded Shape

SPECIAL USES
As a street tree
As a specimen
As a shade tee
As a windbreak
As a screen
As a shade tree
Along roadside
Is fast growing
Has non-invasive roots

CONDITIONS
Suitable in full sun
Suitable in most soils
Is tolerant of moderate frost
Is tolerant of pollution
Is tolerant of coastal exposure
Is tolerant of tropical heat

BRACHYCHITON discolor ‘Highfields Pink’ (Lacebark) grafted

A medium native tree (over 10 metres) with rounded canopy, bears pink flowers with bright red centres from November to January. Deciduous when flowering. 'Highfields Pink' has been selected from a superior form of Brachychiton discolor and has larger and deeper pink flowers. A showy, versatile tree which is hardy, tolerant to medium frost and drought.

HEIGHT AND SHAPE AT MATURITY
Medium tree: over 10 metres
Rounded Shape

SPECIAL USES
As street tree
As a specimen
As a shade tee
As a windbreak
As a screen
Along roadside
Is fast growing
Has non-invasive roots

CONDITIONS
Suitable in full sun
Suitable in most soils
Is tolerant of moderate frost
Is tolerant of pollution
Is tolerant of coastal exposure
Is tolerant of tropical heat

CALODENDRON capense (Cape Chestnut)

A medium South African tree species with a dense spreading crown and smooth grey trunk. Noted for its flowering display in early summer. It bears masses of showy, light pink to dark mauve flowers.

HEIGHT AND SHAPE AT MATURITY
Medium Tree: 8 to 15 metres
Rounded Shape

SPECIAL USES/FEATURES
As a Street Tree
As a Specimen
As a Windbreak
Along Roadside
Has Non-invasive Roots
Is Fauna Attracting

CONDITIONS
Suitable in Full Sun
Suitable in Light Shade
Suitable in Loamy Soil
Suitable in Acidic Soil
Is Frost Resistant
Is Resistant to Drought
Is Resistant to Pollution
Is Resistant to Coastal Exposure

ELAEOCARPUS eumundii (Eumundi or Smooth Leaved Quandong)

A highly decorative small native rainforest tree with attractive bronzy maroon new growth and broad shiny green leaves. During late spring to early summer the tree bears clusters of sweetly scented cream flowers.

HEIGHT AND SHAPE AT MATURITY
Small Tree: 4 to 8 metres
Columnar Shape

SPECIAL USES
As a Street Tree
As a Specimen
As a Hedge
As a Windbreak
As a Screen
Along Roadside
Has Non-invasive Roots
Power Line Friendly 

CONDITIONS
Suitable in Full Sun
Suitable in Light Shade
Suitable in Sandy Soil
Suitable in Loamy Soil
Suitable in Acidic Soil
Is Resistant to Pollution
Is Resistant to Coastal Exposure
Is Resistant to Tropical Heat

ELATTOSTACHYS xylocarpa

A dense, small, evergreen native tree (5-7 metres) with attractive bronze new foliage and holly-shaped leaves. Is a hardy, ideal as a small feature tree, hedge or for screening and is power line friendly.

HEIGHT AND SHAPE AT MATURITY
Small tree: 5-7 metres
Rounded shape

SPECIAL USES
As a small street tree
As a specimen
As a hedge
As a screen
As a small shade tree
Along roadside
Has non-invasive roots
Power line friendly

CONDITIONS
Suitable in full sun
Suitable in most soils
Is tolerant of moderate frost
Is tolerant of coastal exposure
Is tolerant of tropical heat

EMMENOSPERMA alphitonioides (Yellow Ash)

An attractive rainforest tree with glossy green foliage and silvery-grey bark.   Bears panicles of white flowers in August to November followed by decorative bright orange fruit.

HEIGHT AND SHAPE AT MATURITY
Medium Tree: 10-14 metres
Columnar Shape

SPECIAL USES
As a Street Tree
As a Specimen
As a Windbreak
As a Screen
Along Roadside
Has Non-invasive Roots

CONDITIONS
Suitable in Full Sun
Suitable in Light Shade
Suitable in Sandy Soil
Suitable in Loamy Soil
Suitable in Acidic Soil
Is Resistant to Pollution
Is Resistant to Tropical Heat

FLINDERSIA brayleyana (Queensland Maple)

An attractive large native rainforest tree with shiny green ornamental foliage, bears large terminal clusters of white flowers in summer.

HEIGHT AND SHAPE AT MATURITY
Large Tree: Over 15 metres
Columnar Shape

SPECIAL USES/FEATURES
As a Street Tree
As a Specimen
As a Shade Tree
Along Roadside
Is Fast Growing
Has Non-invasive Roots

CONDITIONS
Suitable in Full Sun
Suitable in Light Shade
Needs Well Drained Soil
Suitable in Loamy Soil
Suitable in Acidic Soil
Is Moderate Frost Resistant
Is Resistant to Tropical Heat

RHODOSPHAERA rhodanthema (Deep Yellow Wood)

A medium evergreen native tree (8-12 metres) with a rounded form and attractive foliage, bears small racemes of bright red flowers in spring. It is well known for its environmental adaptability and is excellent in tough conditions. Makes an excellent avenue and street tree with natural clear trunk height around 2m.

HEIGHT AND SHAPE AT MATURITY
Medium tree: 8-12 metres
Rounded shape

SPECIAL USES
As a specimen
As a shade Tree
As a windbreak
As a screen
Along roadside
Has non-invasive roots

CONDITIONS
Suitable in full sun
Suitable in most soils
Needs well drained soil
Is tolerant of moderate frost
Is tolerant of tropical heat

SYZYGIUM Cascade

A highly decorative large bushy shrub/small tree growing to around 3.5-4 metres by 2.5m wide, has a slight weeping habit, attractive bright pink new foliage and bears masses of pink powder-puff style flowers in November to December. It is a natural cross between S. luehmannii and S. wilsonii. Will grow in full sun or part shade. 

HEIGHT AND SHAPE AT MATURITY
Large Shrub/Small Tree: 3.5-4 metres
Rounded Shape

SPECIAL USES
As a Specimen
As a Hedge
As a Windbreak
As a Screen
Along Roadside
Has Non-invasive Roots
Power Line Friendly 

CONDITIONS
Suitable in Full Sun
Suitable in Light Shade
Suitable in Sandy Soil
Suitable in Loamy Soil
Suitable in Acidic Soil
Is Resistant to Pollution
Is Resistant to Coastal Exposure
Is Resistant to Tropical Heat

SYZYGIUM francisii (Francis Water Gum)

A medium native rainforest tree with vibrant, attractive new foliage, a dense conical habit and bears fluffy white flowers in summer followed by blue/lilac edible fruit.

HEIGHT AND SHAPE AT MATURITY
Medium Tree: 8 to 15 metres
Conical Shape

SPECIAL USES
As a Street Tree
As a Shade Tree
As a Specimen
As a Windbreak
As a Screen
Along Roadside
Has Non-invasive Roots

CONDITIONS
Suitable in Full Sun
Suitable in Light Shade
Suitable in Loamy Soil
Suitable in Acidic Soil
Is Resistant to Pollution
Is Resistant to Tropical Heat

SYZYGIUM luehmannii (Small Leaved Lilly Pilly/Riberry)

A small native rainforest tree with glossy green pointed foliage, a dense rounded habit, bears fluffy white flowers in summer followed by red fruit. It is noted for its varying tones of pink/red new growth 

HEIGHT AND SHAPE AT MATURITY
Small Tree: 4 to 8 metres
Rounded Shape

SPECIAL USES/FEATURES
As a Street Tree
As a Specimen
As a Hedge
As a Shade Tree
As a Windbreak
As a Screen
Along Roadside
Has Non-invasive Roots
Is Fauna Attracting

CONDITIONS
Suitable in Full Sun
Suitable in Light Shade
Suitable in Loamy Soil
Suitable in Acidic Soil
Is Moderate Frost Resistant
Is Resistant to Pollution
Is Resistant to Tropical Heat

SYZYGIUM tierneyanum (River Cherry or Bamaga Satinash)

A medium native rainforest tree with a dense spreading crown and glossy green foliage with flushes of red and bronze new growth. It bears profuse cream flowers in summer and attracts birds and butterflies. The bunches of pinkish red fruit are edible. 

HEIGHT AND SHAPE AT MATURITY
Medium Tree: around 10 metres
Rounded Shape

SPECIAL USES/FEATURES
As a Street Tree
As a Specimen
As a Hedge
As a Shade Tree
As a Windbreak
As a Screen
Along Roadside
Has Non-invasive Roots
Is Fauna Attracting

CONDITIONS
Suitable in Full Sun
Suitable in Light Shade
Suitable in Loamy Soil
Suitable in Acidic Soil
Is Moderate Frost Resistant
Is Resistant to Pollution
Is Resistant to Tropical Heat

TABEBUIA palmerii (Pink Trumpet Tree)

A medium deciduous South American tree (8-12 metres). In spring it produces a stunning display of pink flowers with a tubular, bell-like shape similar to a trumpet. It is best suited to larger areas as a feature/specimen tree, ideal for coastal as well as inland gardens and tolerant of salty soils.

HEIGHT AND SHAPE AT MATURITY
Medium Tree: 8-12 metres
Rounded Shape

SPECIAL USES
As a specimen
As a shade Tree
Along roadside
Has non-invasive roots

CONDITIONS
Suitable in full sun
Suitable in most soils
Is tolerant of moderate frost
Is tolerant of coastal exposure
Is tolerant of tropical heat

TRISTANIOPSIS laurina (Water Gum or Kanooka)

A medium native rainforest tree with a widely spreading canopy. It bears perfumed yellow flowers in summer and has a smooth, creamy brown trunk. Leaves turn red in winter in cooler areas. 

HEIGHT AND SHAPE AT MATURITY
Medium Tree: 8 to 15 metres
Rounded Shape

SPECIAL USES
As a Street Tree
As a Specimen
As a Shade Tree
As a Windbreak
Along Roadside
Has Non-invasive Roots

CONDITIONS
Suitable in Full Sun
Suitable in Loamy Soil
Suitable in Acidic Soil
Is Frost Resistant
Is Resistant to Pollution
Is Resistant to Tropical Heat

WATERHOUSIA floribunda (Weeping Lilly Pilly)

A medium native rainforest tree with pendulous foliage and dense rounded canopy. It bears large clusters of white flowers in Summer followed by green berries with a pinkish tinge. Commonly used for large topiary specimens 

HEIGHT AND SHAPE AT MATURITY
Medium Tree: 8 to 15 metres
Rounded Shape

SPECIAL USES/FEATURES
As a Street Tree
As a Specimen
As a Hedge
As a Shade Tree
As a Windbreak
As a Screen
As a Topiary
Along Roadside
Is Fast Growing
Has Non-invasive Roots

CONDITIONS
Suitable in Full Sun
Suitable in Light Shade
Suitable in Heavy/ Clay Soil
Suitable in Loamy Soil
Suitable in Acidic Soil
Is Frost Resistant
Is Resistant to Pollution
Is Resistant to Tropical Heat

WATERHOUSIA floribunda ‘Green Avenue’

A medium native rainforest tree (8-10 metres) with a dense rounded canopy. 'Green Avenue' is more formal in shape with larger leaves than Waterhousia floribunda. It bears large clusters of white flowers in summer followed by green berries with a pinkish tinge. Commonly used for large topiary specimens and may be grown in large containers.

HEIGHT AND SHAPE AT MATURITY
Medium tree: 8 to 10 metres
Rounded shape

SPECIAL USES/FEATURES
As a street tree
As a specimen
As a hedge
As a shade tree
As a windbreak
As a screen
As a topiary
Along Roadside
Is fast growing
Has non-invasive roots

CONDITIONS
Suitable in full sun
Suitable in light shade
Suitable in medium shade
Suitable in most soils
Needs well drained soil
Is tolerant of moderate frost
Is tolerant of pollution
Is tolerant of coastal exposure
Is tolerant of tropical heat

WATERHOUSIA floribunda ‘Sweeper®’

A medium native rainforest tree (8-10 metres) with a dense rounded canopy. 'Sweeper' is a more weeping form with longer, narrower leaves than Waterhousia floribunda. It bears large clusters of white flowers in summer followed by green berries with a pinkish tinge. Commonly used for large topiary specimens and may be grown in large containers.

HEIGHT AND SHAPE AT MATURITY
Medium tree: 8 to 10 metres
Rounded shape

SPECIAL USES/FEATURES
As a street tree
As a specimen
As a hedge
As a shade tree
As a windbreak
As a screen
As a topiary
Along Roadside
Is fast growing
Has non-invasive roots

CONDITIONS
Suitable in full sun
Suitable in light shade
Suitable in medium shade
Suitable in most soils
Needs well drained soil
Is tolerant of moderate frost
Is tolerant of pollution
Is tolerant of coastal exposure
Is tolerant of tropical heat

XANTHOSTEMON chrysanthus (Golden Penda)

A medium native rainforest tree noted for its red new tips, bears terminal clusters of bright yellow flowers in spring, autumn and winter.

HEIGHT AND SHAPE AT MATURITY
Medium Tree: 8 metres
Pyramidal Shape

SPECIAL USES
As a Specimen
As a Hedge
As a Windbreak
As a Screen
Along Roadside
Has Non-invasive Roots

CONDITIONS
Suitable in Full Sun
Suitable in Acidic Soil
Suitable in Loamy Soil
Is Resistant to Pollution
Is Resistant to Tropical Heat