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Power Line Friendly Trees

These are small trees that only grow to 8m and will not require pruning to keep within the legal limits of clearance under power lines.


ALECTRYON subcinereus (Wild Quince)

A small native tree with an attractive, dense rounded form, bears clusters of small pale pink flowers in January to February. A showy versatile tree with contrasting coppery new growth and small fruit capsules which are bird attracting. It is hardy, frost and drought resistant.

HEIGHT AND SHAPE AT MATURITY
Small Tree: 7-8 metres
Rounded Shape 

SPECIAL USES/FEATURES
As a Street Tree
As a Specimen
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 Frost Resistant
Is Drought Resistant
Is resistant to Pollution
Is Resistant to Coastal Exposure
Is Resistant to Tropical Heat

ALECTRYON tomentosus (Woolly Rambutan)

A small native tree with an attractive spreading canopy up to 5 metres, bears clusters of small red flowers in January to February. A showy versatile tree with contrasting coppery new growth and small fruit capsules which are bird attracting. It is hardy, frost and drought resistant.

HEIGHT AND SHAPE AT MATURITY
Small Tree: 7-8 metres
Rounded Shape with spreading canopy up to 5 metres

SPECIAL USES/FEATURES
As a Street Tree
As a Specimen
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 Frost Resistant
Is Drought Resistant
Is resistant to Pollution
Is Resistant to Coastal Exposure
Is Resistant to 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 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

CUPANIOPSIS anacardioides (Tuckeroo)

A medium native tree with a dense, widely spreading crown, bears greenish yellow flowers in spring followed by yellow/orange fleshy berries contained in showy orange seed pods in summer.

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 Shade Tree
As a Windbreak
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 Salty 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

ELAEOCARPUS reticulatus Prima Donna (Blueberry Ash)

A small native rainforest tree noted for its red new growth and dense blue green foliage, bears masses of pale pink ballerina skirt like flowers in spring and summer, followed by shiny blue fruit

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

SPECIAL USES/FEATURES
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 Frost Resistant
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

HARPULLIA hillii (Blunt Leaved Tulipwood)

A medium native tree, indigenous to S.E. Queensland, noted for its attractive foliage and widely spreading crown. It bears white flowers in spring followed by yellow/orange seed capsules in winter.
Recommended as a hardy street and parkland shade tree.

HEIGHT AND SHAPE AT MATURITY
Medium Tree: 8-12 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 Light Shade
Suitable in Sandy Soil
Suitable in Loamy Soil
Suitable in Acidic Soil
Is Resistant to Frost 
Is Resistant to Pollution
Is Resistant to Coastal Exposure
Is Resistant to 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

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