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Specimen Trees

All our advanced trees can be used as specimen trees with their attractive and distinctive foliage and/or colourful flowers ensuring that they make a statement in streets, parks, housing developments, courtyards 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

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

ARAUCARIA bidwilli (Bunya Pine)

A large stately native coniferous tree with distinctive, horizontal branching with prickly foliage. It is an excellent host for native flora and fauna, aboriginal food tree and very hardy in all conditions. 

HEIGHT AND SHAPE AT MATURITY
Large Tree: Over 15 metres and up to 40 metres
Columnar Shape

SPECIAL USES/FEATURES
As a specimen tree
Has non-invasive roots

CONDITIONS
Suitable in full sun
Suitable in light shade
Suitable in most soils
Is frost resistant
Is resistant to drought
Is resistant to pollution
Is resistant to coastal exposure
Is resistant to tropical heat

ARAUCARIA cunninghamii (Hoop Pine)

A large native coniferous tree with a distinctive, horizontal branching and soft but prickly foliage, It is an excellent host for native flora and fauna. 

HEIGHT AND SHAPE AT MATURITY
Large Tree: Over 15 metres and up to 40 metres
Columnar Shape

SPECIAL USES/FEATURES
As a Shade Tree
As a Street 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 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 australis (Broad Leaved Bottle Tree)

A hardy, small to medium tree (5-8 m) from inland Australia which is suitable for hot, dry climates. Is suitable around houses and ponds as it has a non-invasive root system and can also be used in containers. It bears greenish-yellow flowers in Winter/Spring.

HEIGHT AND SHAPE AT MATURITY
Small to Medium Tree 5 to 8 metres
Conical shape

SPECIAL FEATURES
As a street tree
As a specimen tree
As a windbreak
Along Roadside
Has Non-invasive roots
Is Fauna Attracting

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

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

BRACHYCHITON rupestris (Bottle Tree)

A large native tree noted for its large bottle shaped trunk, bears clusters of pendulous pink - red bell shaped flowers in late spring This iconic tree is semi-deciduous when flowering, is very hardy, frost and drought resistant.

HEIGHT AND SHAPE AT MATURITY
Large Tree: 12-15 metres
Rounded Shape 

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

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 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

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

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

FICUS macrophylla (Moreton Bay Fig)

An iconic Australian native (indigenous to SE Queensland) fig with majestic spreading crown. Because of its size and vigorous root system, it is best suited to parklands. Has dark glossy green leaves and is an important food host to a wide range of native fauna and a shade tree for animals.  

HEIGHT AND SHAPE AT MATURITY
Large tree: 10-15 metres
Rounded, spreading canopy 

SPECIAL USES
As a specimen
As a shade tree
As a windbreak

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

FICUS obliqua (Small Leafed Fig)

A medium spreading native fig with a dense shady crown.   This form is indigenous to northern NSW and Queensland and has glossy dark green leaves. Important food host to a wide range of native fauna.

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

SPECIAL USES/FEATURES
As a Street Tree
As a Specimen
As a Windbreak
Along Roadside

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

FICUS rubiginosa (Port Jackson Fig)

A medium spreading native fig with a dense shady crown. This form is indigenous to northern NSW and Queensland and has glossy dark green leaves. Important food host to a wide range of native fauna.

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

SPECIAL USES/FEATURES
As a Street Tree
As a Specimen
As a Windbreak
Along Roadside

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

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

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

LIVISTONA decipiens (Ribbon Fan Palm)

A large native palm (over 10m) with fan shaped fronds with attractive ribbon-like strands hanging down, ideal as specimen palm and for avenues. It is hardy, frost and drought tolerant.

HEIGHT AND SHAPE AT MATURITY
Large palm: Over 10 metres

SPECIAL USES
As a street palm
As a specimen
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

PHOENIX canariensis (Canary Island Date Palm)

A large majestic palm tree growing to over 15 metres and up to 40 metres. It is noted for its massive, thick trunk with distinctive diamond-shaped leaf base scars. The trunk is topped with attractive arching pinnate fronds. It is widely used in resort gardens and for impressive avenues. It is frost and drought resistant.

Root ball will be square - 1.2-1.5m wide x .8-1m deep depending upon size of palm.

HEIGHT AND SHAPE AT MATURITY
Large Palm: over 15 metres

SPECIAL USES
As a street palm
As a specimen
Along roadside
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

PODOCARPUS elatus (Plum or Brown Pine)

A medium evergreen native tree (8-12 metres) with a conical form and attractive dark green narrow leaves which are light green when they flush, bears purple edible berries. It is well known for its environmental adaptability and is excellent in tough conditions.

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

SPECIAL USES
As a specimen
As a shade Tree
As a windbreak
As a screen
Along roadside
Resistant to coastal exposure
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

PRUMNOPITYS ladei (Mt. Spurgeon Black Pine)

A rare, ancient (prolific during the Cenozoic period) medium evergreen native rainforest conifer (8-10 metres) which is endemic to the Atherton Tablelands.  It has a conical form and dense growth habit with attractive dark green fern-like leaves (similar to the Yew Tree) which are bright green when they flush.  It is hardy, makes an excellent specimen or screening tree, grows well in a pot/tub, can be used indoors and is tolerant to full sun and low light situations.

HEIGHT AND SHAPE AT MATURITY
Medium tree:  8-10 metres
Conical shape

SPECIAL USES
As a specimen
As a screen
Along roadside
Pot/tub specimen
Indoors
Has non-invasive roots

CONDITIONS
Suitable in full sun
Suitable in shade
Suitable in most soils
Is tolerant of moderate frost
Is tolerant of 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