Tree Nursery Catalogue
This list describes the trees that we generally grow in our bare root nursery. Due to vagaries of production and demand however not all of the trees listed here will be available every year.
For the current list of trees available for the coming winter please go to the 'Price List'. This is updated in March or April each year.
For more information about bareroot trees please see the 'About Bareroot Trees' page.
Please enquire if the tree you are looking for is not listed - we may be able to help.
Japanese MapleAcer japonicum
Up to 4m.* Small delicate spreading tree with elegant habit and beautiful fingered foliage which turns to red/purple/orange in autumn. It’s common for them to have multiple trunks joining close to the ground and a spreading crown nearly as wide as it is tall. Needs a sheltered position away from wind to prevent leaf scorch and a full sun to lightly shaded position. Preferring fertile soil, high in organic content they will tolerate poorer soil as long as it can hold summer moisture and is free draining in the winter as they do not like wet feet. Their compact and non invasive root systems, means they are particularly good for borders and ornamental paths. These slower growing trees transplant easily and make good courtyard specimens or tub plants.
Box Elder MapleAcer negundo
8m exceptionally 10m.* A tough fast growing maple suitable for many applications. Tolerating a wide range of environmental situations including moist soil types, urban pollution, drier sites and some coastal exposure. Can be used as a fast approach to shade or screening. With light to mid green leaves, yellowing in Autumn this tree’s drooping raceme like flowers on bare branches in early spring create a visual interest.
Red MapleAcer rubrum
12m exceptionally to 15m.* The classic Canadian Maple famous for its outstanding show of red in the Autumn. Featuring dark green foliage throughout summer with attractive clusters of red flowers on bare branches in spring. Of moderate size and growth, this tree makes a standout ornamental feature. Tolerant of a wide range of soils but needs relatively moist conditions to do well. .
Trident MapleAcer trifidum
Up to 7m.* Seems to be the most reliable maple for the southwest of WA, Small to medium upright tree originating from China. Excellent range of red/orange autumn colour.This charming moderately fast growing tree can fit well into a small garden, into hedges, rows or planted alone. Has attractive peeling brown/orange and grey bark as it matures. Prefers full sun and good drainage. Tolerant to wide range of site conditions including poorer soils, moderate wind and salt, urban pollution and relatively dry conditions. Its ability to deal with soil compaction and restricted root zones makes it a good tree for urban landscapes. Bonsai enthusiasts enjoy working on this variety.
Silver BirchBetula pendula
5-6m exceptionally to 9m.* “Ladies of the woods” Coleridge the poet name them.....Graceful lithe small to medium tree which is best planted in groups to create an impact. Stunning white trunk with a cascading elegant crown and fine weeping branches.Impressive all year round with its dainty leaves fluttering even in the slightest of breezes this tree has some of the purest gold autumn foliage. Once dormant it creates an interesting silhouette, with its catkins and the leafless crown taking on a purple tinge in the winter sun. Non invasive roots mean they can be a great lawn or garden bed trees. Will grow well in a number of conditions as long as there is ample summer moisture.
Up to 13 m.* This handsome, iconic evergreen native is drought resistant. A solid trunk flaring at the base is characteristic of the Kurrajong. A useful landscape tree this is one of the few natives with a formal shape and bright green foliage. Sprays of pretty creamy bell flowers with crimson spots are replaced by canoe shaped seed pods as the flowers fade. A very tough tree growing naturally on poor soils and rocky slopes this tree will grow in most positions as long as it is not heavy clay with poor drainage. Preferring an open sunny position these trees make a great ornament in large gardens and an impressive statement as an avenue.
Indian Bean TreeCatalpa bignonoides
10-12m exceptionally to 15m.* The Catalpa shares with its cousin the Paulowia the characteristics of showy floral displays and a luxuriant shady canopy but is a more robust tree that is tolerant of wet soils. This tree has a lush tropical appearance so it is surprising that it originates from the northern hemisphere. The creamy "foxglove-like" flowers with purple spotting appear in summer, leaving clusters of long slender beans and its large velvety heart shaped leaves turn yellow in autumn. Mature trees are often wider than they are high with large spreading branches and are useful shade tree for parks or large gardens. Tolerant of any well drained soils this sun and moisture loving tree is not ideal for windy sites. Rumoured to be a good marron feeder.
Honeyberry TreeCeltis australis
12m exceptionally to 20m.* Part of the Elm family and also known as the Nettle or Hackberry Tree this species is amongst some of the world’s most commonly planted street trees. Pyramidal whilst young, broadening and spreading into an attractive rounded shape with mid green foliage turning yellow shades in autumn. Featuring a smooth trunk with ornamental corky ridges as it matures and sweet edible berries this tree is adaptable to a wide range of positions. A perfect tree for our Mediterranean climate it thrives in poor soils as long as there is adequate drainage. Surviving compaction, urban pollution, wet or dry sites and moderate winds this tree may be the perfect solution to a tricky site.
Judas TreeCercis siliquastrum
4-5 m exceptionally to 8m.* Sometimes marketed as the “Love Tree” because of its distinctive blue green heart shaped leaves. A small tough drought and heat resistant tree from the Eastern Mediterranean.Masses of startling rosy- lilac pea flowers along the bare branches in spring before the leaves unfurl. This is a pretty tree for small gardens or courtyards but is also suitable for parks and street locations. Planted in groups would create a stunning seasonal feature. Its rather intricate twisted habit makes it to be a slow growing living sculpture. Best positioned in full sun it’s not essential for the soil to be rich but it must be well drained.
Washington ThornCrataegus phaenopyrum
Up to 5m.* A handsome slow thorny little tree and surprisingly hardy in WA. Famous for its glossy vine shaped leaves that colours brilliant shades of red. Through spring the tree is lost in a cloud of snow-white flowers and then in autumn the fruits or berries start to colour scarlet.Possibly the best of all the hawthorns it is hardy and deserves wider use as a small shade tree for gardens parks or streets. Can also be planted close together and pruned accordingly to create a hedge or screen. The tree attracts bees, butterflies and birds and has great ornamental attributes for each season of the year. Prefers moist, well-drained soils in full sun, but is tolerant of poor and compacted soils, drought, heat, and coastal sites.
Up to 4.* A small, beautiful hardy tree that is both ornamental and useful with a long history of cultivation and romantic symbolism throughout the Middle East and Mediterranean region. The tree has silvery green leaves, pretty white and pink tinged blooms in spring and a crop of large pale yellow fruit in autumn with the trunk becoming beautifully twisted and gnarled as it ages. A somewhat old fashioned fruit high in pectin that nowadays has a less major role in cooking and preserving since the introduction of gelatine. However the heavenly sweet scent and flavour of the Quince which has existed longer than the apple is incomparable to any other fruit. Incredible tough and resilient they will grow almost anywhere as long as the soil Ph is not too alkaline and they are not subject to really wet and humid conditions. Once the fruit is cooked the flesh becomes a beautiful rose pink colour and is delicious baked and makes amazing pastes and jelly.
Coral TreeErythina x sykesii
12m exceptionally 18m.* A fast growing, spreading and tough tree, famous for its bright orange-scarlet flowers on bare branches in late winter and early spring. Featuring large bright green leaves this tree also creates a lush shady retreat and from the harsh summer heat. Tolerating any well drained soil, second line salt and warm conditions this tree is ideal for coastal climates. A hybrid that was first discovered here, its exact parentage is unknown but it is often referred to as the Australian Coral Tree. A somewhat old fashioned tree that is possibly making a comeback due to its hardiness. It prefers full sun and summer moisture although once established seems to handle both moist and dry soils remarkably well. This tree is frost sensitive and needs adequate room for it to grow to its full potential.
Brown Turkey FigFicus carica ‘Brown Turkey’
Up to 5m* Figs were considered sacred by the Romans and have been cultivated for many thousands of years. A slower growing but long lived and hardy tree that aside from its delicious fruit can also be used as a attractive specimen, espalier or hedge. A large brown skinned self pollinating fig with richly flavoured pink flesh. Best eaten fresh or makes a great jam and is very popular due to its long ripening season. Produces two crops of fruit a year with one early summer flush and then the main crop in early autumn. Loving a warm and dry climate they do appreciate extra water whilst the fruit is developing. Prefers light fertile well drained soils but will tolerate heavier soils if the drainage is adequate. Pruning and a nitrogen low fertilizer in late winter often promotes heavier fruiting. Mulching of the roots is advisable as figs have shallow root systems. Figs also grow well in coastal areas.
White Genoa FigFicus carica ‘White Genoa’
Up to 5m.*A slightly faster growing tree than the Brown Turkey but perhaps not quite as drought/heat hardy. Self pollinating with a small first crop in early summer and then the main crop later in the season. This fig is pale green with a sweet dark reddish pink centre. Ideal for drying, eating fresh and making jam. Has similar cultural requirements as the Brown Turkey Fig.
Golden AshFraxinus excelsior ‘aurea’
Up to10m.* Gold/green spring/summer foliage turning brilliant gold in autumn. Slow growing smallish tree. Winter effect of deep yellow branches and twigs with black buds.To hasten top growth and form good shape the lower early opening buds should be rubbed off the main trunk when young. Mass planted they create a special effect and stand out even more contrasted against their cousin the Claret Ash although they do have very different growth habits and always grow smaller. Best in deep moist soils but they have a reasonable tolerance to heat and relatively dry conditions. Can be temperamental but a good one is superb.
Flowering AshFraxinus ornus
10m exceptionally to 15m.* Perhaps the most ornamental and versatile of all the Ashes it is surprising that this tree is not planted more often. Offering a nice neat round compact head and a smaller habit than its relatives, this tree provides an autumn journey from yellow, through to red and then purple. In addition it turns into a white cloud with sprays of fragrant white flowers in spring. A relatively fast growing tree that prefers rich heavy loams but will tolerate clay and sandy soils. Needs full sun and although it is very tolerant of high winds, dry conditions and urban pollution it is not suitable in coastal conditions. Very similar to its evergreen relative griffithii which is used extensively in urban areas.
Desert AshFraxinus oxycarpa
8-10 m exceptionally to 20m.* A tough tree suited to dry conditions with good autumn colour (yellow) in cold districts and a special pastel green to its spring flushing leaves. Ranges from a smaller to medium spreading tree on hard exposed dry sites to a taller more stately specimen on deep loamy soils. A shapely and fast growing tree it has become a very popular street tree able to withstand almost any conditions.
Claret AshFraxinus oxycarpa ‘Raywoodii’
10-12m exceptionally to 20m.* An Australian grafted version of the Desert Ash which reliably produces burgundy/red rich wine autumn tones. Magnificent round headed and fast growing specimen with an abundance of foliage.The small narrow leaves are a deep dark green throughout the summer. Plant in full sun to obtain the best colour. Prefers well drained moist soils but will endure hot conditions if water is available.
Velvet AshFraxinus velutina
6-8m exceptionally to 12m.* A tough tree from Arizona able to withstand heat, drought and a little salt. Manages to look refreshing in the hardest summers. Velvety bright green summer foliage and clear yellow autumn leaves. Round headed and fairly open form. Growing on a wide range of soils from sandy loams to clay loams. Providing relatively cool shade in summer its foliage will tolerate a fair amount of wind.
A Perfect tree for those really tough sites.
Gleditsia “Sunburst”Gleditsia. triacanthos“Sunburst”
10-12m exceptionally to 18m.* An excellent street and lawn tree with delicate ferny foliage its springtime yellow leafing becomes dark green by summer before turning golden in autumn. Adaptable to a wide soil range they prefer full sun and are wet and dry site tolerant once established. A cultivar of the Honey Locust, this tree bears no thorns or seed pods. With a distinctive horizontal branching habit its stems have a zig-zag pattern and it tends to grow nearly as wide as it is tall. Small dainty leaves on the open canopy allow pleasantly dappled light to reach the ground and enable planting underneath. They are a good tree for use where you want to see beyond and through the canopy and therefore are not the best fire retardant. Whilst being only moderately hardy to salt and sea spray they are tough against wind and urban pollution. Sunburst’s do have a shallow rooting system and can heave concrete and sidewalks if not given enough room.
Up to 3m.* Also known as the ‘Rose of Sharon’ this large deciduous shrub or small tree allows you to bring the tropical feel to more temperate climates. Providing mauve hibiscus flowers from summer through to autumn, it works well as a feature, hedge or standard and can be pruned accordingly. Cold and frost hardy it is also quite drought tolerant once established.
Crepe MyrtleLagerstroemia indica
5-6m exceptionally to 8m.* A small tree with masses of pink or mauve flowers during the peak of summer, yellow/orange autumn colour and attractive smooth copper-toned bark. The tree has a multi stemmed upright branching habit and mottled attractive bark. Tolerant of heat and some dryness once established but does prefer well drained, slightly acidic, moist, full sun position. Recommend hard prune when transplanting to encourage a strong root system. Flowers only form on new season’s wood so they can be lopped back hard for compact flower heads or left to have a gracefully branched flowering canopy.
Crepe Myrtle 'Acoma'Lagerstroemia indica x L. fauriei ‘Acoma’
3 x 3m.* Very small garden tree or shrub suitable for small gardens or even for container growing. With its spreading habit and semi weeping characteristics this tree has a profusion of white flowers in late summer and stunning yellow and orange autumn colour. Same cultural requirements as the Crepe Myrtle.
Crepe Myrtle 'Tuscarora'Lagerstroemia indica x L. fauriei 'Tuscarora'
5 x 5m* Small garden specimen or screening tree. Stunning dark fuchsia pink flowering cultivar. Prolific amounts of flowers and leaves turn a red orange in autumn particularly in colder climates. Similar habits and cultural requirements as the Crepe Myrtle.
15m exceptionally to 20m.* One of the finest and very popular famously autumn colouring tree. Amber is just one of the tones this tree may produce; crimson, bronze, purple, gold and green can also be displayed for long periods over Autumn. With its lush and bright green almost star shaped leaves these trees can also be a striking summer feature. The branches carry layers of corked bark and the insignificant flowers are followed by interesting spiky rounded seed capsules through winter. Starts life as an upright ‘pyramidical’ youngster maturing over (a long) time into a large and spreading specimen. It thrives in paved areas, or as a street, park or larger garden tree. Hardy, adaptable and moderate grower if well watered. Needs full sun and will grow in coastal areas as long as sea spray is very minimal.
Saucer MagnoliaMagnolia x soulangiana
5-6m exceptionally 8m.* A small deciduous tree or large multi stemmed shrub most famous for its heavenly scented abundant flowers, This is one of the most all-round popular Magnolias used throughout horticulture. Nearly as wide as it tall it makes for a lovely garden specimen. Striking large cup and saucer shaped pink to white flowers appear on the bare branches in late winter continuing on into the spring after the leaves have appeared. This species is one of the toughest of its type coping with moderate wind and alkaline soils which other Magnolias are renowned for not tolerating. Adaptable to a wide range of growing conditions ranging from shallow soils to heavy clays and from full sun to light shade. Prefers regular moisture but will tolerate small periods of dryness. Being shallow rooted it makes for a lovely tree close to your house or lawn specimen. Not a big feeder it can be set back if too much artificial fertilizer is applied.
White CedarMelia azedarach
8-12m exceptionally 20m.* A tough deciduous tree native to WA (the Kimberly) and to northern and eastern Australia. Heavenly sprays of scented lilac flowers in spring and golden late autumn display in cooler districts. An outstanding fire retardant and widely adaptable hardy and fast growing tree that provides deep cool summer shade. Also known as Cape Lilac it is not used nowadays as much as it should be, familiarity perhaps breeding contempt. A mass of berries turning from green to yellow as the summer progresses hang on the tree glistening on the bare branches well into winter. The berries are mildly toxic to humans and pigs but birds seem to enjoy them. Much of the tree including the berries is used in alternative medicine for a range of ailments. In rural areas the berries don’t even fall to the ground for parrots break up the berries before they ripen. Melia will grow in any soil but is particularly useful in dry, semi arid conditions although it will withstand mild frost conditions. Only in tropical parts will it become a tall tree.
Black English MulberryMorus nigra
Up to 6m.* Not an especially good looker but grafted to produce reliable bountiful crops of sweet delicious black berries in the summer. Broad rounded crown, spreading with age and developing a old gnarled appearance.
12-15m exceptionally to 18m.* An unsurpassed autumn display of purple, red, orange, yellow and green, means the rare Tupelo deserves much wider use. A magnificent specimen tree with pyramidal shaped it is very distinctive with almost completely horizontal branches. The botanical name Nyssa refers to the water nymph in Greek mythology. Living up to its name the Tupelo flourishes near water. Poorly draining swampy wet soils being its favourite, this tree will tolerate a wider range of conditions as longs there is adequate access to water and good soil. Will not tolerate soil compaction and high levels of urban pollution or wind. Avoid pruning this tree as it will spoil its natural architectural shape.
8-10m exceptionally to 15m.* Extremely fast growth, good shade and spectacular spring flowering make this a rewarding tree when grown in the right conditions.Spikes of lovely cream and lilac fox glove like flowers adorn the bare branches in spring and make for the most lovely effect. Huge lush velvety heart shaped leaves particularly large in younger plants make for a tropical feel. Where space permits a mass planting will create a dramatic show. It is very intolerant of excessive hot dry winds and poor drainage -demanding a metre or more of free draining soil and then abundant moisture at its roots (although shallower soils will be tolerated on sloping ground). Tolerates coastal atmosphere.
Chinese PistachioPistachio Chinensis
7-8 m exceptionally 13m.* A small to medium sized round crowned ornamental tree with stunning scarlet/red/orange autumn colour even in warm districts. Tough and easily established it is one of the best tree choices for streets, parks or gardens as an elegant no fuss landscape tree.Provides a rich green glossy foliage and deep shade throughout summer and an extended show of colour throughout autumn. Can grow on hot dry sites once established and is suitable for almost any soil. Its moderate size and non invasive root systems reduce destruction and increase its popularity in urban planning. Although a Pistachio, its seed is too small to be useful as an edible nut.
London PlanePlantanus x acerifolium
Up to 25m.* Much loved stately and specimen, avenue, and shade tree. This hybrid tree has been much used for stately urban street planting for over two centuries not least because of its extraordinary tolerance of atmospheric pollutions.A big tree with big leaves and a big presence. The huge trunks and branches are mottled attractively with cream grey-blue and brown exfoliating bark. A deciduous tree but with fairly non descript Autumn colour. Has a majestic winter silhouette of many intertwining weeping twigs with dangling globular seed heads three to four to a string. Fast growing it needs space to develop to its full potential but responds vigorously to pruning and is often cut back in urban situations. It grows well in paved areas with minimal aeration but does prefer deep soils and can suffer from leaf burn in hot summers if the soil is not adequate. Loves clay soils.
Oriental PlanePlantanus orientalis
Up to 25m.* One of the parents of the London Plane hybrid and in some ways superior to it having better autumn colour, being more heat resistant and more tolerant of Plane Anthracnose. It also has slightly smaller and narrower deeply lobed leaves. Shares all of the other valuable growth habits and characteristic of the London Plane.
Alford Blaze PlanePlatanus orientalis ‘Alford Blaze’
Up to 15m.* A new grafted variety that provides long lasting fiery red autumn colour along with all the existing well loved features of a Plane tree.
Hybrid White PoplarPopulus alba x alba
Exceptionally to 25m.* The white trunk and shimmering silver backed leaves make for a most attractive tree, but it suckers fearsomely. A pretty tree with some stunning landscape effects but it’s use is limited due to its suckering habits Very fast growing, somewhat salt tolerant, good fodder plant where stock keep the suckers under control but can otherwise be a nuisance. Leaves turn gold backed by shimmering silver in autumn.
Prefers deep soils and moisture.
Hybrid Cottonwood PoplarPopulus deltoides x nigra
Exceptionally to 20m.* Our best selling tree. Handsome, tall, modestly broad, rewardingly fast tree of few vices. Top avenue specimen with autumn yellows. This species of Poplar is non-suckering although disturbance of the roots can initiate shoots at damage points. At its best on moist soils though reasonably able to survive dry conditions once established in which case seasonal leaf fall may be premature.
Euphrates PoplarPopulus euphratica
Up to 18m.* Often mistaken for a Red River Gum (but deciduous with a nice autumn yellow) this tree is something of a cross between a willow and a poplar. Heat, waterlogging and salt tolerant. Suckers profusely so should only be planted with saltland reclamation or soil erosion in mind . Foliage can be a useful stock fodder.
Lombardy PoplarPopulus nigra italica
Up to 25m.*The old favourite narrow pencil shaped poplar. A classic for formal avenue planting with nice yellow autumn colour. Although it does sucker, these (like most tree suckers) can be controlled in grazed or mowed areas. Fast growing they build character with age being able to live well in excess of a hundred years.
Simon’s PoplarPopulus simonii
10 to 13m exceptionally up to 20m.* Non suckering Chinese poplar, tall and narrow whilst young but broadens with age into a tidy and charming tree with pendulous branching. Glossy dark green diamond shaped leaves with silver underside. Demands a moist position to look good in our climate.
Flowering Cherry PlumPrunus blireana
6-8m exceptionally to 10m.* A slightly larger ornamental plum tree with prolific double pink blossoms in spring. It tempers its purple leaves with a tinge of green during the summer giving it a coppery/bronze effect. Fast to establish it is upright when young but filling out and becoming more rounded with age.
Dwarf Flowering PlumPrunus cerasifera ‘Elvins’
3m x3m.*A dwarf flowering plum suitable for the smallest of spaces with prolific flower’s completely covering the semi pendulous branches in mid spring. Blossoms begin white and then change to a coral pink as they age. Adapts to a variety of conditions but thrives best with full sun and moist well drained fertile soils.
Purple Leaved Cherry PlumPrunus cerasifera ‘nigra’
6-7m exceptionally to 8m.* Probably the finest of all purple leafed foliage trees grown in Australia. Single light dainty pink blossoms on fine branches throughout spring. Its rich dark plum foliage never loses its colour and can be used as for striking contrasting effects. Though not generally thought of as a fruit tree Its cherry-plum fruit can be eaten. One of the toughest plums and handles somewhat drier and warmer condition.
Suits as a small garden specimen.
Purple Plum Tall / SlenderPrunus cerasifera. Var
6 x 2 m. * A very upright form of ornamental plum with a tall and slender habit perfect for those tight spaces. Lovely deep burgundy foliage and white spring flowers make this tree distinctive most of the year. Preferring full sun for best foliage colour and flowers its best in moist, well drained, fertile soils but once established should tolerate slightly drier sites.
Pomegranate “Elche”Punica granatum
Up To 5m.* Small fruit bearing deciduous tree / shrub native to Persia. Tough and drought tolerant perfect for our Mediterranean climate. As mature plants they are multi trunked with sculptural twisted bark and natural, arching vase like form. Bright orange flowers spring into summer and attractive autumn colour. Pomegranates are best on deep, heavy loams, but are adapted to many soil types from pure sand to heavy clay only sites of poor drainage should be avoided. . They are more tolerant of saline soils than most other fruit trees. Shooting freely from their base, the plant soon becomes a shrub and used this way they can be planted close to together to create a dense screen. Heavy pruning can be used to keep the plant small. Shoots can be removed annually to ensure it forms a tree like character. However it is wise to retain, a few of the stems that shoot from the base, as the Pomegranate looks best as a multi-stemmed small tree.
Bradford PearPyrus calleryana ‘Bradford’
10- 12m exceptionally 15m.* One of the more stately of the pears the Bradford is taller than it is wide with a strong pyramidal shape and colours amongst the best oranges and reds in autumn. Like the other ornamental pears it is sun-loving and tolerates both heavy wet soils and dryness once established and has abundant white spring blossom but no edible fruit.
Excellent resistance to urban pollution and compaction.
Capital PearPyrus calleryana 'Capital'
Up to 11m.* The narrowest form of pear available in Australia. Its width of no more than three metres at maturity makes it ideal for the tightest of urban locations. Just as decorative and resilient as the other Ornamental Pears but not an ideal specimen for rural plantings where more space is available.
Glen’s Form PearPyrus calleryana ‘Glen’s Form’
Up to 10 m.*Also known as “Chanticleer” this is a tall narrow ornamental pear for restricted spaces. A beautiful tree that shares many of the other ornamental pears hardy and showy characteristics. Its vertical shape makes for an extremely versatile and popular tree for driveways, small gardens and urban streetscapes.
Edgedell PearPyrus calleryana x P.betulaefolia
Up to 8m.* This medium compact rounded pear, with a silvery grey toned leaves provides a much darker purple and red palette in autumn. Although it features a whole rounded canopy it is less spreading than the Manchurian or Snow Pear and therefore is perfect as a small feature tree. Boasting beautiful blossoms, autumn colours and all other ornamental pears hardy characteristics makes this tree ideal for any small garden or urban landscape.
Snow PearPyrus nivalis’
5-6m exceptionally 8m.* This small tree is also low maintenance and hardy but differs in that it has silvery grey green foliage and a semi pendulous branch structure which can create a very striking foliage contrast within the landscape. With masses of white spring blossoms this tree turns to impress with great autumn colour. The Snow Pear is perfect for small gardens and also compliments modern architecture with it silver foliage.
Manchurian PearPyrus ussuriensis
6-7m exceptionally to 9m.* From the far east of Russia possibly the hardiest of all the ornamental pears and a favourite for its spreading shape. As autumn arrives the top of its crown is in brilliant shades of scarlet with the leaves changing to rich oranges before they fall. Earliest to flower with pinkish buds and pinkish white flowers. It is often nearly as wide as it tall and its more relaxed habit with spreading lower branches makes for a
lovely shade or specimen tree.
Sawtooth OakQuercus acutissima
Up to 15m.* A fast growing smaller Oak from Japan with glossy green foliage and nice yellow autumn colour. Its handsome chestnut shaped leaves with sawtooth margins hold on through most of winter. Fruits bi-annually and often produces large amounts of acorns.
Algerian OakQuercus canariensis
Up to 15-20m.* A vigorous broad shady big leaved Mediterranean Oak. A semi-evergreen it holds some leaves through the winter with these turning golden late providing relief from continual grey skies.
Turkey OakQuercus cerris
Up to 20m* Another Mediterranean oak but from the eastern end: Anatolia. Deciduous with a distinctive mossy acorn cap. Slender crown when young becoming broadly spreading with age. Good tree for coastal and exposed situations.
Portuguese OakQuercus lusitanica
Up to 20m * The most commonly planted Oak in the south-west although it is frequently mistaken for English Oak—the main difference being its more semi-evergreen nature and extra vigour thanks to its natural suitability to our Mediterranean climate. This spreading tree that colours up in late winter is an excellent fire retardant. Good shade and greatly spreading, hardy and persistent tree suitable to almost any site.
English OakQuercus robur
Up to 25m.* Famously tall and broad majestic fully deciduous tree with nice yellow/orange autumn colour. Usually drops all its leaves by May. Not able to withstand dry and hot summers quite as well as other species.
Red OakQuercus rubra
Up to 18 m.* A well structured slightly smaller tree with bright green lobed leaves and vibrant red-golden brown autumn colour and a lovely red blush to the young spring shoots. It is broad and rounded and often nearly as wide as it is tall. Prefers moist well drained soils in cooler areas but will tolerate a wide range soils from clays to loamy sands if there is adequate moisture.
Pin OakQuercus palustris
Up to 20m.* A easy oak to grow which can be fast on moist soils, with a good domed shape, drooping lower branches and glossy deeply lobed leaves. The Pin Oak colours spectacularly orange to scarlet in autumn. Often retains browned leaves into winter. Very reliable oak for a wide range of situations including parks gardens and streetscapes.
French OakQuercus petraea
Up to 20m. *New to Australia, this famous oak is used in the French wine industry for its barrels. Similar to the English Oak, but usually more upright in habit and taller. Yellow and orange autumn colour. Vigorous and good acorn producer. This seed line originates from the forest of Ligerien in France a noted wine barrel wood producing area.
Willow OakQuercus phellos
Up to 20m.* The leaves are quite unlike an Oak: narrow with smooth edges like a willow, entirely without the deep lobes that characterise the Oaks. With its liking for moist sites and dainty semi-weeping habit it is not hard to see how it came by the name of Willow Oak. From warm south eastern USA. Yellow and orange autumn colour. Needs moisture.
Golden RobiniaRobinia pseudoacacia ‘frisia’
Up to 12m x 6m.*A beautiful medium sized tree with showering golden foliage in both spring and autumn and almost fluorescent green leaves in summer. Long lasting flowering with huge umbels of white pea flowers in summer make this a flamboyant tree which can make a brave statement when massed.This robust fast-growing tree likes full sun in fertile, moist soil, but it will tolerate poor, dry soils,moderate air pollution and coastal areas.It has brittle branches, so it needs shelter from strong winds. Provide deep watering to encourage roots to grow deep and ensure roots don’t get damaged to prevent any suckering. Avoid waterlogging.
Weeping WillowSalix babylonica
Up to 12m x 12m.* The classic waterside statement of cool and green, the cascading branches personify falling water itself. Needs plenty of moisture to be at its best. Willows are not generally suitable for small gardens as they have invasive root systems. However in larger areas near water they can be delightful and help with erosion by stabilizing the area. They will tolerate any kind of soil as long as there is adequate moisture.
Golden Weeping WillowSalix chrysocoma
Up to 12m.* More colourful than the common green weeping willow with golden flowers, branchlets and strong autumn colour but not quite as weeping. Also needs adequate moisture to perform but will grow in most soils.
Corkscrew WillowSalix matsudana torulosa
Up to 12m.* An upright cool, green Willow in summer which reveals bizarrely twisting branches in winter; prized for floral arrangements. Same cultural requirement as any Willow.
Swamp CypressTaxodium distichum
10-12m exceptionally 20m.* An unusual long living conifer that is not evergreen but loses its leaves in winter after turning a brazen red/orange. They grow so close to sea level in Florida that they spends so much of the year inundated by semi-estuarine water that they produces roots that grow above the ground and poke above the water to allow the tree to breathe. A splendid specimen tree for water features.
Chinese ElmUlmus chinensis
7-8m exceptionally 12m.* A tough semi-evergreen tree with small glossy leaves and open graceful habit with somewhat pendulous spreading branches.. Late autumn colour in cooler districts. This tree is moderately fast growing, very reliable and once established adapts well to drier conditions. A great summer shade tree and although it holds onto some of its leaves it still allows the winter sun through. The colourful grey and orange mottled bark is an outstanding feature of this tree as it matures. Responds well to pruning and can be used for topiary. Needs good drainage but tolerates compaction, restricted root zones and urban pollution.
Golden ElmUlmus procera “Louis van Houtte”
10-12m exceptionally 20m.*This impressive tree has splendid foliage contrast to set off any landscape. Beginning with pale lime green leaves in spring and then bright yellow green leaves all summer it falls into a rich yellow for autumn. With a wide spreading habit it can be a great shade or feature tree when it has space to grow. Spreading and upright when young it tends to fill out the lower branches with age. Performs best in cool moist well drained soils with high organic content but will tolerate warmer areas if there is ample summer moisture. The Elms are among the best of fire retardant species and make suitable street trees as they are hardy to pollution.
Up to 7m.* A deciduous extremely vigorous climber from China famous for an abundance of delicate mauve flower that hang attractively in clusters throughout spring. Also provides a gorgeous golden yellow show of leaves in autumn. Can be trained to climb in almost any fashion but also may be pruned and supported to create a tree like shape with a twining trunk and flat shaped canopy. Can tolerate shade but requires at least partial sun to flower well and is drought tolerant once established. Needs annual pruning to keep it in control and all parts of the plant are mildly poisonous if ingested.
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