5 fast growing shade trees Australia
Gardens great and small can benefit from trees: for providing shade, a habitat to native birds and their positive contribution to the environment. Here are 5 fast growing shade trees in Australia and how to grow them.
Buy, EUCALYPTUS torquata, coral Gum, Coolgardie Gum, seed
Apart from the large flowers one of the other main feature of this tree is the flower buds which occur in clusters of seven and take on a red colour just before flowering. The bottom section of the cap is ribbed and has a beak like extension. Buds are very distinctive and unlike any other Eucalyptus.
Iridescent orange, pink and red gum flowers are the must-have plants for summer, bringing in flocks of nectar feeding parrots into your garden. They are followed by ginormous gum nuts that...
Bauhinia variegata Alba, Bauhinia variegata Candida, White orchid tree, White Mountain Ebony -
Tristaniopsis laurina ‘DOW10’ PBR Luscious® - Andreasens Green Wholesale Nurseries
Origin : Australia Habit : Large Evergreen tree Common Names : Kangaroo Grass Height : 12m Width : 5m Growth Rate : Medium Foliage : Lime Green, Narrow Flowers : Yes Flower Description :Small scented flowers form in clusters towards the end of the branches Fruit : Small thin walled capsules which split open to release the seeds Position : Full sun/Part shade Common Pest And Diseases : Borer Uses : Street tree Other Features, Comments : Feature tree due to the attractive back, Bird…
‘Australian Native - Fire Wheel Tree (Stenocarpus sinuatus)’ by Gabrielle Lees
'Australian NativeFire Wheel Tree (Stenocarpus sinuatus)' by Gabrielle Lees
Coiled seedpod of Snow-wood. (Pararchidendron pruinosum)
Interesting fruiting tree I found in the local bush (geotagged). Pararchidendron pruinosum var. pruinosum It has attractive flattish orange coiled seed pods. (Similar characteristic feature of Archidendron). An excellent small tree for street plantings, parks or as a feature in a larger garden. The fragrant flowers are in ball-like heads, golden yellow and darkening with age (I shall photograph it in the season). Produces a decorative general purpose timber. ID credit to ibsut and to the…
Callistemon polandii Gold tipped bottlebrush Tree -
This is a hardy adaptable shrub that has beautiful long lasting bright red flowers with golden tips. Useful as a hedge, windbreak or screening plant it will attract small birds to the garden.