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Trees

Trees Recommended to Plant

Recommended trees to plant I Recommended Shrubs to Plant I Recommended Ground Covers I


Recommended trees to plant

The following trees, shrubs and ground covers indigenous to the City, are best suited to local soils and climate and generally require minimal maintenance to produce the best long-term quality.

This list is a guide only.

Botanical Name Common Name Height Notes
Acmena smithii Lilly Pilly 8-30m Rainforest tree, dense glossy foliage
Allocasuarina littoralis Black She Oak 6-12m Pendulous form
Angophora floribunda Rough-barked Angophora 12-22m Rough feature bark, profuse flowers
Angophora costata Sydney Red Gum 12-30m Feature bark, profuse flowers
Banksia serrata Old Man Banksia 2-10m Light or heavy well drained soils. Long-lived.
Banksia integrifolia Coastal Banksia 6-10m Prefers sandy soils
Callicoma serratifolia Black Wattle 2-7m Dense foliage, showy flowers
Casuarina glauca Swamp She-oak 10-20m Prefers marshy sites
Casuarina littoralis Black She-oak 3-6m Common understorey in dry mountain/coastal
Elaeocarpus reticulatus Blue Berry Ash 4-8m Fruit and flower display
Eucalyptus pilularis Blackbutt 30m Fast growing, all soils
Eucalyptus piperita Sydney Peppermint 12-30m Leaves have peppermint fragrance
Eucalyptus resinifera Red Mahogany 20-35m Feature bark
Eucalyptus gummifera Red Bloodwood 20-30m Flowers profusely, usually too large for home gardens.
Eucalyptus haemastoma Scribbly Gum 6-15m Sandy soils, feature bark
Ficus rubiginosa Port Jackson Fig 8-15m All soils
Melaleuca ericifolia Swamp Paperbark 6-12m Prefers marshy sites
Melaleuca linariifolia Snow-in-Summer 5-10m Flower display
Pittosporum undulatum Sweet Pittosporum 4-14m Sweet Scent
Syncarpia glomulifera Turpentine 15+m Dense foiliage, prefers clay soils


Recommended Shrubs to Plant

Botanical Name Name Common Height
Acacia suaveolens Sweet-scented wattle 1-2m
Acacia linifolia Flax Leaf Wattle 2-5m
Acacia longifolia Sydney Golden Wattle 1-8m
Acacia ulicifolia Juniper Wattle (Prickly Moses) 0.5-2m
Acacia terminalis Sunshine Wattle 1-5m
Amperea xiphoclada Broom Spurge 0.3-1m
Banksia spinulosa Hairpin Banksia 1-4m
Callistemon citrinus Crimson Bottlebrush 1-3m
Callistemon linearis Narrow Leaf Bottlebrush 2-3m
Daviesia ulicifolia Gorse Bitter Pea up to 1.5m
Dillwynia retorta Eggs & Bacon 1-2m
Dodonaea triquetra Hop Bush 2-4m
Epacris pulchella NSW Coral Heath 1-2m
Grevillea sphacelata Grey Spider Flower -
Hakea sericea Needle Bush 2-5m
Isopogan anemonifolius Drumsticks 0.5-2m
Kunzea ambigua Tick Bush 1-3m
Lambertia formosa Mountain Devil 2-3m
Leptospermum attenuatum Paperbark Tea Tree 2-5m
Leptospermum flavescens Yellow Tea Tree 2-4m
Leucopogon juniperinus Prickly Beard-Heath 1-2m
Levcopogon juniperinus Prickly Beard-Heath 2m
Lomandra longifolia Spiny Headed Mat Rush 1m
Lomandra obliqua Twisted Mat Rush 1m
Lomatia silaifolia Crinkle Bush 3m
Monotoca elliptica Broom Heath 2-5m
Notelaea ovata Netted Mock Olive 2-7m
Notelaea longifolia Mock Olive 2-7m
Persoonia linearis Narrow Leaf Geebung 2-5m
Persoonia levis Smooth Geebung 2-5m
Phyllanthus thymoides Thyme Sponge 0.5-2m
Pimelea linifolia Slender Rice Flower 1m
Platylobium formosum Handsome Flat Pea 1-2m
Polyscias sambucifolius Elderberry Pamax 1-6m
Pomaderris ferruginea Rusty Pomaderris 1-4m
Styphelia triflora Fivecorners 1.25m


Recommended Ground Covers

Botanical Name Common Name Height
Centella asiatica Indian Pennywort -
Commelina cyamea Native Wandering Jew 0.2-0.5m
Dianella caerulea Paroo Lily 0.2-1m
Dianella revoluta Black Anther Flax-Lily 0.3-1m
Eustrephus latifolius Wombat Berry -
Glycine clandestina Love Creeper climber
Hardenbergia violacea Native Sarsaparilla climber
Kennedia rubicunda Dusky Coral Pea climber
Lobelia dentata Wavy Lobelia -
Lobelia elata Winged Lobelia -
Pandorea pandorana Wonga Wonga Vine climber
Smilax glyciphylla Thornless Smilax -
Veronica plebeia Eastern Speedwell -
Xanthosia pilosa Hairy Xanthosia -

 

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