Eucalyptus Winter Light

Eucalyptus Winter Light

Eucalyptus Winter Light Eucalyptus viridis (dwarf selection) While you may seek privacy screening on the sunny side of your home, you may also want to take advantage of what light is available in winter ~ so in steps Eucalyptus Winter Light. While the long fine openly spaced leaves will effectively block out the sun’s rays on hot days, they allow light to filter through in winter, without diminishing its screening potential. A fine clean trunk adds to the feeling of lightness, while the foliage is all but hidden by nectar-rich white blossom in summer and autumn ~ which makes honey-eating birds happy residents. Eucalyptus Winter Light will grow in a range of climates from cool temperate to sub tropical and semi arid, in well drained clay or sandy loam. Tolerates frost and near coastal sites. A very useful small tree for shelter belts and broad acre windbreaks. Download...
Eucalyptus Little Snowman

Eucalyptus Little Snowman

Eucalyptus Little Snowman Eucalyptus pauciflora (small form) Eucalyptus Little Snowman is a ‘smooth operator’; small and semi-weeping, with a clean creamy-white trunk and branches, a canopy of glossy grey-green leaves, and massed spring-to-summer bird-attracting creamy white flowers, Eucalyptus Little Snowman has a presence in any landscape large or small.  It provides screening and summer shade, and will deal with the coldest conditions as well as sub tropical, in well drained clay loam. If you’ve got some space, Eucalyptus Little Snowman loves company, so a copse of them is a really good look. It’s great in near-coastal sites...
Eucalyptus Euky Dwarf

Eucalyptus Euky Dwarf

Eucalyptus Euky Dwarf Eucalyptus leucoxylon (dwarf selection) Euky Dwarf is perhaps the most popular small tree for gardens, streetscapes, freeways and parks across Australia, notching up more than 30 years since its introduction.  Why?   Because of its medium size (5-6 metre tall & 3-4 m wide), adaptability to a range of soils, and cold temperate, sub tropical and semi arid climates. It flowers from autumn right up to mid December. Red, pink or cream blossom  ~  it doesn’t matter to the numerous species of  honey-eating birds, either resident or migratory, who find this supply of nectar over such a long period irresistible; as have generations of gardeners who’ve chosen this bird magnet for their gardens.  Gardens without Euky Dwarf are only half done!   Download...
Eucalyptus Little Star

Eucalyptus Little Star

Eucalyptus Little Star Eucalyptus forresterae Little Star is a small tree or mallee named after Austraflora’s Sue Forrester who, together with Bill Molyneux, recognized it as a new species in a remote region of Gippsland, Victoria. At a height of 3-7 metres & a width of 2-3 metres, it has much to recommend it for small or large gardens and streetscape planting; its smooth olive green or gold stems, small grey-green foliage, clusters of red-orange buds throughout winter and a massed display of cream flowers from spring to early summer set it aside from other small eucalypts. It is extremely frost & cold resistant so cool to temperate climates suit it best.  It likes moist but well drained gravelly or clay loams of neutral to acid pH.  Little Star is a big winner. Download...
Eucalyptus Purple Patch

Eucalyptus Purple Patch

Eucalyptus Purple Patch Eucalyptus lansdowneana ssp albopurpurea Remarkable for its startling clusters of purple bird-attracting flowers in winter & spring, Purple Patch is a small clear-trunked tree (4-6 metres tall & 2-3 metres wide) with much to offer the designer of small gardens and streetscapes. Its adaptability to a wide range of climates from cool temperate, sub tropical & semi arid in neutral to alkaline soils gives it the OK for both coastal and inland planting, where  it is very frost hardy.  And it’s an eye-catching selection in parkland planting with other small cream, pink or yellow flowering Eucalypts. The honey-eating birds will become dizzy with the choice. Download...