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 Summer Scentsation

Eucalyptus Summer Scentsation

Eucalyptus Summer Scentsation Eucalyptus olivacea The large yellow-green flower heads of Summer Scentsation produce a spectacular summer display across the Christmas to early autumn period, and the attractive perfume adds a heady touch to the festive season. The shiny grey-green leaves are a bright contrast to darker foliage even when not in flower, and the clean trunk supports this small tree of 4-6 m high x 3-4 m wide ~ a perfect scale for all gardens.  So important is Summer Scentsation as a food source for a wide range of small birds that it should be at the top of your garden planning list, whether you live near the seaside or in drier inland climates. The flowers last for a long time in a vase, but keep your windows shut as the birds may feel that they’re being deprived of lunch. Download...
Eucalyptus Dry White

Eucalyptus Dry White

Eucalyptus Dry White Eucalyptus ornans Small gardens call for small shade & shelter trees and Dry White is the perfect choice at 5-8 metres tall & only 3-5 metres spread. Add the other benefits: fine trunk, smooth bark, highly perfumed silky foliage with pink new growth, a softly weeping habit which allows winter light to penetrate, a long bud-set anticipation period and masses of clustered white flowers in late winter, and you have the perfect package. A second flowering can occur in summer, and the honey-eating birds will be around for a feed in a trice. Grows in climates from cool temperate to sub tropical and semi arid in well drained clay loam soils of a neutral to acid nature, both inland with frost or near-coastal sites. Download...
Eucalyptus Hot Threads

Eucalyptus Hot Threads

Eucalyptus Hot Threads Eucalyptus erythronema selection Eucalyptus Hot Threads has an absolutely beautiful trunk.  Waxy white with seasonal patches of red bark; the canopy is of fine grey-green leaves and large blood-red blossoms that are magnets to honey-eating birds in spring & summer. As it will only grow to 7m tall and 3-5m wide it is suitable for most garden spaces, and in groups or mixed among contrasting trunks they look astonishing when planted any broad landscape design.  Suited to temperate & semi arid climates in well drained neutral to acid ph soils. Frost tolerant inland and will grow in near-coastal...
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...