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 Tucker Time Honey Pots

Eucalyptus Tucker Time Honey Pots

Eucalyptus Tucker Time Honey Pots Eucalyptus wimmerensis selection The nectar flow from Eucalyptus Honey Pots, a small tree or multi-stemmed mallee, is so strong over summer and autumn that it truly is ‘Tucker Time’ for honey-eating birds and small wrens and tree-creepers. With an ever-drying climate predicted, small trees with low water requirements will be in higher demand than ever for gardens of all sizes. Put simply, gardens need trees  ~ for screening, light shade, structure and habitat, and evergreen to act as year-round carbon collectors. At 4-5 metres in height Eucalyptus Honey Pots won’t take up very much room and because it will flourish in  cool temperate, sub tropical or semi-arid climates, withstand heavy frost and coastal breezes it’s a great little a multi-purpose tree for much of Australia. Download...
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 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...