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1 SPECIES LIST FOR STREET Fact Sheets PAGE 1

2 EXOTIC REPLACEMENT SPECIES Page Botanic Name Common Name Potential Height EVERGREEN SPECIES 5 Fraxinus griffithii Evergreen Ash 7-10m 6 Gordonia axillaris Gordonia/Fried Egg Plant 5-8m 7 Magnolia Little Gem Dwarf Bull Bay Magnolia 5m+ 8 Michelia figo Port Wine Magnolia 4m 9 Photinia robusta Red Leaf Photinia 4-5m 10 Photinia Red Robin Red Robin 4-5m 11 Raphiolepis indica Indian Hawthorn 2-4m 12 Murraya paniculata Murraya 4-7m 13 Tibouchina lepidota Alstonville Lasiandra 4-5m 14 Calodendron capense Cape Chestnut 10m DECIDUOUS SPECIES 16 Acer beurgeranum Trident Maple 8-12m 17 Acer platanoides globosum Designer Maple 5-6m 18 Celtis australis Southern Hackberry 10-15m 19 Fraxinus excelsior Nana Designer Ash 2-4m 20 Fraxinus ornus Meczek Designer Ash 5-6m 21 Jacaranda mimosifolia Jacaranda 10-15m 22 Koelreutaria paniculata Golden Rain Tree 8-12m 23 Lagerstroemia Indian Summer Crepe Myrtle 3-10m 24 Nyssa sylvatica Tupelo 11m 25 Pistacia chinensis Chinese Pistachio 7-12m 26 Pyrus calleryana Chanticleer Callery Pear 6-8m 27 Sapium sebiferum Chinese Tallow Tree 10-12m PAGE 2

3 AUSTRALIAN REPLACEMENT SPECIES 29 Acmena smithii var minor Dwarf Lilly Pilly 3-4m 30 Araucaria heterophylla Norfolk Island Pine 20-25m 31 Banksia integrifolia Coastal Banksia 7-10m 32 Banksia serrata Old Man Banksia 3-15m 33 Buckinghamia celsissima Ivory Curl 5-6m 34 Callistemon Kings Park Special Bottlebrush 5m 35 Callistemon salignus Willow Bottlebrush 4-5m 36 Callistemon viminalis Hannah Ray Bottlebrush 4m 37 Corymbia eximia Yellow Bloodwood 8m 38 Corymbia ficifolia Summer Red Flowering Gums 5-6m 39 Cupaniopsis anarcardioides Tuckeroo 8-5m 40 Elaeocarpus eumundii Quondong 10-20m 41 Elaeocarpus reticulatus Blueberry Ash 8-12m 42 Harpulia pendula Tulipwood 8-12m 43 Hibiscus tiliaceus rubra Bronze Cottonwood 6-8m 44 Lophostemon confertus Brush Box 20-25m 45 Leptospermum laevigatum Coastal Tea Tree 2-4m 46 Leptospermum petersonii Lemon - Scented Tea Tree 5m 47 Melaleuca bracteata Revolution Gold Rev. Gold 2-5m 48 Melaleuca decora White Feather Honey Myrtle 4-6m 49 Melaleuca styphelioides Prickly Paper Bark 8-12m 50 Syzigium cascade Lilly Pilly 3m 51 Syzigium leuhmanii Riberry 8-12m 52 TrIstaniopsis laurina Water Gum 7-10m 53 Waterhousia floribunda Weeping Lilly Pilly 18-25m PAGE 3

4 EXOTIC REPLACEMENT SPECIES Evergreen species PAGE 4

5 Fraxinus griffithii Evergreen Ash An attractive evergreen tree with a moderate growth rate and rounded bushy habit. Maximum height: 7-10 metres Maximum spread: 4-6 metres White flowers occur in spring followed by attractive clusters of white seeds. Feature tree Shade tree Street tree Image supplied by Alpine Nurseries Adaptable to full sun or part shade Tolerates a variety of soils Drought and pollution tolerant Will withstand coastal exposure Available at most nurseries PAGE 5

6 Gordonia axillaris Fried Egg Plant A slower growing evergreen tree with a rounded bushy habit and dark, glossy, green leaves. Maximum height: 5-8 metres Maximum spread: 3-5 metres White flowers in summer that closely resemble a camellia flower. Specimen tree Street tree Adaptable to full sun or part shade. Tolerates a variety of soils, however must be well drained. Available at most nurseries. PAGE 6

7 Magnolia Little Gem Dwarf Bull Bay Magnolia A slower growing evergreen tree with a dense oval shaped habit. The leaves are a deep green with a furry brown underside. Maximum height: 4-8 metres Maximum spread: metres Showy white flowers in spring/ summer. The leaves. Specimen tree Screen Adaptable to full sun or part shade. Tolerates a variety of soils, however must be well drained. Available at most nurseries. Image supplied by Alpine Nurseries PAGE 7

8 Michelia figo Port Wine Magnolia An evergreen medium to large shrub with a rounded habit and dark green glossy leaves. Maximum height: 3-4 metres Maximum spread: 2-3 metres Small fragrant purple brown flowers in early September to late November. Specimen plant Perfumed gardens Prefers full sun or part shade position Prefers better quality well drained soils Need protection from salt laden winds Available at most nurseries. PAGE 8

9 Photinia robusta Red Leaf Photinia A hardy attractive larger shrub with a dense rounded habit. Maximum height: 4-5 metres Maximum spread: 3-4 metres Bright red flushes of new growth Have small white flowers during spring Hedging Screen Adaptable to full sun or part shade Tolerates a wide range of soils Prefers better quality well drained soils Drought and pollution tolerant Available at most nurseries. PAGE 9

10 Photinia Red Robin Red Robin A fast growing evergreen shrub with a dense rounded habit. Maximum height: 3 metres Maximum spread: 2 metres Bright red flushes of new growth and small white flowers during spring. Image supplied by Alpine Nurseries Hedging Focal point shrub Adaptable to full sun or part shade Tolerates a wide range of soils Prefers better quality well drained soils Drought and pollution tolerant Available at most nurseries. PAGE 10

11 Raphiolepis indica Indian Hawthorn A dense evergreen shrub or small tree with a rounded habit. Maximum height: 3 metres Maximum spread: 2 metres Flowers from white to pink flowers in early autumn to late spring. Coastal gardens Low hedging Adaptable to full sun or part shade Best flowering occurs in full sun Tolerates a wide range of soils Prefers better quality well drained soils Drought tolerant once established Very tolerant to coastal situations Image supplied by Alpine Nurseries Available at most nurseries. Cultivars Oriental Pearl grows to 1m x 1m Springtime a vigorous shrub with rose pink flowers growing to 2metres. PAGE 11

12 Murraya paniculata Murraya A dense evergreen shrub with small, shiny, dark green foliage. Maximum height: 3-7 metres Maximum spread: 2-4 metres White perfumed flowers that are displayed from spring through to autumn. Perfumed gardens Hedging Prefers full sun Tolerates a wide range of soils. However, prefers better quality well drained soils Needs protection from salt laden winds Available at most nurseries. Image supplied by Alpine Nurseries PAGE 12

13 Tibouchina Lepidota Alstonville Lasiandra An evergreen shrub or small tree with dark green foliage and pale reverse. Maximum height: 4-5 metres Maximum spread: 2-3 metres A brilliant display of purple flowers in late summer and autumn. Specimen tree Street tree Image supplied by Alpine Nurseries Prefers full sun or part shade position Prefers a deep sandy soil Drought tolerant once established Tolerant of coastal situations, however needs protection from front line coastal winds Available at most nurseries. PAGE 13

14 Calodendron capense Cape Chestnut A hardy evergreen medium sized tree with a rounded habit, large glossy oval leaves and grey bark. Maximum height: 10 metres Maximum spread: 5 metres Masses of showy light pink to dark mauve flowers in early summer. Specimen tree Good Street tree Prefers full sun to part shade Adaptable to a wide variety of well drained soil types Drought and pollution tolerant Resistant to coastal exposure Available at specialist nurseries. PAGE 14

15 EXOTIC REPLACEMENT SPECIES Deciduous species PAGE 15

16 Acer beurgerainum Trident Maple A hardy deciduous small tree with a rounded habit. Maximum height: 8-12 metres Maximum spread: 6-7 metres Foliage tones of red, orange, yellow and brown in late autumn. Specimen tree Good street tree if grown with a central leader Image supplied by Fleming s Nurseries Prefers full sun Adaptable to a wide variety of well drained soil types Moderately drought tolerant once established Pollution tolerant Available at specialist nurseries. PAGE 16

17 Acer platanoides Globosum Designer Maple A hardy deciduous small tree with a dense symmetrical standard habit. Maximum height: 5-6 metres Maximum spread: 4 metres Golden yellow foliage in late autumn. Specimen tree in smaller gardens Good street tree under powerlines Prefers full sun to part shade Adaptable to a wide variety of well drained soil types Moderately drought tolerant once established Pollution tolerant Image supplied by Fleming s Nurseries Available at specialist nurseries. PAGE 17

18 Celtis australis Southern Hackberry A large fast growing deciduous tree with a broad rounded canopy and smooth light grey bark. Maximum height: metres Maximum spread: 5-8 metres Pale yellow foliage in autumn. Shade tree Avenue plantings Prefers full sun to part shade Adaptable to a wide variety of well drained soil types Drought and pollution tolerant once established Image supplied by Fleming s Nurseries Available at specialist nurseries. PAGE 18

19 Fraxinus excelsior Nana Designer Ash A slow growing deciduous tree with a globular dense habit. Maximum height: 5 metres Maximum spread: 3 metres Yellow foliage in autumn. Small gardens Street tree under powerlines Prefers full sun Adaptable to a wide variety of well drained soil types, however prefers a moist soil Tolerant of lower levels of drought Available at specialist nurseries. Image supplied by Fleming s Nurseries PAGE 19

20 Fraxinus ornus Meczek Designer Ash A slow growing small deciduous tree with a rounded canopy and green foliage with a bluish tinge. Maximum height: 5 metres Maximum spread: 4 metres Yellow to russet - red foliage in autumn and creamy white flowers in spring. Small gardens Small tree under powerlines Image supplied by Fleming s Nurseries Prefers full sun Adaptable to a wide variety of well drained soil types Moderately drought tolerant Handles coastal exposure Available at specialist nurseries. PAGE 20

21 Jacaranda mimosifolia Jacaranda Semi deciduous tree from Brazil with fern like foliage. Vibrant mauve flowers in early summer. Large spreading tree Maximum height: 12 to15 metres Maximum spread: 10 to 12 metres Stunning when in flower and creates a canopy effect. Excellent shade tree Suitable for avenues, wide streets Full sun to partial shade but flowers better in full sun Adaptable to most soils Image supplied by Alpine Nurseries Available at most nurseries. PAGE 21

22 Koelreuteria paniculata Golden Rain Tree; Pride of China Attractive mid green foliage that becomes golden in autumn and yellow flowers that dry to a papery lantern shape. Medium size deciduous round headed tree with drooping outer branches Maximum height: 7-9 metres Maximum spread: 5-7 metres \ Useful deciduous tree with a slow growing dense habit and a rounded crown when mature. Good deciduous shade tree Suitable for small yards, courtyards Colour contrast tree Image supplied by Fleming s Nurseries Full sun Will underperform on shady or windy sites Organic soils Prefers summer moisture initially to grow well Available at specialist nurseries. PAGE 22

23 Lagerstroemia Indian Summer Crepe Myrtle The Indian Summer range of Crepe Myrtles range from small deciduous shrubs to small trees grown predominantly for their beautiful crepe paper textured flowers. Maximum height: 3-9 metres Maximum spread: 3-5 metres Summer flowering in a variety of colours, autumn colour ranging from yellows through to reds and an attractive smooth mottled trunk. Specimen Street tree Image supplied by Alpine Nurseries Prefers full sun Adaptable to a wide variety of moist well drained soil types Moderately drought tolerant Resistant to powdery mildew Available at most nurseries. Cultivars Tonto 3m x 3m with pink to red flowers Tuscarora 6m x 4m with dark fuchsia pink flowers Natchez 8m x 6m with superb white flowers PAGE 23

24 Nyssa sylvatica Tupelo A slow growing deciduous tree with a conical habit becoming more rounded with age. Maximum height: 11 metres Maximum spread: 6 metres Dark green glossy leaves that turn from yellow to a spectacular scarlet red in autumn. Specimen Street tree good alternative to the Liquidambar Prefers full sun Adaptable to a wide variety of soil types Will tolerate poorly drained and moderately wet sites Available at specialist nurseries. Image supplied by Fleming s Nurseries PAGE 24

25 Pistacia chinensis Chinese Pistachio Small to medium sized, deciduous tree with a rounded habit. Has a slow to moderate growth rate. Maximum height: 8 metres Maximum spread: 6 metres Dark green glossy leaves that turn from orange to red in autumn. Autumn foliage can persist well into winter. Specimen Streetscapes Prefers full sun to part shade Adaptable to a wide variety of well drained soil types Drought tolerant Available at specialist nurseries. Image supplied by Fleming s Nurseries PAGE 25

26 Pyrus calleryana Chanticleer Callery Pear Medium sized, deciduous tree with a dense, narrow conical habit. Has a moderate growth rate. Maximum height: 11 metres Maximum spread: 6 metres Dark green leaves that turn from gold to burgundy in autumn. Masses of white flowers in spring. Excellent for sites with restricted lateral growth Streetscapes Image supplied by Fleming s Nurseries Prefers full sun Adaptable to a wide variety of soil types from quite dry to intermittently wet conditions Drought tolerant Available at specialist nurseries. PAGE 26

27 Sapium sebiferum Chinese Tallow Tree A moderately fast growing, small to medium deciduous tree with an irregular, oval, open canopy. Maximum height: 11 metres Maximum spread: 6 metres Dark green leaves that turn from gold to burgundy in Autumn. Masses of white flowers in spring. Lawn tree Streetscapes Prefers full sun to part shade Adaptable to a wide variety of well drained soil types Moderately drought tolerant Image supplied by Fleming s Nurseries Available at most nurseries. PAGE 27

28 AUSTRALIAN REPLACEMENT SPECIES PAGE 28

29 Acmena smithii var. Minor Dwarf Lilly Pilly Long lived native evergreen dwarf form of Lilly Pilly. Maximum height: 3-5 metres Maximum spread: 2-3 metres Beautiful flushes of bronze new growth maturing to glossy green. Fluffy white flowers in spring. Good screen or hedging plant Feature plant Adaptable to full sun or part shade Tolerates a wide variety of conditions Prefers well drained soils Available at most nurseries. Image supplied by Alpine Nurseries Cultivars Sublime has lush lime green growth. Extremely resistant to Pysllid and Myrtle Rust. Cherry Surprise 2-5 metre plant with red new growth. Sunrise 2-5 metre plant with pinkie orange new growth. PAGE 29

30 Araucaria heterophylla Norfolk Island Pine Large upright stately tree suitable for beachside plantings. Maximum height: 20 to 30 metres Maximum spread: 10 to 15 metres Formal pyramid shape with dense foliage Used extensively in 20 th Century plantings Feature tree often on significant tree registers Extremely salt tolerant Suitable for parks or very large backyards Full sun Adaptable to most soils Prefers moisture Available at most nurseries. Image supplied by Alpine Nurseries PAGE 30

31 Banksia integrifolia Coastal Banksia An upright native tree with pale yellow flowers in late summer to early winter. Suited to coastal exposure. Medium size native tree Height: 8 to 12 metres Width: 4 to 6 metres Pruning: some early shaping will help to keep the tree upright Can have a twisted informal shape suitable for informal native gardens. Profusion of pale yellow flowers in late summer. Image supplied by Flming s Nurseries Fast growing Feature tree Great food source for native wildlife Street tree for drier and coastal conditions Prefers full sun in sandy well drained soils but will tolerate clay soils Very coastal hardy Available at most nurseries. PAGE 31

32 Banksia serrata Old Man Banksia An attractive native tree with pale yellow flowers in late summer to early winter. Distinctive cylindrical flower cones and knobbly bark. Small to medium sized native tree Height: 4-10 metres Width: 3-5 metres Can have a twisted informal shape suitable for informal native gardens. Profusion of pale yellow flowers in late summer to early winter. Featured prominently in May Gibb s books for children. Image supplied by Alpine Nurseries Screening Feature tree Great food source for native wildlife Street tree for drier conditions Prefers full sun in sandy well drained soils but will tolerate clay soils Moderately coastal tolerant Available at most nurseries. PAGE 32

33 Buckinghamia celsissima Ivory Curl Flower Small to medium native tree with dark green leathery leaves. Profuse fragrant cream flowers in summer to autumn. Small to medium with rounded habit Maximum height: 6-8 metres Maximum spread: 3-5 metres Useful small tree to large shrub. Fast growing when water available with a dense habit and a rounded crown when mature. Dense screening tree Suitable for small yards, courtyards Feature tree Bird and insect attracting Full sun to partial shade Adaptable to most soils Prefers moisture Image supplied by Alpine Nurseries Available at native nurseries. PAGE 33

34 Callistemon Kings Park Special Bottlebrush Kings Park Bushy shrub to small tree with prolific red bottlebrush flowers in spring and summer. Small size native Maximum height: 3-5 metres Maximum spread: 3-4 metres Adaptable large shrub to small tree with elegant spreading tree with red bottlebrush flowers most prolific in spring. Bird attracting Suitable for small yards Screening plant Full sun to partial shade Adaptable to most soils Fast growing and tolerates dry periods and some moderate coastal exposure Image supplied by Flming s Nurseries Available at most nurseries. PAGE 34

35 Callistemon salignus Willow Bottlebrush A large native shrub to small tree with dense habit and cream flowers in spring. Narrow pointed foliage. Large shrub to small native tree Oval to narrow in shape Height: 4-6 metres Width: 3-4 metres Bright pink new growth followed by cream coloured flowers in summer. Attractive papery bark. Good for most conditions from sandy to clay soils Suitable near coastal areas Great food source for native wildlife Water absorbing for wet areas Prefers full sun Sandy but moist well drained soils Adaptable to wet conditions and periods of drought Available at most nurseries. PAGE 35

36 Callistemon Hannah Ray Bottle Brush Tall shrub with weeping branches with grey/ green foliage. Produces red bottlebrush flowers in spring/summer. Maximum height: 3-4 metres Maximum spread: 2-3 metres Small perfumed yellow flowers in spring Smooth mottled grey bark Good tree for native plantings and gardens Can be used as an informal hedge as well as streetscape plantings Great habitat for native fauna Image supplied by Alpine Nurseries Adaptable to full sun or part shade Flowers best in full sun Adaptable to most soils Tolerates dry periods and some moderate coastal exposure Available at most nurseries PAGE 36

37 Corymbia eximia Yellow Bloodwood Scaly barked Eucalypt with green/grey leaves and purple new growth. Profuse creamy/white flowers in spring. Medium native tree with narrow to rounded dome Maximum height: 8-12 metres Maximum spread: 3-5 metres Handsome tree with attractive mottled bark and informal appearance Partially coastal tolerant Suitable tree for native backyards Informal garden Open to sunny position Prefers poor sandstone soils Available at native nurseries PAGE 37

38 Corymbia ficifolia Summer Red Flowering Gum This is one of the new grafted cultivars with large glossy green leaves and a slightly weeping habit with spectacular red flowers. Small with open habit and rounded canopy Maximum height: 4-6 metres Maximum spread: 3-5 metres Fast growing small tree Flowers in summer and occasionally throughout the year Attractive ornamental tree Suitable for small yards, courtyards Bird attractive Full sun Adaptable to most soils but prefers well drained and organic Will tolerate dry periods when established Available at most nurseries Cultivars Similar new grafted varities include: Summer Beauty bright pink flowers Orange Splendour salmon orange flowers PAGE 38

39 Cupaniopsis anacardioides Tuckeroo A medium sized native coastal rainforest tree suitable for most conditions including coastal exposure. Maximum height: 8 metres Maximum spread: 5-8 metres Wide spreading shade tree with a rounded crown Attractive glossy green foliage with yellow flowers and orange seed Coastal tolerant Shade tree Hardy street tree Adaptable to a wide range of soils Tolerates coastal conditions, salt spray and part shade Available at most nurseries. Image supplied by Alpine Nurseries PAGE 39

40 Elaeocarpus eumundi Smooth Quandong A slow growing, large, evergreen rainforest tree from eastern Australia. Maximum height: 10-20metres Maximum spread: 4-8 metres Dark green glossy leaves with flushes of bronze - red new growth. Street tree Specimen tree Adaptable to full sun or part shade but prefers moisture during dry periods Prefers well drained soils Tolerates some coastal exposure Available at most nurseries. Image supplied by Alpine Nurseries PAGE 40

41 Elaeocarpus reticulatus Blueberry Ash A useful evergreen native tree for small yards in areas of part shade Height: 6-8 metres Width: 3-4 metres White flowers in late spring Attractive deep green leaves tinged with red Good tree for part shade Compact shade tree Adaptable to full sun or part shade but prefers moisture Moderate growth rate Tolerates most soils if ample water is available Available at most nurseries. Cultivar Prima Donna has pink flowers PAGE 41

42 Harpullia pendula Tulipwood A hardy, fast growing, small to medium evergreen tree with attractive, pale green foliage, duller and paler beneath large. Maximum height: 8-12 metres Maximum spread: 4-5 metres Pendulous greenish - yellow, slightly fragrant flowers in summer. Showy orange seed - cases mature in winter and open to reveal glossy black seeds Good street tree Compact shade tree Tolerates most soil types and dry conditions Available at specialist native nurseries. PAGE 42

43 Hibiscus tiliaceus Rubra Bronze Cottonwood Rounded medium native tree with deep red foliage. Attractive pale yellow flowers in late winter/early spring. Maximum height: 6-8 metres Maximum spread: 6-8 metres Fast growing Dense habit and rounded crown when mature Dense screening tree Coastal tolerant Shade or feature tree Full sun Adaptable to most soils Prefers moisture Available at specialist native nurseries. PAGE 43

44 Lophostemon confertus Brush Box Dark glossy green leaves and reddish brown bark. White flowers in late spring early summer Maximum height: metres Maximum spread: metres Hardy and adaptable large native tree Fast growing Dense habit and semi rounded crown when mature Hardy street tree Suitable for avenue planting/parks Shade tree Image supplied by Alpine Nurseries Full sun to part shade Adaptable to most soils Prefers moisture to grow well Available at most nurseries. PAGE 44

45 Leptospermum laevigatum Coastal Tea Tree Grey green foliage and weeping habit when mature. Attractive white flowers in late winter/early spring. Maximum height: 2-4 metres Maximum spread: 2-3 metres Needs regular pruning to shape to tree form Useful large native shrub to small tree Fast growing Dense habit and a rounded crown when mature Dense screening shrub/small tree as group plantings Suitable for native gardens Habitat for local wildlife Frontline coastal Full sun to partial shade Adaptable to most soils Tolerates dry periods but extra water improves appearance Available at most nurseries. PAGE 45

46 Leptospermum petersonii Lemon - Scented Tea Tree A small native tree with a shrubby rounded form. Maximum height: 5 metres Maximum spread: 3 metres Crushed leaves have a citrus fragrance New foliage is bronze in colour Small white flowers in summer Great as a street tree due to its smaller habit Coastal gardens Adaptable to a variety of conditions but prefers well drained sunny position Tolerates drought like conditions and poor soils Coastal tolerance Available at most nurseries. PAGE 46

47 Melaleuca bracteata Revolution Gold Revolution Gold A large evergreen native shrub with fine golden yellow foliage. Has a nice rounded shape. Maximum height: 5 metres Maximum spread: 3 metres Golden foliage White flowers in autumn Foliage for colour Street tree Prefers full sun Tolerates a variety of soil types from sandy to clay based soils, however needs well drained soils Is drought and pollution tolerant Available at most nurseries. PAGE 47

48 Melaleuca decora White Feather Honey Myrtle Hardy native tree with fine narrow foliage and creamy pale yellow flowers in spring/summer. Maximum height: 4-6 metres Maximum spread: 2-4 metres Profuse flowers in spring/summer Directional pruning and shaping required for formal appearance Coastal tolerant Suitable tree for small native backyards Bird attracting Open sunny position Tolerates poor soils Prefers moisture Available at most nurseries PAGE 48

49 Melaleuca styphelioides Prickly Leafed Paperbark Hardy native tree with fine prickly foliage and profuse creamy pale yellow flowers in spring/ summer. Maximum height: 6-8 metres Maximum spread: 3-5 metres Profuse flowers in spring/summer Coastal tolerant Suitable tree for small native backyards Bird attracting Open to sunny position for best flowering and appearance Tolerates wide range of soils Prefers moisture Available at most nurseries. PAGE 49

50 Syzigium Cascade Lillypilly A large rounded native shrub with weeping foliage. Maximum height: 2-3 metres Maximum spread: metres Pink and red flushes of new growth Gold tipped pink pom pom shaped flowers in summer on the ends of the pendulous branches Informal screen Garden feature plant Can be crown lifted to form small tree Image supplied by Alpine Nurseries A vigorous hardy shrub that can grow in a wide variety of well drained soils Prefers an open sunny position Not recommended for front line coastal positions Available at most nurseries PAGE 50

51 Syzygium luehmannii Riberry Attractive densely foliaged tree with glossy green leaves. Pink new growth and edible fruit. Maximum height: 6-8 metres Maximum spread: 4-6 metres Fast growing Dense habit when young Gradually becoming a single trunked tree Dense screening tree Fruit used for jam making Bird attracting Full sun to partial shade Adaptable to most soils Prefers moisture Image supplied by Alpine Nurseries Available at most nurseries. Dwarf forms are available CULTIVARS Syzigium Leuhmannii - Lulu - a hardy small tree 4m x 2m that is resistant to psyllid PAGE 51

52 Tristaniopsis laurina Watergum Native evergreen tree usually found on side of watercourses and streams. Maximum height: 6-8 metres Maximum spread: 4-6 metres Small perfumed yellow flowers in spring Smooth mottled grey bark Good tree for part shade Compact shade tree Image supplied by Alpine Nurseries Adaptable to full sun or part shade but prefers moisture Moderate growth rate Tolerates most soils if ample water is available Available at most nurseries Cultivars New cultivar Luscious - has dark red tinges on upper bark and deep green glossy leaves PAGE 52

53 Waterhousia floribunda Weeping Lilly Pilly A medium to large evergreen tree native to northern NSW rainforests. Maximum height: metres Maximum spread: 5-8 metres Weeping foliage Dense growth Clusters of small perfumed white flowers in summer Flushes of red growth in spring Good dense screen tree Tolerates light shade and can tolerate pruning to form a hedge Well drained soil Part shade or full sun if moisture available Fast growth if adequately watered Available at most nurseries Image supplied by Alpine Nurseries Cultivars Sweeper a new cultivar with a more weeping habit and glossy green leaves PAGE 53

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