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Our Spring Beauties... but you'll need to be quick!

The sunshine has arrived and these trees are lapping up the rays. They're full and green and ready for planting. 

Corymbia citriodora

This is the magnificent Lemon Scented Gum and one of our most iconic Australian native trees. It has shedding bark that is white to grey coloured and a strong lemon fragrance to foliage making it uniquely distinctive. This is a seriously big tree, growing to 20m and we have seriously fantastic stock in 52 litre containers and 100 litre bags for immediate planting.

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Syzygium australe 'AATS' PBR Pinnacle™'

Syzygium australe 'Pinnacle' is a narrow growing Lilly Pilly ideal for hedges and screens in tight spots. With glossy deep green foliage, this variety could also be used as a feature, like Italian pencil pines, down a driveway or footpath. We have great supply in 30cm containers at the moment which are growing taller by the day!

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Acer palmatum 'Sango Kaku'

This beautiful form of Japanese maple changes from a rich green colour in spring as seen in the photo, to a combination of  bright yellows and oranges in Autumn. Growing to 6 metres tall, its bark turns a striking bright red in winter making it a year-round landscape feature. This month we have stock ready in 30cm containers.

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Pyrus calleryana 'Cleveland Select'

This is an ornamental pear of medium width.  With a 3-6m spread it is an elegant selection for an avenue or driveway planting where a dense foliage and upright growth habit is required in a relatively short period of time. A definite feature is its scarlet red foliage during the Autumn months. Always popular, we have good numbers available now in 52 litre containers, 100 litre and 200 litre bags.

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Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy'

A magnificent feature of this tree is its heart shaped rich burgundy coloured leaves. These leaves eventually change to golden yellows in autumn before falling. Branches have a distinctive dark brown colouring that contrasts well with the blossom that's produced just before burgundy leaves appear once again in spring. Proving to be a favourite with landscapers and designers, we have great stock available in 40cm and 52 litre containers.

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Magnolia grandiflora 'Kay Parris'

Growing to a modest 4 metres tall making it great for any residential design, this beautiful dense tree is ideal for specimen planting or screening. Its point of differentation can be found in creamy white fragrant flowers that grow bigger than 'Little Gem', its bright pink new growth and attractive wavy edge to its leaf. A must-see line, we welcome you to view our stock in 30cm, 40cm , 52 litre, 100 litre and 150 litre bags.

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Lagerstroemia indica x fauriei 'Sioux (hot pink)'

Lagerstroemia or Crepe Myrtle is another favourite selection that makes a stunning feature tree. We have ample numbers in 30cm containers in just about all varieties - 'Tuscarora (Hot Pink), Sioux (Hot Musk Pink), Zuni (Purple) Tonto (Fuchsia Red) and Natchez (White). If you were looking for something bigger in size, there is a selection available just not in all colours. Talk to us for more information.

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Elaeocarpus reticulatus 'Pink'

This Australian native has deep green foliage that is a reddy/pink when young. It produces pink feathery flowers that hang like tiny lampshades during spring and summer. These are followed by dark blue berries from which it gets it common name, Blueberry Ash. Older leaves turn a red colour making this a spectacular tree all year round. A popular tree for many situations, we have good numbers available now in 52 litre containers.

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Brachychiton populneus x acerifolius 'Bella Pink'

This is one of the best bird attracting trees going round when in flower. And boy does it flower! This variety is grafted, growing to a moderate 8 metres tall by 4 metres wide and will offer good shade. Stand out features include glossy green foliage and pretty clusters of salmon pink, bell-shaped flowers in Summer. Our 30cm stock is ready to go now.

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Ficus microcarpa hillii 'Flash'

This could be a tall spreading shade tree, but mostly we see this tree ordered for its thick foliage and suitability for instant hedging and screens. A small fast growing tree to 10 metres, 'Flash' has attractive foliage that consists of different shades of green. A popular tree, we have 52 litre stock ready to go for immediate planting.

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Tristaniopsis laurina

This attractive Australian native tree has a dense foliage canopy with leaves that are oblong shaped. When the weather is cold they often turn to a reddish colour. Yellow flowers are borne in summer and are abundant with nectar. We have great looking stock ready to go now in 40cm containers at 1.5 metres tall.

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Quercus palustris 'Green Pillar'

This is a columnar 'Pin Oak' offering the magnificent leaf and autumnal colourings of an Oak tree but in a narrow form great for driveways and avenue plantings where space is an issue. Deeply lobed foliage is a vibrant green turning various shades of bronze and deep red in the autumn months. Talk to us about supply in both 40cm and 50cm containers as this stock is ready to go now.

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Lophostemon confertus trialing of new material

New Material Comparison:

Lophostemon confertus ST1 (on the left) was chosen for its overall dense growth and excellent shape and was the pick of all our seed grown Lophostemon.  If every Lophostemon grew like ST1 we wouldn’t need to search for better. Growing to 8m tall and 5-6m wide, ST1 has great branch structure and big beautiful large deep green foliage and remains robust without irrigation. The bark is a very strong orange in colour and the new foliage is bright a green. 

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Can't make it to the Nursery...take a walk in the App!

Treefinder now available on iPhone and Android

Great news! Our Treefinder App is now available on Android and iPhone making it the easiest way to find the perfect tree!

Easily downloaded and with over 300 trees for immediate review, this free App enables users to conveniently identify, browse and compile a list of trees suitable for a number of common landscaping uses from the planting a large feature tree, to lining a driveway or creating a formal screen or hedge. And you can do it anytime and anywhere!

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Ten reasons to plant more trees

1. Based on the CBD LGA areas, our Capital Cities’ urban tree canopy is ranked as follows:
Hobart (59%), Brisbane (49%), Darwin (28%), Perth (26%), Adelaide (20%), Sydney (15%) and Melbourne (13%).

2. The annual mean air temperature of a city with 1 million people or more can be 1–3°C warmer than its surrounding areas. In the evening, the difference can be as high as 12°C.

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