Native bird-attracting Trees

Due to their bushy structure, leaf density and flowering capabilities, many Australian natives are great options when planting for increased bird life.

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Due to their bushy structure, leaf density and flowering capabilities, many Australian natives are great options when planting for increased bird life.

Layered landscapes which embrace the diversity of foliage, flower, colour and texture, can often feature a bird-attracting tree or two if you are looking to increase the presence of bird life in your landscape.  Many native trees already provide visual year-round interest due to their brightly coloured flowers and attractive grey-green foliage but these can also attract nesting and nectar-eating birds. Here is a sample of trees that do just that. 

Speciality Trees is here to assist you in finding the right tree for your landscape and circumstances. For more information on any of these selections or to discuss others, please contact us.

Both Brachychitons here - 'Jerilderie Red' and 'Bella Pink' offer an attractive dense canopy producing densely packed flowers shaped like small bells during the summer months. As the name suggests, ‘Jerilddrie Red’ has red flowers and ‘Bella Pink’ produces flowers that are salmon pink in colour. Both are grafted, so they are more compact in size, making them highly suitable for domestic landscapes. Flowers are bird, butterfly and insect attracting. 40cm/27L 50cm/52L 200L
This is an attractive densely canopied tree that grows to approximately 8m tall and 7m wide. It has a bloated trunk and large lobed leaves. During the summer months, the tree is densely packed with stunning powdery-red flowers that are shaped like small bells. 40cm/27L 50cm/52L 200L
This native shrub or small tree is very hardy and adaptable to a wide range of locations and soils. It is generally trouble-free, growing to about 4m high and 2m across. The flowers appear as beautiful crimson spikes which are borne in spring and summer. Requiring little to no maintenance, this variety flowers over a lengthy period and the slender, green foliage forms a neat, rounded appearance. 40cm/27L 50cm/52L
A beautiful, tall growing tree with a distinctive, often powdery white to grey coloured bark which curls and flakes off in spring. Its leaves are green, long and slender with an amazing, strong lemon fragrance when crushed. Its strong scent is a distinguishing attribute, with the essential oils produced from this variety often being used in fragrances as well as insect repellents. In summer and autumn, feathery white flowers appear, making it a good source of food for honey bees. 40cm/27L 50cm/52L 100L
This tree has a smooth trunk with cream to grey coloured bark which sheds in flakes. It has narrow shaped green leaves and as it matures, forms a large open canopy. From autumn to spring, an abundance of reddish-pink flowers appear in clusters of three attracting a variety of birdlife. 40cm/27L
This Australian native tree is small to medium in height with a compact, spreading habit. Similar to 'Rosea', it produces large pink, bird attracting flowers from late winter to spring and grows to a similar height with a good canopy. Foliage is olive-grey in colour and spear shaped. This variety performs well in areas of low humidity and it should be noted that it is prone to limb drop in areas susceptible to windy conditions. 40cm/27L
A versatile, fast-growing shrub with fine, deep purple foliage forming a graceful, weeping habit with its purple-pink new growth. In late spring and summer, bronze buds open to a profusion of long-lasting snowy white flowers. A great Australian native adaptable to a variety of soil types and conditions and can be used as a screen, hedge or specimen plant. 30cm/14L 40cm/27L 100L

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