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Planting Trees for Winter Interest

With planning you are able to have interesting gardens all year round. And winter should be no exception to the rule.

Waterhousea floribunda 'ST1' Whisper (syn. Syzygium)

Whisper Weeping Lilly Pilly

Unique to Speciality Trees and one of our most popular sellers! This is a versatile, bushy tree with a wonderful weeping habit making it perfect for large screening projects and the softening of fence lines. Propagated from Victorian mother-stock, unlike other Waterhousea, so responds better to all weather conditions, including cooler climates. New growth starts off pink with leaves turning to various shades of green as the foliage matures. Foliage is maintained to the base of the plant giving a year-round lush, full appearance. It forms a small quantity of creamy-white flowers in summer. Berry production on 'Whisper' is unlike other Lilly Pillies, with minimal quantities of small green berries that, whilst bird attracting, these fruits are tucked in amongst the foliage and are not obvious.

Magnolia doltsopa x laevifolia 'Inspiration' (syn. Michelia)

Inspiration Magnolia (deciduous)

This is a larger growing hybrid with dark green leaves, dense habit and a beautifully sweet scent from white cupped flowers that adorn the tree in spring. Adds height to the garden growing to 4m tall.

Magnolia x soulangeana 'Black Tulip' ™

Black Tulip Magnolia (deciduous)

This hybrid deciduous magnolia features deep purple, goblet shaped flowers which provide a knock-out display in late winter and spring before any leaves appear, creating a great contrast against its dark branches. Foliage appears after flowering and is a matte green colour. This is a woody, deciduous, upright growing tree which flowers from quite a young age.

Leptospermum obovatum 'Starry Night'

Starry Night Tea Tree

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.

Tristaniopsis laurina 'DOW10' Luscious ®

Luscious Kanooka Gum, Water Gum

An Australian native, this is an improved variety of the regular Tristaniopsis laurina. Leaves are dark green, shiny and large - and as the name suggests, luscious in appearance! New growth starts out a distinctive copper colour and further interest appears over time with the branches developing deep purple coloured bark which peels back to reveal a smooth, cream trunk. Flowers are yellow and sweetly perfumed, appearing in clusters through summer.

Allocasuarina littoralis

Black Sheoak

An erect conical shaped tree which has dark fissured bark which looks black at certain times of the year. This fast growing tree bears showy red male flowers in spring. The female has small spiky cones

Syzygium australe 'Plum Magic'

Plum Magic Lilly Pilly

This variety of Lilly Pilly can be used for both small and tall borders. It has been selected for its new growth which is plum-coloured, hence its name, which turns deep green when mature. 'Plum Magic' also has a higher resistance to psyllid than other Syzygium.

Magnolia x soulangeana 'Vulcan' ™

Vulcan Magnolia (deciduous)

This hybrid deciduous magnolia has a compact growth habit, making it a good choice as a specimen tree for smaller gardens. It has large furry light brown buds, which develop a tulip like appearance before opening out to the gorgeous, large, fragrant flowers of deep magenta in late winter. Large vibrant green leaves follow the flowers - a beautiful feature tree.

Angophora costata

Smooth-barked Apple Myrtle, Rusty Gum

This attractive Australian native Angophora (syn. Eucalyptus) is loved for its smooth bark that is slightly purple in colour. It has large and twisted limbs and a very large expanded trunk base. It bears white flower clusters in spring. This tree has opposite leaves compared to alternate leaves as seen in eucalypt tree varieties. It has beautiful red new growth.

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