Trees

Beach She-Oak

Casuarina equisitifolia

Prices

Small $25
Medium $45
Large $60+

height

5-10m

Description

Medium tree, ever-green, slender grey- green twigs, hard cones. Ideal for beach and dune protection.

Conditions

Drought-resistent, sandy soil, well-drained.

Black Ironbox

Eucalyptus raveretiana

Prices

Small $20
Medium $45
Large $60+

height

Approx 18-25m

Description

A medium-tall tree with a sparse spreading crown, clusters of white flowers.

Conditions

Well-drained soil. May drop branches in high winds

Silk Handkerchief Tree

Manitoa Lenticellata

Prices

Small $20
Medium $40
Large $60+

height

10-12m

Description

A flowering, tropical tree. New leaves are folded inside red bracts and then released in a spectacular cascade of white foliage. Fruity-scented flowers.

Conditions

Full-sun to light-shade, and a moist, well drained position.

Blue PAPERBARK

Melaleuca dealbata

Prices

Small $20
Medium $45
Large $60+

height

Approx 20m

Description

A slow-growing, large tree with blue-grey foliage, papery, layered bark. Blue-green leaves and nectar-rich, cream coloured flowers.

Conditions

Grown in wet areas, extensive root system.

Forest Red Gum

Eucalyptus tereticornis

Prices

Small $20
Medium $45
Large $60+

height

20-30m

Description

A large tree with smooth white, grey-blue bark. Good source of nectar and pollen. Koala food tree.

Conditions

Good drainage, full-sun. Drought hardy.

Poinciana

Delonix regia

Prices

Small $15
Medium $35
Large $50
Ex. Large $70+

height

Approx 5-10m

Description

A vibrant, flowering tree with bright red- orange flowers. Seed pods hang from the branches. Good source of shade.

Conditions

Prefers full-sun, moist, well-drained soil.

Candlenut Tree

Aleurites moluccanus

Prices

Small $15
Medium $35
Large $50
Ex. Large $70+

height

Approx 10m

Description

A large, floweruing tree with many uses. The nuts can be burned to make light. They are edible when cooked and can be pressed to make oil.

Conditions

Prefers full-sun, moist, well-drained soil.

Bottlebrush

Callistemon Little John

Prices

Small $15
Medium $25

height

Approx 1m

Description

Small compact versatile bottlebrush to under 1m with scarlet red flowers that give a spectacular massed display of colour. Very hardy low hedge.

Conditions

Likes a moist, well-drained soil and flowers best in a sunny position

Beach Grape

Coccoloba uvifera

Prices

Small $25
Medium $40
Large $60+

height

Up to 10m

Description

A coastal plant often used in ocean-side landscaping to provide a screen. Produces green clusters of grapes that ripen to a purple colour when edible.

Conditions

Prefers sandy soil, wind and salt tolerant

Pom Pom Tree

Calliandra Hula Girl

Prices

Small $20
Medium $40
Large $60+

height

Approx 2m

Description

Compact evergreen plant with soft pompom shaped flowers in pink-white, and buds like small unripe blackberries.

Conditions

Plant in a full sun position, well-drained soil.

Malabar Chestnut

Pachira Glabra

Prices

Small $20
Medium $40
Large $60+

height

Approx 4-5m

Description

Fast-growing, evergreen tree. Seeds can be eaten raw or roasted, leaves and flowers can be cooked as a vegetable. White and yellow fragrant flowers.

Conditions

Full sun to partial shade. Not overly fussy about soil as long as it is well drained.

Bottlebrush

Callistemon Hannah Ray

Prices

Small $15
Medium $25

height

Approx 4m

Description

A large native shrub with a weeping habit. Red bottlebrush flowers.

Conditions

Likes a moist, well drained soil and flowers best in a sunny position

Lime Berry

Micromelum Minutum

Prices

Small $15
Medium $25
Large $35+

height

Approx 8m

Description

A species of small trees, that grow naturally in Australia. Green or cream flowers are followed by clusters of colourful berries.

Conditions

Partial to full sun in moist to dry soil.

Tree Fern

Cyatheales

Prices

Small $15
Medium $30
Large $60

height

Up to 15m high

Description

Native to Queensland. Young fronds emerge in coils that uncurl as they grow

Conditions

Mid to light shade, keep moist and mulch to retain moisture, fertilise in Spring.

Flame Tree

Brachychiton acerifolius

Prices

Small $25
Medium $45
Large $60+

height

Approx 20m

Description

Famous for the bright red bell-shaped flowers that often cover the whole tree when it is leafless.

Conditions

Grows in most soils including heavy clay and sandy sites in full sun. Tolerant of dry conditions.

Golden Penda

Xanthostemon chrysanthus

Prices

Small $10
Medium $20
Large $30+

height

Approx 5m

Description

A small tree with dark, glossy leaves and clusters of golden-yellow, fluffy flowers. Ideal screen or feature tree. Attracts birds.

Conditions

Well-drained soil, moderate watering. Prune after flowering to keep shape.

Cinnamon Myrtle

Backhousia myrtifolia

Prices

Small $10
Medium $20
Large $30

height

Approx 3-7m

Description

Delightful cinnamon scented foliage with clusters of cream foliage. Fluffy white flowers. Perfect for shade and feature planting.

Conditions

Full-sun or part-shade. Prefers moist, well-drained soil, rich in organic matter.

Ivory Curl Flower

Buckinghamia Celsissima

Prices

Small $10
Medium $20
Large $30+

height

Approx 10m

Description

A large, evergreen shrub or bushy tree with rough bark and glossy leaves. Spectacular, long sprays of fragrant white flowers appear in summer.

Conditions

Prefers full-sun, moist, well-drained soil. Will flower within two years.

Blueberry Ash

Elaeocarpus reticulatus

Prices

Small $10
Medium $20
Large $30+

height

Approx 4-6m

Description

Strikingly beautiful, hardy plant with fringed pink flowers in spring and summer followed by blue berries in autumn.

Conditions

Full-sun or part-shade. Prefers moist, well-drained soil. Protect from frost when young.

Australian Frangipani

Hymenosporum

Prices

Small $10
Medium $20
Large $30

height

Approx 10m
Width: 6m

Description

A large, evergreen shrub or bushy tree with rough bark and glossy leaves. Spectacular, long sprays of fragrant white flowers appear in summer.

Conditions

Prefers full-sun, moist, well-drained soil. Will flower within two years.

Tea Tree

Leptospermum Cardwell

Prices

Small $10
Medium $20
Large $30

height

Approx 2m
Width: 2m

Description

Gracefully weeping aromatic evergreen foliage, covered in white flowers late winter to spring. Attracts birds. Useful for screening.

Conditions

Tolerates most conditions. Prune after flowering and mulch well.

Indian Mast Tree

Polyalthia longifolia

Prices

Small $20
Medium $50
Large $70+

height

Approx 5m

Description

An evergreen tree with willowy, weeping branches. Symmetrical growth.

Conditions

Prefers rich, well-drained soil, in a protected sunny position.

Sandpaper Fig

Ficus opposita

height

Approx 3-8m

Prices

Small $10
Medium $20
Large $30
Ex. Large $40+

Description

Tall shrub with edible fruit. Small globular figs grow in pairs. Purple when ripe. Very hardy. Attracts birds.

Conditions

Full-sun to part-shade. Plenty of space and moisture. Tolerates poor soil.

Silk Handkerchief Tree

Manitoa Lenticellata

Prices

Small $20
Medium $40
Large $60+

height

Approx 10-12m

Description

A flowering, tropical tree. New leaves are folded inside red bracts and then released in a spectacular cascade of white foliage. Fruity-scented flowers.

Conditions

Full-sun to light-shade, and a moist, well drained position.

Weeping Fig

Ficus Benji

height

Approx 2m in pots, 20m in ground

Prices

Small $15
Medium $30
Large $50+

Description

A variegated, weeping fig. It produces glossy green leaves with variegated edges. Can be kept as a feature in a pot or as a Bonsai.

Conditions

Full-sun to part-shade. Low watering once established. Well-drained soil.

Whitsunday Bottle Tree

Brachychiton Compactus

Prices

Small $15
Medium $35
Large $50+

height

Approx 5-12m

Description

A medium-sized tree with a swollen trunk and small crown. White bell-shaped flowers and boat shaped pods with yellow seeds inside.

Conditions

Well-drained soil, moderate watering. Prune after flowering to keep shape.

Euodia

Euodia ridleyi

Prices

Small $15
Medium $35
Large $55+

height

Approx 1.2m

Description

Small tree or shrub with narrow pale-green leaves, that turn almost yellow in bright light. Foliage is very dense and ornamental.

Conditions

Moist Soils, Well-Drained Soils.

Velvet Bean Tree

Cassia tomentella

Prices

Small $15
Medium $25
Large $35+

height

Approx 2-4m

Description

Fast growing. Hardy. Drought tolerant. Stunning pendulous golden yellow flowers. Attracts butterflies. Bushy, slightly weeping.

Conditions

Full-sun to part-shade. Well-drained soil.