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List of indigenous small to medium trees

The following is a list of indigenous small to medium trees (5m – 10m) that are available for purchase at the Community Nursery. Please note that stock of many species is highly variable and subject to sell out at short notice.  Helpful nursery staff are available during nursery open hours to provide advice on selecting plants for your garden.

Table key

The table below uses letters to denote the type of environment the species are suited to:

  • A plants are adaptable, growing well in most soil types and aspects
  • C plants are for coast – dune scrub and woodland
  • D plants prefer dry, well-drained soils and tolerates dryness once established
  • S plants prefer or tolerate full shade
  • H plants prefer heath or woodland
  • W plants prefer or tolerate moist soils, wetness and periodic inundation

Please note, all indigenous plants provide habitat and food for local birds, insects and other native animals.

Species Name Common Name Mature Size Range  (HxW) Key  
Acacia implexa Lightwood 8–15m x 2–6m HSA  
Acacia mearnsii Black Wattle 8–10m x 6–10m HCD  
Acacia melanoxylon Blackwood 8–10m x 6–15m HWA  
Allocasuarina littoralis Black She-oak 8m x 2–6m HDS  
Allocasuarina verticillata Drooping She-oak 10–11m x 3–8m CD  
Bursaria spinosa Sweet Bursaria 6m x 2–4m HCA  
Leptospermum laevigatum Coast Tea-tree 6–8m x 2–6m CDA  
Melaleuca ericifolia Swamp Paperbark 2–9m x 2–6m HCDWA