Acacia dealbata - Silver Wattle
6-30 m x 5-10 m
Fast growing open tree. Greyish foliage, yellow flower balls.
Easily grown, prefers deep moist soil. Tolerant of moderate frosts. Full sun, semi-shade.
A useful tee for erosion control.
Acacia implexa - Lightwood
5-15 m x 4-7 m
Fast growing tree. Perfumed cream ball-shaped flowerheads.
Adaptable plant tolerating both moist or dry, well drained clay soil. Full sun, semi-shade.
An attractive, long-lived screen or shade tree. Useful for erosion control.
Acacia mearnsii - Black Wattle
8-20 m x 6-10 m
Very fast growing open spreading tree.Dark green foliage. Strongly scented ball-shaped flowerheads.
Prefers well drained soils. Full sun to full shade.
Can be short-lived and subject to borer attack.
Acacia melanoxylon - Blackwood
5-30 m x 4-15
Fast growing upright tree. Variable forms. Cream ball-shaped flowerheads.
Prefers deep moist soil but tolerates dryness once established. Tolerant of heavy frost. Full sun, semi-shade.
A long-lived tree providing good screening and shade.
Eucalyptus camaldulensis - Red River Gum
12-50 m x 15-35 m
Large, open spreading tree, white flowers.
Damp alluvial soils. Tolerates both very dry periods and inundation once established. Full sun.
Eucalyptus cypellocarpa - Mountain Grey Gum
10-65 m x 12-30 m
Upright tree with dense canopy, white flowers.
Prefers deep moist soil however it is adaptable to most conditions. Full sun, semi-shade.
Eucalyptus goniocalyx - Long-leaf Box
8-15 m x 6-15 m
Fast growing tree with a crooked trunk. Long leaves.
Tolerates dry and poor soils. Full sun, semi-shade.
Eucalyptus melliodora - Yellow Box
10-30 m x 8-25 m
Large tree, light brown bark.
Well drained loams and alluvial soils. Full sun, semi-shade.
Attractive tree. Highly regarded for timber and honey.
Eucalyptus obliqua - Messmate
10-90 m x 6-35 m
Tall upright tree with dense canopy, white flowers.
Moist well drained soils, tolerating short dry periods. Full sun, semi-shade.
Important for its honey and hardwood.
Eucalyptus ovata - Swamp Gum
8-25 m x 8-20 m
Medium spreading tree.
Poor, moist soils, tolerating inundation during winter and dry summers. Full sun, semi-shade.
Long strips of bark are shed in summer and autumn.
Eucalyptus polyanthemos - Red Box
7-25 m x 5-15 m
An ornamental tree with attractive blue-grey foliage and white or cream flowers.
Requires good drainage tolerating poor stony soils. Full sun, semi-shade.
Eucalyptus radiata - Narrow Leaf Peppermint
10-30 m x 6-20 m
Attractive low branching tree.
Well drained soils. Full sun, semi-shade.
This graceful upright tree provides shade and shelter.
Eucalyptus regnans - Mountain Ash
25-95 m x 15-30 m
Tall tree with shedding bark.
Deep rich loams which are moist and well drained. Full sun.
Eucalyptus viminalis - Manna Gum
10-50 m x 8-15 m
Straight tree, ribbon bark.
Well drained soils, tolerating extended dry periods. Full sun, semi-shade.
Eucalyptus yarraensis - Yarra Gum
10-15 m x 5-10 m
Short trunk with dense spreading crown.
Tolerates heavy soil and limited inundation. Full sun, semi-shade.
Makes a good shade and windbreak tree. Rare in Victoria.
Myrsine howittiana - Muttonwood
Synonym: Rapanea howittiana
3-10 m x 2-4 m
Medium tree, dark green leaves. Small cream to greenish flowers. Round vivid blue to violet fruit.
Moist well drained soil. Semi-shade to full shade.
A useful screening plant for a shaded area. Water during dry periods.