This section covers trees which are categorized as either species which grow to over 8 meters tall or are no shorter than 6 meters but are "tree shaped" (have a single larger trunk).

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.

Acacia pycnantha - Golden Wattle

3-10 m x 2-5 m

Erect or spreading small tree. Gold flower balls.

Well drained loamy soil. Tolerates light to moderate frosts. Full sun, semi-shade.

Australia's floral emblem. Fast growing and drought resistant.

Allocasuarina littoralis - Black Sheoke

4-8 m x 2-5 m

Erect small tree, woody cones.

Bark on old trees is dark and deeply furrowed and is ideal for growing epiphytic orchids.

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 cephalocarpa - Silver-leaf Stringbark

8-20 m x 5-15 m

Medium tree, silver foliage. 

Moist soils, withstanding periods of inundation. Full sun, semi-shade.

A valuable honey tree.

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 macrorhyncha - Red Stringybark

10-35 m x 10-20 m

Tall, straight tree. Diamond-shaped buds and profuse flowers.

Prefers well drained clay loam soil but also grows on poor shallow soils. Does not tolerate wet soils. Full sun, semi-shade.

Produces excellent honey.

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.

Melaleuca ericifolia - Swamp Paperbark

4-9 m x 2-6 m

Erect, open to bushy shrub or small tree. Masses of short cream brushes.

Moist or wet fertile soils, tolerating dry conditions once established. Full sun, semi-shade.

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.

Olearia argophylla - Musk Daisy-bush

3-10 m x 3-5 m

Fast growing tall shrub, white flowers.

Moist, rich, well drained soils. Dappled and full shade. 

An attractive tree for a shady area.

Pittosporum bicolor - Banyalla

3-10 m x 2-4 m

Upright bushy shrub or small tree. Single yellow bell-shaped flowers.

Moist, humus-rich, well drained soils. Semi-shade to full shade.

An interesting shrub for a shaded position.

Pomaderris aspera - Hazel Pomaderris

5-12 m x 2-4 m

Variable shrub, hairy, deeply veined leaf. Masses of cream flowers.

Moist, well drained, humus-rich soil. Semi-shade to full shade.

A middle-story shrub or tree with interesting markings.