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 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.
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.