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Acacia decurrens - Early Black Wattle / Green Wattle

A hardy, fast growing, erect tree to 15m with a high trunk and dark green bipinnate leaves that have very fine leaflets.  The flowers are globular in shape and these occur in Spring.  Distributed in QLD and NSW and has also naturalised in VIC, TAS and the ACT.

Banksia aemula - Wallum Banksia

A robust small tree growing to 8m, sometimes also can grow as a spreading shrub.  It has a large trunk with reddish corky bark and green leaves that have serrated margins.  Flowers appear from Autumn to Winter but it also flowers sporadically throughout the year.  Buds start as green, then turn bright pale yellow to 15cm and mature to a brown-grey.  This species is found in QLD, NSW from Bundaberg to Sydney.

Casuarina equisetifolia - Coastal Sheoak / Horestail Sheoak / Beach Sheoak / Beach Casuarina

This is a widespread species occurring in NT, Cape York Peninsula and NE QLD close to sea level, growing in beach forest or on the strand.  The tree grows from 6-35m with thin branches and needle like green foliage, it is a dioecious species with male and female flowers produced on the same plant.

Acacia complanata - Flat Stemmed Wattle / Long Pod Wattle

A widespread species occurring in SE QLD to Bundaberg, also SE to NSW and northern coastal areas south to Coffs Harbour and is a shrub to small tree, growing to 5m with flattened arching branchlets.  Leaves are bright green and yellow ball shaped flowers are lightly scented, usually flowering from late Spring to Autumn, although this species can flower at other times and seed is not always produced afterwards.

Eucalyptus gunnii - Cider Gum

A fast growing tree to 30m with persistent bark on lower trunk and shedding to a smooth white, grey or green bark underneath, with dull grey green leaves, small white or cream flowers.  An exceptionally cold tolerant species but does not tolerate wet sites.

Pultenaea villosa - Eggs and Bacon Pea

An  medium shrub to 2m with an erect stem and spreading pendulous branches with small leaves that have short hairs and a greyish appearance.  Yellow and red coloured flowers are the typical pea shape and these mainly appear from Spring to Summer, these are then followed by small seed pods.  This is an easily cultivated species and is gaining popularity.

Acacia floribunda - White Sally Wattle / Sally Wattle / Gossamer Wattle

A fast growing, frost hardy, nitrogen fixing small tree or bushy shrub growing 6-8m tall with linear phyllodes to 10cm long and dark bark which often has sap evident as an exudate.  Creamy rod shaped flowers to 4cm long appear from late Winter to early Spring and it is distributed in NSW, QLD and VIC.  This species is very attractive and has a willowy, pendulous appearance and is good as a screen, hedge, for bees, seed is eaten by parrots and sap by sugar gliders.

Eucalyptus major - Queensland Grey Gum

A tree to 20m with mid green leaves and grey patchy bark, shedding an revealing orange-brown underneath.  Flowers are white to cream and appear from mid Summer to mid Autumn.  A good shade tree, bird attracting and Koala food tree.

Leptospermum juniperinum - Prickly Tea Tree

A frost hardy, upright or spreading shrub to 3m with small pointed, prickly leaves, hard flaky bark and white flowers occurring in Spring to early Summer.  This species is distributed in QLD and NSW and suitable in poorly drained areas.

Acacia crassicarpa - Northern Wattle / Northern Territory Wattle / Brown Salwood/ Thick Podded Salwood / Red Wattle / PNG Red Wattle

A small to medium tree to 25m woth heavily branched or spreading crown with hard dark grey or grey brown bark with deep verticle furrows and the inner bark is red and fibrous.  Leaves are grey green, flowers grow as a bright yellow flower spkike from May to sometimes September, followed by a woody, oblong, flat seed pod from October to November.  Seed is produced in abundance 4 years after planting and is a good shade tree and a food plant for the Northern Imperial Blue Butterfly.  This species occurs in the Cape York Peninsula, NE QLD, Torres Strait and PNG.

Brachychiton rupestris - QLD Bottle Tree

A tree growing 18 - 20m in height and trunk can reach 2m in diameter with canopy being 5-12m in diameter.  Leaves drop before flowering from Oct - Dec and this species can be used as an ornamental, wind protection, shade and other uses including sustenance.  It is endemic to a limited region - mostly Central QLD to Nothern NSW but it is quite hardy and can tolerate a range of climates and soils.

Eucalyptus largiflorens - Black Box

A tree to 20m with large spreading crown and drooping branches, a dark grey, fibrous short trunk and narrow grey-green dullish leaves.  Flwoers are usually cream but can occasionally be pink and these can both occur on the same tree at one time from August to February.  Useful as a windbreak, for shelterbelts, shade, an ornamental, nectar production for honey (although flowering can be unreliable), a food source for native birds, insects and other fauna and durable hard timber.  Found on banks or rivers and lakes in QLD, NSW, VIC, SA, usually in low lying areas where water once lay.