A fast growing, frost hardy, erect shrub to 5m with a slim trunk with green sickle shaped leaves and cream coloured ball flowers in early Winter. It is distributed thoughout Queensland and New South Wales, mainly in coastal areas. A useful pioneer species in difficult sites as it is hardy and fixes nitrogen into the soil. Good for Mine site projects and roadside plantings. Acacia falcata is also a host plant for larvae of the following Butterflies; Common Imperial Hairstreak (Jalmenus evagoras) and the Short Tailed Line-Blue (Prosatas felderi).
A fast growing tree to 15m, one of the most widespread species in Eastern Australia, from the tip of Cape York to the south of Tasmania. It grows in a wide range of soils but most common on well drained soils and mountain slopes. A dioecious species, with male and female flowers occuring on separate plants. The female produces small bright red flowers in Autumn and then a cone like fruit, and the male trees turn golden when laden with pollen. The trees have bright bark and soft, short needle like dark green foliage. This is an important feed tree for the threatened Glossy Black Cockatoos which feed on seeds and also a suitable species for revegetation projects.
A fast growing medium/tall tree to 20m with light brown/grey tesselated rough bark and dark green glossy leaves, native to Queensland and New South Wales. Flowers occur December to March, these are highly perfumed and white/cream in colour. This species is an important Koala habitat tree, bird and butterfly attracting - flowers attract honey eating birds and also a source for honey production, producing a light to medium amber honey. The timber is an attractive dark pink and useful for general construction projects.
A spreading shrub to small tree to 5m widespread in inland districts of Southern and Central Queensland. New growth is reddish and it has pendulous zig zag shaped branches with bright yellow ball flowers which occur in Winter - Spring, then followed by clusters of seeds pods. This is a very showy species and good for ornamental use and roadside projects.
A long lived single stemmed medium to large size tree, one of the most widespread Eucalypt species in Australia occuring in every mainland state. It is fast growing, readily established and mainly cultivated for remediation of degraded sites, in particular Mine sites and those affected by salinity. This species is frequently dominant of riparian communities and also a notable tree of riverine sites, whether permanent or seasonal water is aavailable.
Geijera parviflora - Wilga/Native Willow
A hardy tree to 9m with a beautiful weeping form and distributed in dryer areas - inland New South Wales, but also Queensland, Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia in mainly mixed woodland communites. Leaves are dark and glossy green, highly scented, as is the bark. Flowers are small, white and produce an unpleasant smell to attract Blowflies for pollination, other insects also use the tree. These flowers appear June to November, then followed by fruit January to May. This species can be used for fodder (mainly for sheep), it produces a dark amber honey with a very strong flavour and burning the foliage repels mosquitoes.
A fast growing, nitrogen fixing bushy shrub to small tree growing to 7m high producing profuse yellow perfumed ball shaped flowers during late Winter and Spring. Pods containg Acacia seeds follow and mature November to December. This species is frost hardy and native to South East QLD and Northern NSW. It plays an important role in catchment protection and very useful as a screening plant.
A large fast growing tree which readily propagates from scarified seed and has a wide distribution - from the Northern Territory, Queensland and New South Wales. It serves as an ornamental and also a fodder plant for sheep and cattle, also has some timber uses. This species has a great natural habit with its foliage extending close to ground level. Flowers that cover the tree in clusters are cream to greenish which occur November to March .
A medium sized evergreen tree to 20m tall, native to Queensland and New South Wales. This species has beautiful blue grey leaves and white flowers and is easily identified by the grey black furrowed bark and stems, this is an important canopy species.
Acacia podalyriifolia - Queensland Silver Wattle
A quick growing tall shrub/small tree to 5m with a bushy habit. As with many others of this genus, it doesn't have true leaves but phyllodes (flattened stems) which are a striking silvery grey colour. Gorgeous yellow ball like flowers occur in Winter to early Spring. This plant is suited to wide variety of climates, even tolerating moderate frosts.
Cassia brewsterii - Brewster's Cassia / Leichardt Bean / Cassia Pea
A native medium sized tree with fern like foliage and attractive yellow/orange flowers, some may even have red markings. These produce pods to 45cm long, seeds are often heavily parasitised but this year they look the best I've seed them in years! Drought resistant and a popular species for birds to feed on.
Eucalyptus tereticornis - Forest Red Gum/Queensland Blue Gum
A medium/large tree that grows on a wide variey of substrates and extends over much of Eastern Australia. Flowers in June to November and seed capsules persist on trees until at least the next flowering, although in tropical populations, seed is shed shortly after it matures. It is quite fast growing and makes a good shade tree, can be used to control gully erosion, for timber and many other uses. It is an important food tree for Koalas, a habit for possums and a major source of pollen and honey for apiculture.