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Acacia deanei - Deanes's Wattle

A shrub or small tree to 7m, often forming dense thickets, can be single or multi stemmed with smooth grey brown bark.  The young foliage is rust yellow coloured and featherlike throughout its life, ball shaped yellow to cream coloured flowers throughout the year but usually March to August.  This species is widespread in inland south QLD and central NSW & central VIC, oftne growing on plains, slopes and tablelands, near watercourses, in gullies or on stony hillsides and is found on a wide range of soil types.  It is extremely tolerant of drought, frost and wind and is a fast growing nitrogen fixing shrub/small tree that has the potential to play an important role in catchment protection.  It is also a valuable habitat for native birds and insects and useful for controlling erosion with its soil binding fibrous roots.

Bauhinia hookeri syn Lysiphyllum hookeri- Hooker's Bauhinia / Pegunny / Ebony

A hardy tree to 6m becoming leafless during the dry season in its natural environment.  It is an adaptable species and grows well in coastal and inland areas of the tropics and subtropics.  It is an interesting tree with large pale white to pink showy flowers in late Spring to early Summer with long red stamens and its leaves are held in small pairs which look like butterfly wings.  This species is distributed in north east QLD but also extends across the northern coast of Australia, with good potential for gardens, parks and as street trees in dry areas.

Eucalyptus globoidea - White Stringybark

A long lived medium sized tree to 20m with fibrous stringy red brown to light grey bark persistent to outer limbs.  This bark sometimes looks as though it has a criss crossed appearance at the base of the tree.  The flowers appear from February to September and are low on nectar but have a high pollen content, and are visited by winged invertebrates - note that flowering on individual trees may be years apart.  The foliage is occasionally eaten by koalas and fruit is borne in clusters of rounded sessile capsules often with flattened sides due to crowding.  This species is useful for timber and honey production and distributed on the NSW east coast and tablelands extending from eastern VIC to north of Coffs Harbour.

Acacia falciformis - Mountain Hickory / Broad Leaved Hickory / Black Wattle / Tanning Wattle

An erect or spreading tree to 12m, sometimes taller, with grey green pendulous sickle shaped leaves and cream ball shaped flowers in Spring-Summer and deeply or fined fissured bark.  This species occurs in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria and is hardy in well drained sunny situations.

Banksia oblongifolia syn B. asplenifolia - Fern Leaved Banksia

This species is distributed from Ulladulla NSW to 70km north of Bundaberg, Queensland and has an open multi stemmed habit and grows to 1.5m tall.  The bark is grey brown with reddish brown hairy new growth, serrated green leaves and its flowers are cylindrical, blue grey or greenish yellow in bud and open to a yellow colour.  Seeds are enclosed in follicles the usual woody Banksia cones.

Eucalyptus dealbata - Tumbledown Red Gum

A tree to 15m with a short trunk, this species sheds its bark in flakes to reveal tones of whites, grey and copper.  The leaves are a dull grey colour and white flowers appear from may to October.  An extremely drought, frost and wind tolerant plant and very good if used as a windbreak, for wildlife habitat and provides nectar and pollen to birds and bees and also a durable timber.

Acacia salicina - Broughton Willow / Cooba

A vigorous, long lived, nitrogen fixing, spreading tree with a pendulous habit to 14m tall and adaptable nature with yellow ball shaped flowers in late Winter and Spring.  The narrow phyllodes are very striking and are an interesting feature of this species.  This has a widespread distribution in eastern Australia occurring in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Northern Territory - usually near rivers but in drier areas.

Eucalyptus coolabah  - Coolabah

A tree, 10-20m tall with bark persistant on trunk and large branches, dark grey-white patched, smooth above and sheds in ribbons and small white flowers.  This species is distributed in New South Wales, Queensland, Northern Territory and South Australia and is very similar to Eucalyptus microtheca, sometimes even as a synonym to Coolabah.

Senna artemesiodes ssp artemesiodes syn Cassia artemesiodes - Feathery Senna / Feathery Cassia

A large evergreen, woody, open shrub with a rounded habit to 1.2m with grey-blue feathery foliage and aromatic sulphur yellow, pea shaped flowers occur in Spring on old wood.  The fruit is not very attractive - first green then turning brown as they ripen looking like a bean pod in late Spring to early Summer.

Acacia shirleyi - Lancewood

A common species in semi arid and temperate areas of inland north eastern Australia, usually growing in monsoon forest or dry scrub but not near well developed rainforests.  Growing as a small tree to 15m with masses of moderately dense yellow flower spikes from mid July. This species is endemic to Australia occurring in the Northern Territory, north east Queensland, south east Queensland and inland Queensland.

Corymbia blakelyi - Blakelyi's Red Gum

A frost and drought tolerant tree to 20m preferring alluvial flats, midslope terrain or depressions with seasonal water flows and occuring in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria.  Cream flowers occur Nov-Dec and seed capsules persist on the tree until at least the following Summer.  It is an important species for the honey industry as it is a good nectar/pollen source and produces a durable timber and is a good choice for natural shelter or shade.

Lophostemon confertus syn Tristania conferta - Vinegar Tree / Queensland Pink Box / Scrub Box

Endemic to Australia from north east Queensland and southwards to coastal central New South Wales.  It is an evergreen, medium sized, long lived tree with good pest resistance and also tolerant to drought, smog and poor drainage.  In its natural environment, this species can reach heights of 40m but more likely 10-15m in cultivation, with beautiful thick dark glossy leaves which are paler beneath, the bark is smooth and cream coloured which peels in flakes seasonally to reveal orange-brown tones.  White flowers appear in three's and attract bees, this is also an important food plant for the larval stages of the Common Red Eye, Rare Red Eye and eastern Flat Butterflies.  This is a favoured choice as a street tree, great shade tree option and a popular flooring timber in New South Wales and southern Queensland.