Street trees are a fundamental part of the ever-changing urban landscape, providing natural shade, a valuable habitat for wildlife and greener communities. Mt William Advanced Tree Nursery shares some of its most popular varieties.
To avoid high levels of maintenance and ensure compliance with Electricity Safety Regulations, compact native trees are jumping fast up the list of trees in demand at Mt William Advanced Tree Nursery.
The perfect small evergreen that can be grown as a tree or shrub, Hakea laurina earned its common name, ‘pin cushion’, due to its beautiful ball-like, cherry-red flowers that have long, white pin-like stamens, which appear from autumn to late winter.
The Hakea laurina is indigenous to the southern parts of Western Australia. Loving full sun and attracting birds, this drought-tolerant specimen is perfect for areas affected by strong winds.
Only growing to 5m in height, it ticks all the boxes to enhance urban forestry.
EUCALYPTUS LEUCOXYLON ‘EUKY DWARF’
Another evergreen that is a great choice when height is of concern is the Eucalyptus leucoxylon 'Euky Dwarf'.
The Eucalyptus leucoxylon 'Euky Dwarf'’ is a moderate to fast-growing tree that has a dense canopy of narrow grey-green leaves and a rounded form. In late autumn and early spring, the Euky Dwarf shows off vibrant clusters of flowers that attract birds and native wildlife. The flowers can vary in colour from pink, red and yellow.
To optimise best flowering results, the Euky Dwarf loves to be positioned in full sun, however, this Eucalypt will also thrive in partial shade, and can tolerate heavy clay soils and limestone. Native to Victoria, south-eastern South Australia and far south-western New South Wales, the Euky Dwarf has proven that it is versatile to most conditions.
Growing to 6m high, the Eucalyptus leucoxylon ‘Euky Dwarf’ proves that it is perfect for small gardens, parks and streetscapes.
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