What are the benefits of planting 100L trees in Australian landscapes? Speciality Trees explains why buying advanced trees offers both immediate benefits and long term rewards.
Environmentalists and ecologists talk about diversity in plant selection. Councils, keen on ensuring that parks and streets remain green, advocate spreading the risk of loss by mixing their planting schedules with both native and exotic trees and with selections that will more likely adapt and thrive in our changing climatic conditions.
Starting out as a grower of natives only, the Speciality Trees business has diversified over the past 43 years to include more than 320 indigenous and non-indigenous lines.
This spring, Speciality Trees will have large 100L trees in a number of native and exotic lines. These lines are just about ready to flush out as spring begins in the southern parts of Australia, and seldom can you find these selections in this advanced size.
These lines may have received a light prune at this time of year, but this is done strategically to encourage new and vigorous growth. This pruning may make the tree look a little smaller than expected, but it’s done to ensure maximum performance, which in the longer term, benefits the longevity of the tree.
Buying big is worth the investment
All the nurturing in terms of formative pruning has been for you so what you have now is the perfect tree to plant. It will be strong and resilient to varied growing conditions as it has been encouraged to grow with minimal reliance on water, with just the right exposure to bugs to bolster its armour against pests and disease once planted out.
It has built-in immunity. This is one of the main advantages of buying big and why Speciality Trees is one of the best growers of large trees in the business.
As an example, here is a selection of trees available in 100L this spring 2020:
Choose Queensland Brush Box (Lophostemon confertus) or Lemon Scented Gum (Corymbia citriodora) for an outstanding large feature tree. Both make magnificent focal points in a landscape with space. The scent from the Lemon Scented Gum particularly after rain will make you wonder why you haven’t planted one before.
Queensland Brush Box (Lophostemon confertus)
Lemon Scented Gum (Corymbia citriodora)
Choose Agonis flexuosa ‘Lemon & Lime’ or ‘Tolley’s Upright’ Olive for screening. Both selections make superb screens due to bushy yet narrow foliage – one is native and one is exotic – but both provide a softening effect along fences, external buildings and built-up neighbourly structures.
Agonis flexuosa ‘Lemon & Lime’
‘Tolley’s Upright’ Olive
For a greener, fatter, more prominent leaf, choose Tristaniopsis laurina DOW10 Luscious® PBR or Speciality Trees’ very own Waterhousea floribunda ‘Whisper’. Both are top of the list for bigger leaf screening and, with a little light prune each year, both of these native selections bush up a treat to provide full blockout to around 8m tall.
Tristaniopsis laurina DOW10 Luscious® PBR
Waterhousea floribunda ‘Whisper’
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