Geijera parviflora

Wilga, Australian Willow

Typical mature height: to 9m

Useful in: streetscapes, height-restricted areas 

Sites for best growth: well-drained, all pH

Ginkgo biloba

Maidenhair Tree

Typical mature height: 15m (with extreme age)

Useful in: streetscapes, park plantings 

Sites for best growth: clays, most sites

Hakea selections


Typical mature height: 4m in Melbourne

Useful in: Parks, reserves, streetscapes

Sites for best growth: Warm to hot, reasonable drainage

Lagerstroemia hybrids


Typical mature height: 3.5 to 8m

Useful in: all uses 

Sites for best growth: fortnightly summer irrigation

Lophostemon confertus

Brush Box

Typical mature height: variable, to 15m

Useful in: streetscapes, avenues 

Sites for best growth: well-drained, some irrigation

Magnolia grandiflora cvs

Bull Bay Magnolia

Typical mature height: 5-10m

Useful in: street tree parks

Sites for best growth: water retentive soils; heat

Melia azedarach ‘Elite’ 

Chinaberry, White Cedar

Typical mature height: most often up to 10m

Useful in: streetscapes, roundabouts 

Sites for best growth: all, occasional summer water is best

Olea europaea selections

‘Swan Hill’ and ‘Tolley’s Upright’ Olive

Typical mature height: 7m

Useful in: streetscapes, reserves & parks 

Sites for best growth: tolerate most site conditions

Pinus canariensis

Canary Island Pine

Typical mature height: 20-45m

Useful in: Accent planting; avenues ; clipped hedge or screen

Sites for best growth: Coastal plantings, parks and roadsides. Optimal locations are where rainfall is greater than 750mm per year.

Pinus halepensis

Aleppo Pine or Jerusalem Pine

Typical mature height: 10-20m

Useful in: Large landscapes; road verges; backdrop screening and mass plantings 

Sites for best growth: Will grow well in sites of less than 250mm rainfall

Pinus pinea

Italian Stone Pine or Umbrella Pine


Typical mature height: 25m variable

Useful in: Broad road verges, parks, near coastal planting.

Sites for best growth: well-drained, slightly acidic soils

Pistacia chinensis

Chinese Pistachio

Typical mature height: 10m

Useful in: streetscapes, parks 

Sites for best growth: well-drained sites, very versatile

Pittosporum crassifolium


Typical mature height: 5-9m

Useful in: nature strips or hedging screen 

Sites for best growth: many site conditions suitable, non-water logged soils.

Platanus orientalis ‘Autumn Glory’ & ‘Digitata’ (Hillier Nursery Form)

‘Autumn Glory’ & ‘Digitata’ (Hillier Nursery Form)

Typical mature height: <18m

Useful in: streetscapes 

Sites for best growth: well-drained, occasional irrigation

Pyrus calleryana cultivars

Callery Pear selections

Typical mature height: 11-14m

Useful in: all landscape situations 

Sites for best growth: organic soils, irrigated