Trees Suited for Coastal Conditions

Not all of the trees we landscape with are tolerant of the typically sandy and windy conditions found there. Here’s some that do.

Black Sheoak is an erect conical shaped tree which has dark fissured bark which looks black at certain times of the year. This fast growing tree bears showy red male flowers in spring. The female has small spiky cones.

Lime Magik is an Australian native large shrub/small tree that has pendulous habit with lime green thin soft foliage. This Acacia produces an abundance of soft yellow flowers during late winter and spring that have the appearance of soft yellow snowflakes. Its colour and fine weeping foliage makes it a stunning specimen tree or contrast planting.

Creek Lilly Pilly is an attractive Australian native fast growing shrub/small tree. It has a slightly broader leaf than straight Acmena smithii. it has a semi pendulous, dense growth habit to ground level. The new growth is glossy and copper red in colour, maturing to mid green.

Blackwood is an Australian native that is indigenous to Victoria and Tasmania that will grow to about 12-15m. It has dark brown wood that is deeply furrowed wood. This is a hardy shade tree that produces masses of pale yellow flowers in clusters from late winter to early spring adding great colour in the winter months.

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