Oaks

A selection of oaks suitable for the Australian climate. With outstanding shade canopies and deep tap roots, oaks are long-lived protectors from the flammability of eucalyptic bushfires. Proven survivors, over 150 years in all parts of Australia.
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BLUE OAK
BLUE OAK
PLANTS: WOBO
Originating from California, the Blue Oak is a proud specimen tree as well as one of the most drought tolerant oaks for a Mediterranean climate. Named for a bluish colour from the waxy coated leaves. Named by Scottish botanist, David Douglas in 1831.
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BUR OAK
BUR OAK
PLANTS: WOAMA
With a magnificent canopy, a whole restaurant can dine outdoors underneath its enormous spreading branches. Features corky bark and huge acorns with fringed cups. An outstanding shade tree. Medium growth rate.
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TURKEY OAK
TURKEY OAK
PLANTS: WOAT
A handsome mid-sized deciduous oak, with glossy ornately-lobed leaves, which change to a buttery-yellow during autumn. Although known as the Turkey Oak, it is widespread throughout Asia Minor and southern Europe. Mature specimens develop a rounded crown, with lower lateral branches weeping with age. Being fast growing and tolerant of salt spray,...
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VALLEY OAK
VALLEY OAK
PLANTS: WOAV
Endemic to the valleys of California, English immigrants were reminded of home when they first saw this noble oak with its deeply lobed leaves. Thriving in areas with hot dry summers and cool wet winters its leaves are aromatic and turn from yellow to light orange in autumn. Its brief period of dormancy, re-leafing in August, is a distinguishing...
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ALGERIAN OAK
ALGERIAN OAK
PLANTS: WALO
The Algerian Oak is found throughout the Mediterranean basin, forming a broad canopy of evergreen lobed leaves, similar to the English Oak. Semi-deciduous in cooler climates. Dry-tolerant and fire-resistant, plant these as a future fire buffer and then welcome the glorious summer shade they provide. Slow growth rate.
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CORK OAK 'POLISH GIANT'
CORK OAK 'POLISH GIANT'
PLANTS: WOAC
A graceful shade tree with distinctive textured bark. This oak is unusual because it’s evergreen with beautiful spongy bark that's harvested for sealing that most precious of beverages – champagne!
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HOLM OAK
HOLM OAK
PLANTS: WOAH
Unlike traditional English oaks, the evergreen Mediterranean Holm Oak will thrive in our dry, arid climate. The dense canopy is formed of leathery dark-green leaves with a toothed margin; a shape reminiscent of holly leaves. Can be kept trimmed to 5x3m for a drought-tolerant green screen. A potential host of truffles. Slow growth rate.
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SAWTOOTH OAK
SAWTOOTH OAK
PLANTS: WOAAC
An attractive wide-spreading shade tree that showcases beautiful foliage colour throughout the seasons, changing from gold in spring to dark green in summer and back to gold in autumn. Fast growth rate.
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SWAMP WHITE OAK
SWAMP WHITE OAK
PLANTS: WOASW
Despite the name, the Swamp White Oak also grows well in drier Australian gardens. A generous and deep shade is the result of the thick broad fire-retardant foliage, which is glossy on top with a silvery-white sheen underneath. Autumn colour is usually yellow with flushes of reddish-purple. Slow growth rate.
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TRUFFLE - FRENCH BLACK TRUFFLE ON HOLM OAK
TRUFFLE - FRENCH BLACK TRUFFLE ON HOLM OAK
PLANTS: WOAHT
Truffles don’t just grow on trees you know. They grow on special trees that have been inoculated with the spores of French fungus and these trees have been carefully ‘infected’ so you can start you own culinary delicacy. These Holm Oak seedlings are the perfect host for truffles in Australia; tough, evergreen and adaptable to all soil types.
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ORANGE LONG HARVEST COLLECTION
PLANTS: WCITLH
Pick oranges all year round with this long harvest collection. Includes one plant each of Navel ‘Washington’, with fruit from May to September, Navel ‘Lane’s Late’ with fruit from September to December, and Valencia 'Delta Seedless' fruiting from September to March with fruit that stores on the tree for up to seven months.
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LOW PRESSURE COUNTRY SPRINKLER x 3
LOW PRESSURE COUNTRY SPRINKLER x 3
HARDWARE: HLOP3
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Membership: MNE2CA2
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