Shade Trees

Plant shade trees to keep summer heat at bay. Many of them have handsome foliage and our selection includes some of the less common garden varieties for something a bit different.
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BABY PANDA GRASS
BABY PANDA GRASS
PLANTS: PPOBP
A graceful small bamboo type perennial that is at home in full sun or heavy shade. Brilliant for borders, rock gardens and water features.
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BEECH TREE
BEECH TREE
PLANTS: WFASY
A majestic broad canopied tree providing deep summer shade - perfect to hang a hammock under. Leaves turn a golden bronze in the autumn before falling and leaving exposed the stately trunk with bark that is smooth, ...
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BLACK BOOYONG
BLACK BOOYONG
PLANTS: WBLBY
A gardening secret grown in the Botanic Gardens of Adelaide and Melbourne, the Black Booyong has enormous potential for gardens and farms throughout Australia to mitigate against our warming climate. Fast-growing when given ...
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BLACK TUPELO
BLACK TUPELO
PLANTS: WNYSY
A horticultural treasure, the Black Tupelo is always a feature in any garden. Stunning autumn colour that spans the spectrum from deep orange through to vibrant scarlet. Prefers a cool root run where the branches can ...
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CHINESE CORK OAK
CHINESE CORK OAK
PLANTS: WOACC
Evergreen oak that makes a shapely shade tree in hot and dry gardens. The deeply creased spongey bark is a tactile feature that is just so touchable. If you have some room, plant a row of these as a unique large ...
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CHINESE RED BUD
CHINESE RED BUD
PLANTS: WCRB
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DAWN REDWOOD
DAWN REDWOOD
PLANTS: WMEGL
Thought to be extinct until it was rediscovered in 1942 in China, this is the most unique conifer in that it is deciduous. Fossilised remnants have been found dating back 225 million years. An amazing statuesque addition ...
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DAWN REDWOOD 300MM
DAWN REDWOOD 300MM
PLANTS: WMEGL12
Thought to be extinct until it was rediscovered in 1942 in China, this is the most unique conifer in that it is deciduous. Fossilised remnants have been found dating back 225 million years. An amazing statuesque addition ...
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ENGLISH OAK SUMMER BLACK TRUFFLE
ENGLISH OAK SUMMER BLACK TRUFFLE
PLANTS: WQST
The world famous English Oak now comes inoculated with summer Black Truffles. They also make great shade trees and survive drought and bushfires. 100-year-old specimens are a testament to their success. ...
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GOLDEN RAIN TREE
GOLDEN RAIN TREE
PLANTS: WKOPA
A very underutilised and underrated deciduous tree that can adapt to virtually any conditions. Stunning autumnal shades from orange through to pink. A covering of delicate golden flowers in the summer that rain down, ...
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HEARTNUT
HEARTNUT
PLANTS: WWAH
Japan's answer to the English Walnut, the Heartnut is a medium sized tree that provides a luxurious shade in summer and a delightful heart-shaped edible walnut in the late autumn. Self-pollinating with a medium ...
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JAPANESE MAPLE
JAPANESE MAPLE
PLANTS: WACJA
With its majestic vase-like shape and stunning autumn colours, there's a reason Japanese Maples continue to be a staple in the Diggers garden. Perfectly sized for small gardens or set among larger settings, it ...
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LAGERSTROEMIA SUBCOSTATA
LAGERSTROEMIA SUBCOSTATA
PLANTS: WLASU
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LINDEN TREE
LINDEN TREE
PLANTS: WTICO
A European tree that is very much at home in our urban environment. Tolerates pollution, pruning, root compression and periods of drought - all of this whilst providing a deep and cool shade throughout the summer. ...
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MAIDENHAIR FERN
MAIDENHAIR FERN
PLANTS: PMAF
One of the most loved ferns, Maidenhairs make beautiful indoor plants and will naturalise outdoors in a cool garden.
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PIN OAK
PIN OAK
PLANTS: WOPO
One of the great landscape oaks, a wonderfully uniform tree that transplants easily, gives great autumn colour and can tolerate high levels of pollution.
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RED MAPLE
RED MAPLE
PLANTS: WACRU
This is the tree that millions of tourists travel to see in its autumnal splendour. In April the rich green fire-retardant summer leaves turn to fiery red, as if signaling the passing threat of fire that its summer ...
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SAWTOOTH OAK
SAWTOOTH OAK
PLANTS: WOAAC
An attractive, wide spreading shade tree that grows well in a wide range of soil types and climatic conditions. Beautiful foliage colour throughout the seasons, going from golden in spring to dark green in summer and back ...
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SMOKE BUSH
SMOKE BUSH
PLANTS: WSMBE
With a flower like no other, Smoke Bush is a small tree that fits perfectly into any garden, big or small. Adaptable to most soils and able to cope with part shade to full sun, it brings interest into the garden at ...
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SWAMP WHITE OAK
SWAMP WHITE OAK
PLANTS: WOASW
Despite the name, the Swamp Oak grows well in drier gardens here in Australia. A generous and deep shade is the result of the thick and broad fire-retardant leaves that are glossy on top but have a silvery white ...
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TRUFFLE TREE - HOLM OAK
TRUFFLE TREE - 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. ...
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TURKEY OAK
TURKEY OAK
PLANTS: WOAT
A handsome mid-sized deciduous oak, whose glossy leaves are ornately lobed, and change to a buttery yellow during autumn. Although known as the Turkey oak, it is widespread throughout Asia Minor and southern Europe. ...
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VIRGINIA OAK
VIRGINIA OAK
PLANTS: WOAL
A stately and majestic evergreen landscape tree, well suited to coastal and mid-latitude parts of Australia. A wide and spreading canopy is held up by twisting, character-filled limbs that give Live Oaks a majesty that ...
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WHITE CEDAR
WHITE CEDAR
PLANTS: WWHC
This deciduous Australian native makes an impressive shade tree and is tolerant of a wide range of conditions from waterlogging to drought. Fragrant flowers appear in autumn with fruit soon after.
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