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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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BLACK TUPELO
BLACK TUPELO
PLANTS: WNYSY
A horticultural treasure, Black Tupelo makes an impressive feature in any garden. Stunning autumn colour spans the autumnal spectrum from deep-orange through to vibrant scarlet. Prefers a cool root run and space fo...
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JAPANESE MAPLE
JAPANESE MAPLE
PLANTS: WACJA
BARE ROOT POTTED. With a majestic vase-like shape and stunning autumn colours, the Japanese Maple continues to be a staple, not only in Diggers gardens, but in many inner city gardens and courtyards. Perfectly sized ...
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Swamp Cypress
Swamp Cypress
PLANTS: WTAX
A deciduous conifer from the everglades where its lacy needle-like leaves are often covered in Spanish moss. The fine, feathery foliage is bright green in spring and summer, colouring to brilliant orange in autumn. An ideal specimen tree that loves humid summers – it even thrives in water, just like a lotus. Perfect for moist or inundated areas,...
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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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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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WHITE CEDAR
WHITE CEDAR
PLANTS: WWHC
BARE ROOT POTTED. This Australian native tree is one of the very few that are deciduous, making it an ideal choice for winter light and summer shade. It makes an impressive umbrella-shaped shade tree with distinctive ridged bark, twisting over time, and mauve and white fragrant flowers in autumn. Ornamental yellow fruit, produced in profusion, h...
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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 well-manured ground to start, this Aussie native should be much more widely planted as a feature or shade tree. Fast growth...
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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 because it's deciduous. Fossilised remnants have been found dating back 225 million years. An amazing statuesque addition ...
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RED MAPLE
RED MAPLE
PLANTS: WACRU
BARE ROOT POTTED. The iconic maple that lights up North American forests. In April, the rich green fire-retardant leaves turn to fiery-red, signalling the threat of summer fires has passed. A tall and handsome tree that quickly produces a cooling shade.
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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. Showcases beautiful foliage colour throughout the seasons, changing from gold in spring to dark green in summer and back to gold again in autumn. Fast growth rate.
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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-BARKED CREPE MYRTLE
WHITE-BARKED CREPE MYRTLE
PLANTS: WLASU
SOLD OUT. The is the species of Crepe Myrtle that is only found in botanic gardens and the gardens of plant connoisseurs. It's drought tolerant as the common Crepe Myrtle but throughout summer, instead of garish flower colours, it features see-through foliage and mottled bark. Its summer foliage turns orange in late autumn/winter before charming...
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RHUBARB CROWN GARDEN COLLECTION
RHUBARB CROWN GARDEN COLLECTION
PLANTS: PRHCO
Harvest fresh rhubarb all year with this garden collection of rhubarbs. With summer varieties 'Cherry Red' and 'Big Boy' for the warmer months, then abundant short day cropping from 'Winter Wonder' you can grow all your rhubarb needs for the year in 5m square. Two bare root crowns of each, available winter only (6 crowns).
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2 year membership  + Free Seed Sowing Poster and 2 seed packets
2 year membership + Free Seed Sowing Poster and 2 seed packets
Membership: MNE2SP2
A beautifully illustrated heirloom ‘sow what when’ poster for all areas of Australia so that you'll never have to think about what to sow this month again! You will also receive some free Cauliflower 'Mini' and Kale 'Red Russian' seeds to get your garden started.
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