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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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 many inner city courtyards and gardens. Perfectly sized for...
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Non-Member $22.95
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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.
Member $24.95
Non-Member $35.00
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BLACK TUPELO
BLACK TUPELO
PLANTS: WNYSY
A horticultural treasure, Black Tupelo is always a 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 for the ...
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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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ENGLISH OAK FRENCH TRUFFLE
ENGLISH OAK FRENCH TRUFFLE
PLANTS: WQST
The world famous English Oak now comes inoculated with French 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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RED MAPLE
RED MAPLE
PLANTS: WACRU
BARE ROOT POTTED. The iconic maple that lights up North American forests. In April, the fire-retardant rich-green summer leaves turn to fiery-red, a signal that the threat of summer fires has passed. A tall and handsome tree that quickly produces a deep cooling shade.
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Non-Member $16.95
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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.
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Non-Member $16.95
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TURKEY OAK
TURKEY OAK
PLANTS: WOAT
BARE ROOT POTTED. 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 ...
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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
BARE ROOT POTTED. This rare deciduous Australian native makes an impressive umbrella-shaped shade tree and is tolerant of a wide range of conditions from waterlogging to drought. Fragrant flowers appear in autumn with fruit soon after. Caution: fruit is toxic.
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Non-Member $16.25
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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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Non-Member $75.00
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PLANTS: WCOOG
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