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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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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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 are a highlight of the season. Not just a foliage tree, a covering ...
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JAPANESE MAPLE
JAPANESE MAPLE
PLANTS: WACJA
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 small spaces or ...
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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, soil compaction and periods of drought - all whilst providing a deep and cool shade throughout summer. A feature ...
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PIN OAK
PIN OAK
PLANTS: WOPO
One of the great landscape oaks, originally from the USA, Pin Oak is a wonderfully uniform tree that transplants easily, has stunning autumn colour and can tolerate high levels of pollution.
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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 ...
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TRUFFLE TREE COMBO
TRUFFLE TREE COMBO
PLANTS: WTRUF
This special combo for the Truffle Connoisseur includes one English Oak inoculated with French Black Truffles and one Stone Pine inoculated with White Bianchetti Truffles. ...
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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 ...
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CHINESE REDBUD
CHINESE REDBUD
PLANTS: WCRB
A spectacular flowering small feature tree with rosy-purple flowers covering the bare branches in early spring. Heart-shaped foliage starts with a purple tinge before becoming green and then yellow in autumn.
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RED MAPLE
RED MAPLE
PLANTS: WACRU
The iconic maple that lights up North American forests. In April, the usual, rich-green and fire-retardant summer leaves turn to fiery-red, a signal that the threat of summer fires has passed. Aÿtall and handsome ...
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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 Australian gardens. A generous and deep shade is the result of the thick and broad, fire- retardant foliage that are glossy on top but have a silvery-white sheen ...
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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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PLANTS: WCOF
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