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Trees for every garden

Trees protect us from the sun and heat, they protect our gardens from evaporation, they sequester carbon, provide privacy, improve our wellbeing, are a joy to behold and ask little in return.

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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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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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CAPE CHESTNUT PINK
CAPE CHESTNUT PINK
PLANTS: WCACH
BARE ROOT POTTED. This attractive South African flowering tree will intoxicate with its sweetly-scented flowers. From early summer, the glossy deep green foliage is smothered with fragrant spikes of sugar-pink blooms. Plant one as a dazzling specimen tree, or plant en masse to create a dramatic formal avenue or windbreak. It produces dense shade...
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COOK'S GONDWANA PINE
COOK'S GONDWANA PINE
PLANTS: WCOIP
Far more garden-worthy than the Norfolk Island Pine, which is best suited to coastal caravan parks. Diggers has chosen the Cook Island Pine for its bushier growth habit and narrow diameter; standing like a vertical sentinel, it takes up just 3 metres of horizontal space. Its dense foliage, conical shape and distinctive flaky bark set it apart fr...
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CROW'S ASH
CROW'S ASH
PLANTS: WCRO
Grow your own dance floor! Australian Teak is highly valued for its hard golden timber that is commonly used for decking, furniture, boats and dance floors. It is also a wonderful shade tree with dark glossy leaves that form a dense canopy. Summer flowers are followed by remarkable seed pods which make wonderful table ornaments. Slow growth rate.
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GINKGO
GINKGO
PLANTS: WMAT
A living fossil from the Gondwana period, its fan-shaped leaves have been found embedded in our ancient rocks. Our seeds come from Melbourne’s biggest Ginkgo, in the garden of a Diggers member. In your garden, its gorgeous leaves will turn yellow in autumn and it will thrive through frost and humidity. Slow growth rate.
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HILL'S FIG
HILL'S FIG
PLANTS: WFIHI
The ultimate lush tree, Hills Fig can also be grown as a large hedge or pruned for topiary. In low rainfall areas, it has the perfect shape to provide dense shade. In areas of summer rainfall, like Sydney, it will have buttressed roots and grow almost as large as a Moreton Bay Fig. We love it so much it’s featured in Heronswood’s famous Ficus wa...
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HOOP PINE
HOOP PINE
PLANTS: WACHP
The Hoop Pine from the dry rainforests of NSW was slaughtered for its exceptional timber by early settlers. Sydneysiders use it to great effect as shady avenues, and it was much loved by visitors to the 2000 Olympic Games. Today it’s also thriving in the Diggers Preservation Garden. Slow growth rate.
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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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JAPANESE ZELKOVA
JAPANESE ZELKOVA
PLANTS: WZESE
BARE ROOT POTTED. A tough and rapidly growing deciduous tree that bears many branches from its short trunk, creating a wonderful shady canopy. Brilliant predominantly yellow autumn colour, with orange and red tones. Green/yellow flowers appear in the spring. This tree can also be grown as a bonsai!
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PISTACHIO 'CHINESE'
PISTACHIO 'CHINESE'
PLANTS: WPIS
Spectacular autumn foliage in shades of orange, yellow and red for gardens in the arid zone. In spring, small white flowers will attract birds, followed by the red-purple berries. The deep root system and upright habit are suitable for smaller gardens and planting near paved areas. Medium growth rate.
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QUEENSLAND BOTTLE TREE
QUEENSLAND BOTTLE TREE
PLANTS: WBOT
If you want to plant a tree to get the neighbours talking then this is the one for you. The Bottle Tree is a hardy and adaptable Australian native; it tolerates a variety of climates and soil types and can be grown in a large pot in cooler regions. The unique swollen ‘bottle shaped’ trunk develops in 5–7 years, giving it a comical look, like som...
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QUEENSLAND KAURI PINE
QUEENSLAND KAURI PINE
PLANTS: WQKP
The fastest-growing evergreen native you will ever grow – as quick as Jack’s beanstalk! Culled for timber in the settler days in northern Queensland, it is now well established as far south as Heronswood in our dry soil. Bereft of side branches on the lower trunk, it takes up little garden space and it’s hard to resist stroking its attractive sm...
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RIVER BIRCH
RIVER BIRCH
PLANTS: WBENI
BARE ROOT POTTED. The best species of birch for much of Australia due to its incredible heat tolerance. Extraordinary shaggy paper bark peels off to reveal fresh bark with a soft salmon-pink hue. These seedlings have no graft, so you can prune down low and train a few paper-bark trunks up to create a lower spreading tree, suited to smaller garde...
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RUSSIAN OLIVE
RUSSIAN OLIVE
PLANTS: WRUO
Gently weeping slender branches carry almost white-silver leaves and tiny fragrant flowers. Ideal as a hedge in coastal locations or inland areas as it survives salt winds, cold, heat and drought. Not edible. Makes a perfect hedge.
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STRANGLER FIG
STRANGLER FIG
PLANTS: WFSW
Looks like a Moreton Bay Fig that sets aerial roots from its branches. A species that dates back 180 million years with striking buttressed roots. Requires lots of space to create its outstanding shade. Fast growth rate.
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SUGAR MAPLE
SUGAR MAPLE
PLANTS: WSUM
BARE ROOT POTTED. With sensational autumn foliage, the large lobed leaves of Sugar Maple turn spectacular shades of gold and copper. It’s the primary source of ‘true’ maple syrup. Starches stored within the trunk over winter are converted to the highly-prized sugary syrup, which is harvested in spring using a tap or spout inserted directly into ...
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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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SYZYGIUM MOOREI 'COOLAMON'
SYZYGIUM MOOREI 'COOLAMON'
PLANTS: WSMC
Thriving in botanic gardens from Sydney to Melbourne, this rainforest evergreen originates in northern NSW. Spectacular pink spring flowers burst, not from its branches, but from the whitish fig-like trunk, producing eye-catching large white fruit in autumn. Its performance makes the common Lilly Pilly look decidedly ordinary. Fast growth rate.
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TULIPWOOD
TULIPWOOD
PLANTS: WTUW
From northern NSW, this rainforest native with a rounded crown is a well-behaved street tree that copes with salty winds, drought and poor drainage. Whilst its natural range is the subtropics, it can grow in any frost-free area throughout Australia. Growing to a moderate-sized backyard tree with dense lush evergreen foliage and decorative seeds ...
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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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WALNUT BLACK
WALNUT BLACK
PLANTS: WWAB
A very elegant spreading tree with valuable dark brown timber and highly prized nuts. Olive-green catkins are followed by 5cm walnuts in abundance. Suppresses undergrowth, so best grown on its own. Fast growth rate.
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WEEPING LILLY PILLY
WEEPING LILLY PILLY
PLANTS: WWAFL
A popular choice for hedges, the Weeping Lilly Pilly features lush bright green foliage, with new growth tinged pink. White flowers appear in summer, followed by rounded green fruit that’s attractive to birds. Makes a wonderful dense shade tree if left to grow naturally. Fast growth rate. ONLY AVAILABLE TO SHIP TO VIC, NSW, ACT, QLD
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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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