Australian native trees come in a huge variety of shapes, sizes and colours. One of the biggest benefits of choosing Australian natives for your garden is their ability to adapt to their surroundings and grow easily in urban environments. They are more likely to thrive in your garden than introduced plants because they have adapted to the conditions in their local environment over a long period of time.
Australian native plants are also not just beautiful to look at, but also an integral part of the native landscape, providing habitat and food for local native animals and birds. They also provide other environmental benefits such as preventing soil erosion, combating salinity, saving endangered animals and providing clean fresh air.
Some of our favourite Australian native trees are:
Golden Wattle – Because Golden Wattle is the floral emblem of Australia, it is very recognisable to most Australians. It can grow between 2 and 8 metres tall and also has a certain degree of frost tolerance.
Eucalyptus – Widely associated with Australia and koalas, eucalyptus can be found in both shrub and tree form all over Australia.
Moreton Bay Fig – A large native tree growing up to 60 metres in height and known for its large leaves. Moreton Bay Fig is a rainforest tree that can be found on the east coast of Australia.
Grevillia – A colourful, bird attracting plant that is popular all over Australia. Grivillia has over 360 species and can grow anywhere between 50 centimetres and 35 metres tall.