Small to Medium Trees

All plants listed attract bees, birds and other pollinating insects.
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This species is Australia’s floral emblem. Very showy wattle. Fast growing in well-drained, sunny position with ample watering.

Frost hardy. Flowers August to October. It is an attractive free-flowering species with large golden fragrant heads.

It is adaptable to a variety of soil types.

Provides pollen for bees and other insects.

Acacia are a good source of pollen making some species popular with bee-keepers. The seeds are also an important source of food for birds.

Fast growth rate, but rather short lived.


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In an open position some plants begin to branch freely near ground level, forming a graceful and spreading head in which the pale stems show up through the foliage.

It is hardy in frosty areas, but continued drought causes some yellowing and loss of leaves, and adequate water must be given.

September to October is the main season. The flowers are fairly large balls of good substance and a clear golden yellow – one of the brightest among wattles.


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The iconic bottlebrush is a shrub, known for its cylindrical red brush-shaped flowers. They’re great for those who might not have the best green thumb, as they’re hardy plants and require little maintenance.

They also provide food and the perfect home for a range of wildlife, including possums, lizards, insects, bees and nectar-eating birds.

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The grafted ficifolia is a small tree that flowers profusely every year. There’s so much to love about flowering gums.

These native trees are hardy and easy to care for with aromatic gum leaves and flowers that deserve to be the centre of attention. Bees love them for their numerous spring flowers laden with nectar and pollen.

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Mallee gum tree growing from 4-8 metres tall, with outstanding large golden yellow flowers in late summer to early autumn.

This tree responds well to pruning, so can be trimmed to size and shape. Its best on alkaline soils.

Produces both high nectar and high pollen and grows the best in warm/humid and temperate climates. Flowers between March and June, and has large flowers suitable for honeybees of all sizes and birds.

Officially recognised as being beneficial to honeybees and as a honey producer.


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This small-but-attractive tree grows fast and produces large, spidery flowers that can range in colour from bright red to cream. The tree is hardy and adaptable to many environments and uses.

Why do bees love the large fruited yellow gum? Because it produces loads of nectar! Is easy-to-grow and hardy. Tolerates compacted soil and is a beautiful, striking tree.

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Reaching from 3m- 5m in height and with showy flowers it makes a good screening plant, very attractive to birds. This is an outstanding native tree, very colourful and free flowering.

The creamy white or red flowers appear in December and really do put on a display in time for Christmas; they also make great cut flowers at this time of the year.
This is a plant that can be pruned from an early age, simply prune the whole bush back by 1/3 directly after flowering.

To achieve the brightest red coloured sepals, plant your Christmas bush in a sun drenched spot.

They work best in a bush garden setting, or as a screening plant, and their creamy white flowers attract native butterflies moths and bees.

To prolong their flowering season during spring, apply a good dose of specially formulated native plant food.



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One look at these starburst-shaped flowers and it’s easy to understand why honeybees love the Gungurru. When the flowers are in full bloom, they hang heavy and produce urn-shaped mealy-white fruits. Quite the attractive floral package! Works well as a low shelter or simply another garden or streetscape feature.

Produces high nectar and pollen!
Responds well to hard pruning. Flowers between June and August.

Juveniles need to be protected from the wind and frost.

Has a relatively short flowering period; June through August.

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Australia’s native frangipani: the perfumed plant our birds and bees love.

A great food and habitat tree as it provides nectar for birds, bees and insects, in addition to its sweet scent.

Native frangipanis have been a mainstay in Australian backyards, beautifully blooming in summer and giving off their signature scent in the spring. The light pink and yellow cultivars are the most popular.

These flowers grow in clusters, and put on a great display and their perfume is equally as strong.

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The Pincushion Hakea is striking when an adult, but requires staking and protection from wind and frost when it’s young.

It produces both nectar and pollen and attracts a variety of birds.

Requires protection from frost and the wind while becoming established.
Must have full sun.

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A handsome shade or specimen tree for larger gardens. Semi deciduous and drought tolerant.

Masses of clusters of showy, fragrant, lilac flowers followed by hard, yellow to pale orange bead-like fruits which hang on the tree well into autumn after the leaves have fallen. Berries are toxic to humans and dogs.

It is fast growing with a rounded crown and dense leaf covering.
Attracts a huge variety of birds and various insects.

Shade tree for large gardens as frost tolerant and fire retardant.

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