Deciduous trees are at their best in climates with defined seasons such as in the Southern Highlands. Some times those seasons can all happen in one day. With great Autumn colour and masses of spring flowers it can be hard to decide what to get. However, you don’t need to live in the Highlands to enjoy many of the deciduous available. We can assist you with the best choice for your climate and your garden.
Larger trees that are good for shade & shelter, driveway planting or just for a nice specimen tree include: Acer rubrum, Betula, Fraxinus, Gleditsia, Liquidamber, Liriodendron, Nyssa, Platanus, Poplars, Pyrus, Quercus, Tilia & Zelkova.
Flowering trees include: Cherries, Crabapples & Plums.
Some more special varieties are: Cornus (dogwoods), Magnolias, Styrax, Pseudocydonea, Corylopsis, Cercis and Fagus.
Evergreen trees for the highlands are limited because of our cold climate. Some that do well are, Magnolia ‘Little Gem’, ‘Kay Parris’ and ‘Teddy Bear’. Fraxinus griffithii (Evergreen Ash). Schinus (peppercorn tree). You can also grow Pittosporum and Photinia into great shade trees. Australian Natives also offer an Evergreen alternative for this area.