Geijera parviflora – Wilga

A slow growing small tree from inland Australia, it has attractive drooping foliage and branches which have a strong scent when crushed. It is very drought tolerant, and is a useful tree for shade and on farms for stock feed, and as a street tree for dry areas. The winter to summer flowers are cream and musky scented and can attract blowflies. It is said that leaves can be chewed to alleviate toothache. Can be grown in sun to part shade.

Scientific Name:Geijera parviflora
Common Name:Wilga
Other Common Names:Native Willow
Plant Type:Small tree, Large shrub
Height:8 ~ 15 metres
Width:4 ~ 7 metres
Flower Colour:Cream
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer, Winter
Ph Level:Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid, Arid
Light:Sunny, Light shade, Half shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Weeping
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained
Propagation Method:Seed
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Screen, Windbreak
Special Uses:Street tree, Erosion control, Bird nesting plant
Attracts Wildlife:Other insects






Once you have found the plant that you want, the next step is to find where to get it. Visit or ring your favourite nursery to see if they have it in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you.  Specialist nurseries are also able to give great advice, and if they don’t have the plant you want, they can often suggest an alternative to you. Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries, and some who do mail order. Click on the links for their details-


The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 


Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW


Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW


Cool Country Natives – ACT


Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria


Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA


Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia


Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order


The Native Shop – mail order




Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants.