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.

Family:Rutaceae
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
Lifespan:Perennial
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

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WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT

Once you have found the plant that looks right for you, the next step is where to buy it.
Most nurseries stock a good range of plants, but due to space and supplies, they may not always have the plant that you are searching for in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you if you request it.
Specialist nurseries are also able to give great advice, and if they don’t have the plant you have planned on, they can often suggest alternatives that will also work well for you.
Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries. Click on the links for their details-

 

The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

IndigiGrow- Sydney- NSW

 

Harvest Seeds And Native Plant Nursery – Sydney – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Geelong Native Plants – Victoria

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

MAIL ORDER NURSERIES –

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

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