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



Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants