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Australian willow, Wilga

Geijera parviflora


The Australian willow quickly grows into a medium size evergreen tree with a rounded form, 20-35 ft. tall, 20-30 ft. wide. Foliage is comprised of narrow pale green leaves, 4-6 in. long, to 3/8 in. wide, that hang downward from branches to create a weeping character. Inconspicuous clusters of small creamy-white flowers occur in late fall to early winter.

Australian willow is native to warm and dry interior regions of Australia where annual rainfall varies between 6-15 in. and long periods of drought are common. It is a popular tree throughout the Inland Empire where it grows best in deep well-drained heavy to sandy loam soils. It is a good garden tree for its shade and graceful foliage character; it is also planted as a street tree.

Plant Type: Tree
Foliage Character: Evergreen
Habit: Upright, Low-branching
Growth Rate: Fast
Foliage Color: Pale green
Flower Color: Insignificant, Cream
Flower Season: Winter, Fall
Soil Adaptations: Alkaline soil, Well-draining soil, Loam, Deep soil
Exposure Adaptations: Heat, Drought, Aridity, All day sun
Function: Foliage accent plant
Height: 20 ft. – 35 ft.
Width: 20 ft. – 30 ft.

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