Australian Native Trees and Tall Shrubs For Dry Areas
This is the first list of plants for dry and alkaline soils. They need to be watered regularly for the first few months at least.
- Acacia pycnantha (Golden Wattle) Australia’s floral emblem. 4-8m high in ideal conditions.
- Acacia saligna (Golden Wreath Wattle) 3-8m high.
- Acacia baileyana (Cootamundra Wattle) to 6m. Amazingly, this does well here.
- Eucalyptus leucoxylon forms
- Eucalyptus diversifolia
- Eucalyptus porosa
- Eucalyptus stricklandii
- Eucalyptus spathulata
- Eucalyptus woodwardii
- Eucalyptus torquata (Coral Gum)
- Eucalyptus platypus
- Eucalyptus macrocarpa (Rose of the West or Mottlecah)
- Eucalyptus ficifolia (Western Australian Flowering Gum)
- Eucalyptus erythrocorys (Red Cap Gum)
- Eucalyptus eremophila
- Eucalyptus forrestiana (Fuschia Gum)
- Eucalyptus pyriformis (Pear Gum)
- Eucalyptus sideroxylon (Iron Bark)
- Grevillea robusta
- Santalum acuminatum (Wild Peach, Quandong)
This is not an exhaustive list. If you know of more species to add to this list (ie. dryland planting plus alkaline soil), let me know, please.