Trees in Fitzroy Gardens

Araucaria bidwilli - Bunya Bunya Pine (Australian native)

Brachychiton acerifolius - Flame Tree Australian native)

Calodendrum capense - Cape Chestnut

Eucalyptus maculata - Spotted Gum (Australian native)

Ficus macrophylla - Moreton Bay Fig Australian native)

Ginkgo biloba - Maidenhair Tree

Liriodendron tulipifera - Tulip Tree

Phoenix canariensis - Canary Island Date Palm

Pinus canariensis - Canary Island Pine

Tilea cordata - Linden

Ulmus procera - English Elm

Brachychiton acerifolius – Flame Tree

A compact pyramidal tree, 6-10mts high. Slow growing Australian native to New South Wales and Queensland. Leaves maple-like, mostly dropping before flowering in early summer. Flowers bell shaped vivid orange-red in terminal sprays. Best display occur in hot, dry seasons. Tree sometimes 20 years old before flowering.

Pinus canariensis – Canary Island Pine

Single stem upright tree, 20-25mt high, native to Canary Islands, drought resistant, slow to moderate growth. Needles densely crowded giving the tree a tufted appearance, bark furrowed, reddish brown.

Liriodendron tulipifera – Tulip Tree

An upright tree native to Southern U.S.A. frost hardy, 15-35mt high. Deciduous in autumn, foliage rich yellow, flowers in spring, large tulip shaped greenish yellow orange at the centre appearing when tree is 10 years old.

Calodendron capense – Cape Chestnut

Attractive tree with a dense, compact and rounded, symmetrical crown, 10-12 mt high native to South Africa. Prefers warmer conditions, frost tender when young, growth slow. Summer flowering, flesh pink in large terminal sprays, covering almost the entire crown.

Araucaria bidwilli – Bunya Bunya Pine

Large spreading tree with dome shaped crown, 20-25 mt high, Australian native to Queensland. Slow growing when young, produces good timber. Cones very large up to 30cm long, 20cm wide and weighing up to 4 kg, seed large and edible.

Eucalyptus maculata – Spotted Gum

An Australian native to the eastern side of Australia, densely crowned tree 15-20 mt high, fast growing, tolerates smog. Bark smooth, mottled light coloured with greyish purple patches.

Ulmus procera – English Elm

A large, spreading tree, excellent for avenues, good shade and specimen tree, 20-25mt high, native to Britain and Europe. Deciduous in autumn, leaves turning yellow, bark is hard and furrowed.

Ficus macrophylla – Moreton Bay Fig

A large massive heavily branches spreading tree, Australian native to Queensland and New South Wales. A fast growing shade tree, 15-20 mt high, leaves large, oval, glossy, fruit a purplish fig.

Ginkgo biloba – Maidenhair Tree

Attractive spreading open crowned tree, native to China. A deciduous conifer, 10-15 mt high, spring foliate light green, autumn deep rich golden colour. Trees are either male or female, tolerates smog, leaves fan shaped, looking like large maidenhair fern leaf.

Phoenix canariensis – Canary Island Date Palm

Very hardy palm growing to 20mt high, stout woody trunk supports light green fronds up to 6mt long. Small yellow flowers in drooping clusters in summer are succeeded by inedible orange-yellow acorn like fruit.

Tilea cordata – Linden

A dense tree with rounded crown, spreading when mature, 10-12mt high, native to Europe, best grown in cool areas, deciduous in autumn. Flowers in clusters followed by winged fruit.