Preferred species list

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Preferred species list

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BOTANICAL NAME

COMMON NAME

HEIGHT

Trees Under Power lines

Evergreen

Callistemon viminalis “Wildfire”

Weeping bottlebrush

6m

Tristaniopsis laurina ”Luscious”

Watergum

7m

Elaeocarpus reticulatus

Blue Berry Ash

7m

Photinia x fraseri

Tree photinia

5m

Corymbia ficifolia

Flowering Gum

8m

Cupaniopsis anacardioides

Tuckeroo

8m

Melaleuca bracteata cv`Revolution Gold’

Black Tea Tree

5m

Deciduous

Lagerstroemia indica
`cvs` Natchez,Sioux,Tuscan

Crepe myrtle

8m

Cercis siliquastrum

Judas tree

6m

Acer buergeranum

Chinese trident maple

6m

Prunus cerasifera

Purple leaf plum,
Double flowering plum

6m

Open Street and Town Parks

Evergreen

Acmena smithii

Lillypilly

12m

Caesalpinea ferra

Leopard tree

12m

Waterhousia florabunda

Weeping myrtle,
Weeping lillypilly

20m

Harpephyllum caffrum

Kaffir plum

12m

Buckighamia celessisima

Ivory Curl Flower

12m

Deciduous

Koelreuteria paniculata

Golden rain tree

10m

Pyrus ussurienesis

Manchurian pear

12m

Pistacia chinensis

Chinese pistachio

12m

Ulmus chinensis

Chinese Elm

12m

Fraxinus argustifolia

Claret ash

15m

Town Parks and Open Reserves

Corymbia maculata

Spotted gum

20m

Corymbia torelliana

Cadaghi

20m

Eucalyptus microcorys

Tallowwood

25m

Lophostemon confertus

Brushbox

15m

Casuarina cunninghamnia

River oak

20m

Syncarpia glomulifera

Turpentine

20m

Note:    Prior to the planting of any trees or shrubs on Council-owned land, approval must be granted by Council’s Tree Works Officer or relevant Manager.

A species not included on the preferred species list may be planted, provided a thorough investigation by Council staff is undertaken and it is determined that the planting will be suitable at the proposed location and not create a public safety issue or undue maintenance work for Council.  This will be at the discretion of the Tree Works Officer, Co-ordinator and relevant Manager.