Selecting trees for parks and gardens …

Trees from the East Kimberley can be found in West Kimberley gardens, pictured below. Here is a selection for a friend interested in some shady trees for the East Kimberley.

Terminalia canescens 2

Terminalia canescens, the Wingnut Tree

Corymbia ptychocarpa

Red flowering Swamp Bloodwood, Corymbia ptychocarpa

Corymbia ptychocarpa in all it’s red glory at northwestplants.nethttps://northwestplants.files.wordpress.com/2015/08/corymbia-ptychocarpa.jpg?w=726&h=763

Beautiful!

Below is the Halls Creek Ghost Gum, featuring large grey leaves and white flowers.

Eucalyptus pantoleuca insert

Eucalyptus pantoleuca, Halls Creek Ghost Gum

Eucalyptus pantoleuca, Halls Creek Ghost Gum

Melaleuca argentea

Melaleuca argentea

The next two are of Eucalyptus brevifolia, the Snappy Gum found on hillsides and rocky outcrops.Eucalyptus brevifolia1 Corymbia brevifoliaSome more include some stunners like the Freshwater Mangrove found on various rivers and wetlands, Barringtonia acutangula:

Barringtonia acutangula

Barringtonia acutangula

Something a bit shorter and wider, the Black Tea Tree, spreading to several metres wide on maturity,

Melaleuca bracteata

Melaleuca bracteata

One for the birds and animals, Ficus racemosa,

Cluster Fig, Ficus racemosa

Cluster Fig, Ficus racemosa

and another large fig, Ficus virens, a Banyan Fig.Ficus virens

Nectar laden flowers of Bauhinia cunninghamii

Nectar laden flowers of Bauhinia cunninghamii

My choices have to include a favorite, widespread Kimberley tree, Bauhinia cunninghamii, Bauhinia cunninghamii insertSome fine architectural Pandanus Palms could be a feature:

Pandanus spiralis ssp

Pandanus spiralis ssp

This hardy tree is a Woolly-butt, found on the tops of sanddunes and on rocky pindan soils,

Eucalyptus miniata, Woolly-butt Tree

Eucalyptus miniata, Woolly-butt Tree

ccI could keep going, our nurseries have many other species that would do, including Planchonia careya, Brachychiton diversifolia, the Boab, Adansonia gregorii and Mimusops elengi.

About Tom Harley

Amateur ecologist and horticulturalist and CEO of Kimberley Environmental Horticulture Inc. (Tom Harley)
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