10 wind break tree species for Brisbane, South East Queensland (SE QLD), Australia

10 wind break tree species for Brisbane, South East Queensland (SE QLD), Australia

Here’s a list with 10 great wind break tree species for Brisbane / South East Queensland (SE QLD):  


1. Bottlebrush (Callistemon)

Variety of sizes, up to 5m tall. Fast growing. Beautiful flowers with copious nectar, attracts birds and insects. Drought resistant.


2. Lemon scented myrtle (Backhousia citriodora)

3 – 5m tall, lemon scented leaves that can be used in perfume or cooking. Attracts birds.


3. Eumundi Quondong (Elaeocarpus eumundii)

Up to 8m tall. Thick, glossy leaves year-round. Edible fruit. Attracts birds. Non-invasive roots.


4. Ivory curl tree (Buckinghamia cellisima)

Up to 8m tall, fast growing. Very fragrant flowers. Drought resistant.


5. Lilly Pillies (Syzygium smithii)

Up to 10m tall. Fast growing, evergreen, edible fruit and flowers


6. Tuckeroo Tree (Cupaniopsis anacardioides)

8 – 12m tall, flowering with a spreading crown. Produces berries that are not edible. Attracts birds. Fast growing, non-invasive roots.


7. Paper Bark (Melaleuca quinquenervia)

Up to 10m high. Very thick, papery bark. Flowers are ideal for honey production. Attracts birds and insects. Salt tolerant. Moisture tolerant.


8. Queensland Bottle Tree (Brachychiton rupestris)

Up to 20m high and 5m wide. Slow growing. Bottle-shaped trunk. Drought resistant. Salt tolerant.


9. Moreton Bay Fig (Ficus macrophylla)

Up to 30m high. Large spreading tree. Produces berries that attract birds and fruit bats. Drought resistant. Salt tolerant. Aggressive root system.


10. Queensland Kauri Pine (Agathis robusta)

Up to 45m tall. Thick leaves and fast growing. Soft wood. Produces cones. Salt tolerant. Invasive root system.


More wind break species for South East QLD, Australia: 

Another great compilation of wind breaking tree species for South East Queensland can be found here:

10 best windbreak species for South-East Queensland, Australia


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