Wind Breaks for Geelong Victoria

Wind Break Species for Geelong, Victoria


SpeciesBenefits/other uses

Lilly Pilly (Acmena Smithii)


Fast growing; shade or sun; drought tolerant; edible berries.


Lemon Myrtle (Backhousia Citriodora)



Tolerates cold to temperate climates; edible leaves, essential oil


Clumping bamboo (Schizostachyum Zollingeri)



Fast growing in sunny spot; doesn’t need a lot of attention; dust capture; stock feed; improves soil stability; good material for garden stakes, trellises, fencing

Callistemon Bottlebrush (Myrtaceae)


Flowers attract birds and bees



Fast growing; provides habitat for small birds

Kangaroo Apple (Solanum Laciniatum) 

Fast growing; tolerant of salt, drought, frost; edible fruit. Indigenous to Geelong, it’s a star!


Common Boobialla Tree /Native Juniper

( Myoporum Insulare)

Salt tolerant; edible fruit
Moonah (Melaleuca Lanceolata) 

Local indigenous tree, summer flowering; attracts birds, bees.


Coastal Tea-Tree (Leptospermum Laevigatum)


Local indigenous, very hardy for coastal conditions; flowers throughout Spring/Summer; bird attracting


Black Sheoak (Allocasuarina Littoralis)


Local indigenous tree; birds love the nuts.


Lesley-Caron Veater 09 May 2020

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