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
 

Pittosporum

 

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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