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Smaller & Taller Eucalypts for Planting in Australia

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Smaller & Taller Eucalypts for Planting in Australia

$35 each or both for $60 + Native Eucalypts of South Australia for $85 total (see drop down menu).

Together, these two books treat 164 eucalypts suited for growing in Australia. Many of these species are already commonly grown and seen in gardens, streets, parks and farms throughout Australia, while others are rarely planted but have vast potential for much wider use, both in the urban landscape and in rural areas.

For each of the species included in the books, a double-page provides the following information:

  • Height graph indicating its usual and maximum height
  • Images of cultivated plants with an estimation of their age
  • Images of the bark, foliage, buds, flowers and fruits
  • Map of Australia indicating its natural and planted distribution
  • Why plant me? overview
  • Meaning and origin of the name
  • Features of the species, including flowering times
  • Natural distribution and habitat
  • Cultivation and uses
  • Management
  • Similar species
  • A table indicating environmental preferences and tolerances

Researched, designed and written for anyone interested in the identification, selection, growing, management, and appreciation of eucalypts in gardens, streets, parks, and on farms.

222 pages; over 700 colour illustrations (each book)


Native Eucalypts of South Australia treats every native eucalypt species and subspecies that is currently known in the State (103 in total). The book provides a wealth of information regarding the identification, distribution, ecology and uses of each eucalypt included. For each of the 103 eucalypts, a double-page provides the following information:

  • Images of the habit, bark, buds, flowers and fruits
  • Seedling painting by Ian Roberts
  • Detailed map of its distribution in South Australia
  • Meaning and origin of the name
  • Original naming and type information
  • Characteristic features
  • Distribution and habitat
  • Cultivation and uses
  • Notes on interesting populations and trees
  • Detailed botanical description

Designed and written for those with no botanical training, but also catering for the professional, this book will be valuable for all those interested in appreciating, identifying and growing South Australia’s native eucalypts.

238 pages; over 900 colour illustrations