Smaller Eucalypts for Planting in Australia

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Dean Nicolle

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Smaller Eucalypts for Planting in Australia treats 84 smaller-growing eucalypts (relative to the 81 species included in the companion book Taller Eucalypts for Planting in Australia) 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 book, 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.

About the Authors:
Dean Nicolle has been interested in Australian plants from childhood. By the age of 16 he was devoted to seeing in the wild, and attempting to grow, every known species of eucalypt. He is qualified with a certificate in horticulture at Urrbrae High School, a Bachelor of Applied Science and a Bachelor of Science (Honours in Botany) at Adelaide University, and a PH.D. in eucalypt systematics at Flinders University.


ISBN 9780646957906
Publisher Dean Nicolle
Published 2016
Format Paperback
Number of pages 226
Dimensions H 26.5cm x W 18.5cm x D 1.5cm

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