Australian Willow

Geijera parviflora

Geijera parvifolia (Australian Willow) - full view

Full view

Geijera parvifolia (Australian Willow) - leaves

Foliage detail

Geijera parvifolia (Australian Willow) - bark

Bark detail

  • Size:

    Height: 20-30'; Spread: 20'

  • Growth:

    Moderate

  • Character:

    Evergreen; oval form with weeping foliage; moderate canopy.

  • Foliage:

    Green, smooth, narrow leaves, 3-6" long.

  • Flower:

    Inconspicuous creamy white flowers in sparse clusters near branch tips.

  • Fruit:

    No fruit or seed drop. 

  • Bark:

    Smooth, gray bark.

  • Watering:

    In general, 15-20 gallons per week for the first 2 years; 15-20 gallons twice a month for the 3rd year; as needed after 3 years (varies by soil, sun, and wind conditions).

  • Tree Care:

    Low. Early pruning to train a good shape; regular pruning needed less frequently with age.

  • Tolerance:

    Drought (once established), sandy soil.

  • Special Considerations:

    Prefers sun, warmth, and good drainage. Does not tolerate strong winds, salt air, or heavy fog.

  • Notable Traits:

    Native to Australia. Neat, low maintenance street tree. Weeping form recalls willow without the problems of a true willow. Disease and pest resistant.