Fire Retardant Trees

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Fire Retardant Trees

Plants can help with fire proofing your property and are an integral part of a fire plan. Some plants are more flammable than others but keep in mind that given the right conditions all plants will burn.

Fire retardant plants can absorb more of the heat of an approaching firestorm without burning than flammable plants do. Fire retardant plants can trap embers and sparks and reduce the wind speed if correctly positioned.

Fire retardant ground covers can help to slow and lower the height of the fire.

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Chinese elm

$14.75 ($14.75-$19.75 choose a size)

Evergreen tree growing to about 10 metres depending on growing conditions. Small smooth glossy leaves. Non suckering, arching almost weeping habit of growth. A splendid tree for many uses under all climatic conditions.

Bay Tree

$14.90 ($14.90-$79.00 choose a size)

This handsome pyramid shaped tree makes a superb tub specimen, hedging plant or topiary sculpture due to its positive response to pruning. The leaves of the bay are used as a popular culinary seasoning used in all types of cooking.

Bull Bay Magnolia

$19.75

The white magnolia blooms with huge open flowers in early summer. Cream-white and fragrant they reach up to 30cm wide. While the tree takes up to 7 years to flower its evergreen foliage is an attraction in itself.

Cape Chestnut

$14.90 ($14.90-$27.00 choose a size)

A beautiful and delicate tree when in full bloom. The colour of flowers vary from white to rosy pink and flowering occurs shortly after the growth of new foliage has stopped after a brief deciduous period.

Cape Chestnut Grafted Pink

$34.00

An evergreen, small to medium tree with a spreading crown. In early summer this attractive tree bears masses of showy, light pink flowers above the large, glossy, oval leaves. Flowers within 2 years.

Carob

$17.90 ($17.90-$32.95 choose a size)

This elegant tree is often referred to as fake chocolate due to its similarities to cocoa in taste and texture. A Mediterranean tree, favouring arid conditions. Seedlings can be Male, Female, or bisexual. Prefers well drained soil.

Chestnut - seedling

$32.95 ($17.75-$32.95 choose a size)

This European chestnut produces large sweet nuts, the kind found sold in fruit markets. Seedlings are relatively quick to bear and are generally more hardy and quick growing than Grafted trees.

Fig - Moreton Bay

$4.95 ($4.95-$15.90 choose a size)

This Fig can take two forms, as a magnificent tall spreading tree or as a strangling vine depending on where the seed lands. When the roots finally reach the ground they will start to encircle their host tree until they eventually strangle it and takes it place in the forest. The orange coloured fig turns a dark purple when ripe. The edible figs appear around February until May. 40m. Makes a great Bonsai

Lemon Grass

$14.90 ($14.90-$17.90 choose a size)

Lemongrass is one of the most versatile of herbs. It makes a delicious herbal tea, is often used in cooking, as an effective pest repellent and an almost impenetrable weed barrier. Tie the outer leaves in a loop and cook with food to impart flavour. Be sure to remove before serving. Incredibly fast to become established and drought tolerant. The fleshy, purple part of the stem is used in curry pastes and can be ground into a paste and added to marinades and sauces to impart a fresh, lemony flavour.

Lilly Pilly - Creek

$2.95 ($2.95-$14.90 choose a size)

Attractive small tree has the ability to survive in a wide range of habitats. The small white fluffy blossom are born in early summer with mass fruiting occurring in autumn every few years. The most hardy and frost tolerant lilly pilly

Liquidambar

$24.00 ($12.90-$49.00 choose a size)

A giant shade tree with magnificent maple-like leaves that turn brilliant shades of red, yellow and gold during autumn. Plant at least 10- 20 metres from buildings and powerlines. Reaches 15 -20 metres on maturity. Deciduous.

Photinia Red Robin

$15.90

Fast growing evergreen shrub, with a dense habit, that responds well to pruning. New foliage growth is brilliant red in colour, changing to bronze-green as the season progresses and maturing to be dark green. Showy white flowers appear in clusters to be followed by small berries. Ideal as a long lasting hedge, a focal point shrub/small tree, topiarised, or in pots on balconies and courtyards in courtyards.

Poinciana

$17.90 ($17.90-$24.75 choose a size)

Large striking tree with vibrant red flowers in Summer. Regarded as on of the best shade trees in the subtropics. Broad spreading quick growing tree. Protect from frost when young.

Sheoak - River

$3.95

Riparian species. good choice for windbreaks and compacted soils with the added advantage of being nitrogen fixing. It is a conical evergreen tree with pendulous needle-like foliage.

Wattle - Black

$2.90

This fast growing wattle has inconspicuous cream ball shaped flowers occuring in spring. A very hardy shade or shelter tree. Tolerant of most growing conditions. Good timber tree.

White Cedar

$15.90 ($4.90-$15.90 choose a size)

Hardy deciduous native tree, suitable as a quick growing shade tree. The fragrant lilac flowers and yellow fruits of the White Cedar make it an appealing ornamental tree. It is poisonous to humans and dogs, but birds and possums are fond of the fruit. Semi-deciduous. 13m

Extra Information

http://www.smalltreefarm.com.au/about-retardants.pdf

www.cfs.sa.gov.au/public/download.jsp?id=1949

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Chinese elm

$14.75 ($14.75-$19.75 choose a size)

Evergreen tree growing to about 10 metres depending on growing conditions. Small smooth glossy leaves. Non suckering, arching almost weeping habit of growth. A splendid tree for many uses under all climatic conditions.

White Cedar

$15.90 ($4.90-$15.90 choose a size)

Hardy deciduous native tree, suitable as a quick growing shade tree. The fragrant lilac flowers and yellow fruits of the White Cedar make it an appealing ornamental tree. It is poisonous to humans and dogs, but birds and possums are fond of the fruit. Semi-deciduous. 13m

Native frangipani

$4.90 ($4.90-$14.90 choose a size)

A fast growing, Australian native rainforest tree bearing terminal clusters of very fragrant, cream flowers that age to a golden yellow. Highly recommended hardy specimen tree.

Photinia Red Robin

$15.90

Fast growing evergreen shrub, with a dense habit, that responds well to pruning. New foliage growth is brilliant red in colour, changing to bronze-green as the season progresses and maturing to be dark green. Showy white flowers appear in clusters to be followed by small berries. Ideal as a long lasting hedge, a focal point shrub/small tree, topiarised, or in pots on balconies and courtyards in courtyards.

Sheoak - River

$3.95

Riparian species. good choice for windbreaks and compacted soils with the added advantage of being nitrogen fixing. It is a conical evergreen tree with pendulous needle-like foliage.

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