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 84 species included in this 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
Similar species _ another 120 species briefly described
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.