SelecTree: Tree Detail
Photo Locations: Los Angeles County Arboretum - Arcadia, CA, Huntington Botanical Gardens - San Marino, CA, Santa Barbara, CA, Santa Cruz, CA and San Diego, CA
Makes good street tree; noninvasive roots, casts light shade. Moderate growth rate. Pendulus habit. These Australian trees have water-filled leaves that are fire resistant.
Native to Australia.
A Geijera parviflora in Goleta is registered as a California Big Tree. It measures 49 feet high, with a trunk circumference of 82 inches and a crown spread of 64 feet.
Additional Common Names
AUSTRALIAN WILLOW, WILGA
Erect or Weeping with a Low Canopy.
Has Evergreen foliage.
Height: 25 - 35 feet.
Width: 20 feet.
Growth Rate: 24 to 36 Inches per Year.
Longevity 50 to 150 years.
Leaves Lanceolate to Linear, Green, No Change, Evergreen.
White. Flowers in Spring or Fall. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).
Mostly Green Capsule, Small (0.25 - 0.50 inches), fruiting in Summer Wildlife use it.
Bark Dark Brown or Light Green, Rough.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate in Leaf.
Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 8, 9 and 12 - 24.
USDA Hardiness Zones 9 - 11.
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.
Moist to Dry Soil.
Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.
Highly Acidic to Slightly Alkaline Soil pH.
Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.
Pests & Disease Information
Resistant to Armillaria.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Medium.
Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.
None Known Health Hazard.
Biogenic Emissions considered Moderate.
Desirable Wildlife Plant.
Wildlife use Fruit.
Special Uses & Values
Screen, Lawn or Street Tree.
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Geijera parviflora Tree Record." 1995-2020. Aug 9, 2020.
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