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3 of the most suitable trees for your South East Queensland backyard

When you do it right, planting trees in your backyard can add massive value to your home and lifestyle. Get it wrong, and you could end up with enormous, root invading, leaf litter-dropping plants that can cost you big.

So before you start planting, we like to share some info on some of the most suitable trees for your backyard here in South East Queensland. 


Cupaniopsis Anacardioides (Tuckeroo)

The Tuckeroo Tree, also known as Carrotwood or Beach Tamarind tree, is a beautiful rounded shade and feature tree with non-invasive roots making it a popular option for the side of houses as a low-maintenance hedge. It’s hardy and has a lovely leaf colour and orange berries that are bird-attracting.

The Tuckeroo tree is adaptable to many soil types and doesn’t drop much leaf litter making it a great low maintenance choice rarely troubled by pests or disease.


Waterhousea Floribunda (Weeping Lilly Pilly)

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Are you looking to create an attractive tall privacy screen? Look no further than the Weeping Lilly Pilly. Untrimmed, the height of this plant can reach at least 8m.

It is fast-growing and has lovely, lush, compact green foliage. The new growth is a pinky colour adding a nice contrast. It easily grows in many soil types, and its root system is not invasive. 


Elaeocarpus Eumundi (Eumundi Quandong)

The Eumundi Quandong is a slow-growing tropical evergreen tree with large, glossy, green leaves and tinges of bronze-red new growth. It’s ideal for part shade in gardens as a feature or screening tree. 

The Eumundi Quandong can reach up to 15m and has a very dense crown. The tree bears clusters of sweetly scented cream flowers from late spring to early summer. 


The above is just a small selection of trees that work well in your South East Queensland backyard. If you’re looking for a tree care professional to assist you with your arboricultural needs, call Treeessence today or contact us via email

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