Geijera tree
Geijera parviflora

Australian Willow is a graceful evergreen specimen tree with long slender leaves that droop downward much like a weeping willow. The small flowers are a creamy color and have a slightly musky (as does the entire tree). This tree is native to Australia and grows along the arid eastern to southern coast. It is adapted to low water and can endure windy conditions and still look attractive.

This is a very good selection for a street tree location as it does not lift sidewalks, does not need much water or maintainence. It is reported to grow moderately to fast and keeps an upright form. This species is showing up on a lot of recommended urban tree lists in California.

Maximum height
30-35 feet
15-20 feet wide

Life Span
70+ years

Criteria for Ranking

1 (low) - 5 (high)

Drought Tolerance after first year establishment 5
Wind Tolerance 5
Frost Tolerance 5
Surface Roots/Sidewalk Lifting 5
Power Lines Proximity 4*
Cost/Maintenance 4
Disease Resistance/Hardiness 4
*note asterisk denote species can get large enough to tangle in power lines - not recommended under power lines
*note asterisk denote species can lift pavement as tree gets larger over time.
Location None currently located in Marina