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Last Wilga Tree Seedlings for Sale in Super Tubes 2023 – Seedlings are now 450 mm Tall including Super Tube. Sold as a Box of 2  + LAST Box of 4 Slightly Irregular Shape will Respond to Pruning. New Seedlings not available now until June 2024   

Seedlings handle minus 4 C frosts with corflute / shadecloth tree guard. Tree Guard Essential for First Summer. ORDER at BOTTOM of PAGE

Wilga

Geijera parviflora

Form: Valuable softwood rarely used. Trunk to usually 2 metres then forms a spreading crown to 5 metres. Evergreen.

Functions: Ideal interplanter for an Inland Dry Rainforest. Fragrant. Potential for perfume oils. Shade. Claims are often made that Wilga is grown for stock feed. If a tree is cut when grass is available sheep will eat Wilga as maybe 5 % of daily intake. It makes no sense to grow Wilga for stock feed. Too slow and expensive to establish. Actually nobody grows Wilga for stock feed, simply an urban myth.

(Special Project) WILGA SISTERS: We have planted four Wilga all 5 metres apart in a square in The Long Yard Garden. Once they form a canopy that will be pruned to shape two metres above, (so you can walk about under the canopy), The Wilga Sisters will act as a biological shade house (frost free) for Aloe Vera and other garden plants.

Frost and Hardiness: Handles minus 10 C once established. Best to protect seedlings first growing season minimum, then it seems to be able to handle the cold with ease. Wilga Trees are the ultimate survivor. Mature trees flick dry times away ease.

Planting: Year-round with tree guard first 2 years minimum recommended. Maintain periodic watering first 2 years.

SUPER TUBES: Seedlings in Super Tubes are minimum 6 months old. We only grow Wilga in Super Tubes to ensure strong root development.

Growth Rate: With average rainfall seedlings should be self-sufficient within 24 months. Wilga responds to big rainfall events. Best fertiliser is water. 10-year-old trees are 3 metres tall, 2 metres wide.

Long Lived: 100 years plus. Considered a sacred tree by many farmers, according to lore if you kill a Wilga you will be cursed.

Natural Range and Soil Type: 400 to 700mm rainfall zones throughout Inland Brigalow Belt and Vine Scrub Country of the Great Divide. Grows well in heavy black soil and lighter loams and sandy soil with clay subsoil.

Predators: Horses, cattle and sheep will eat, but usually in very small quantities.

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PHOTO 1: Wilga in Super Tubes. These are typical seedlings – first we grow in smaller Forest Tubes – they are then transplanted to these bigger Super Tubes – 300mm tall (including 160mm Super Tube)

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PHOTO 2: Width of Wilga is 10 metres. Date of Photo 2021

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PHOTO 3: Inside a Cathedral of Wilga – also seen Photo 6 Below. Date of Photo 2021

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PHOTO 4: Wilga with Iron Bark. Same trees as seen in Photo 6 Below taken from opposit side. Date of Photo: 2010

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PHOTO 5: Wilga’s fragrant leaves and flowers

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PHOTO 6: A Cathedral of Wilga + Iron Bark + Cypress. Same trees as in Photo 4 above from other side. Date of Photo: Sept 2021

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