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    Default Looking for a small, evergreen tree which will grow in Sydney

    Our back garden is a blank canvas and had been for the last 3 years, but we finally have the money to do something to it. I mostly only like low plants (fence height) but there is one spot that needs something a bit bigger, but I'm talking a maximum height of maybe 8ft - I don't want a monstrosity in my yard, our yard isn't big enough for that. I want something that looks like a tree rather than some big messy bush, with the visible trunk then branches and foliage half way up, and definitely an evergreen. I don't like the look of most natives but am not against them as long as they look nice :-) throw your suggestions my way!

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    Bumping for the morning crowd :-)

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    Yuccas will grow anywhere and look great

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    What about a fruit tree?

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    Not a fan if yukkas, but a lemon tree would be nice!! Will they produce fruit if you only have one tree?

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    Hmmm I'm not sure?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JR03 View Post
    Not a fan if yukkas, but a lemon tree would be nice!! Will they produce fruit if you only have one tree?
    Yes they will :-)

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    Magnolia 'Little Gem'. Grows 4-8m, evergreen, nice flowers and a great feature for the middle of your yard.

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    Also not a true evergreen but the Dwarf Crepe Myrtle makes a stunning feature and there is a nice range of colours. Or a connifer (pine tree), some only grow from 1-3m.

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    Have you checked on your local council website? They usually have plant recommendations for your area that will do well in your specific soil etc. many give away free native plants as well.


 

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