Geijera parviflora – Wilga

A slow growing small tree from inland Australia, it has attractive drooping foliage and branches which have a strong scent when crushed. It is very drought tolerant, and is a useful tree for shade and on farms for stock feed, and as a street tree for dry areas. The winter to summer flowers are cream and musky scented and can attract blowflies. It is said that leaves can be chewed to alleviate toothache. Can be grown in sun to part shade.

Family : Rutaceae
Cultivar Name:
Plant Type : Small tree, Large shrub
Width : 7
Flowering Time : Spring, Summer, Winter
Soil Type : Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil
Climate Zone : Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid, Arid
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Weeping
Soil Moisture : Dry, Well-drained
Special Uses : Erosion control, Bird nesting plant
Scientific Name: Geijera parviflora
Common Name : Wilga
Height : 15
Flower Color : Cream
pH Level : Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Drought resistant
Light : Sunny, Light shade, Half shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Other insects