Australian Native Nursery

How to Long-Stem plant Australian native trees & shrubs.

Long-Stem planted Banksia attenuata.

Banksia attenuata that was long-stem planted in 2014 from a forestry tube.

This tree has never been watered, fertilized or mulched.

However, it was planted in early spring after some rain and I did soak the tube well in water before planting.

2014 Long-stem planted.

This is a Banksia menziesii that I long stem planted in 2014.

It was also planted from a forestry tube in early spring after rain and after it had been well soaked in a bucket of water.

This tree has never been watered, fertilized or mulched.

Banksia prionotes long-stem planted 2012.

This is a Banksia prionotes that was planted from a forestry tube

similar to the other two but in the early spring of 2012.

This tree has never been watered, fertilized or mulched.

Eucalyptus rudis long stem planted.

Eucalyptus rudis long stem planted from a 45 Litre bag in early spring 2012.

The tree is now 8-9 metres tall and very stable in the ground.

The solid trunk of a long-stem planted Eucalyptus rudis.

This is a closer look at the trunk of the Eucalyptus rudis on the left.

This shows a good sized and solid girth.  This tree is very stable.

It has never been watered, fertilized or mulched.

Eucalyptus rudis long-stem planted in 2012 from a tube.

This is a Eucalyptus rudis that was planted from a forestry tube at the same time as the one on the left was planted from a 45 Litre bag.  It has already grown to a good height of approximately 6 metres.  However, the girth of the trunk is not so large but the tree is very stable.  It has the disadvantage of pressure from nearby Kunzea ericifolia.

Long-stem planted Eucalyptus sideroxylon.

This is Eucalyptus sideroxylon Rosea that was planted from a 45 Litre bag in early spring 2012.  It is now about 8 metres tall and flowered with its beautiful pink flowers earlier this year.  With both this tree and the Eucalyptus rudis above, I recently tried digging down next to their trunks.  I could not get deeper than 20cms because so many adventitious roots had grown. These roots have stabilized the trees as well as encouraging them to grow faster.