Geijera parviflora

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  1. Michael Charters

    Michael Charters Active Member

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    Sierra Madre, CA., USA
    This is the Australian tree called wilga or Australian-willow, Geijera parviflora, named after the Swedish botanist J.D. Geijer. It rarely grows over 25' and older trees have a weeping willow type of appearance. It is indigenous to much of the eastern coastal region of Australia, but probably present in most areas of Australia. Grazed on by sheep and prized by horticulturists for its ornamental beauty, it does well in a variety of different soil types. A related species, G. paniculata, is called axebreaker because of its hard wood.

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