Big Trees

Here are some of my favourite trees, or trees I'd consider growing. There's a block of land near Kyneton we're allowed to grow trees on, and I may also gift a few to my dad.

Ginkgo Biloba

Cupressaceae

Sequoiadendron Giganteum

Metasequoia glyptostroboides

  • Dawn Redwood
  • China
  • Tallest ever recorded was 50m, more typically 30-40m
  • Rating: 3.5/5 could be taller
  • Collect seeds from these two examples outside BioSciences 2 on Unimelb campus in late/mid autumn.
  • Buy tree: Seeds of Plenty

Glyptostrobus pensilis

  • Chinese swamp cypress
  • China
  • 30m
  • Rating: 4/5
  • Buy tree:
  • There's one at UniMelb Burnley campus here.

Taxodium Distichum

  • Swamp/Bald cypress
  • USA
  • 25-40m (50m by 3500 years old unless it gets burned down by a floridian meth addict)
  • Rating: 3.5/5
  • There are a few examples of this tree around
  • Buy tree: Can't find a non-ebay source currently in Australia.

Taxodium Mucronatum

  • Montezuma Bald cypress
  • USA/Mexico/Guatemala
  • 25-40m
  • Rating: 3.5/5
  • There's an example of this in the Unimelb System Garden, which I've gathered some seed from this year, and I'm preparing similar to what's outlined in this video from Grow New Plants on YouTube

Phyllocladus aspleniifolius

Cryptomeria japonica

  • Japanese Cedar
  • The national tree of Japan
  • Can reach 70m in height
  • Rating: 4/5
  • Buy tree: Seeds of Plenty

Chamaecyparis obtusa

  • Hinoki / Japanese Cypress
  • Grows up to 35m and smells real nice
  • Rating: 3/5
  • Buy tree: Seeds of Plenty

Taiwania cryptomerioides

  • Taiwanese tree "resembling cryptomeria"
  • Tallest examples ~80m high. There's one in Christchurch botanical gardens NZ of good height.
  • Rating: 3/5
  • Buy tree:

Athrotaxis laxifolia

Athrotaxis cupressoides

Athrotaxis selaginoides

Eucalypts

Eucalyptus Regnans

Eucalyptus globulus

  • Tasmanian Blue Gum
  • TAS
  • Grows up to 90m
  • Rating: 3.5/5
  • Buy tree: ATSC seeds

Eucalyptus viminalis

  • Manna gum
  • VIC
  • Tallest is 89m
  • Rating: 2/5 tis common
  • Buy tree: ATSC seeds

Eucalyptus Fastigata

  • Brown Barrel
  • VIC
  • Rating: 2.5/5
  • Buy tree: ATSC seeds

Eucalyptus Delegatensis

  • VIC
  • Woollybutt / Alpine Ash
  • Tallest is 88m
  • Rating: 4/5
  • Buy tree: ATSC seeds

Eucalyptus Macrorhyncha

  • VIC
  • Red Stringybark
  • grows up to 35m
  • Rating: 2.5/5
  • Buy tree: ATSC seeds

Eucalyptus obliqua

  • Messmate / Stringybark
  • VIC/TAS
  • Tallest is in Tas at 86m
  • Rating: 2/5
  • Buy tree: ATSC seeds

Eucalyptus Nitens

  • Shining gum
  • VIC
  • Tallest is in VIC at 85m
  • Rating: 2.5/5
  • Buy tree: ATSC seeds

Eucalyptus cypellocarpa

  • Mountain grey gum
  • VIC
  • Tallest is 71m in VIC
  • Rating: 3/5
  • Buy tree:

Eucalyptus amygdalina

  • Black Peppermint
  • TAS
  • Rating: 3/5
  • Buy tree: ATSC seeds

Eucalyptus lacrimans

  • Adaminaby Snow Gum
  • NSW
  • 12m tall max
  • Rating: 2.5/5
  • Buy tree:

Eucalyptus pauciflora

  • Snow gum
  • VIC/NSW
  • 30m tall max
  • Rating: 4/5
  • Buy tree: ATSC seeds

Other

Liriodendron Tulipfera

  • Tulip tree
  • USA
  • Rating: 4/5 very pretty
  • Buy tree:

Atherosperma moschatum

  • Blackheart Sassafras
  • Vic/Tas
  • up to 25m, tallest in Tas 40m
  • Rating: 3/5
  • Buy tree: Sequoia Valley Farms

Eucryphia lucida

Eucryphia moorei

Nothofagus cunninghamii

Daphnandra johnsonii

  • Illawarra Socketwood
  • NSW
  • Rating: 3/5

Nyssa sylvatica

How can I find trees to collect seeds or cuttings from?

In Victoria, here are a few ways I've found to find examples of trees.

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