Botanical Name: Geijera parviflora
Common Name: Australian Willow, Wilga  
Plant photo of: Geijera parviflora
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Water Saving Tip:

In general, lawns only need to be watered once every three days.

Check your irrigation controller and reduce watering times if necessary.

  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type



Height Range



Flower Color



Flower Season

Spring, Fall


Leaf Color

Light Green


Bark Color

Brown, Red


Fruit Color



Fruit Season








Growth Rate

Fast, Moderate


Soil Type

Sandy, Clay, Unparticular


Soil Condition

Poor, Well-drained


Soil pH



Adverse Factors


Design Styles

Mediterranean, Ranch, Seascape, Spanish


Accenting Features

Fall Color, Showy Flowers, Specimen, Standard, Unusual Foliage


Seasonal Interest

Spring, Fall


Location Uses

Background, Lawn, Parking Strip, Park, Parking Lot, Roadside, Street Tree


Special Uses

Cut Flowers, Wind Break, Shade Tree


Attracts Wildlife


Information by: Jerry Sortomme
Photographer: Normans/Sortomme
  • Description

  • Notes

This evergreen tree reaches 25' tall and 15' wide, with 3"-6" long, olive green colored leaves that are narrow. Its main branches sweep up and out, while the smaller branches tend to hang down. Cream colored flowers appear in spring and fall. This beautiful tree has the weeping willow look as it matures. It is wind resistant; plant in full sun. Once it's established, it has low water needs.
Planting Instructions: 1. Dig a hole 2 times the width and 1 and 1/2 times the height of the container. 2. Set rootball just above ground level. 3. Mix soil with 25% amendment and %75 soil. 4. Backfill with amended soil. 5. Build basin and water.