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5 Most Common Trees In The Hills District And How To Care For Them

Get the essential guide to the 5 most common trees in the Hills District from Nazscapes. Learn identification tips and expert care advice to keep your trees healthy and vibrant.

Hills District Trees

Welcome to another Nazscapes blog post! Today, we are excited to share with you the 5 most common trees you’ll find in the Hills District and tips on how to take care of them. Understanding the types of trees that thrive in your local area can greatly benefit your landscaping and gardening projects.

1. Sydney Blue Gum (Eucalyptus saligna)

The Sydney Blue Gum is an iconic Australian tree that can grow up to 65 meters in height. This tree is not only visually striking but also serves as a habitat for various native species.

Care Tips:

  • Water moderately, especially during dry seasons.
  • Fertilize once a year with a slow-release, low-phosphorus fertilizer.
  • Prune dead branches for safety and tree health.

2. Turpentine (Syncarpia glomulifera)

This hardy evergreen can grow up to 40 meters and is known for its versatile timber.

Care Tips:

  • Mulch around the base to retain moisture.
  • Regularly inspect for signs of disease or pests.
  • Prune only when necessary to remove dead or damaged wood.

3. Blackbutt (Eucalyptus pilularis)

Another Eucalyptus variety, the Blackbutt is a common sight and is often used for timber production.

Care Tips:

  • Requires well-drained soil.
  • Can tolerate some drought but prefers regular watering.
  • Minimal pruning required.

4. Scribbly Gum (Eucalyptus sclerophylla)

This tree gets its name from the 'scribbles' left by moth larvae on the bark. It’s an interesting addition to any garden or landscape.

Care Tips:

  • Thrives in sandy, well-drained soils.
  • Water well until established, then it's relatively drought-tolerant.
  • No need for heavy fertilization.

5. Red Bloodwood (Corymbia gummifera)

This unique tree has red-tinged sap and is a favorite among local birds.

Care Tips:

  • Adaptable to various soil types.
  • Water sparingly once established.
  • Generally low-maintenance and requires minimal pruning.


Knowing the types of trees in your local area is the first step to becoming a responsible tree owner. We hope this guide will serve as a helpful resource for anyone looking to add a new tree to their property or simply wishing to take better care of the trees they already have.

For professional advice or tree services in the Hills District, don’t hesitate to contact Nazscapes. We’re here to help!