Gum trees

  • Spotted gum, Corymbia citrodora or Eucalyptus maculata
  • Forest red gum or Blue gum, Eucalyptus teriticornis
  • Grey box, Eucalyptus molucanna
  • Red stringy bark, Eucalyptus seeana
  • Broadleaf ironbark, Eucalyptus fibrosa
  • Tallowood, Eucalyptus microcorys
  • Narrow leafed ironbark or grey gum, Eucalyptus major or Eucalyptus crebra
  • Plunkett mallee, Eucalyptus curtisii
  • Grey ironbark, Eucalyptus paniculata
  • Morteon bay ash, Eucalyptus tassileris
  • Swamp mahogany, Eucalyptus robusta
  • Scribbly gum, Eucalyptus racemosa
  • Small fruit grey gum, Eucalyptus propinqua
  • Narrow leaf red gum, Eucalyptus seeana
  • Angophora species

Other natives

  • Wattles, Acacia species
  • Bottle brushes, Callistemon species eg. Callistomon viminalis
  • Grevillia species 
  • Lilly Pilly, Syzigium species
  • Tea trees and Paperbarks, Melaleuca species
  • Banksia species
  • Casurina species


  • Good controller of parasitic native mistletoe plants (of eucalypts)


  • Winter flowering coast banksia, Banksia integrifolia
  • Autumn flowering red bloodwood, Corymbia gummifera
  • Spotted gum, Corymbia maculate
  • Grey ironbark, Eucalyptus paniculata
  • Summer flowering Old Man Banksia, Banksia serrata
  • Sydney red gum, Angophora costata
  • Wattles, Acacia species


Brisbane, Redland, Logan, Northern NSW
Primary food trees

  • Forest Red gum or blue gum, Eucalyptus tereticornis
  • Swamp mahogany, Eucalyptus robusta
  • Tallowwood, Eucalyptus microcorys
  • Small-fruited grey gum, Eucalyptus propinqua
  • Scribbly gum, Eucalyptus racemosa

Secondary food and habitat trees

  • Flooded gum, Eucalyptus grandis
  • Grey gum, Eucalyptus propinqua
  • Blackbutt, Eucalyptus pillularis
  • Sydney blue gum, Eucalyptus saligna
  • Scribbly gum, Eucalyptus signata
  • Grey ironbark, Eucalyptus siderophloia
  • Forest Oak, Allocasurarina torulosa
  • Brush box, Lophostemon confertus
  • Broad leafed paperbark, Melaleuca quinquenervia

Others (found in other areas of Australia)

  • River red gum, Eucalyptus camaldulensis
  • Yellow box, Eucalyptus meliodora
  • Small leafed peppermint, Eucalyptus nicholii
  • Drooping red gum, Eucalyptus parramattensis
  • Poplar box, Eucalyptus populnea
  • Grey gum, Eucalyptus punctata
  • Manna gum, Ecualyptus viminalis
  • Red mahogany, Eucalyptus resinifera
  • Bancroft’s red gum, Eucalyptus bancroftii
  • Grey ironbark, Eucalyptus siderophloia
  • Naturally occurring hybrid, Eucalyptus tereticornis x Ecalyptus robusta
  • Blue-leafed stringy bark, Eucalyptus agglomerate
  • Monkey gum, Eucalyptus cypellocarpa
  • Woolybutt, Eucalyptus longifolia
  • Yellow stringybark, Eucalyptus muelleriana
  • White stringybark, Eucalyptus globoidea
  • Dirty red gum, Eucalyptus chloroclada
  • Pilliga Box, Eucalyptus piligaensis
  • Messmate stringybark, Eucalyptus obliqua
  • Brown stringybark, Eucalyptus baxteri
  • Snow gum, Eucalyptus pauciflora
  • Bundy, Eucalyptus goniocalyx
  • Brookers gum, Eucalyptus brookeriana
  • Red box, Eucalyptus polyanthemos
  • White cypress pine, Callitris glaucophylla

Flying Foxes

  • Corymbia citriodora (Lemon Scented Gum)
  • Corymbia intermedia  (Pink Bloodwood)
  • Corymbia. ptychocarpa (wamp Bloodwood)
  • Eucalyptus curtisii  (Plunket Mallee)
  • Eucalyptus tessellaris  (Moreton Bay Ash)
  • Lophostemon suaveolans  (Swamp Box)

  • Banksia serrata (Old Man Banksia)
  • Banksia integrifolia (Coastal Banksia)
  • Acmena smithii (Pink-fruited Lillypilly)
  • Syzygium oleosum (Blue Lillypilly)
  • Melaleuca leucodendron (Weeping paperbark)
  • M. quinquenervia (Broad-leaved Paperbark)
  • M. viridiflora (Green-flowering Paperbark)
  • Ficus coronata (Sandpaper Fig)
  • F. obliqua (Small-leaved Fig)
  • Callistemon salignus (White Bottlebrush)
  • C. viminalis (Red Northern Bottlebrush)
  • Grevillea pteridifolia (Orange Grevillea)
  • G. robusta (Silky Oak)
  • Melia azenderach (White Ceda)r
  • Terminalia arenicola (Beach Almond)
Do not plant this

Captain Cook tree or yellow oleander (Cascabella thevetia)


Captain Cook tree is a Class 3 declared plant in Queensland. It is highly toxic to humans and animals and dense infestations out-compete native pastures and reduce plant and animal biodiversity as well as pasture productivity.
It is illegal to sell, propagate or move Thevetia reproductive material and is to be removed from environmentally protected areas.
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