A NSW Government website

Free tree giveaway

Free tree giveaway tree species

As part of our free tree giveaway program, we gave away privacy, shade and fruit trees to 4,500 households in November. Discover more about the type of trees that were available below.

Citrus trees 10L

Lilly Pilly winter Lights (Syzgium Winter Lights) 200mm
  • Eureka lemons (Citrus limon ‘Eureka lemon’): Most popular lemons grown in Australia. Large fruit, thin skinned, minimal seeds, juicy and acidic. Eureka lemons can produce fruit almost year round
  • Navel orange (Citrus sinensis “Washington Navel orange”): Dwarf citrus tree which produces oranges that ripen mid Winter. Medium to large fruit, very sweet and juicy, relatively easy to peel and seedless
  • Valencia orange (Citrus sinensis 'Valencia Orange'): Produces fruit early but require frost protection. Fruits are moderately sized, sweet, seedless and juicy
  • Mandarin imperial (Citrus reticulata 'Imperial Mandarin'): Large evergreen shrub which can be used for ornament. It also produces early mandarins with pale smooth skin
  • Tahitian Lime (Citrus quartifolia ‘Tahitian Lime’): Cold tolerent, easy to grow and care for, they can be grown either in pot or in the ground. Produces lime green fruits, also great for hedging

Bottlebrush (Callistemon citrinus Kings Park Special) 200mm

Compact and hardy bottlebrush with bright red flowers. Ideal for screening, low maintenance, perfect to attracts birds and other wildlife.
  • Height (when fully grown) — Approx. 3-4m
  • Light requirements — Full sun, light shade
  • Caring tips — Can be pruned to shape or allowed to grow naturally into a small tree
Bottlebruch (Callistemon Hannah Ray) 200mm

Tea tree (Leptospermum scoparium Pink Cascade) 200mm

Lilly Pilly winter Lights (Syzgium Winter Lights) 200mm
Gorgeous small shrub with fine foliage covered in masses of dainty soft pink flowers during spring and autumn. This native shrub creates excellent habitat to attract small birds.
  • Height (when fully grown) — Approx. 80 cm high, 1.5m wide
  • Light requirements — Full sun, part shade
  • Caring tips — Mulch and water regularly until the plant is established, usually around 12 weeks

Bottlebrush (Callistemon citrinus Hannah Ray) 200mm

A weeping shrub which produces a magnificent spring display of large, crimson bottlebrushes and bright pink new growth. Ideal for screening, shelter and general garden planting.
  • Height (when fully grown) — Approx. 5m
  • Light requirements — Full sun; part shade
  • Planting tips — Plant in a full sun to partly shaded position in well-drained soil. Water in well once planted
  • Hardy Australian native
  • Attracts nectar feeding birds
  • Large crimson bottlebrushes
Bottlebruch (Callistemon Hannah Ray) 200mm

Tea tree (Leptospermum polygalifolium Copper Glow) 200mm

Bottlebrush (Callistemon Endeavour) 200mm
Dense evergreen native shrub with small and narrow coppery green foliage with a flush of white flowers in spring which attract butterflies and other insects. Great for hedging and screening.
  • Height (when fully grown) — Approx. 3m
  • Light requirements — Full sun, part shade
  • Caring tips — Tolerates light frost

Grey or cinnamon myrtle (Backhousia Myrtifolia) 200mm

Small native hardwood with dark cinnamon scented leaves and clusters of cream flowers. The leaves are commonly used  in place of cinnamon spice.
  • Height (when fully grown) — Approx. 3m
  • Light requirements — Full sun, part shade
  • Caring tips — Prune after flowering to maintain shape and promote dense growth
Bottlebrush (Callistemon Hannah Ray) 200mm

Image credits:

Bottlebrush (Callistemon citrinus Kings Park Special): Photo by Cerlin Ng / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Tea tree (Leptospermum polygalifolium Copper Glow): Photo by Eric Hunt CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Grey or cinnamon myrtle (Backhousia Myrtifolia): Photo by Tatters CC BY-SA 2.0