Designer Trees

Experts in rare mature architectural trees and plant.

Hello and welcome to Designer Trees!

If you are looking for a unique, living piece of art that will grow in size and beauty over the years – a rare specimen plant that will wow anyone who sees it – then you’re in the right place.

We are one of Australias leading suppliers of rare, architectural trees and plants from around the world. We carry a large range of truly special plants which are highly sought after by leading landscape architects, designers and homeowners. Some of our trees are over 200 years old!

We are fully licensed by the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage to sustainably harvest several species and we are proud to say that we have one of the largest ranges of Dragon Trees, Xanthorrhoea Glauca Glass Trees and Queensland Bottle Trees in Australia.

When you choose to buy from us we are certain that you will find exactly what you are looking for, along with all the information needed to care for your stunning new garden feature.

Our comprehensive website features in-depth plant profiles which will tell you everything you need to know, or, you can get in touch and our expert staff will assist you with your purchase.

We are happy to advise you on all aspects of your project, no matter how big or small. From choosing the perfect specimen, designing your project, or providing aftercare and maintenance advice you’ll find that our passion for our plants will inspire you to create the garden of your dreams.

Our Top Trees

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Grass Tree

The Xanthorrhoea Glauca is also known as the Glauca Grass Tree or Blue Grass Tree, which is one of 28 species belonging to the Xanthorrhoea genus of grass trees. The Grass Tree is an unusual plant iconic to Australia and is a contemporary inspiration to landscapers.

Dragon Tree

The Dragon Tree is a naturally architectural, evergreen tree that can’t help but stand out in a landscape. It has a thick trunk topped with single or multiple heads of linear, sword shaped blue-green leaves that grow to around 60cm in length.

Bottle Tree

The Queensland Bottle Tree is an oddly shaped but stunning deciduous tree that grows to around 18-20 metres tall and has a dense, rounded canopy that can reach 5-12 metres in diameter.

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Olive Tree

The Olive Tree is a truly beautiful, architectural tree widely loved by landscapers and homeowners throughout the world. This iconic Mediterranean plant is one of the most commonly grown fruit trees, when mature they can provide the homeowner with as much as 18kg (40lbs) of fruit each year!

Latest Blog Posts

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    Olive…Oil, and so much more.  Olive Oyl was Popeye the Sailor Man’s girlfriend. She looked after Sweet Pea, was pursued by Brutus, and frequently provided the impetus for a variety of plotlines, all culminating with Popeye gulping a can of spinach.  What does that have to do trees? Glad you asked. Olives, oleo europaea, are a primary source of cold-pressed vegetable oil. Olive oil is used for cooking, making salads, was possibly the oil forMore

  • Top Garden Trends for 2021

    Some garden trends quickly come and go, while others have more staying power and significantly influence how a garden develops over time. If you’ve been looking to make a few changes in your own garden, here are a few of 2021’s garden trends to keep in mind.   Multifunctional Plants and Trees People tend to choose plants for their visual appeal, but this is increasingly changing. Yes, the plants and trees that you grow inMore

  • Top Ten Architectural Trees

    Designer trees are those that architects and landscapers like to use to enhance the appearance or enjoyability of the home or business. In some few cases, utility also has its place in the general planning. Trees do many things for a landscape.

  • Featuring Queensland Bottle Trees in Your Landscape

    Whether you purchase one of these unique trees as a feature tree for your garden, or you intend it as a container plant, you are sure to achieve years of lasting enjoyment from your bottle tree. They are hardy, requiring little or no maintenance when planted outside.

  • A Superb Architectural Tree

    Architectural trees are a foundational part of any landscaping scheme. There could not possibly be a better choice for a large shade tree than the distinctive Queensland Bottle Tree (Brachychiton rupestris).

  • 3 Feature Trees: Yucca Fillifera, Yucca Rostrata & Grass Trees

    When sprouting, Yucca Filifera, Yucca Rostrata and Grass Trees only put up one leaf, instead of two.