|The hole being filled with sand.|
After some searching on the net, I settled for a Chinese Tallow Tree (Sapium sebiferum). Here's one of many images from the web.
Queensland and also in NSW.
Here's a photo I took on planting it.
Here's another pic, taken about 6 months later, in late Autumn (still working on the landscaping!), no sign of any colour yet!
|The soil improved and ready for planting. The white sand rectangle is for our fountain.|
|This is about as good as it gets. Not all leaves even reach this stage.|
|The fountain we built. Maybe I'll post something about that next time, as nothing much is happening these days.|
I learnt a few years ago (too late!!) that the trick is to buy the tree in autumn and choose one that has colour.
Obvious when you think about it.
As mentioned earlier, I bought and planted my tree in spring when it was looking all green and healthy.
Ah well, it's a nice tree anyway and gives us good shade in summer.