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Trees for shade

Growing plants that will flourish in a shady backyard

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Locally grown shady trees

Australia knows the benefit of having some reprieve from the sun. Whether it's native trees or something more exotic, we've got you covered for plants that love the shade. We cultivate only the best varieties of trees for shade at a dedicated growing facility in Melbourne.

Our shade trees are grown in local areas to suit local conditions. We ensure that they are right for the unique soil content of the Melbourne area. We can also advise you on how best to grow and care for your new shade trees. Before long, you'll have your own verdant variety of shade trees growing in your garden.

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Expert horticulturists

When it comes to expertise, we've got it made in the shade. All Green is proud to have several expert horticulturists onsite at our Hoppers Crossing location. They are highly trained and experienced, and can tell you all the tips and tricks you need to get your garden off to a flying start.

Drop in and see the team at Hoppers Crossing. One of our friendly staff members will be able to direct you to a horticulturist. You can ask them any and all questions about growing trees for shade, including how to feed them, water them, and prune them.

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Shade tree delivery

Growing trees for shade from seedlings take a long time. That's why we sell saplings — juvenile shade trees ready to be planted straight into your garden. This will allow you to start enjoying your time in the shade sooner rather than later.

Saplings can be awkward to move around. But don't worry — All Green is here to give you a hand. We can organise delivery of your new trees to homes and businesses around Melbourne. There's no limit to deliveries, so whether it's a single sapling, or an entire forest, we can have it to you in just a few days.

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Hoppers Crossing

Our primary location has our nursery, garden, landscaping, and building supplies.

130 Old Geelong Rd

Hoppers Crossing

VIC 3029

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Monday - Saturday: 7 am–5 pm

Sunday: 10 am–3 pm

Epping

Our newest location in Epping has landscaping, building, and garden supplies.

89 Rufus St

Epping

VIC 3076

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Monday - Friday: 7 am–4 pm

Saturday: 8 am–12 pm*

*Pending Customer Demand

Sunday: Closed

Frequently asked questions

What are the best shade trees to grow in Melbourne?

Melbourne has famously frigid winters. But on the other hand, our summers roar in with equal ferocity. It pays to have a bit of shade in your backyard to keep everything cool. Here are some of our favourite trees for shade to grow in Melbourne.

  • Camellia — these spectacular plants bloom well into winter, and love areas that receive little sunlight throughout the day.
  • Gardenia — these small trees and shrubs produce unique flowers that range from pure white to a gentle yellow.
  • Azalea — these stunning plants come in a range of colours, allowing you to create versatile backdrops in spring and summer.
  • Hydrangea — there are over 75 varieties of hydrangeas in the world, which can be easily identified by their colourful, clustered flowers.
  • Pieris Japonica — this flowering plant is native to Asia, and can be found flourishing in alpine and mountainous regions.

How do I care for my shade trees?

By selecting shade plants and trees for your shady garden, you've taken the first steps towards success. Never force sun-loving plants to try and prosper in a shady garden. Here are some tips we've learned over the years.

  • Planting: Plant your shade plants in spring to allow them enough time to get established before autumn and winter rolls around.
  • Watering: Give your shade garden a water once a week if there's no natural rainfall. Ensure that plants beneath trees are getting their fill.
  • Control: Rake and clear debris that falls from taller trees. Leaving too much leaf and branch litter around encourages disease.
  • Pruning: Cut away obstructive trees and shrubs to allow light and airflow to move through your garden.

Do you deliver trees for shade in Melbourne?

All Green offers delivery on all trees for shade to homes and businesses around Melbourne. There's no minimum or maximum for delivery — if we have it in stock, we can get it to your home, business, or job site as soon as possible. If you'd like to learn more, visit our delivery page, or get in touch with our friendly customer service team.

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