Fruit Trees For Melbourne
Fruit trees have been a feature of gardens in Melbourne and Regional Victoria for many years. Fruit trees including Dwarf Fruit trees that are suitable for Melbourne include: Apple Trees, Lemon Trees, Peach Trees, Plum Trees and some species of Avocado Trees.
Popular fruit trees for Melbourne
Included are apple trees which are suited to the cooler climate, dwarf fruit trees which are great space savers, citrus trees especially lemon trees and plum trees. Cool climate avocado trees such as the 'Bacon' variety are also popular with Melbourne Gardeners as are cumquat trees which are grown as decorative trees as well as for the fruit. (Cumquats do well in containers in Melbourne)
In recent years fruit trees such as pomegranate and fig trees have increased in popularity with Melbourne gardener and along with lemon trees, apple trees and plum trees are some of the best fruit trees for the Melbourne climate.
Dwarf fruit trees are well suited to smaller inner Melbourne gardens, 'Fruit Salad Trees' are also popular with four and four different fruits on the one tree.
Another space saving fruit tree for smaller courtyards is the espalier type fruit trees, great for growing on a fence, as a cover for a tank or as a screen in the garden.
In many cases it is easier to buy fruit trees for Melbourne from online fruit tree suppliers, these nurseries will send bare rooted fruit trees during dormancy (winter months)