Sydney has a temperate climate with warm summers and mild winters. Rainfall is spread throughout the year.

The weather is moderated by proximity to the ocean, and more extreme temperatures are recorded in the inland western suburbs.

The warmest month is February. The coldest month is July.

Rainfall is fairly evenly spread through the year, but is slightly higher during the first half of the year, when easterly winds dominate.

The El Niño Southern Oscillation plays an important role in determining Sydney's weather patterns: drought and bushfire on the one hand, and storms and flooding on the other, associated with the opposite phases of the oscillation.

Trees recommended to plant in our area.

  • Avocado
  • Banana
  • Caffre lime
  • Cumquat
  • Custard apple
  • Fig
  • Grape fruit
  • Guava strawberry / cherry
  • pineapple guava
  • yellow guava
  • Kiwi fruit
  • Lime
  • Lemon
  • Mandarin
  • Mulberry
  • Olive
  • Orange
  • Paw Paw
  • Persimmon
  • Pomegranate
  • Tamarillo
  • Tangelo.

Frost areas

  • Apple
  • Apricot
  • Blueberry
  • Jujube
  • Nectarine
  • Peach
  • Plum
  • Quince

Native species for backyard Orchard

  • Lillypillies
  • Syzygium luehmani australe
  • paniculatum

These are extremely versatile trees - they can be used as screen shrubs and then the fruit (berry) can be used for jams, seasonings, and pies.

  • Davidsons plum

These plum like fruits can be used to make jam and wine, and to provide colouring and flavouring in sauces, ice creams and drinks. The fruit has dark red flesh with a sour plum flavour.

  • Finger limes

The finger lime has been recently popularised as a gourmet bushfood. The globular Juice vesicles have been likened to a "caviar lime", which can be used as a garnish or added to various recipes. The fruit juice is acidic and similar to that of a lime.

There is a wide range of different coloured variants of finger lime fruit, including green, yellow, orange, red, purple, black and brown. Finger lime is thought to have the widest range of colour variation within any Citrus species

Sydney - temperate Zone


Finger Lime

Davidson Plum Trees

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