Between the coastal plain and the upland rainforest, is a belt of eucalypt forest. There is not of course, a sudden transition, as the vegetation types merge according to soil type, drainage patterns and many other factors. Eucalypt forests are also found west of the Blackall Range, around the Glasshouse Mountains and in the vicinity of Mapleton. The dappled light favours tall shrubs and smaller trees and the ground cover may be grasses and small shrubs.
Some eucalypt forests are dry, with wattles, peas, banksias and grasses growing in their light shade. Others are moist with deeper shade, shrubs and trees tolerant of low light levels, and ferns at ground level.
Again, visit your local forest to see what grows there and what types of plant may suit your garden.
Hairpin Banksia, Banksia spinulosa
Wild May, Leptospermum polygalifolium
Willow Bottlebrush, Melaleuca saligna