Blackwood is a large fast growing wattle. Great for revegetation and wildlife corridors. good wind resistance when young but branches can become brittle with age. Edible seed once ground. Amazing flower show late winter spring. Planting info: All soils except water logged. Shelterbelts and windbreaks. great in mixed planting. Fixes…
Hop Wattle is a fast growing open upright shrub of medium height 2-5m high x 2.4m wide. Pale yellow ball of flowers winter – spring. Planting info: Good shelterbelt plant. Most soils in sun or shade. Drought hardy. Can be planted beneath existing trees.
Bidgee Widgee is an ambling ground cover forming a dense layer of small fern-like foliage to 10cm high x around 1m spread. Globular greenish white flowers on slender stalks in spring are followed by burr-like seed heads. Planting info: Adaptable, tolerating wet or dry conditions in full sun or shade.…
Scrub Sheoak is a medium open or dense shrub with fine foliage, 50cm-2m high x 1-2m wide. Planting info: Does best in moist soil. Tolerates bad drainage. Full sun. Dense screen plant for poorly drained positions. Bird habitat.
Drooping Sheoak is a small erect tree, 4-11 m high x 3-6m wide. Dense rounded crown and dropping soft needle-like foliage. Planting info: Well-drained soil in full sun. Good screen and stock shelter-belt tree. Seed capsules attract seed eating birds.
Sea Parsley is a peppery tasting plant that grows up to about 25-30cm high spreading out to 1m wide. Sea Parsley can handle hot conditions right through to cold weather. Planting info: Pick a spot in full sun to part shade with well-drained soil.
Chocolate Lily Tufted foliage to 30cm x 30cm with tall stems of chocolate scented mauve flowers in spring to summer. Chocolate Lily dies down late summer to edible tubers. Planting info: Likes full sun to part shade and moist to well drained soils. Drier in summer.
Sweet Bursaria grows up to 5-10m and 2-m wide. Prickly plant, fragrant flower, edible fruit. Attracts birds, insects and butterflies. Planting info: Performs best in well drained soil and will thrive in conditions from full sun to partial shade.
Karkala Pigface Coastal ground cover, native to Southern Australia. 2m spread. Karkala- Pigface has thick succulent leaves to 10cm long. Daisy-like flowers usually mauve to purple petals with white centres. Edible fruits and leaves. Planting info: An Attractive plant for well-drained soil in full or part sun. Common on coastal…
Windmill Grass is an open or compact tufted grass 15-45cm high forming a dense low crown. Bluish green narrow rough leaves to 15cm long. Flower heads look like windmill blades. Planting info: Well-drained sandy soil in full sun. Rocky plains and poor soils.
Prickly Currant Bush is a shrub with edible fruit from January – March. It typically grows up to 2.4m x 2-5m. Planting info: Improve drainage in heavy clay soils by adding coarse compost and sand. The ideal time to plant is at the end of winter.
Lemon Scented Gum is a tall slender tree to 25m high. Open crown. Striking smooth powdery white bark and lemon scented narrow leaves. Planting info: Well drained soil, tolerating dryness. Suitable for amenity plantings, shelterbelts and timber production. Leaves are a source of commercially-extracted citronella oil.
Kidney Weed is a native groundcover with dense spreading foliage of kidney shaped leaves. tiny green flowers in spring to early summer. Planting info: Useful as a groundcover, lawn substitute, between pavers and for shady spots in the garden. Well-drained soil in full or partial shade.