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.
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.
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.
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.
Ruby Saltbush produces edible yellow or red berries, can be eaten raw or soaked in water to make a tea. Ruby Saltbush grows about 2mm in diameter and spreads outward with a height of 1m. Planting info: Coastal and inland. Full sun or part shade. Well drained soil.
Knobby club-rush is a dense tufted native rush with stiff stems. Rounded brown flower knobs in summer. Height 60cm x width 1m. Planting info: Suit damp or moist sandy soil. Extremely hardy. Coastal and 2nd line planting. Drought tolerant, frost, saline soils and salt spray.
Austral Indigo is an attractive open, spreading to erect shrub, 1-2m high x 1-2m wide. Graceful arching branches and fern-like leaves. Sprays of mauve, occasionally pink or white pea flowers in spring. Attracts bees, birds and butterflies. Planting info: Most well-drained soils in sun or semi shade. Prune to encourage…
Tall Rush, a tufted, rhizomatous perennial rush, 1-2m high x 60cm-1.5m wide. Planting info: Damp, well-drained soil in part sun in sheltered situations. Useful for erosion control. Ideal plant for rockery, bush garden or by the pond.
Wooley Tea Tree shrub to erect small tree, 2-6m high x 1-3m wide. Prolific small white flowers in spring-summer. Attractive new foliage. Ornamental. Planting info: Moist soil in full sun or part sun. Good screen. Prune to promote bushy habit.
Coast Beard Heath is a medium to tall shrub with tiny white flowers in spikes in spring, followed by white edible berries. Narrow leaves. This species is a useful beach plant. 1 – 3m high to 1-2m wide Planting info: Well-drained sandy soil. Tolerates lime and frost. Coastal.