Bracelet Honey Myrtle tall spreading shrub or small tree, has narrow dark green leaves. White small bottlebrush flowers. Quick growing. Useful for wind breaks. Good for honey bees. Planting info: Any soil. Tolerates dryness. Coastal exposure, lime, salt soil and smog. Usually frost resistant. 4-9m tall by 3-4m wide.
Kangaroo Island Paper bark is an evergreen large shrub to small tree, small dark green leaves, profuse small white flowers in spring. Planting info: Useful for saline areas. Any soil, tolerating wetness, dryness, lime and smog. Frost resistant.
Melaleuca nesophila Showy Honey Myrtle is an evergreen tall shrub with papery bark. Oval grey-green leaves and mauve-pink flowers in spring and summer. Planting info: Most soils, tolerating dryness, lime, salt soil and smog. Frost tender.
Scented Paperbark is a fast growing erect open to compact large shrub, 2-5m high x 1-2m wide. Attractive scented yellow brush flowers in spring-summer. Planting info: Moist to wet soil in sunny or partly- shaded situation. Good screen.
Cross-leaved Honey Myrtle medium to tall shrub. Small narrow leaves, short mauve-pink bottlebrush flowers in spring and early summer. Planting info: Any position. Tolerating lime, salt soil, smog, and frost. Attracts birds, bees and butterflies.
Weeping Grass is a perennial native grass suitable as a lawn substitute when mown or grazed regularly. Do not mow below 10cm. Planting info: Best in moist, well- drained soil in full sun or part shade.
Morning Iris is a tufted plant with many purple flowers over a long period. Planting info: Prefers semi shade, but will tolerate full sun. Mulch to keep the soil moist and to deter weed growth. Coastal and inland.
Tree everlasting is an open rounded shrub or small tree, 2-6m high x 1-3m wide. Broad white flowers in clusters over summer. Planting info: Moist well-drained soil in full or part shade. Good screen. Attracts birds and butterflies.
Tussock Grass is an ornamental perennial tufting grass to 80cm. Pale-green grass foliage topped with feathery green-beige flowers in summer. Planting info: Most soils in full sun, tolerant of dry, shaded or temporarily wet conditions. Ideal for damper situations and around a water feature. Attracts birds and butterflies.
Native Thyme is a compact native shrub to 1.5m high. Toothed leaves have a strong aroma when crushed. Mauve flowers in spring. Edible and Medicinal. Planting info: Full sun to part shade in most soils in a sheltered position. Lightly prune after flowering to maintain compact habit.
Seaberry Saltbush is a hardy, dense sprawling or scrambling shrub to 2m high x several metres spread. Succulent dark green leaves. Inconspicuous tiny flowers in summer-autumn are followed by small pale green berries which ripen to deep red. Planting info: Well-drained soil. Full sun or part shade. Coastal and Inland.…
Native Violet is a herbaceous ground cover, spreading by layering stems. Bright green kidney-shaped leaves. Purple and white flowers appear singly on stems about 150mm high, throughout the warmer parts of the year. Single plants can spread to cover very large areas, particularly in moist positions. Planting info: Prefers moist…