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.
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.
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.
Brown Stringybark Evergreen medium to tall tree. Late summer. White flowers. Brown fibrous bark. Street Tree. Planting info: Moist well-drained soil. Tolerates dryness, coastal exposure (when it can mallee) and frost.
SA Coastal Mallee is an evergreen mallee or small to medium tree. Free flowering, white in spring. Good bee plant. Planting info: Useful for limestone areas. Well-drained soil. Tolerates drought and coastal exposure. Usually frost resistant.
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.
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.
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.
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.