Black Wattle is fast growing tree that can grow 1-2 meters tall in the first 12 months and gets to 6-15 metres high. Grown mainly for shelter belts and re-vegetation. This frost hardy plant also provides a range of goods and services for bird, bees birds and other wildlife, including…
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…
Swamp Wattle grows up to 5-6m tall and around 3-4.5m wide with Grey green-light green leaves. Planting info: Performs best in full sun with moist and well-drained soil. Coastal, erosion control. 2nd line plant.
Coastal Wattle has masses of yellow rod flowers in spring. Dense shrub or small tree to 5m high. Planting info: Well-drained moist to dry soil in full sun. Good screen and erosion control. Ideal coastal plant. Seed can be roasted and is said to have a nutty chocolatey flavour.
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.
Prickley Moses is a hardy medium to tall shrub producing masses of lemon rod-like flowers during June-December. Followed by seedpods which attract seed eating birds. Planting info: Will grow in dry or wet soils, in full sun or dappled shade. Usually frost tolerant. Good coastal plant. Erosion control.
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.…
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.
Lemon Myrtle is a rain forest tree that can grow up to 15m, but is usually a shrub of around 3m. Dense foliage with white heads of flowers. It’s lemon-scented leaves are used as bush tucker. It is also grown commercially for flavouring and oil. Planting info: Moderately hardy in…
Silver Banksia is a evergreen tall shrub or small tree. Attractive foliage, cones of yellow flowers in autumn and winter. Planting info: Most soils, tolerates wetness, dryness, lime, salt soils, frost and light snow. Coastal.
This native Bulbine Lily grows 15cm with the flower spike bearing numerous star shaped yellow flowers to 30 cm. Planting info: Will grow in all Australian climates. Suits rockery, borders or pot plant.
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.