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…
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.…
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.
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.
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.
Manna Gum fast growing medium to tall upright tree, 10-50m high x 8-15m wide. Manna Gum gets long ribbons of shed bark during summer. Open crown. Planting info: Moist well-drained soil but very adaptable to range of conditions. Ornamental. Good shade and shelterbelt tree. Honey tree. Food tree for koalas.
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.
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.