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.
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.
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.
Old Man Saltbush is a tough, medium shrub, 1-3m high x 2-4m wide. Attractive silvery- grey leaves. Very hardy, tolerating severe droughts and periodic flooding. Frost and salt tolerant. Good screen and fodder plant. Planting info: Well-drained soil in full sun. Responds well to pruning.
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.
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.
Geraldton Wax has a fine dark green foliage with a massed display of pink or white waxy flowers in spring. Attractive medium shrub to 1.5m high 1.5 wide. Bush tucker. Planting info: Well-drained soil in full sun. Prune after flowering. Tolerates most frosts.
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.