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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lemon Scented Gum is a tall slender tree to 25m high. Open crown. Striking smooth powdery white bark and lemon scented narrow leaves. Planting info: Well drained soil, tolerating dryness. Suitable for amenity plantings, shelterbelts and timber production. Leaves are a source of commercially-extracted citronella oil.
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.
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.
River Red Gum is an evergreen tall tree 15 -30 meters in height. Ideal as a wind break. Frost tender when young. Planting info: Will cope with majority of soil conditions. Does very well on river or creek beds or areas with moisture in soil. Can handle drying out in…
Eucalyptus cladocalyx (Sugar Gum) is a large tree to 30m tall x 15m wide, with a spreading crown. Cream flowers in spring. Good shelter, shade and firewood tree. Fast growing. Planting info: well-drained soil. Drought tolerant. Bird attracting.
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.