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.
Seaberry Saltbush is a hardy, dense sprawling or scrambling shrub to 2m high x several metres spread. Succulent dark green leaves. Inconspicuous tiny flowers in summer-autumn are followed by small pale green berries which ripen to deep red. Planting info: Well-drained soil. Full sun or part shade. Coastal and Inland.…
Melaleuca nesophila Showy Honey Myrtle is an evergreen tall shrub with papery bark. Oval grey-green leaves and mauve-pink flowers in spring and summer. Planting info: Most soils, tolerating dryness, lime, salt soil and smog. Frost tender.
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.