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.
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.
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.…