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.
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.
Bracelet Honey Myrtle tall spreading shrub or small tree, has narrow dark green leaves. White small bottlebrush flowers. Quick growing. Useful for wind breaks. Good for honey bees. Planting info: Any soil. Tolerates dryness. Coastal exposure, lime, salt soil and smog. Usually frost resistant. 4-9m tall by 3-4m wide.
Anise Myrtle, from the Myrtaceae family, has a strong sweet aniseed-liquorice flavour suitable for both sweet and savoury. Use the ground powder or flakes as a great bush food replacement for aniseed, star anise or fennel. The oil can be added to dips, salad dressing and sauces. Perfect for… curries…