The Desert Lime is a native citrus, pale green in colour. With an intense grapefruit lime acidity. It has long been collected and used by Aboriginal people. This small lime has a distinctive flavour and refreshing taste, pleasantly sharp yet slightly sweet. The fruit can be used fresh, frozen or…
Flax Lily is 1.2m high. Clusters of nodding star-shaped, bright blue flowers in spring and summer are followed by deep blue berries. Good for basket weaving. Planting info: Well-drained soil, in full sun or part shade. Frost resistant. Very hardy.
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.
Bog Gum tree, 5-8m high. Smooth bark, yellow, white or grey, often shedding in ribbons. Yellow flowers over summer. Screen and shelter belts. Planting info: Suitable for wet soil. Boggy, marsh conditions. Fast growing, coastal conditions an inland tree.
Spotted Gum is an evergreen tall tree, ornamental. Dappled light coloured bark. White flowers in winter and spring. Planting info: Most soils. Tolerates lime, salt soil and smog. Frost tender when young. Fire retarder.
Yellow Box is a graceful medium to tall tree, 30-35cm high. Blue-green foliage with white or cream flowers in spring and summer. Planting info: Well-drained soil tolerating dryness. Good shade, shelter, fodder and honey tree. Ornamental.
Messmate Stringybark is a very variable in tree height, ranging 4-70+m high – 6-35m wide. Generally shorter and mallee-like nearer the coast and taller in the mountains. Dense canopy. Planting info: Moist well-drained soil, tolerating short dry periods. Good stock shelterbelt and shade tree. Excellent honey tree.
Manna Gum fast growing medium to tall upright tree, 10-50m high x 8-15m wide. Manna Gum gets long ribbons of shed bark during summer. Open crown. Planting info: Moist well-drained soil but very adaptable to range of conditions. Ornamental. Good shade and shelterbelt tree. Honey tree. Food tree for koalas.
Knobby club-rush is a dense tufted native rush with stiff stems. Rounded brown flower knobs in summer. Height 60cm x width 1m. Planting info: Suit damp or moist sandy soil. Extremely hardy. Coastal and 2nd line planting. Drought tolerant, frost, saline soils and salt spray.