Menu Index: Plant Database

Dendrobium falcorostrum – Beech Orchid

A lovely highly perfumed orchid, with bright white flowers marked with red. Likes a smallish pot in an open potting mix of bark, and perlite, pebbles and volcanic rock can also be added. They can also be attached to a piece of tree fern. Likes bright light. Feed regularly for best flowering, using either a slow […]

Daviesia arborea – Golden Pea Tree

A large shrub to small tree with a weeping habit, with yellow pea flowers with clusters of brown-red centres in early spring. It has attractive furrowed corky bark. It can grow to 14 metres in its natural range, but tends to be smaller in cultivation. It is prized by cabinet makers for its hard and close […]

Crowea saligna ‘Rosy Glow’

A very attractive small shrub, with numerous starry pink flowers from autumn through winter. Likes sun or semi shade, if grown in sun some protection from hot afternoon sun is advisable. It prefers moist soils but once established will tolerate dry periods. Can take up to moderate frosts. Prune after flowering to encourage a more […]

Correa baeuerlenii -Chefs Cap Correa

A useful small to medium sized shrub as it grows in sheltered half shady positions, where it will happily produce its interesting looking pendulous flowers mainly in winter, with spot flowering through the rest of the year. The flowers are used by smaller nectar loving birds for food. A hardy plant, tolerant of medium to higher frost […]

Commersonia fraseri – Brush Kurrajong

A fast growing large shrub to small tree, with mid green leaves and contrasting pale undersides.  It has masses of small white flowers displayed at the branch ends, and is long flowering mainly from spring through summer, especially with regular watering. Flowers are honey scented. Grows from 2 to 5 metres high in cultivation. Naturally grows in […]

Callicoma serratifolia – Black Wattle

An ornamental large shrub to small tree for temperate to subtropical areas, fast growing to around 8 metres in cultivation. It has attractive serrated shiny leaves with contrasting pale fuzzy undersides and the new growth is bronze coloured with rusty hairs. It flowers in late spring to early summer with lemon coloured fluffy flowers which resemble Acacia flowers, […]

Austromyrtus tenuifolia – Midginberry

A delightful small to medium sized shrub, with numerous small white flowers in late spring to summer, which are followed up with small edible purple spotted white berries. It grows from 1 to 2 metres high, making it useful for informal low hedging. An adaptable plant for different conditions, from sun to part shade and most soil […]

Allocasuarina littoralis – Black She-oak

A tough and fast growing medium sized tree, suitable for both coastal and inland areas. It has fine soft needles which make a lovely sighing noise in winds.  An excellent choice for roadside plantings and for parks and farms, very good for windbreaks and shelterbelts, and is nitrogen fixing. It is dioecious (male and female plants), males […]

Allocasuarina inophloia – Stringybark She-oak

A hardy small tree, growing from 3 to 10 metres high, with interesting shaggy rough bark and arching branches. The foliage is fine and makes beautiful sighing sounds in winds. It has male and female plants, the small red female flowers appear in winter. Naturally grows in inland woodlands in north NSW and Queensland. Withstands […]

Lomandra longifolia ‘Long John Silver’

A very attractive fine leaf grey foliage Lomandra,  tough and very easy care, and is a great accent plant and for massed landscaping. Tolerates moderate frost and drought, best in full sun, also in part shade. Grows to 80 cms tall and  50 cms wide. Has cream flowers amongst the foliage in summer.