Menu Index: Plant Database

Viola hederacea – Native Violet

A pretty ground cover and lawn substitute for shady areas, with round leaves and purple and white flowers held above the foliage. It spreads by underground runners, and does best in moist open soil that has some organic matter, but will tolerate a wide range of situations, including under trees. Looks lovely next to paths and […]

Epacris longiflora ‘Nectar Pink’

An open growing shrub with small pointed leaves, and a beautiful sight in flower, with long tubular pink flowers massed along the stems. Very attractive to nectar loving birds and insects. Grows to around a metre high and wide. Flowers in spring and again in autumn. Likes a moist but well drained slightly acid soil […]

Banksia hybrid ‘Bird Song’

A delightful smaller growing Banksia with tiny fine leaves and large bright flowers from autumn through winter. The flowers start as yellow buds and age through to a darker orange-red, and are loved by nectar feeding birds and other wildlife. It grows from 1 to 2 metres tall and wide, is naturally dense growing but can be encouraged […]

Eucalyptus websteriana

An attractive small mallee type Eucalyptus, it has a spreading habit and lovely peeling mini ritchi type bark, and heart shaped leaves. It grows only to around 4 metres high with a spread around the same. Flowers in spring to early summer with yellow blossoms, followed by decorative seed capsules. Naturally grows in Western Australia around […]

Hardenbergia violacea ‘Mystic Marvel’

An eye catching selection of this popular and hardy climber or groundcover plant. It flowers profusely in spring with trusses of bi-coloured pea flowers of purple and white. Also looks great in a container. Suits a wide range of soil types, sun to part shade, but the best flowering is in more sun. Regular pruning […]

Dracophyllum secundum

A small shrub from moist but well drained spots in part shade in NSW, on the coast and inland around the Blue Mountains. It particularly likes hugging sandstone rocks where there is a constant trickle of moisture. An uncommon plant in gardens due to the difficulty in propagating plants and the specific needs. It blooms in […]

Homoranthus thomasii

A medium sized shrub growing to around 2 metres tall, it has aromatic grey green leaves and pretty clusters of pendulous pink flowers in autumn to the end of winter. It needs part shade and well drained soil, performs well in containers. It naturally grows on sandstone in inland Queensland. It used to be known […]

Eucalyptus lehmannii – Bushy Yate

A lovely ornamental small tree growing to around 7 metres, with an attractive rounded and spreading habit and dense foliage which often hangs to the ground. The buds and yellow-green flowers in winter to spring are also a feature, and the resultant pointy gumnuts add interest. It can grow as a multi trunked mallee form, with smooth grey to pink, reddish and brown bark which sheds […]

Eucalyptus campaspe – Silver Gimlet

An attractive small to medium sized tree, noted for the beautiful smooth bark with silver and copper tonings, and silver-white flower buds and gum nuts. It flowers over summer, with cream to white flowers. It is a hardy tree, tolerant of both drought and frost, naturally occurring in Western Australia on stony ground. Salt tolerant. Likes good […]

Hibbertia pedunculata – Guinea Flower

A hardy and adaptable low to prostrate small shrub, with golden flowers mainly in spring and summer, spot flowers possible for the rest of the year. It has fine leaves and a naturally compact habit, light pruning after flowering will encourage a more dense habit. It likes sun to part shade, prefers well drained soil. […]