Menu Index: Plant Database

Sollya heterophylla – Bluebell Creeper

A twining shrub which can grow to 4 metres tall with support. Grown on its own it forms a dense shrubby habit. It has clusters of pendulous blue flowers from spring through summer. There are also selections with white or pink flowers, and ground cover forms.  Grows in sun to part shade. It readily seeds and […]

Melaleuca quinquenervia – Paperbark

A medium sized to tall tree, growing from 8 to 25 metres tall and 5 to 10 metres wide, with lovely thick soft papery bark in cream to brown shades. The growth is spreading and makes a beautiful feature tree, and flowers with white bottlebrushes in late summer to autumn, attracting nectar eating wildlife. It […]

Diploglottis campbellii – Small Leaf Tamarind

A handsome rainforest tree that bears large edible if somewhat sour fruit in late summer to early autumn. In its natural range in northern NSW and southern Queensland it can grow to 30 metres, but will tend to be smaller in cultivation, but tends to be too large for the average garden where it may […]

Callistemon hybrid ‘Baby Glow’ – Bottlebrush

Callistemon ‘Baby Glow’ is a beautiful new small and naturally compact bottlebrush variety, perfect for smaller gardens and landscaping. The new growth is a  bright pink to orange , making it a great feature plant, small hedge or topiary specimen, and it is free branching. ‘Baby Glow’ is primarily grown for the brightly coloured foliage […]

Leptospermum wooroonooran – Wooroonooran Tea Tree

This species is a member of the tea tree family endemic to the summit of Mount Bellenden Ker in the Wooroonooran National Park in Queensland. It is an attractive and useful shrub for the garden, being adaptable to a range of soils and climates. The new growth has a beautiful bronze colour and the plant […]

Westringia fruticosa ‘Funky Chunky’

A compact form of Westringia growing to around a metre high and wide, it has small starry white flowers in spring and summer. Good for low hedging or to clip into neat shapes, also good unpruned in low maintenance gardens. Adaptable to most soils provided they are well drained, moderately tolerant of salt exposure, medium […]

Hibiscus geranioides – Native Hibiscus

A charming and easy care annual to biennial small shrub for warm temperate to tropical areas. It has smallish pink hibiscus flowers all year round in warmer areas, but further south they bloom from spring through summer and autumn. Flowers last a day or two, good moisture will ensure plentiful flowering.  Grows to around a […]

Brachyscome multifida ‘Mauve Mystery’

This popular and very easy care Australian native daisy is grown for its dainty soft green foliage and masses of intriguing mauve and white flowers produced during the year. The flowers are mainly mauve, but can also sometimes have white areas or be all pale mauve to white. A great plant for edging, containers and […]

Melastoma affine – Blue Tongue

A hardy evergreen medium sized shrub with mauve flowers in spring and summer. The flowers are followed by sweet blue-black berries that stain, which give the common name of Blue Tongue, and lots of fun for kids. Naturally grows in tropical and sub tropical areas, in moist well drained soils. Prefers part shade and protection […]

Woollsia pungens – Snow Wreath

An open shrub growing to around a metre tall. The name pungens refers to the sharp pointed leaves. It has bracts of flowers from late winter to spring, usually white but there are pink forms. Naturally occurring from eastern NSW to southern Queensland, common on Sydney coastal heathland. Suits temperate and sub-tropical areas. Likes well […]