Menu Index: Plant Database

Leptospermum flavescens ‘Cardwell’ – Tea Tree

A fast growing and versatile large shrub that can be used for screening, informal hedging or shaped into a small weeping feature tree. It flowers profusely in late winter to late spring, and the branches get masses of small white flowers, looking like they are snow covered. Grows naturally to 2 metres high and wide, […]

Banksia nivea – Honeypot Dryandra

An attractive small shrub, with attractive ferny foliage with silver reverse, and orange flowers in winter and spring that are bird attracting. Smaller forms are ground hugging, with larger forms growing to 1.2 metres high and wide. Drought and frost resistant once established. Best in a light well drained soil and sunny position.

Micromyrtus ciliata – Fringed Heath Myrtle

A charming and very easy care small shrub, with a low growing and spreading habit. It has masses of small close set leaves, which look very attractive all year round, and comes alive in late winter to spring  with numerous small red buds which open to white flowers to early summer. The flowers are flushed […]

Melaleuca linariifolia ‘Seafoam’ – Paperbark

A fast growing hardy shrub to around 2.5 metres high and wide, with a spectacular show of white flowers in late spring and summer. It has fine foliage and a papery furrowed grey trunk and a dense spreading habit. It is very tolerant of a wide range of conditions including not very well drained soils. Frost and drought […]

Melaleuca nesophila – Honey Myrtle

A medium to large shrub, growing from 3 to 5 metres tall unpruned. It is long flowering, with attractive purple to pink pompom flowers through spring and summer, and has aromatic foliage. The flowers open bright and fade as they age to give a two toned look. It comes from the southwest coast of Western Australia but is a very adaptable plant, being […]

Callistemon viminalis ‘Wildfire’

A tall shrub with masses of bright red flowers in spring which are very attractive to nectar loving birds. Grows to around 4 metres high and 2 metres wide, but can be pruned to size. A hardy and adaptable plant for most situations. Good for informal hedging and screening.

Philotheca buxifolia ‘Cascade Of Stars – Waxflower

A naturally compact and delightful small shrub with a cascading habit, and aromatic light green foliage. It gets masses of soft pink buds in early spring which open to white star shaped flowers in mid to late spring. It needs a well drained soil in a sunny to part shaded spot, and will cope with dry spells once it […]

Rhagodia spinescens – Saltbush

A small to medium hardy shrub with attractive silvery foliage and a nice dense habit which can be improved with an annual pruning. It can be trimmed to be a hedge planting. A very low maintenance and useful plant for landscaping work, and it is reputed to be fire retardant. Grow in full sun to […]

Lagunaria patersonia – Norfolk Island Hibiscus

A medium to large tree, originally from Norfolk and Lord Howe Island. A very adaptable tree for a wide range of soils, and can grow from tropical to warm temperate areas. Copes well with salt laden winds, so very useful for coastal gardens, but needs care as the seed pods contain very irritant hairs, a […]