Menu Index: Plant Database

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 […]

Sowerbaea juncea – Vanilla lily

A perennial plant that forms a grass like clump, and gets swathes of pale mauve flowers with a beautiful vanilla perfume through spring. It has attractive blue green thin leaves which contrast nicely with the flowers. Likes a sunny position with moist soils for best performance. A great plant for edging ponds, in rockeries and […]

Grevillea olivacea

A medium sized and hardy Grevillea that bears a profusion of flowers from winter to spring. The spidery flowers are generally red to orange, though there are yellow and apricot forms, and attract honey eating birds, Named for the foliage that bears a resemblance to the grey green leaves of olive trees. A good plant […]

Lomandra longifolia ‘Fine N Dandy’

A tough and hardy and very adaptable perennial which needs little care once established and suits most soils, from sandy to clay types. Upright and dense growth habit with spikes of scented yellow flowers within the foliage in spring and summer. This selection of Lomandra longifolia has finer foliage. Very drought and cold tolerant, not […]

Anigozanthos ‘Bush Crystal’

A medium sized kangaroo paw, Bush Crystal produces a spectacular display of crimson pink flowers with branched stems though spring and summer. Arched deep green foliage creates an interesting colour contrast to the brightly coloured flowers. A great cut flower, also bird attracting. Best in a sunny spot. Cut old flowering stems back to their […]

Grevillea lanigera ‘Jumbuck’

A hardy medium sized shrub with attractive dense grey-green foliage which has a woolly texture. Clusters of small red and white flowers in winter and spring, with spot flowering at other times.  Good for coastal gardens, rockeries and small hedges, suits most soils as long as they are well drained. Grows around 1.5m high and […]

Antidesma erostre – Wild Currant

An interesting medium sized shrub with leathery leaves, bearing clusters of small edible berries in summer to early autumn. The berries are red at mid ripening, and turn darker at full ripeness, which is when the birds will also help themselves to your fruit. They can be eaten raw or used in cooking. Grows in […]

Boronia heterophylla ‘Lipstick’

A small upright shrub growing to around 2.5 metres tall, it has masses of bright purple-pink bell  flowers in winter and spring, which make great cut flowers. The foliage is aromatic and the flowers are lightly perfumed as well. Best in a partly shaded position with well drained soil, also a good potted plant. Regular […]

Eucalyptus leucoxylon ‘Euky Dwarf’

A deservedly popular dwarf form of Eucalypt leucoxylon, Has a with a single trunk and smooth bark that sheds in flakes. Grey-green leaves and pink, red or cream flowers from late autumn to early summer. A great habitat plant, bird and bee attracting. Tolerant of most soil types, withstands moderate frost and coastal conditions. Great […]

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, […]