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Australian plants for Australia
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  • This buying guide should be treated as a 'rule of thumb' and I can't guarentee that it will be entirely accurate in all regions and with all species.

Climatic Zones & Latitude

  •     Here is a map of Australia showing our climatic zones:

  • The distribution map for each plant species gives you an idea of what part of Australia, and therefore what climatic zones, that species originates from.
  • Each dot represents a plant specimen, collected by a particular botanist, in the national herbarium collection and the heaviest concentration of dots can be regarded as the natural range of the plant species.
  • Individual dots that are isolated from the main concentration are most likely garden escapes, and that location on the Australian continent is not part of the natural range of the plant species.

Provenance

  • If you don't understand the difference between indigenous plants and Australian native or what I mean by 'provenance' please refer to the definitions page.
  • All the tube stock on this online nursery are indigenous plants whose provenance is the Melbourne metropolitan region.
  • For all 10cm, 12cm, 14cm and giant tubes the provenance is uncertain and they should be regarded as general Australian native plants, regardless of where you are in Australia.
  • If you are outside the Melbourne metropolitan area the only way you willl be able to get indigenous plants with a provenance that includes your home is to find a specialist indigenous nursery in your area.
  • But never the less the species distribution maps and the above climatic zone map can still be used to approximately match the your garden with a species that has a high likelihood of growing successfully.
  • The table below will help you make that judgement.
  • Particular with Eucalyptus and Acacia where there are large numbers of species to choose from, try and choose a species where the highest concentration of dots, in the distribution map, is over your location.
  • Particularly for these genera (Eucalyptus and Acacia), following this rule of thumb as much as possible will reduce the risk of introducing Australian native environmental weeds to your area.
  • Examples of Australian native environmental weeds are Sweet Pittosporum and Cootamundra Wattle.
  • If, for example, you are some where near Melbourne but want to grow a selection of spectacular species that originate from Western Australia then you will almost certainly have to go to the trouble of creating raised garden beds filled with a deep layer of sandy-gravelly soil to have a good chance of successfully growing those species.
  • If, on the other hand, you choose species that originate primarily from the Melbourne region and southern Victoria then, in most cases, you can simply plant those species in your esisting garden beds.
New plant zone Your garden zone Issues
The plant species is unlikely to survive the much drier conditions unless you water them daily for their lifetime.
The plant species may survive the drier conditions but you will need to water them occassionally.
The plant species will probably survive the drier conditions but you will need to water them occassionally through out their lives. They may also grow slower and not reach their full size.
The plant species may suffer from difficult to treat fungal dieases that it does not normally encounter is drier conditions.
The plant species is likely to suffer from difficult to treat fungal dieases not normally encountered in cooler conditions.
The plant species may suffer difficult to treat from fungal dieases if the difference in latitude between your garden and the red zone is large..
Plants are likely to be much slower growing and are unlikely to reach their full subtropical size in your life time.
E.G. Backhousia citriodora grown in Victoria is more likely to remain a medium to large shrub unless you have a favourable micoclimate as in the Royal Melbourne Botianical Gardens where their Backhousia citriodora is a small to medium tree.
Plants are likely to be much slower growing and need a great deal more TLC for the first 12-18 months. They are unlikely to reach their full subtropical size in your life time but, the smaller the difference in latitude between you garden and the red zone, then less pronounced will be this problem.
E.G. Backhousia citriodora grown in Victoria is more likely to remain a medium to large shrub unless you have a favourable micoclimate as in the Royal Melbourne Botianical Gardens where their Backhousia citriodora is a small to medium tree.
Plants are likely to be much slower growing and they will have to be watered religiously throughout their lives. They are unlikely to reach their full subtropical size in your life time regardless of the difference in latitude between you garden and the red zone.
Plants are likely to be much slower growing, they will have to be watered occasionally throughout their lives and they will need a great deal more TLC for the first 12-18 to get them established. They are unlikely to reach their full subtropical size in your life time regardless of the difference in latitude between you garden and the red zone.
It is possible that your plants will do better and grow larger than is normally the case in their natural habitat, due to increased availability of water and nutrients. E.G. For Quandong Tree or Santalum acuminatum grown in a Melbourne garden, every year is a good year.
It is likely that the plant species will suffer from difficult to treat fungal diseases that it does not normally encounter in drier conditions..
It is possible that your plants will do better and grow larger than is normally the case in their natural habitat, due to increased availability of water and nutrients. But, for example, if you are planting it in the green zone within Victoria then the colder winters may counter this effect.
    It is likely hat the plant species will suffer from difficult to treat fungal diseases that it does not normally encounter in drier conditions..
    It is likely hat the plant species will suffer from difficult to treat fungal diseases that it does not normally encounter in drier conditions..

Soil Types

  • I have specified 3 main type of soil:
    1. Sandy or gravelly
    2. Sandy or loamy
    3. Clay or loamy
  • The geology on the western half of continental Australia is fundamentally different to that on the eastern half.
  • The eastern half of continental Australia is dominated by relatively young volcanic rocks and sedimentary deposits of clay and silt derived from those rocks.
  • These are generally richer in nutirients and hold more water.
  • An exception is the Sydney region which is dominated by sandstone and sandy soils.
  • The western half of continental Australia is domianted by very ancient and heavilt eroded and leached rocks, often billions of year old.
  • In contrast the soils derived from these rocks are very poor in nutirients and hold very little water.
  • So naturally the plant species on either side of the continent have quite different adaptations that allow them to cope with the different soil types.
  • WA plants have root adaptations that make them extremely efficient at gleaning what little phosphorous is present in the poor soils.
  • In fact their roots are often so efficient that, if you put them in compost based garden soils that contain high leverls of phosphorous, they can absorb so much phosphorous that it becomes toxic to the plant.
  • In addition to this few of them cope well with 'wet feet'.
  • Hence most WA plants will perform best, in the eastern states, if you use some sort of crushed rock in the form of a 7mm minus (crushed brick, crushed bluestone, crushed sandstone or what ver else happens to be available in your area).
  • In my area I have access to crushed brick 7mm minus, Lilydale Toppings and Sunset Toppings.
  • These are a good approximation for the soil types that are common over in WA - free draining and low in nutrients.
  • It is just a matter of creating raised gardens filled with one of these rather than conventional compost based garden soils.
  • But if you have clay soil on a reaonably steep slope, or any other situation where it is unlikely that the clay will remain too wet for too long after rainfall, then WA plants may be worth a try.
  • You can also do things like partially burying the root ball of the plant in the clay and then mounding up gravel around it to cover up the remaining exposed root ball.

This is a sprwaling plant that looks like slender stalks of celery. Both the leaves and stalks have a very strong celery taste.

Mature height0.5m
Mature Width1m
WateringOccasionally as needed
PruningRarely required
Tolerance of wet feetSeasonal
SoilClay or loamy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersOctober - April
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Scientific name: Apium insulare
Common name: Native Celery
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Size: Tube
Price$4.00
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This is a low spreading plant often seen on the primary sand dunes down Torquay and Anglesea way. It tastes very much like continental parsley.

Mature height20cm
Mature Width50cm
WateringOccasionally as needed
PruningRarely required
Tolerance of wet feetSeasonal
SoilClay or loamy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersOctober - April
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Scientific name: Apium prostratum
Common name: Native Parsely
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Size: Tube
Price$4.00
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This is a low spreading shrub with a slight weeping habit that is ideal for creating a low screen. The small fruits are edible and taste similar to bleuberries with a slight aniseed taste.

Mature height1m
Mature Width1.5m
WateringOccasionally as needed
PruningRarely required
Tolerance of wet feetSeasonal
SoilLoamy or sandy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersDecember - March
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Scientific name: Austromyrtus dulcis
Common name: Midyim Berry Bush
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Size: 14cm pot
Price$12.50
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Ideal as a large screen or feature. The foliage has a strong aniseed fragrance and taste that can be used in cooking. They are very slow growing in southern Australia and can be treated as medium to large shrubs.

Mature height20m
Mature Width20m
WateringRarely if needed
PruningOccassional light prune as needed
Tolerance of wet feetSeasonal
SoilClay or loamy
AspectFull sun
Flowers
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Scientific name: Backhousia anistata
Common name: Aniseed Myrtle
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Size: 14cm pot
Price$16.00
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Ideal as a large screen or feature. The foliage has a strong lemon fragrance and taste that can be used in cooking. They are very slow growing in southern Australia and can be treated as medium to large shrubs.

Mature height20m
Mature Width20m
WateringRarely if needed
PruningOccassional light prune as needed
Tolerance of wet feetSeasonal
SoilClay or loamy
AspectFull sun
FlowersDecember - April
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Scientific name: Backhousia citriodora
Common name: Lemon Myrtle
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Size: 14cm pot
Price$16.00
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This is a moderate climber with edible fruit.

Mature height2m
Mature Width2m
WateringRarely if needed
PruningOccassional light prune as needed
Tolerance of wet feetSeasonal
SoilClay or loamy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersMay - September
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Scientific name: Billiardiera longiflora
Common name: Purple Apple Berry
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Size: Tube
Price$5.00
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This is a moderate climber or scrambler with edible fruit.

Mature height2m
Mature Width2m
WateringRarely if needed
PruningOccassional light prune as needed
Tolerance of wet feetSeasonal
SoilClay or loamy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersMay - September
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Scientific name: Billiardiera longiflora
Common name: Purple Apple Berry
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Size: 14cm pot
Price$13.50
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This is a moderate climber or scrambler with edible fruit.

Mature height2m
Mature Width2m
WateringRarely if needed
PruningOccassional light prune as needed
Tolerance of wet feetSeasonal
SoilClay or loamy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersSeptember - November
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Scientific name: Billiardiera scandens
Common name: Common Apple Berry
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Size: Tube
Price$5.00
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This is a moderate climber or scrambler with edible fruit.

Mature height2m
Mature Width2m
WateringRarely if needed
PruningOccassional light prune as needed
Tolerance of wet feetSeasonal
SoilClay or loamy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersSeptember - November
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Scientific name: Billiardiera scandens
Common name: Common Apple Berry
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Size: 14cm pot
Price$12.50
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This is a prickly shrub Ideal as a screen or as a feature plant. It produces small finger like citrus fruits that taste similar to limes. The skin is very thin and the whole fruit is therefore edible. It is delicious in jams, marmaldes and deserts. The species is very slow growing in southern Australia and can be regarded as s small shrub.

Mature height4m
Mature width3m
WateringOccasionally as needed
PruningOccassional light prune as needed
Tolerance of wet feetSeasonal
SoilClay or loamy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersMarch - December
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Scientific name: Citrus australasica
Common name: Native Finger Lime
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Size: Tube
Price$7.50
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This is a prickly shrub Ideal as a screen or as a feature plant. It produces small finger like citrus fruits that taste similar to limes. The skin is very thin and the whole fruit is therefore edible. It is delicious in jams, marmaldes and deserts. The species is very slow growing in southern Australia and can be regarded as s small shrub.

Mature height4m
Mature width3m
WateringOccasionally as needed
PruningOccassional light prune as needed
Tolerance of wet feetSeasonal
SoilClay or loamy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersMarch - December
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Scientific name: Citrus australasica
Common name: Native Finger Lime
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Size: 10cm pot
Price$11.00
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This is a prickly shrub Ideal as a screen or as a feature plant. It produces small finger like citrus fruits that taste similar to limes. The skin is very thin and the whole fruit is therefore edible. It is delicious in jams, marmaldes and deserts. The species is very slow growing in southern Australia and can be regarded as s small shrub.

Mature height4m
Mature width3m
WateringOccasionally as needed
PruningOccassional light prune as needed
Tolerance of wet feetSeasonal
SoilClay or loamy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersMarch - December
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Scientific name: Citrus australasica
Common name: Native Finger Lime
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Size: 14cm pot
Price$13.50
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This is a prickly shrub Ideal as a screen or as a feature plant. It produces small finger like citrus fruits that taste similar to limes. The skin is very thin and the whole fruit is therefore edible. It is delicious in jams, marmaldes and deserts. The species is very slow growing in southern Australia and can be regarded as s small shrub.

Mature height4m
Mature width3m
WateringOccasionally as needed
PruningOccassional light prune as needed
Tolerance of wet feetSeasonal
SoilClay or loamy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersMarch - December
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Scientific name: Citrus australasica
Common name: Native Finger Lime
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Size: 14cm pot (grafted)
Price$32.00
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This is a prickly shrub Ideal as a screen or as a feature plant. It produces small finger like citrus fruits that taste similar to limes. The skin is very thin and the whole fruit is therefore edible. It is delicious in jams, marmaldes and deserts. The species is very slow growing in southern Australia and can be regarded as s small shrub.

Mature height4m
Mature width3m
WateringOccasionally as needed
PruningOccassional light prune as needed
Tolerance of wet feetSeasonal
SoilClay or loamy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersMarch - December
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Scientific name: Citrus australasica
Common name: Native Finger Lime
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Size: 14cm pot (grafted)
Price$32.00
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This species produces are large plum like fruit. The fruit is quite sour but makes tasty jams and sauces etc.

Mature height10m
Mature Width2m
WateringOccasionally as needed
PruningRarely required
Tolerance of wet feetSeasonal
SoilClay or loamy
AspectPartial shade
FlowersSeptember - November
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Scientific name: Davidsonia pruriens
Common name: Davidson's Plum
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Size: Tube
Price$7.50
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This species produces are large plum like fruit. The fruit is quite sour but makes tasty jams and sauces etc.

Mature height10m
Mature Width2m
WateringOccasionally as needed
PruningRarely required
Tolerance of wet feetSeasonal
SoilClay or loamy
AspectPartial shade
FlowersSeptember - November
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Scientific name: Davidsonia pruriens
Common name: Davidson's Plum
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Size: 10cm pot
Price$12.00
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This species produces are large plum like fruit. The fruit is quite sour but makes tasty jams and sauces etc.

Mature height10m
Mature Width2m
WateringOccasionally as needed
PruningRarely required
Tolerance of wet feetSeasonal
SoilClay or loamy
AspectPartial shade
FlowersSeptember - November
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Scientific name: Davidsonia pruriens
Common name: Davidson's Plum
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Size: 14cm pot
Price$16.00
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The unopened flower buds are the source of 'rosellas' and can be made into a delicious jam. Makes a stunning feature shrub with large and colourful flowers. They can be grown in southern Australia in a sheltered area and near brick or concrete walls that absorb heat in the day and radiate heat during winter nights.

Mature height6m
Mature width6m
WateringOccasionally as needed
PruningOccassional light prune as needed
Tolerance of wet feetSeasonal
SoilClay or loamy
AspectFull sun
FlowersJuly - April
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Scientific name: Hibiscus heterophyllus (apricot)
Common name: Native Rosella
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Size: 14cm pot
Price$12.50
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The unopened flower buds are the source of 'rosellas' and can be made into a delicious jam. Makes a stunning feature shrub with large and colourful flowers. They can be grown in southern Australia in a sheltered area and near brick or concrete walls that absorb heat in the day and radiate heat during winter nights.

Mature height6m
Mature width6m
WateringOccasionally as needed
PruningOccassional light prune as needed
Tolerance of wet feetSeasonal
SoilClay or loamy
AspectFull sun
FlowersJuly - April
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Scientific name: Hibiscus heterophyllus (pink)
Common name: Native Rosella
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Size: 14cm pot
Price$12.50
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The unopened flower buds are the source of 'rosellas' and can be made into a delicious jam. Makes a stunning feature shrub with large and colourful flowers. They can be grown in southern Australia in a sheltered area and near brick or concrete walls that absorb heat in the day and radiate heat during winter nights.

Mature height6m
Mature width6m
WateringOccasionally as needed
PruningOccassional light prune as needed
Tolerance of wet feetSeasonal
SoilClay or loamy
AspectFull sun
FlowersJuly - April
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Scientific name: Hibiscus heterophyllus (yellow)
Common name: Native Rosella
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Size: 14cm pot
Price$12.50
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The unopened flower buds are the source of 'rosellas' and can be made into a delicious jam. Makes a stunning feature shrub with large and colourful flowers. They can be grown in southern Australia in a sheltered area and near brick or concrete walls that absorb heat in the day and radiate heat during winter nights.

Mature height6m
Mature width6m
WateringOccasionally as needed
PruningOccassional light prune as needed
Tolerance of wet feetSeasonal
SoilClay or loamy
AspectFull sun
FlowersJuly - April
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Scientific name: Hibiscus heterophyllus (white)
Common name: Native Rosella
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Size: 14cm pot
Price$12.50
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This is a sprawling groundcover that likes drier soils. The small berries are edible and taste like spicy granny smith apples.

Mature height15cm
Mature Width1m
WateringRarely if needed
PruningRarely required
Tolerance of wet feetNever
SoilLoamy or sandy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersSeptember - November
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Scientific name: Kunzea pomifera
Common name: Scarlet Runner
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Size: 14cm pot
Price$12.50
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Will self seed vigorously and form multiple clumps. The seeds are edible and taste a little like sesame seeds.

Mature height40cm
Mature Width40cm
WateringRarely if needed
PruningRarely required
Tolerance of wet feetSeasonal
SoilClay or loamy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersSeptember-December
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Scientific name: Linum marginale
Common name: Native Flax
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Size: Tube
Price$4.00
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Forms a small grass like tuft with bright yellow daisy like flowers in spring that dies back to a tubor over winter. The tubor is edible.

Mature height30cm
Mature Width20m
WateringRarely if needed
PruningNever
Tolerance of wet feetSeasonal
SoilClay or loamy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersJuly - November
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Scientific name: Microseris lanceolata
Common name: Yam Daisy
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Size: Tube
Price$4.00
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Ideal as a large screen or feature. They are likely to grow significantly smaller in southern Australia. The species is the source of the world famous Macadamia nut.

Mature height18m
Mature Width15m
WateringOccasionally as needed
PruningOccassional light prune as needed
Tolerance of wet feetSeasonal
SoilLoamy or sandy
AspectFull sun
FlowersAugust - November
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Scientific name: Macadamia integrifolia
Common name: Macadamia Nut Tree
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Size: 14cm pot
Price$15.50
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Will spread vigorously forming a dense layer of foliage. The foliage is edible with a hot minty flavour and can be used in cooking or to make drinks.

Mature height60cm
Mature Width5m
WateringRarely if needed
PruningRarely required
Tolerance of wet feetFrequent
SoilClay or loamy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersSeptember-April
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Scientific name: Mentha australis
Common name: Native Mint
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Size: Tube
Price$4.00
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This is an aggressive climber or scrambler. The fruit taste similar to conventional passionfruit.

Mature height3m
Mature Width3m
WateringRarely if needed
PruningOccassional light prune as needed
Tolerance of wet feetSeasonal
SoilClay or loamy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersSeptember - January
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Scientific name: Passiflora cinnabarina
Common name: Crimson Passion Flower
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Size: 14cm pot
Price$12.50
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Suitable for acerage but the species is likely to grow much smaller in southern Australia. The seeds are borne on a fleshy red-black stem that is edible, has a pleasant slightly sweet reinsous taste and is ideal for making jam etc. This species is dioecious.

Mature height30m
Mature Width15m
WateringOccasionally as needed
PruningOccassional light prune as needed
Tolerance of wet feetSeasonal
SoilLoamy or sandy
AspectFull sun
FlowersSeptember - February
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Scientific name: Podocarpus elatus
Common name: Plum Pine
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Size: Tube (rainforest)
Price$8.00
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Suitable for acerage but the species is likely to grow much smaller in southern Australia. The seeds are borne on a fleshy red-black stem that is edible, has a pleasant slightly sweet reinsous taste and is ideal for making jam etc. This species is dioecious.

Mature height30m
Mature Width15m
WateringOccasionally as needed
PruningOccassional light prune as needed
Tolerance of wet feetSeasonal
SoilLoamy or sandy
AspectFull sun
FlowersSeptember - February
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Scientific name: Podocarpus elatus
Common name: Plum Pine
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Size: 10cm pot
Price$8.50
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Suitable for acerage but the species is likely to grow much smaller in southern Australia. The seeds are borne on a fleshy red-black stem that is edible, has a pleasant slightly sweet reinsous taste and is ideal for making jam etc. This species is dioecious.

Mature height30m
Mature Width15m
WateringOccasionally as needed
PruningOccassional light prune as needed
Tolerance of wet feetSeasonal
SoilLoamy or sandy
AspectFull sun
FlowersSeptember - February
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Scientific name: Podocarpus elatus
Common name: Plum Pine
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Size: 14cm pot
Price$11.50
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Suitable for acerage but the species is likely to grow much smaller in southern Australia. The seeds are borne on a fleshy red-black stem that is edible, has a pleasant slightly sweet reinsous taste and is ideal for making jam etc. This species is dioecious.

Mature height30m
Mature Width15m
WateringOccasionally as needed
PruningOccassional light prune as needed
Tolerance of wet feetSeasonal
SoilLoamy or sandy
AspectFull sun
FlowersSeptember - February
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Scientific name: Podocarpus elatus
Common name: Plum Pine
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Size: 14cm pot
Price$13.50
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This is an attractive feature shrub or screening shrub. It is also the source of the culinary herb 'native oregano'.

Mature height1.5m
Mature height1.5m
WateringOccasionally as needed
PruningOccassional light prune as needed
Tolerance of wet feetSeasonal
SoilClay or loamy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersSeptember - November
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Scientific name: Prostanthera rotundifolia (mauve)
Common name: Round Leaf Mint Bush
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Size: 14cm pot
Price$11.50
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This is an attractive feature shrub or screening shrub. It is also the source of the culinary herb 'native oregano'.

Mature height1.5m
Mature height1.5m
WateringOccasionally as needed
PruningOccassional light prune as needed
Tolerance of wet feetSeasonal
SoilClay or loamy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersSeptember - November
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Scientific name: Prostanthera rotundifolia (rosea)
Common name: Round Leaf Mint Bush
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Size: 14cm pot
Price$11.50
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Forms low and dense prickly brambles similar to weedy blackberry, so don't plant it in small spaces in your garden. Differences between the two are as follows. Blackberry grow to about 2 meteres high where as native raspberry is always around knee high. Blackberry leaves are large and dark green with a pale green underside where as native raspberry leaves are much smaller and pale green with a distinctive white underside. Blackberry flowers are prominent and white while native raspberry flowers are barely noticeable. Native raspberry does not fruit regularly probably due to the lack of a specific native pollinating insect, but when they do ther fruit taste much like regular raspberries.

Mature height0.5m
Mature Width4m
WateringRarely if needed
PruningNever
Tolerance of wet feetSeasonal
SoilClay or loamy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersNovember - December
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Scientific name: Rubus parvifolius
Common name: Native Raspberry
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Size: Tube
Price$5.00
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Quandong trees grow in central Australia under very arid conditions. So in a garden, every year is a good year for a Quandong tree. The fruit is scarlet red, is about the size of a large grape and has a thin layer a flesh around a large spherical stone that can be used as beads. The fruit tastes like rhubarb and makes delicious tangy jam and other deserts.

Mature height4m
Mature Width2m
WateringRarely if needed
PruningRarely required
Tolerance of wet feetNever
SoilClay or loamy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersSeptember - November
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Scientific name: Santallum acuminatum
Common name: Quandong
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Size: Tube
Price$8.50
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Ideal as a low screen and they can also be shaped and hedged. The fruit is also edible and can be made into jams etc.

Mature height1.5m
Mature Width1.5m
WateringRarely if needed
PruningOccassional light prune as needed
Tolerance of wet feetSeasonal
SoilClay or loamy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersSeptember - November
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Scientific name: Syzygium australe (dwarf)
Common name: Lilly Pilly
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Size: 14cm pot
Price$12.50
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This is an attractive feature shrub. They can also be hedged and shaped. The fruit is also edible and can be made into jams etc.

Mature height6m
Mature width4m
WateringRarely if needed
PruningOccassional light prune as needed
Tolerance of wet feetSeasonal
SoilClay or loamy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersSeptember - November
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Scientific name: Syzygiurn australe (large shrub)
Common name: Lilly Pilly
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Size: 14cm pot
Price$14.50
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Suitable for acerage but they are likely to grow much smaller in southern Australia. The fruit is also edible and can be made into jams etc.

Mature height30m
Mature Width20m
WateringRarely if needed
PruningOccassional light prune as needed
Tolerance of wet feetSeasonal
SoilClay or loamy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersSeptember - November
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Scientific name: Syzygium australe (large tree)
Common name: Lilly Pilly
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Size: 14cm pot
Price$12.50
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Ideal as a large screen or feature. The bright coloured fruit is the best tasting of all the Lilly Pilly species. This species is much slower growing in southern Australia and can be regarded as a large shrub or small tree.

Mature height20m
Mature height15m
WateringOccasionally as needed
PruningRarely required
Tolerance of wet feetNever
SoilClay or loamy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersNovember - December
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Scientific name: Syzygium luehmannii
Common name: Riberry Tree
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Size: 10cm pot
Price$8.50
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This is an attractive feature shrub. The species is the source of the culinary herb 'native pepper'. Both the leaves and berries have a hot pepper like taste.

Mature height4m
Mature width2m
WateringOccasionally as needed
PruningOccassional light prune as needed
Tolerance of wet feetSeasonal
SoilClay or loamy
AspectPartial shade
FlowersDecember - February
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Scientific name: Tasmannia lanceolata (female)
Common name: Mountain Pepper
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Size: 14cm pot
Price$14.50
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This is an attractive feature shrub. The species is the source of the culinary herb 'native pepper'. The leaves have a hot pepper like taste.

Mature height4m
Mature width2m
WateringOccasionally as needed
PruningOccassional light prune as needed
Tolerance of wet feetSeasonal
SoilClay or loamy
AspectPartial shade
FlowersDecember - February
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Scientific name: Tasmannia lanceolata (male)
Common name: Mountain Pepper
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Size: 14cm pot
Price$14.50
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This is a low sprawling plant that will self seed in your garden. The young leaves can be lightly boiled, to remove oxalic acid, and then eaten like regular spinach. The older and larger leaves tend not to taste as good in my view.

Mature height40cm
Mature Width50cm
WateringOccasionally as needed
PruningNever
Tolerance of wet feetSeasonal
SoilClay or loamy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersSeptember - December
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Scientific name: Tetragonia tetragonoides
Common name: Native Spinach
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Size: Tube
Price$4.00
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The young translucent cjelly bean shaped swellings on the roots tasre like sweet water chestnuts. Older opaque swellings are woody and indeible. Suitable for larger ponds and dams. Plant in shallow water. The young tubers taste like sweet water chestnuts.

Mature height60cm
Mature Width30cm
WateringRegularly in absence of rain
PruningNever
Tolerance of wet feetFrequent
SoilClay or loamy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersAugust - April
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Scientific name: Triglochin procera
Common name: Water Ribbons
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Size: Tube
Price$5.00
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The young shoots sprouting from the horizontal rhizomes taste similar tyo bamboo shhots. Ideal for ponds and dams. Plant in shallow water or boggy soil.

Mature height30cm
Mature Width2m
WateringRegularly in absence of rain
PruningOccassional hard prune as needed
Tolerance of wet feetFrequent
SoilClay or loamy
AspectFull sun
FlowersMost of the year
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Scientific name: Typha domingensis
Common name: Cumbungi / Bull Rush
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Size: Tube
Price$5.00
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