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703 plants found


Image of Desert Kurrajong

Quality shade tree often multi trunked with attractive bell shaped pink flowers in summer. The tree has shade, water and food benefits and is a popular street tree in Alice springs

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Image of Orange Trumpet Flower or Flame Vine

This is a spectacular creeper for warmer climates, flowering in winter. Rapid growing and quite tough it has significant weed potential outside the arid interior.

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Image of Silver Cassia

Native to arid and semi-arid Australia this rounded green shrub grows to 1.5m and has cheerful yellow flowers from late winter to spring. This version has fine phylode like leaves with 3-8 pairs on each stalk.

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Image of Desert Cassia

Native to arid and semi-arid Australia this rounded green shrub grows to 1.5m and has cheerful yellow flowers from late winter to spring. This version has fine phylode like leaves with 3-8 pairs on each stalk.

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Image of Guernsey Lilly

A perennial bulb they die down in summer and flower in Autumn. Frost and drought tolerant. Weed potential.

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Image of Garden Croton

An evergreen shrub up to 1.8m with striking foliage and long strings of small white flowers. There are 100s of varieties with thick, leathery, evergreen leaves variegated in red, green, pink, yellow and more! Skin contact can cause eczema and the sap is toxic.

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Image of Red Coondoo, Bullet Wood

A medium sized hardwood coastal tree to 16m with glossy green leaves, small white flowers and red fruit that pigeons love. The tree has a range of medicinal uses. The tree is highly tolerant of sand, salt and sun.

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Image of Swamp bloodwood

Popular small ornamental tree to 8m with masses of pink to red flowers, large leaves and large gumnuts. It is fast growing with non-invasive roots and is sand and salt tolerant.

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Image of Scarlet Gum

Small tree to 12m with a slender trunk and bright orange spherical flower clusters. Very suitable for tropical and sub tropical gardens in an open, well drained position.

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Image of Dryandri Pink or Red

Grevillea type shrub to 1.5m with fine lime green leaves. Long red or pink flower heads from late summer to early winter. Requires full sun and good drainage.

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Image of Grevillea formosa

A bushy spreading or sprawling shrub to 1m with finely divided foliage The flower spikes are large and very attractive,with green flower buds and yellow and orange flowers often drooping to the ground. Common around Darwin.

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Image of Beach vitex

This is a beach plant found in Hawaii and throughout the tropical Pacific and Indian Oceans. It is a sprawling shrub up to a couple of metres in diameter, but only 15 or so cm high when growing in the sand. It will reach well over 1 m in height and 4 m in diameter when protected from wind and salt spray. It has rounded leaves and small, pretty purple flowers

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Image of Coastal Morning Glory, Goat's Foot

Coastal creeper with large purple flowers. It colonises sand dunes and sends down deep tap roots. The plant has a sprawling habit and forms large mats above the high tide line. The plant has a range of medicinal properties and is salt tolerant.

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Image of Wickham's Wattle

Erect low shrub up to 2.5m in height, with fine 'leaves' and branching from the base. Native to the Kimberley region, the yellow to orange oblong flowers are bird attracting.

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Image of Java Cassia or Apple Blossom Cassia

Native to Indonesia this ornamental tree to 25m has spectacular drifts of apple blossom like flowers. It is also a good shade tree in summer. It flowers around Christmas time and the timber is well regarded for flooring.

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Image of Frangipani

A small tree to 8m high the highly scented iconic flowers and glossy green leaves have made this tree popular worldwide. The tree is moderately drought tolerant in tropical and subtropical areas, being able to withstand an extended dry season.

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Image of Chinese fringe flower

An ornamental foliage shrub to 1m well suited for a massed display or an individual specimen. The foliage is a rich red purple evergreen with showy strap like flowers 2cm long. It performs best in moist well drained soils and will need mulch and irrigation through hot dry periods.

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Image of Mexican heather

A very small shrub to 0.5m has a compact form and fine textured foliage and numerous small purple, lavender or white flowers for most of the year. It requires a sunny position with good drainage.

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Image of Hann Gardenia

Queensland native gardenia shrub to 1.5m suitable for hedging and as individual specimens with white tubular flowers. This is an understorey monsoon forest plant to open woodlands and suitable for shaded positions. Prostrate forms are reported to make excellent groundcovers.

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Image of Pandanus pygmaeus

A dwarf form of Pandanus that generally grows to only about 0.5 m and has straplike leafy form. It has long, narrow grass-like leaves edged with clear yellow and is effectively a groundcover. the leaf edges are sharp and it should not be planted where there is likely to be traffic. One report suggest that it is a valuable riparian plant capable of absorbing heavy metals and nutrients. This is not a drought tolerant plant.

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