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Image of Mauritius Hemp Plant

This is a Central American succulent to 1.5m with long succulent leaves with an eye catching variegated green striped form. The foliage is not spiky or sharp and so is safe near paths. It is best grown in full sun to light shade, in a well draining soil, it is reportedly drought hardy and mildly frost tolerant.

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Image of Purple Heart, Tradescantia pallida

A groundcover with purple foliage the spreading habit cascades over pots and walls. ‘Purple Heart’ is a tender perennial with purple stems and violet-purple leaves that produces pink flowers in summer. This plant is mainly grown for its foliage, best color is achieved in bright sunlight and a dry, cramped root zone. It is excellent as a groundcover or in containers or hanging baskets.

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Image of Desert Rose

An african succulent to 2m enjoying hot tropical climates and generating twisted bulbous trunk forms and spectacular pink flowers. Ideal growing conditions include full sun and rich, well-drained soil. Adeniums can be toxic if consumed. Please be aware of planting them in areas where children and pets can access them. Avoid sap contact with the skin and eyes and always wash hands after handling these plants

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Image of Cypress Pine, Blue Cypress Pine

Drought tolerant slow growing tropical rainforest tree up to 30m tall. The timber is aromatic, an insect repellent and makes very good spears and kindling. It has a distinctive pine tree form and fine, grey green foliage.

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Image of Zoysia grass

Warm season creeping grass particularly suitable for hot, humid conditions. Commercial variety 'Emerald Grass' is a cultivar crossed with Zoysia Japonica. Zoysia is recommended as a drought tolerant, weed and disease resistant, slow growing and relatively sustainable lawn. It will require dethatching and is native to the northern regions of Australia.

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Image of Adorabell

Correa ‘Adorabell’ is a small rounded shrub growing to approximately one metre high. It has glossy dark green leaves.The bright pink flowers occur in early autumn and continue into winter. ‘Adorabell’ is frost hardy and drought tolerant once established. Useful for small dense hedges, with winter flowering an added bonus. Correas are an important food source for nectar eating birds.

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Image of Amethyst

Grevillea ‘Amethyst’ is a fine leafed grevillea, with sweet little violet flowers through the warmer months. Very attractive to native bees. A good addition to a bird attracting garden.

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Image of Abelia

Evergreen rounded hybrid shrub with arching branches (2m x 1.5m) from two Chinese species. Glossy dark green leaves. Bell shaped white flowers tinged with pink followed by persistent coppery brown sepals. Useful as a screen, clipped hedge or contrast in shrubbery. Prefers a protected position, therefore part shade is preferred, but full sun is tolerated. Remove old woody stems.

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Image of Alpine Water Fern

A strong spreading small fern which can develop a good cover in moist, shady areas. Ground-hugging and neat, it has merit as a slope stabilizer, a pleasant container plant, and a ground cover under a canopy. Extra water is appreciated in summer when it is growing actively.

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Image of Aussie Box

Aussie Box Westringia can be pruned into a box hedge or left in its natural ball shape whilst staying compact and tidy. Produces mauve flowers throughout spring/summer and has a dense growth habit. Great alternative to exotic box plants as it has faster establishment time and requires less water and needs less pruning than other Westringias.

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Image of Austral Indigo

Evergreen open spreading or erect plant (1.5m x 2m) from all states of Australia including ACT. Pinnate blue green leaves open spaced on the stem. Sprays of purple pea flowers in summer. Useful as a hardy shrub for low maintenance areas or massed to cascade over a slope. Prune regularly for a more compact form. Frost and drought tolerant.

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Image of Austrostipa

Evergreen upright bamboo-like perennial grass (1.5m x 0.8m) from NSW, Qld & Lord Howe Island. Soft deep green leaves on slender bamboo-like stems. Panicles of feathery pale green flower spikelets persistant from winter through to summer. Useful vertical accent or in groups amongst native grass beds or shrubs. Moderately frost tolerant. Drought tolerant.

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Image of Baeckea

Evergreen large bushy shrub (3m x 2m) from Qld, NSW, NT, Vic and New Caledonia. Dark green narrow-oblong leaves. White tea-tree-like flowers in summer. Useful as a screen, specimen or background plant. FDwarf form B. virgata ‘La Petite’ available. Prune after flowering to maintain form.

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Image of Baeckea (Weeping)

Evergreen pendulous shrub (1.5-2m x 1.5-2m) from Qld, NSW and Vic. Narrow needle-like leaves with a pointed apex. Small white flowers in the leaf axils in summer. Useful as a feature or mass planted in wet locations and around water features. Prune to maintain form, otherwise it will develop an open habit if in a shady spot.

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Image of Banksia (Coastal)

Evergreen tree (8m x 4m) from Qld, Vic & NSW coastal areas. Leathery wedge shaped to oblong leaves, dark green above, grey below. Erect cone-like spikes of lime green to yellow flowers. Useful as a screen or shade tree. Bird attracting. Flowers better when planted in a sunny north-facing aspect, but still a great small tree when planted in part shade.

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Image of Banksia (dwarf marginata)

Evergreen low spreading shrub (0.5m x 1m). Dwarf form of B. marginata from ACT, NSW, Vic, Tas and SA. Narrow oblong leaves blunt at the tip with white velvety texture below. Yellow cylindrical flower spikes from summer to autumn. Useful feature or planted in groups or pot plant. Attracts honeyeater birds. Prefers well drained sandy soil. Frost and drought tolerant.

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Image of Banksia (Hairpin Dwarf)

Evergreen compact almost prostrate shrub (0.45m x 0.6m). Selected dwarf form of B. spinulosa from NSW, QLD and VIC. Narrow green leaves with lime green new growth. Large upright cylindrical bronze flower heads. Useful for mass planting, containers, feature, rockery and bush gardens in a protected position. Bird attracting. Prefers well drained friable soil, neutral to acid pH.

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Image of Banksia (Hairpin)

Evergreen rounded compact shrub (3m x 3m) from Qld, NSW & Vic. Linear to oblong variably toothed leaves with a notched apex. Orange yellow cylindrical spike flowers in autumn and winter. Useful for mass planting and as a feature shrub. Bird attracting.

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Image of Banksia (Heath)

Evergreen dense bushy shrub (4m x 3m) from NSW. Bright green linear leaves crowded on the stem. Cylindrical bottlebrush-like orange flowers in winter and spring. Useful screen or feature. Bird attracting. Needs well drained soil but tolerates poor soil fertility.

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Image of Banksia (Silver)

Evergreen variable shrub (4-6m x 3m) from ACT, NSW, Vic, Tas and SA. Narrow oblong leaves blunt at the tip with white velvety texture below. Yellow cylindrical flower spikes from summer to autumn. Useful as a screen or feature plant. Attracts honeyeater birds. Dwarf forms available. Prefers well-drained sandy soil.

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