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703 plants found


Image of Swans Neck Agave

Originating from Mexico the plant leaves have a delightful striking form. It has a thick trunk, branching at the base with large green leaves. Greenish white small flowers are borne in the summer. The plant grows to about 1m tall and 2m wide and seems to grow across Australia, albeit preferring sheltered sunny spots in the southern states.

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Image of Peppermint Willow

Ti-tree like bushy tree from Western Australia, with pendant branches and lance-shaped, bright green leaves with are 5-15cm long. Clusters of 2 or 3 white flowers are borne in summer. The plant is roughly 6-12m tall and 5-10m wide. Agonis' are grown mainly for the small fragrant flowers. A.flexuosa can tolerate frost conditions (around 0'C) for short periods of time. Fragrant oils in the leaves. Cultivars like 'nana' are more popular in gardens.

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Image of Nana

Dense dwarf form with pendulous branchlets. The leaves are similar size to common form of A.flexuosa (5-15cm). Stems are reddish and new growth is pink to red. This plant has not been seen to flower and it grows to 1.7m tall by up to 2m wide. A.flexuosa nana is drought hardy but susceptible to frosts.

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Image of Persian Silk Tree

Albizzias are grown for their filigree foliage and attractive flowerheads. A.julibrissin is a large deciduous shrub with a domed crown when mature. Fern-like, green leaves, 30-45cm long, have many small leaflets. Clusters of spherical yellow-green flowerheads are produced in summer. Plant grows up to 6m tall and 4-6m wide. This particular form of Albizia may survive to -20'C

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Image of Drooping She Oak

The graceful form of these trees is well suited to creating a pleasant grove of two or three trees. Needles create a groundcover blanket under the trees which inhibits other plants from growing. These trees are well suited to coastal conditions and other dry, sandy areas.

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Image of Blue Hibiscus

This plan that originates from South and Western Australia is a relative of the Common Hibiscus. It forms an upright shrub to 2m in height and has masses of mauve-coloured flowers in spring. Pruning after flowering improves the plant habit and encourage repeat flowers during summer, although the small, hairy capsules are also interesting. This is a nectar food source for birds and butterflies.

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Image of Belladonna Lily

Drought-hardy bulb from South Africa. Purple or purple-green stems with six or more funnel-shaped, scented pink flowers produced in autumn. Fleshy leaves are produced after flowering. Plant is roughly 60cm tall and 10cm wide.

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Image of Kangaroo Paw

Superb Australian plant, especially as a massed bedding planting. Originating in south Western Australia, despite their appearance they are not particularly drought tolerant and require watering and perfect drainage to flower well. Light to dark green leaves, and erect, slender, sometimes branched stems that bear tubular flowers, which resemble kangaroo paws. These are covered with red, orange, yellow, or green woolly hairs. Flowering occurs from spring to midsummer. The Kangaroo Paw is the Western Australian floral emblem.This is a nectar food source for birds.

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Image of Golden Marguerite

Clump forming, free flowering plant with lance-shaped basal leaves which are 1-5cm long. Leaves are green above and grey beneath. In summer, golden yellow flowerheads are produced with grey bracts. The plant is reasonably small, roughly 90cm by 90cm. Not seen as drought tolerant.

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Image of Strawberry Tree

Spreading, sometimes shruby tree. Mainly found in rocky areas. Has attractive red-brown bark and simple leathery leaves. White or pink flowers are produced in autumn followed by strawberry like fruits. Large tree, roughly 8m by 8m. Grows in any fertile well drained soil.

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Image of Brass Band

Woody based, forming a dense clump of feathery, silvery-grey/green leaves. Panicles of silver, yellow-tinged flowerheads are produced in late summer. This particular form of Artemisia may not survive in severe winters so maintain by regular propogation from cuttings. Small plant, roughly 60cm tall and 90cm wide.

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Image of Renga Renga Lily

Evergreen plant, with short rhizomes and lance-shaped grey-green leaves. Star-shaped white flowers flecked purple and yellow are produced in early summer. Plant is relatively small, 90cm tall and 30cm wide.

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Image of Cast-Iron plant

A popular house plant. It is quite robust if not watered for some time, hence the common name. Glossy, thick, dark green leaves. It produces singly, fleshy, broadly bell-shaped cream flowers with maroon insides in early summer.

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I dont know this Pink flower. Blooms across the stem are complimented by dark green foliage. The leaves are around 4mm long and are whorled around the stem. The flowers are around 10mm diameter and deep pink in colour. They are produced from April to October. This plant is roughly 0.6m tall by 0.7m wide.

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Image of Spotted Laurel

Originating in Japan this shrub will survive deep shade and although not drought tolerant should not require much water in these conditions. Rounded, evergreen shrub with ovate, glossy, green leaves. Small, red-purple flowers are produced in mid-spring. The males have yellow anthers. The females produce bright red berries. The berries are produced in autumn. Plant is roughly 3m tall by 3m wide. Do not ingest (causes mild stomach upset)

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Image of Tall Baekea

Not drought tolerant. Small tree or tall shrub with linear leaves. White flowers produced in summer and autumn. Branchlets are pendulous and the new growth is a coppery colour. Drought resistant and frost hardy. Shrub is roughly 0.5m tall and 1.5m wide.

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Image of Heath Banksia

Originating in NSW heathlands this is a bushy coastal plant with beautiful banksia flowers. Its leaves are 2cm long, glossy, and green above but silvery below. It produces cylindrical, orange-yellow to orange-red flowers in autumn or winter. The plant grows to between 3-6m tall and 2-4m wide. This plant is a nectar, seed source and nesting site for birds.

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Image of Honeysuckle Oak

This small, flowering feature tree from south-eastern Australia grows up to 10m. Tolerating a range of sites and conditions, this tough, small, attractive tree is particularly useful for coastal and dry climate gardens. It forms creamy-yellow bottlebrush flowers up to 12cm in length. This plant is a nectar, seed source and nesting site for birds.

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Image of Creeping Banksia

Moderately vigorous in habitat and may spread up to 3m across. The branches are horizontal and may be just below ground level which makes the plant appear to have flower spikes growing out from the ground. The leaves of the plant are large and deeply lobed. Flowers are small, tubular shaped and cream coloured when fully open but may have pink or orange tinges at the bud stage. Flowering occurs in spring and early summer. Creeping Banksia can be grown in areas of summer rainfall.

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Image of Barberry

Not drought tolerant. Dense rounded deciduous shrub. Leaves are obovate shaped, green above and bluish green beneath. In autumn, the leaves turn orange and red. Flowers are pale yellow with a red tinge and roughly 1cm long. These flowers are produced on the branches in mid-spring and are followed by red fruit. Plant is roughly 1m tall and 2.5m wide.

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