This callistemon is a very valuable tree for landscaping, as a screen plant, in erosion control or as a specimen or street tree. Bright scarlet red flowers appear in late spring and autumn and smaller numbers of flowers all year.
A large lily that makes a great understory plant beneath eucalypts. Strap type leaves 2m long by 15cm wide. The white pleasantly perfumed flowers occur from November to March, are about 10cm across in clusters of 10-25.
An outstanding selection of the native Sandpaper fig. Small, red fleshed fig with good flavour. The fruits ripen from red to dark-red almost black and are sweet and floral tasting. Heavy cropping and no splitting in wet weather. Ideal native fig for a wide range of climates. The leaves are rough and sandpapery and were used by Indigenous Australians to finish wooden tools.
Excellent small tree or shrub for screening and riparian planting. Showy flowers and a bright, colourful flush of new growth make this a beautiful plant to grow. It is attractive to birds and makes are great host for epiphytes.
This tufted hardy plant has arching strap-like leaves yellow-green flower spikes in spring. Suited to wet soils and is ideal for use around water features. It prefers part shade though will tolerate full sun. It can also be used indoors and will accept a wide range of soils and climates.
This small fig occurs along watercourses along the east coast of Australia. An attractive small tree with sandpapery leaves and edible fruit. Grows densely in full sun, less so in shade. Very good for stream bank stabilisation.
The trunk is generally buttressed with a large diameter and the canopy can spread over almost the same distance as the height of the tree. Sometimes cultivated as an ornamental but too large for household plantings. 40m
An attractive tree with dark glossy leaves and a dense crown. As a name suggests it prefers wet areas in rainforests such as creek banks. Water Gum provides food for the blue triangle butterfly. Fruiting occurs in Autumn.