Round-leafed Tea Tree

Scientific Name: LEPTOSPERMUM rotundifolium ssp rotundifolium Common Name: Round-leafed Tea Tree Alternative Common Name: Family: Myrtaceae Height: Up to 2m (7″) Width: Up to 2m (7″) Description: A tall spreading, hardy shrub. Flowers: Large, deep pink or sometimes white, eye catching flowers which appear in spring and early summer. The attractive flowers can grow to …

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Red Runner

Scientific Name: KENNEDIA prostrata Common Name: Red Runner Alternative Common Name: Running Postman, Red Flag, Scarlet Runner Family: Fabaceae Height: Ground level Width: Up to 1.5m (5′) Description: An attractive perennial groundcover with thick mass of heart-shaped, soft green leaves. Flowers: Brilliant scarlet pea-flowers over a long period during spring and summer. Soil: Prefers light …

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Red Flowering Gum

Scientific Name: CORYMBIA ficifolia (formerly EUCALYPTUS ficifolia) Common Name: Red Flowering Gum Alternative Common Name: Red Flowering Gum Family: Myrtaceae Height: Up to about 10m (33′) Width: Up to 4m (13′) Description: A most spectacular flowering evergreen tree. A beautiful shade tree – most attractive to birds for its good nectar flow. See also: http://asgap.org.au/c-fic.html …

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Pin-cushion Hakea

Scientific Name: HAKEA laurina Common Name: Pin-cushion Hakea Alternative Common Name: Pin-cushion Hakea Family: Proteaceae Height: Up to 5m (16′) Width: Up to 1-2m Description: Hardy, decorative shrub. A most admired native plant from south-western Australia. Grown in quantity in Australia and other countries. In Italy and America its uses include street and hedge planting. …

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Orange Banksia

Scientific Name: BANKSIA burdettii Common Name: Orange Banksia Alternative Common Name: Burdett’s Banksia Family: Proteaceae Height: Up to 2.5m (8′) Width: Up to 2m (7′) Description: A lovely small evergreen tree with a spreading, dome-shaped habit with green serrated-edged leaves contrasting the flowers. Flowers: Flowers profusely, starting in its 2nd or 3rd Summer from seed, producing …

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Native Wisteria

Scientific Name: HARDENBERGIA comptoniana Common Name: Native Wisteria AlternativeCommon Name: Native Wisteria Family: Fabaceae Height: If supported, climbs to 2m (7′). Width: As ground cover, spreads to 2m (7′) or more. Description: A highly attractive evergreen climber, hanging vine or ground cover with a thick mat of deep green foliage and slender, twining stem and …

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Mixed Colours Kangaroo Paw

Scientific Name: ANIGOZANTHOS flavidus Common Name: Mixed Colours Kangaroo Paw Alternative Common Name: Tall Kangaroo Paw Family: Haemodoraceae Height: Up to 2m (7′) Width: Up to 1m (3′) Description: Easiest of the Kangaroo Paws to grow. A beautiful, long-lived, hardy perennial plant which produces tall, colourful flower stems from clumps of strong green strap-like leaves. Attracts …

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Lilac Painted Lady

Scientific Name: GOMPHOLOBIUM scabrum Common Name: Lilac Painted Lady Alternative Common Name: Lilac Painted Lady Family: Fabaceae Height: Up to 2.1m (7′) Width: Up to 1.2m (4′) Description: An outstanding small perennial shrub with heath-like foliage and a neat bushy form. Flowers: The whole plant is covered with delicate lilac and mauve flowers 2.5cm (1″) …

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