Bush Rose

Scientific Name: EUCALYPTUS macrocarpa Common Name: Bush Rose Alternative Common Name: Mottlecah Family: Myrtaceae Height: Up to 2.5m(8′) Width: Up to 2.5m (8′) Description: This unusual small evergreen tree is the largest flowered Eucalypt with unusual silver green leaves which are closely arranged along the straggling stems. Flowers: Spectacular flowers to 10cm(4″) across, appearing from late …

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Blue Rottnest Island Daisy

Scientific Name: TRACHYMENE coerulea Common Name: Blue Rottnest Island Daisy Alternative Common Name: Blue Lace Flower, Australian Lace Flower Family: Apiaceae Height: 1.0m (3′) Width: 0.5m (20″) Description: Small annual shrub with long-stemmed blue – mauve flowers among pale green leaves. Easily grown from seed sown in Winter. Requires little attention. Flowers: Attractive long-stemmed soft …

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Banks Grevillea

Scientific Name: GREVILLEA banksii Common Name: Banks’ Grevillea Alternative Common Name: Red silky oak, Dwarf silky oak, Kahili flower, Balga Family: Proteaceae Height: Up to 3m (10′) Width: Up to 2m (7′) Description: Hardy tall, slender or spreading shrub to small tree. Flowers: Produces striking bird attracting bright red or white flowers in spring to …

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Australian Grass Tree

Scientific Name: XANTHORRHOEA preissii Common Name: Australian Grass Tree Alternative Common Name: Palga, Balga Family: Xanthorrhoeaceae Height: Up to 0.5–2m (7′) Width: Up to 0.7m (2′) Description: A distinctive Australian very slow growing evergreen plant with its striking, unusual trunk and shock of thin grass-like leaves 1.5m (5′) in length sprouting from the top. Flowers: …

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Albany Bottle Brush

Scientific Name: CALLISTEMON glaucus Common Name: Albany Bottle Brush Alternative Common Name: Albany Bottle Brush Family: Myrtaceae Height: Up to 3m (10′) Width: Up to 2m (7′) Description: Hardy, upright, adaptable evergreen shrub with spectacular red flowers through Spring and Summer. Flowers: The largest flower among all the bottlebrushes, with rich scarlet cylindrical ‘brushes’ up …

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