bird attracting

Graptophyllum ilicifolium – Holly Fuschia thumbnail

Graptophyllum ilicifolium – Holly Fuschia

Holly Fuschia is a  pretty shrub with leaves that look and feel like holly leaves but red fushia-like flowers rather than berries.  If you have fond memories of holly from the Northern Hemisphere - or associate it with Christmas - this is a good substitute. But it is much more than that. The flowers suit [...]

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Orthosiphon aristatus – Cat’s Whiskers thumbnail

Orthosiphon aristatus – Cat’s Whiskers

Bought as tubestock at Kumbartcho Nursery 10/12/2016 Label says: Round bushy, shrub to 1m in sun or semi-shade.  Likes well drained, moist soil. Dark green leaves to 5cm long. White/lavender flowers in spring and summer. Attracts birds, bees and butterflies. Planted at the base of a birdbath by the back tap.   Wikipedia - orthosiphon [...]

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Plunkett Mallee – Eucalyptus Curtisii thumbnail

Plunkett Mallee – Eucalyptus Curtisii

Eucalyptus curtisii, or Plunkett mallee, is a small tree that is native to Queensland in Australia. It is a mallee eucalyptus that grows from 2 to 7 metres in height and has smooth, grey bark that peels in long strips. The adult leaves are 6 to 13 cm long and 10 to 25 mm wide. [...]

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Silky Hakea

Hakea sericea, commonly known as Needlebush or Silky Hakea, is a large species of shrub native to Australia. It is native to New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania but is found outside these states. It grows up to 3 metres (10 ft) as a spreading and bushy shrub, flowering from winter to early spring. Tag says: [...]

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