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Calotis lappulacea thumbnail

Calotis lappulacea

Common name is Yellow Burr-Daisy or. Mallee Burr-Daisy Perennial herb forming a low rounded mound. Flowering spring and summer. Suits most soils including heavy clay. Full Shade / Filtered Sun Very fast coloniser of bare soils and therefore useful for hostile sites. Tubestock from Kumbartcho December 2019… Read more

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Glochidion sumatranum (umbrella cheese tree) thumbnail

Glochidion sumatranum (umbrella cheese tree)

Common names: Cheesetree; Pin Flower Tree; Sumatran Buttonwood; Umbrella Cheesetree; Buttonwood White flowers, cheese shaped greenish pink seed capsules & red bird attracting seeds Tree to 15 m high (keep it in a pot) Tubestock from Kumbartcho December 2019… Read more

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Melaleuca nodosa (prickly-leaved paperbark) thumbnail

Melaleuca nodosa (prickly-leaved paperbark)

Melaleuca nodosa, commonly known as the prickly-leaved paperbark, is a plant in the myrtle family, Myrtaceae and is endemic to eastern Australia. It is a shrub or small tree with narrow, sometimes needle-like leaves and profuse heads of yellow flowers as early as April or as late as January (wikipedia) Grows to 7 metres –… Read more

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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… Read more

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Hymenosporum flavum (Native Frangipani) thumbnail

Hymenosporum flavum (Native Frangipani)

Tree to 20 Metres High with cream fragrant flowers darkening to yellow in autumn through to summer. This one is staying in a pot Bird Attracting Butterfly Attracting Bee Attracting Prune young and regularly for best effect  … Read more

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Peperomia blanda thumbnail

Peperomia blanda

Herb to 30 cm High Shaded / Semi-Shade Rocks, Moist but not too wet, with ferns Prostrate Clumping Evergreen Perennial Grey-Green soft leaves to 3 cm, Small White flowers on spikes to 13 cm Also suits pots and indoor… Read more

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Mentha satureioides – Bush Mint thumbnail

Mentha satureioides – Bush Mint

Bush Mint sometimes referred to as “Native Pennyroyal” Mat-forming herb, rhizomatous and often producing ascending to prostrate branches at nodes; branches glabrous or covered with short spreading hairs. Grows in sandy-clay to clay-rich soils, frequently in grassy areas Sun or shade, attracts bees & insects. Tiny, white flowers will attract bees in summer. The plant… Read more

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Wikstroemia Indica – Bushman’s Bootlace thumbnail

Wikstroemia Indica – Bushman’s Bootlace

Also known as Tie Bush, Bootlace Bark and Bushman’s Bootlace Evergreen perennial shrub with dense rounded habit  to 1.5 Shade / Semi-Shade Soil/Conditions: Adaptable / Moist Dark Green leaves to 6 cm, Dull underneath Green tubular flowers to 7 mm in Spring to Autumn Orange to Red berry fruit to 7 mm – TOXIC Family… Read more

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Alphitonia excelsa thumbnail

Alphitonia excelsa

Alphitonia excelsa, commonly known as the red ash or soap tree Fast growing, semi-deciduous tree – when planted in a well-drained position it makes a splendid shade tree which can grow to a height of about 21 m in warm moist conditions – keep in pot Food plant for the caterpillars of the moonlight jewel (Hypochrysops delicia) and… Read more

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Hakea actites – Wallum Hakae thumbnail

Hakea actites – Wallum Hakae

Shrub or Tree to 5 Metres (taller than Hakea sericea) Full Sun / Semi-Shade Rounded Open Habit Evergreen Perennial Dark Green needle-shaped leaves to 8 cm White small flowers on branches in Winter Brown woody capsule to 35 mm Very Prickly so Small Bird Shelter Plant Bought Kumbartcho December 2019  … Read more

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