plants looking for a spot

These are plants which I’ve brought into the garden but not yet decided where they will go.

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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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Hovea acutifolia

Also known as purple pea bush “A small to medium evergreen Australian shrub that gets small 1cm purple flowers in Aug to Sept. Leaves are green on top with a golden brown underside.” Bought tubestock Kumbartcho March 2019 and struggling in the dry bed against the east wall (water it more), another tubestock bought December… 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

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

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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Cupaniopsis parvifolia- Small Leaved Tuckeroo thumbnail

Cupaniopsis parvifolia- Small Leaved Tuckeroo

A hardy, small tree, up to 20 m but usually smaller, with spreading crown creating good shade. Small panicles of pale flowers are followed by bird-attractive fruits. Host Plant for Deudorix diovis (Bright Cornelian) butterfly. Caterpillars tended by ants. Tubestock from Kumbartcho December 2019… Read more

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Leptospermum liversidgei

Commonly known as lemon-scented tea-tree, swamp may, olive teatree, or lemon teatree, is a shrub to 4 m found naturally growing in wet coastal heath in Eastern Australia. Leaves are 5–7 mm long, with a distinctive lemony aroma. (wikipedia) Fine dense foliage and soft pink flowers in spring. Suitable for large container planting. Prefers a… Read more

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Alpinia caerulea

Clumping Habit Evergreen Perennial also called Native Ginger, (Blueberry Ginger Grows to 3 Metres High Sun / Semi-Shade Rainforest plant – adaptable / moist soil Green glossy elliptical leaves to 40 cm x 10 cm White tubular flowers to 10 mm on spikes to 30 cm in Spring Blue berry fruit to 10 mm Edible… Read more

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Cissus antarctica (Kangaroo Vine) thumbnail

Cissus antarctica (Kangaroo Vine)

Tubestock from Kumbartcho Nursery December 2019 Label says: Scrambling / Climbing Woody Vine or Ground Cover to 5 Metres, Evergreen Perennial, Bright Green leaves to 12 cm, Yellowish flowers to 5mm, Purplish-Black grape-like edible fruit Semi-Shade / Shade Soil/Conditions: Moist / Well-Drained Joseph’s Coat Moth Host Plant Bird Attracting Hanging Basket plant Indoor Plant Aboriginal… Read more

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Plumbago Zeylanica

Attractive, scrambling shrub to 1m. Flowers white or pale mauve from spring to autumn. Sticky fruits adhere to clothing, skins and pets and may be a minor nuisance near walkways or other high traffic locations. (ref) Grows as an understory plant in monsoon forest and vine thickets (ref) Food plant for Zebra Blue butterfly. Bought… Read more

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