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Our Plants, Flowers & Trees
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Abelia is a formerly recognized genus that contained about 30 species and hybrids, placed in the honeysuckle family, Caprifoliaceae. They are popular because of their interesting foliage, showy flowers, reliable performance.
Acer palmatum is a species of woody plant native to Japan, Korea, China, Eastern Mongolia, and Southeast Russia.They are grown worldwide for their large variety of attractive forms, leaf shapes, and spectacular colours.
Acmena Minor, has attractive bronze coloured new growth with the older leaves turning a dark shiny green. It displays creamy white flowers during summer, followed by masses of brightly coloured berries. Great for thick hedges.
Adenium are a gorgeous flowering pot plant, with the characters of a bonsai, and are very easy to care for. Arabicum varieties develop a large base as a young plant, making them the perfect centrepiece for patio settings.
Agave is a genus of monocots, native to the hot and arid regions of the Americas. It is primarily known for its succulent and xerophytic species that typically form large rosettes of strong, fleshy leaves.
Alocasia is a genus of broad leaved rhizomatous or tuberous perennial flowering plants. There are 97 accepted species native to tropical and subtropical Asia to Eastern Australia, and many hybrids and cultivars widely cultivated around the world.
Alpinia Zerumbet, commonly known as shell ginger, is a perennial species of ginger native to East Asia. They are grown as ornamentals and their leaves are used in cuisine and traditional medicine.
Anthurium crystallinum is a plant from Panama, with large, green, oval leaves that can grow up to 90 cm in height. It is commonly grown as a houseplant and it is considered to be one of the less demanding plants to grow.
Australian Teak is a tall semi deciduous tree with a brown bark and a dense crownn and it belongs to the family Rutaceae. Other names used to refer to the tree are Crow Ash, Flinders Ash, Flindosy, or Nut Wood.
Azaleas are flowering shrubs. Azaleas bloom in the spring and their flowers often lasting several weeks. Shade tolerant, they prefer living near or under trees. They are part of the family Ericaceae in the genus Rhododendron.
Bamboo is a versatile plant, and most species can survive in many conditions, but bamboo growing in full sun will grow the fastest. Bamboo plants also like to have fertile, slightly acidic, well drained but moist soil.
Bay Trees are versatile plants and easy to maintain. Being a large growing foliage plant, it’s perfect for formal planting, making a great screen tree or feature tree. The aromatic leaves are used for cooking.
Betula is a medium-sized deciduous tree that owes its common name to the white peeling bark on the trunk. The twigs are slender and often pendulous and the leaves are roughly triangular and turn yellow in autumn before they fall.
Bougainvillea is an evergreen climber that’s covered in colour in the warmer months. The most common varieties are shades of red, orange, pink and purple, but white and even golden forms are available.
Bromeliad plants provide an exotic touch to the home and bring a sense of the tropics and sun-kissed climates. Growing a bromeliad as a houseplant is easy and brings interesting texture and colour to the interior garden.
Budleias, also spelt buddleja, are small to large shrubs which provide many months of gorgeous honey scented flowers that attract butterflies, hence their common name of butterfly bush, as well as birds.
Buxus – English Box
English Box is a slow growing evergreen dwarf shrub with glossy green oval foliage. English Box has a very dense growth habit and is shade and frost tolerant once established. Perfect for formal evergreen hedges or path borders.
Acacia, known commonly as mimosa, acacia, thorntree or wattle, is a polyphyletic genus of shrubs and trees belonging to the subfamily Mimosoideae of the family Fabaceae.
Acer rubrum, the red maple, is one of the most common and widespread deciduous trees of eastern and central North America. The U.S. Forest service recognizes it as the most abundant native tree in eastern North America.
Acmena Smithii is a summer-flowering, winter fruiting tree. It is planted as shrubs or hedgerows, and features rough woody bark, cream and green smooth waxy leaves, flushes of pink new growth and white to maroon edible berries.
African Blue Sage
African Blue Sage is a species of flowering plant, known as sages. It is a shrubby perennial herb bears light violet blue flowers with pale lower lips and white throats. The small, green leaves release a slight medicinal odor when brushed.
Agave Gemniflora loves full sun, will grow in full shade, and is cold tolerant to around -5C. They flower after around ten years, with a huge 4m spike of yellow blooms, usually dying afterwards.
Aloe Vera is a succulent plant species of the genus Aloe. An evergreen perennial, grows wild in tropical, semi-tropical, and arid climates around the world. It is cultivated for agricultural and medicinal uses.
Alternanthera Dentata, known as little ruby and ruby leaf alternanthera, is a fast growing ornamental groundcover plant. Suited for pots, it may be used as a hedge and as a contrasting plant to the more lighter foliage in the garden.
Aspidistra is a genus of flowering plants in the family Asparagaceae, subfamily Nolinoideae. They grow in shade under trees and shrubs. Their leaves arise more or less directly from ground level, where their flowers also appear.
Austromyrtus is a genus of shrubs in the myrtle family Myrtaceae. There are at least eleven species of Austromyrtus endemic to Australia, the majority occurring on the east coast from central NSW to Northern QLD.
The genus Backhousia includes ten species, all of which are confined to the coastal rainforest areas of New South Wales and Queensland. Commonly referred to as ‘myrtles’ this group of plants, trees and shrubs, have a strong aromatic foliage.
Banksia is a genus of around 170 species in the plant family Proteaceae. These Australian wildflowers and popular garden plants are easily recognised by their characteristic flower spikes and fruiting “cones” and heads.
Bergonias are typically used as houseplants and in shaded garden beds, and have tropical and subtropical origins. Some are grown for their patterned and variegated foliage, and others to add colour to garden areas with their bright blooms.
Bird Of Paradise
Bird Of Paradise are named for the beautiful, orange crane like flowers that they produce. Under the right conditions, including full, southern light exposure, proper humidity and temperature, they may flower indoors.
Brachyscome are a lovely low growing annual bedding plant with soft feathery deeply divided foliage and small fragrant daisy like flower heads. The delicately fragrant flowers are produced in mauves, pinks and purples.
Browallia is a tropical perennial but it’s mostly grown as a warm weather annual. Planted in groups in a flower bed or a rock garden, the deep green foliage will nicely fill the space over the summer.
Brugmansia is a genus of seven species of flowering plants in the family Solanaceae. Their large, fragrant flowers give them their common name of angel’s trumpets, a name sometimes used for the closely related genus Datura.
Buxus – Japanese Box
Japanese Box is a favourite for creating formal evergreen hedges. With a compact dense form, and glossy green foliage, it’s also ideal for topiary. This hardy and attractive plant lends a wonderful structural element to your garden.
Acer Davidii, or Père David’s maple, is a species of maple in the snakebark maple group. It is native to China, from Jiangsu south to Fujian and Guangdong, and west to southeastern Gansu and Yunnan.
Acmena hemilampra, or broad-leaved lilly pilly, is a rainforest tree suited to coastal planting and creek banks. Glossy green foliage, red-copper new growth and clusters of small white spring flowers followed by white, edible berries.
Adenanthos is a large upright shrub with soft, silver-grey foliage. The small, red flowers on this plant are almost inconspicuous, but they are a great source of nectar for small honeyeaters throughout most of the year.
Agapanthus, come in a wide variety such as evergreen and deciduous. During Spring to early Summer, tall flower spikes emerge with round umbels of brightly coloured flowers. The flowers are tube to bell shaped in shades of blue, purple or white.
Ajuga is a frost hardy, low growing plant that has a spreading habit, by sending out runners to make a leafy mat out of which grow spikes of blue flowers in spring. It has dark green oval leaves and makes a good, colourful groundcover.
Alpinia Caerulea, commonly known as native ginger, or in the case of the subspecies from the Atherton Tableland red back ginger, is an understorey perennial herb, growing under rainforest, and wet sclerophyll forest canopy in eastern Australia.
Alyogyne is an attractive and fast growing native hibiscus. A good screening plant and informal hedging. Needs a well drained soil and best in a sunny position. Prune after spring blooming to encourage new flowering.
Australian Frangipani, is a rainforest tree which is native to QLD and NSW. It is the sole species within the genus Hymenosporum, and despite its common name, it is not closely related to the frangipani.
Avocado trees of the domestic variety have a buttery flesh when ripe. Depending on the variety, avocados have green, brown, purplish, or black skin when ripe, and may be pear-shaped, egg-shaped, or spherical.
Baeckea is a delicate weeping shrub from moist habitats in eastern VIC and NSW and has very fine, straight leaves and stems. It is a useful size for small gardens, remaining at a 2m tree like shape and only bushy at the base if trimmed for that purpose.
Banksia Rose is an evergreen climbing rose. It is part of the Rosaceae family and originated in China. This thornless climbing rose flowers in Spring with miniature double white or yellow flowers appearing in clusters.
Berberis, has a rich leaf colour, turning from plum to red in autumn, has a dense habit, compact in size, completely frost hardy, easygoing as to soil and situation, even in urban sites. Its only minor flaw, thorns.
Blueberries are perennial flowering plants with blue or purple berries. They are classified in the section Cyanococcus within the genus Vaccinium. Vaccinium also includes cranberries, bilberries, huckleberries and Madeira blueberries.
Breynia is a native shrub with deep burgundy red foliage, on cascading branches. They have little red berries that give it the common name of coffee bush. Suited to accent planting, screening, and hedging when clipped.
Brunfelsia flowers change their colour from one day to the next, starting out purple, then turning lavender, and finally becoming white as they mature. This tropical evergreen shrub is a long, persistent bloomer.
Buxus – Dutch Box
An excellent choice for a low to no maintenance border or low hedge. Dutch Box naturally grows in a rounded shape and is also great for pots and topiary. Great for defining the edges of paths and garden beds.