Grevillea Purple Haze from http://www.australisplants.com.au/ornamentals/grafted.htm

Grevillea Purple Haze: 3 ft tall, 6 ft wide, bronze grey new foliage-- find to plant in the mango guild

Eucalyptus macrocarpa

The fossils from Stony Creek, South Australia included relatives of <i>Eucalyptus macrocarpa</i>, also typical of Western Australia

Landscape designer Alan Fisher says, "Water-wise gardening doesn't mean you have to plant only natives. There's a huge list of world-wide plants you can use to spectacular effect." For more practical gardening advice, see our feature 75 Gardening Ideas (Page 135, Australian House & Garden, May 2013)

Water-wise gardening doesn't mean you have to plant only natives. There's a huge list of world-wide plants you can use to spectacular effect. For more practical gardening advice, see our feature 75 Gardening Ideas (Page Australian House & Garden, May

Leucophyta brownii - silver cushion bush. Australian native.

Leucophyta brownii, the silver cushion bush. an Australian native and excellent drought-resistant ground cover

Scleranthus Biflorus or Australian Astroturf. Looks like moss, but it's drought tolerant, can handle sun and heat.

Scleranthus biflorus “Australian Astroturf” - Looking so very much like a moss, this delicious emerald green groundcover for dryish sun or bright shade is actually a member of the Carnation family

Facing south are plants that can cope with poor and dry soils, like Crowea ‘Festival’, Lomandra cylindrica ‘Lime Cascade’ and Westringia spp

Perched on the top of a windswept hill in the Hunter Valley, this Australian native garden started with some lofty goals: to offer beautiful views from the house;


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