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Colorful plant palette – drought tolerant plantings – low water – shadow play (tall one with red flowers is Kangaroo Paw--Anigozanthos flavidus)

Powder Puff LillyPilly - flowers around September. A beautiful rainforest shrub which is endemic to the Wet Tropics area and is found from Ingham to Cooktown.

Powder Puff LillyPilly (Syzygium wilsonii) Flowers around September. A beautiful rainforest shrub. Endemic from Ingham to Cooktown in Qld, Australia.

The Hairpin Banksia (Banksia spinulosa) is a species of woody shrub, of the genus Banksia in the Proteaceae family, native to eastern Australia. Widely distributed, it is found as an understorey plant in open dry forest or heathland from Victoria to northern Queensland, generally on sandstone though sometimes also clay soils. It generally grows as a small shrub to 2 metres (7 ft) in height, though can be a straggly tree to 6 metres (20 ft).

The Hairpin Banksia (Banksia spinulosa) is a species of woody shrub, of the genus Banksia in the Proteaceae family, native to eastern Australia.

Hakea francisiana (Syn - Hakea coriacea) - Cork Tree, Bottlebrush Hakea, Pink Spike Hakea - © All Rights Reserved - Black Diamond Images

Hakea francisiana (Syn - Hakea coriacea) - Cork Tree, Bottlebrush Hakea, Pink Spike Hakea - © All Rights Reserved - Black Diamond Images

Chamelaucium x Verticordia 'Eric John'. Another plant we brought back from CA to trial, this long blooming drought tolerant perennial has a quiet charm.

Chamelaucium x Verticordia 'Eric John' part of the Myrtaceae family with Pink flowers flowering in Winter-spring avaliable from Australian Native Plants located in Ventura, CA

Australian Native, Wattle

Golden Wattle (Acacia pycnantha) is Australia's national flower and commonly known as Acacias. The Golden Wattle flowers have five very small petals. Learn more about Australia National Flower


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One of my favourite grassland plants.... Craspedia, otherwise known as Billy Buttons

RL Flo-Master 1-Gallon Sprayer

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Eucalyptus cinerea Silver Dollar Gum Tree - wedding must-have. Just go plant one in your backyard now, I don't care if your 12 years old, this foliage will stay current! Plant it!

Little John Bottle Brush      Evergreen shrub     Grows 3 feet tall and 5 feet wide     Mounded shape     Produces bright red bottle brush like flowers in the spring     Attracts hummingbirds     Grows slowly     Hardy to 25°F

Little John Bottle Brush Evergreen shrub Grows 3 feet tall and 5 feet wide Mounded shape Produces bright red bottle brush like flowers in the spring Attracts hummingbirds Grows slowly Hardy to

Tea tree (Leptospermum minutifolium). Most species are endemic to Australia, but some species grow in New Zealand,Malaysia. A shrub or small tree, early settlers soaked the leaves in boiling water to make a brewed tea rich in ascorbic acid (vit C)..

Most species are endemic to Australia, but some species grow in New Zealand,Malaysia. A shrub or small tree, early settlers soaked the leaves in boiling water to make a brewed tea rich in ascorbic acid (vit C).

Small Crowea (Crowea exalata) is a native to Queensland, New South Wales & Western Australia. It is a small shrub growing to a meter tall.

Small Crowea (Crowea exalata) is a native to Queensland, New South Wales & Western Australia. It is a small shrub growing to a metre tall.

Spring is round the corner.     Ornamental weeping gum with white trunk and large red flowers that are produced in spring.    Flowers from a mature "Silver Princess".

Ornamental weeping gum with white trunk and large red flowers that are produced in spring. Red and yellow flowers from a mature "Silver Princess" gum

Camellia sasanqua Queenslander: A dense shrub with small glossy dark green leaves and frangrant soft, silver pink, large, rose form double flowers opening from bud centre.  This is a very popular garden plant as it performs very well under a variety of conditions, making a good specimen or low hedge.   Generally it likes mild and humid conditions.

Camellia sasanqua Queenslander Love the name, the color, zone 9 hardy and SHADE!

Dianella atraxis Blue Flax Lily Tree -

The Dianella atraxis Blue Flax Lily is A tufted grass like plant native to North Queensland.

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