Drought tolerant

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

Hakea laurina, Australian plant

Hakea laurina (Pin-cushion Hakea) is one of the most beautiful native plants of south-western Australia. In Italy and America its uses include street and hedge planting. by David Lade, via ShutterStock

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

Leptosperma, Australian tea tree. Something different, pretty little flowers for the garden.

Leptosperma, Australian tea tree, grows readily in NZ. Something different, pretty little flowers for the garden.

Acacia cognata ‘Limelight’ from our RHSChelsea best in show bets plant ever!

Acacia cognata ‘Limelight’ in medium black ball pot. - both options. Duplicated in garden bed

Callistemon. native Australian flower

native Australian flower - commonly called bottlebrush - loved by all nectar loving birds. My street is lined with these.

Modern Native Australian Garden

Shown: Leucadendron 'Winter Red' and kangaroo paw (Anigozanthos); By Debora Carl Landscape Design. Love the kangaroo paws!

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.

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