Kurrajong is an Australian Bottle Tree with masses of dangly pink flowers, lush foliage,odd fat trunk.looks great year round.slightest breeze made the shiny leaves rustle.undemanding, zones 9-11, thrives in full sun and most any soil, is frost hardy,drought tolerant. popular street tree, it can grow 30' tall, develops quickly to make a statement in a small garden, doesn't have an aggressive root system. Landscapers love it. happy in a container spectacular bonsai. Easy from seed.
Native Violet, Viola hederaceae - I use it everywhere, with its bright green leaves and its sweet mauve/purple flowers raised above the foliage. It will rapidly fill in bare areas of soil between stepping stones.