Plants in the Garden

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Titlesort descending Scientific Name Plant Description
Abelia x grandiflora A shrub that can be evergreen or deciduous depending on the climate grown...
Acai Palm Euterpe oleracea A type of palm tree cultivated for it's fruit which is small, round and...
Almond - Self Pollinating Papershell Prunus dulcis This almond is an upright tree, the nuts maturing about 8-9 months after...
Aloe vera Aloe vera barbadensis Succulent, fleshy green
Aniseed Myrtle Backhousia anisata Large and bushy tree
Annato Bixa orellana Also known as Achiote or the Lipstick Tree, it has pretty flowers and an...
Arnica Arnica montana A plant with green leaves, tall stems with a single yellow flower on the...
Arrowroot Canna edulis A very hardy perennial plant with fleshy stalks shooting from a large...
Atemoya Annona × atemoya Small to medium tree with bushy canopy. The fruit produced is round with...
Aztec Sweet Herb Phyla dulcis Low growing spreading herb with small pink/purple flowers.
Barberry Berberis vulgaris A shrub to small tree with thorns, long racemes of flowers followed by...
Basil - Greek Ocimum obovatum A small plant with aromatic leaves and small flowers.
Bergamot Various There are two varieties of Bergamot planted in the garden including:...
Bergamot - Orange Citrus bergamia This is a fragrant fruit about the size of an orange, but yellow like a...
Bergamot - Wild - Bee Balm Monarda didyma This herb grows in clumps around stream banks and ditches. The red, two...
Black Apple Pouteria australis A medium to large tree with a thick trunk produces edible fruit (like a...
Blue Lilly Pilly Syzygium oleosum Small, bushy tree
Blue Quondong Elaeocarpus grandis Rainforest tree with a buttressed trunk
Blueberry Vaccinyum x corymbusm x ashei x darrowi This bush grows to 1m and can be grown in acidic soil in the ground or in...
Borage Borago officinalis A great companion plant for tomatoes and strawberries, it can self seed...
Bottle Tree Brachychiton rupestris A tree known for it's swollen bottle shaped trunk and bushy canopy.
Bower of Beauty Pandorea Jasminoides Woody, climbing plant that can be trained over a fence or trellis. Flowers...
Brahmi Bacopa monnieri A ground cover plant with stems that grow along the soil. It has oval...
Broad-leafed Pepper Bush Tasmania purpurescens Stronger and hotter than traditional pepper berries. Leaves fresh or dried...
Broad-leaved Paper Bark Melaleuca quinquenervia A medium sized tree with a a trunk covered with grey and beige papery...
Brush Cherry Syzygium australe Very bushy
Brush Pepper Bush Tasmannia insipida A woody shrub that produces berries with a distinctive peppery flavour
Buddha Belly Bamboo Bambusa ventricosa Bushy, upright and a vigorous clumping variety of bamboo.
Bugle Ajuga reptans A flowering groundcover, depending on species can be annual or perennial
Bunya Nut Araucaria bidwilli A large coniferous, ancient-looking tree native to South-East Queensland.
Calendula Calendula officinalis Also known as Pot Marigold, this is a great, "happy-looking" garden flower...
Callistemon Little John Bottlebrush Cultivar x C. viminalis A dwarf Callistemon with gorgeous red, bird-attracting flowers.
Cape Barren Tea Correa alba Also known as Native fuschia, it blooms in winter.
Carob Clifford Ceratonia siliqua Medium evergreen tree which produces carob pods
Catnip Nepeta cataria A perennial herb of the mint family with many branches
Cedarwood Eastern Red Juniperus virginiana Cedar wood is a small tree with dense foilage.
Chamomile Matricaria recutita Also known as German Chamomile, the stem is branched and leaves are long...
Cherimoya Annona cherimola A small tree producing an oval shaped fruit similar to the size of a...
Cherry Prunus avium A decidious tree producing white flowers in early spring and vibrant red...
Chicory Cichorium intybus A woody herb with bright blue flowers.
Chilli Capsicum spp Many different species with fruits varying in shape and size.
Chinese Elm Ulmus parvifolia A very hardy small to medium size tree with a straight trunk and large...
Christmas Bush (NSW) Ceratopetalum gummiferum NSW Christmas Bush puts on a delightful pink/red floral display in summer...
Cider Gum Eucalyptus gunnii Tall, straight tree
Cinnamon Myrtle Backhousia myrtifolia cultivar This plant cultivar has been selectively bred to have leaves that smell...
Clary sage Salvia sclarea The flowers are lilac or pink or white and the stems are pink. The leaves...
Clover Red Trifolium pratense Red Crimson Clover is similar to other clovers with a lovely dark pink...
Coast Banksia Banksia integrifolia This tough tree has a gnarled trunk and the bees love its flower spikes...
Coastal Wattle Acacia longifolia var. sophorae Quick growing, dense, with lots of flowering spikes in spring
Cockscombe Celosia cristata Gorgeous flower that looks like a rooster's comb.
Coconut Cocos nucifera A large palm tree which grows up to 30m.
Coffee Coffea arabica Small tree producing small white and fragrant flowers. The flowers only...
Comfrey Symphytum officinale Leaves are oblong-lanceolate. Plant feel rough to the touch due to short...
Common mint Mentha viridis A herb with soft toothed, fragrant green leaves. They develop a creeping...
Cootamundra Wattle Acacia baileyana A small tree producing golden flowers
Cork Oak Quercus suber Large evergreen tree of which the bark is used to produce wine bottle...
Crimson Bottlebrush Callistemon citrinus A bushy shrub with bright red flowers.
Cunjevoi Lily Alocasia brisbanensis With large, spade shaped glossy green leaves, this plant is also known as...
Curry Bush Helichrysum italicum Grey/silver stems and leaves. The leaves smell like curry when rubbed...
Curry Tree Murraya koenigii A small tree producing aromatic leaves, small white flowers and berries.
Dahlia Dahlia Pretty up the garden with this gorgeous flowering plant. There are more...
Dandelion Taraxacum officinale Flowering plant with a basal rosette of leaves with yellow solitary...
Davidson's Plum Davidsonia pruriens Tall & thin, sometimes with multiple trunks
Daylily Hemerocallis A hardy clumping plant producing large colourful flowers.
Dendrocalamus Dendrocalamus brandisii Dendrocalamus is the tallest clumping bamboo in the world with thick-...
Dwarf Apple Angophora hispida A small tree closely related to the Eucalypt.
Dwarf Coconut Malay Red Cocos nucifera A mini glimpse of the tropics!
Dwarf Sugar Gum Eucalyptus cladocalyx Nana A typical Gum Tree with straight trunk and leafy canopy.
Dyers Woad Isatis tinctoria Also known as Isatis, this herbaceous, flowering plant is from the mustard...
Echinacea Echinacea angustifolia/purpurea Unbranched stems terminating in a flower that has a red/yellow spiny...
Elderberry Sambucus nigra This is the European elder as opposed to the American elder that tends to...
Epilobium - Willowherbs Epilobium sp A medicinal herb that is low growing to about 45cm. Likes moist and shady...
Fig Ficus carica A tall tree with large fragrant leaves. Edible fig known for it's fruit.
Finger Lime Citrus australasica Citrus fruit with a delicious sour lemon/lime-flavoured pulp
Fringed-Lily Thysanotus multiflorus Strappy plant with beautiful purple flowers in spring.
Galangal Galanga The leaves are 25-35cm long narrow blades with small white streaked...
Garlic Allium sativum The stalks are topped with flower heads that are pink and mauve. The...
Geranium Pelargonium sp There are hundreds of species of geranium, and we love the scented ones....
Giant Buddha Belly Bamboo Bambusa vulgaris Wamin Bambusa Vulgaris is one of the largest forms of bamboo. It has yellow...
Ginger Zingiber officinale A reed like plant with thick branching rhizomes. It has bright green...
Ginkgo - Grafted Male Ginko biloba Male trees are used extensively in landscaping for its unique shape
Ginkgo biloba Ginko biloba Female tree bears a cone with nauseating smell but the seed is safe to eat...
Globe artichoke Cynara scolymus Large leaves, flowers produce a scaled bud which can be eaten when the...
Goldenrod Solidago A flowering herbaceous plant with bright yellow flowers on slender stems,...
Gota kola Centella asiatica Gotu kola / Gota kola: Spreads to create creeping ground cover in damp...
Grevillia Grevillia banksii rubra Most Australians would recognise the beautiful and colourful flowers of...
Grey Grass Tree Xanthorrhoea glauca A slow growing plant found in eastern and western Australia. Thick trunk...
Gymea Lily Doryanthes excelsa A stunning, lush plant with magestic flowering spear
Hairpin Banksia Banksia spinulosa Another lovely banksia, with maroon and gold flowers in the iconic shape...
Heath Banksia Banksia ericifolia Also known as "Heath Banksia", the orange or red flowers look lovely...
Henna Lawsonia inermis A tree or shrub with fragrant white or reddish flowers. Dye is made from...
Herb Robert Geranium robertianum (syn. Robertiella robertiana) Fern-like leaves with pretty little pink flowers, spreading. has been...
Horseradish Armoracia rusticana Green leafy herb that dies off in Autumn. The root is then dug and divided...
Hovea Pea Hovea acutifolia Shrub with dainty purple flowers.
Hyssop Hyssopus officinalis Small and bushy herbaceous plant with fragrant blue flowers known as a bee...
Ice Cream Bean Inga edulis Fast growing, large spreading tree that can reach 30 metres in the tropics...
Illawarra Plum Podocarpus elatus Sweet fruit with a plum-pine flavour. Very hight in Vitamin C
Indigo - Australian Indigofera australis An ornamental, leguminous plant with showy flowers.
Indigo - Australian Indigofera australis An ornamental, leguminous plant with showy flowers.
Indigo - true Indigofera tinctoria Leguminous shrub with pinkish flowers.
Ironbark Eucalyptus paniculata Grey Ironbark is a eucalyptus tree usually found near the coast.
Ivory Curl Buckinghamia celsissima Attractive foliage and stunning when in flower. Lovely scented flowers
Jaboticaba Myrciaria cauliflora Attractive evergreen tree with small flowers that turn into fruit
Jaboticaba - large leaf Myrciaria cauliflora Attractive evergreen tree with small flowers that turn into fruit. Bigger...
Japanese Raisin Hovenia dulcis A bushy tree with glossy leaves producing a grape like fruit.
Jasmine Jasmine officinale Known as Common Jasmine, a spreading shrub with white or yellow flowers...
Jerusalem artichoke Helianthus tuberosus A little like a sunflower the Jeruselum Artichoke has a long stem with...
Kakadu Plum Terminalia ferdinandiana Slender, but can grow up to 32 metres in the right conditions...you'll...
Kangaroo Grass Themeda australis A clumping grass with a low spreading habit that is mat-like
Kiwifruit Actinidia deliciosa A vigorous woody climbing vine requiring a male and female plant. Flowers...
Kurrajong Brachychiton populneus Dense leaved tree which provides good shade and stock fodder in times of...
Lavender Lavandula Small bushy type plant with pretty coloured foilage and aromatic flowers
Lawn Chamomile Chamaemelum nobile syn Anthemis nobilis Low growing plant with small white flowers. Also known as Roman Chamomile...
Lemon Aspen Acronychia acidula 2cm diameter fruit grows in bunches and is crisp with a delightful smell...
Lemon Balm Melissa officinalis A small bushy herb related to Mint. The leaves have a soft lemon scent.
Lemon Myrtle Backhousia citriodora A pretty little tree with lots of small, creamy flowers in summer
Lemon Scented Tea-Tree Leptospermum petersonii Lovely looking ornamental shrub to small tree. Smells great and can be...
Lemon Tree Citrus x limon A small tree with bright green leaves and white flower.
Lemon Verbena Aloysia citrodora A leafy shrub with small lilac flowers. Its leaves have a strong lemon...
Lemongrass Cymbopogon Lemongrass is a very pungent herb and is normally used in small amounts....
Liquorice Glycyrrhiza glabra Herbaceous perennial. Flowers are purple to pale whitish-blue. The fruit...
Loofah Luffa aegyptiaca Loofah is the fruit grown on a vine similar to a cucumber. The fruit can...
Loquat Eriobotrya Japonica Short evergreen tree that produces bunches of stone fruit that start green...
Lychee Litchi chinensis Tall evergreen tree known for its clusters of clear white fruit that are...
Lychee - Salathiel Litchi chinensis Tall evergreen tree known for its clusters of clear white fruit that are...
Lychee - Wai Chee Litchi chinensis Tall evergreen tree known for its clusters of clear white fruit that are...
Macadamia integrifolia Macadamia integrifolia Delicious nuts high in protein and fats
Madder Rubia tinctorium Dyers Madder is a herbaceous weak climber/sprawler that needs to be...
Magenta Cherry Syzygium, paniculatum Fast growing tree with glossy leaves and dense crown.
Manuka Leptospermum scoparium A dense shrub like tree with small leaves and white or pink flowers.
Marjoram Origanum majorana A bushy herb with aromatic leaves and small pink flowers.
Marshmallow Althaea officinalis A hardy perennial features soft velvety leaves and pale pink flowers that...
Mat Rush Lomandra longifolia Also called Basket grass, this is a strappy leafed plant growing to less...
Midyim Berry Austromyrtus dulcis Delicate small bush-like plant that can also make a nice low, edible hedge...
Mint Mentha sp A useful spreading herb that should be planted in a pot or container so it...
Miracle Fruit Synsepalum dulcificum Shrub that produces fruit with a organic sweetener.
Mozzie Blocker Leptospermum liversidgei Also known as Lemon Scented Teatree, a medium size shrub with small...
Mugwort Artemesia vulgaris Aromatic perennial
Mulberry - White Shahtoot Morus macroura A leafy spreading tree producing a sweet fruit about 10cm long that can be...
Muntries Kunzea pomifera Low growing shrubby ground cover with green berries that when they flush a...
Musk Mallow Abelmoschus moschatus Musk Mallow is a small shrub that suffers from foliage die back during dry...
Nasturtium Tropaeolum majus A sprawling groundcover with bright yellow and orange flowers in spring,
Native Flax Dianella sp. Strappy leaved and clumping with edible purple berries
Native Ginger Alpinia caerulea Tropical looking clumping plant with flowers and berries on spikes....
Native Grape Cissus antarctica Woody climber also known as Kangaroo Vine
Native Guava Rhodomyrtus psidioides Bushy shrub.
Native Mint Prostanthera incisa Known as Cut Leaf Mint Bush it is a shrubby plant with purple flower
Native Tamarind Diploglottis australis Edible fruit pulp which is sweet-sour introduced before European...
Native Violet Viola hederacea Pretty, creeping groundcover with small, edible flowers
Neroli Citrus aurantium Neroli, or "bitter orange" is a small tree which produces white blossoms...
Noni Fruit Morinda citrifolia Striking evergreen shrub that produces white flowers that turn into fruits...
Oldhamii Bamboo Bambusa oldhamii Also known as Giant Bamboo, grown commerically for shoots and timber,...
Olive - Kalamata + Barouni + Frantoio Olea europaea A small tree with grey/silvery leaves. A very hardy tree, olives can...
Olive Leaf Herb santolina rosmarinifolia Delicate small pine needle-type leaves with pretty yellow button flowers....
Orange Flowering Gum Corymbia ficifolia hybrid Feature tree, big decorative gum nuts used in craft. Beautiful display or...
Paper Daisy Xerochrysum bracteatum Depending on the variety, can be a small flowering plant through to a...
Passionfruit Passiflora edulis Passionfruit is a short-lived vine (2-5years) with delightful flowers,...
Patchouli Pogostemon patchouli Gorgeous smelling, bushy herb.
Pecan Carya illinoinensis Large nut tree that produces fruit which opens to show the nut inside
Pecan - Cherokee (A) SP Carya illinoinensis Large nut tree that produces fruit which opens to show the nut inside
Pecan - Cheyenne (A) Carya illinoinensis Large nut tree that produces fruit which opens to show the nut inside
Pecan - Kiowa (B) Carya illinoinensis Large nut tree that produces fruit which opens to show the nut inside
Pecan - Shoshonii (B) SP Carya illinoinensis Large nut tree that produces fruit which opens to show the nut inside
Pecan - Tejas (B) SP Carya illinoinensis Large nut tree that produces fruit which opens to show the nut inside
Pennyroyal Menthe pulegium Green leafy herb that is fast growing and spreading. Part of the mint...
Peppermint M. balsamea Willd Dark green leaves with a bronzish tinge on the new growth and dark red...
Perennial Basil Ocimum americanum A medium size bushy herb.
Persimmon Diospyros kaki Large tree that develops fruit similar to tomatoes
Peruvian Pepper Tree Schinus molle The top branches of the tree droop down over a light brown trunk. The...
Pigeon Pea Cajanus cajan An bushy shrub which can make a good hedge and lives for approximately 5...
Pigface Carpobrutus rossii Succulent-like, spreading groundcover with large flowers
Pigweed Portulaca oleracea A creeping succulent with gorgeous bright flowers
Pine Nut Pinus pinea Slow rising tree that is the best source for pine nuts
Pineapple Ananas comosus Ornamental, strappy and solid with beautiful flowers that join together to...
Pineapple Sage Salvia elegans Green, leafy plant with tubular red flowers. Deliciously scented of sweet...
Pinkalicious Macadamia integrifolia This is a Macadamia integrifolia x tetraphylla hybrid, a pink flowering...
Plantain Plantago major Borad-leafed plantain is leafy, lush and green - a herb that looks a...
Plum Prunus salicina Small tree that white flowers and round fruits. At Honeycomb Valley Farm...
Pomegranate Punica granatum A very hardy tree with glossy green leaves producing orange flowers and a...
Prickly Wattle Acacia victoriae This is the main species of wattle seed used in bushtucker
Purple Lilly Pilly Acmena Smithii var. minor Dense bushy shrub with edible refreshing berries
Pyrethrum Chrysanthemum cinerariifolium A hardy, compact, flowering daisy-like plant
Quince Cydonia oblonga Small tree with fruit of golden yellow colour when mature and pear shaped...
Red Cabbage Brassica oleracea var. capitata f. rubra A leafy vegetable, this is the beautiful purple variety of the well known...
Rhubarb Rheum rhabarbarum An herbaceous perennial plant grown from short thick rhizomes. They have...
Riberry Syzygium luehmannii Rainforest tree with glossy leaves and nice show of colour on new growth....
Rock Orchid Dendrobium sp. Can grow on rocks and trees
Rose Rosa rugosa Roses are probably one of the most loved flowers in the world, with blooms...
Rose Apple Syzygium jambos Spreading tree with glossy leaves
Rosella Hibiscus sabdariffa Stalks and leaves range from dark green to reddish colour, flowers are...
Rosemary Rosemary officinalis Pine-needle like leaves in an attractive and useful plant
Running Postman Kennedia prostrata Gorgeous flowers on a quick-growing groundcover.
Safflower Cartharmus tinctorius A beautiful yellow flower on a thistle-like stem. Not great with fungal...
Saffron Crocus sativus The Saffron Crocus plant gives us the mauve/lilac/purple flower that in...
Sage Salvia officinalis A small evergreen shrub with purple flowers.
Sandalwood Native Santalum spicatum A small to medium size tree with grey/green leaves which produces a small...
Scullcap Scutellaria lateriflora A member of the mint family, this is a bushy herb with small purple...
Self Heal Prunella vulgaris Perennial herb with square stems and purplish blue flowers.
Shoo fly plant Nicandra physalodes A small green plant with a mint like leaf. The leaf is long and slightly...
Small-leaved Tamarind Diploglottis campbellii It has a grey brown trunk and a hairy new growth leaf that becomes...
Snow In Summer Melaleuca linariifolia White flowers cluster on the outside of the tree. It has a wrinkly brown...
Snowstorm Melaleuca linariifolia dwarf The leaves on the snowstorm are green except for the newer parts of the...
Soapwort Saponaria officinalis A hardy, clumping herb with white and pink flowers. It's from the...
Society Garlic Tulbaghia violacea A clump forming herbaceous perennial with narrow greyish/green leaves and...
Southernwood Artemisia abrotanum Small bushy aromatic flowering plant with fine, feathery leaves.
Stevia Stevia rebaudiana A small shrub with green leaves that develops small white flowers. Plant...
Stinging Nettle Urtica dioica A very hardy plant with stems and leaves that are covered in small hairs....
Sugar Cane Saccharum officinalis Sugar cane is a tropical grass that forms lateral shoots at the base to...
Sunshine Wattle Acacia terminalis The Sunshine wattle varies from being a small shrub to a small tree. The...
Sweet Appleberry Billardiera cymosa The vine and leaves are slender and green. It has a creamy pink flower....
Sweet Grass Hierochloe odorata A perennial grass with small flowers.
Sweet Sarsaparilla Smilax glyciphylla Climber
Sweet-Fan Flower Scaevola calendulacea Lovely ground cover, succulent-like.
Tagasaste Chamaecytisus palmensis A shrub or small leafy tree, spreading.
Tamarillo Solanum betaceum (syn. Cyphomandra betacea) Tamarillo - orange is a tree that is fast growing and produces a small egg...
Tansy Tanacetum vulgare Tansy is a herbaceous plant with yellow, button-like flowers and an erect...
Taro Colocasia esculenta Also known as cocoyam, Taro has green arrow or heart shaped leaves which...
Taro Japanese Colocasia esculenta Taro has green arrow or heart shaped leaves which are large and glossy. It...
Taro Pacific Colocasia esculenta Taro has green arrow or heart shaped leaves which are large and glossy. It...
Tea Camellia sinensis Evergreen plant propogated by seed or cutting. The plant is constantly...
Tea Tree - Leptospermum Cardwell Leptospermum polygalifolium (syn flavescens) This is a stunning Australian tea tree with a weeping habit. The dense...
Tea tree - Narrow leaved Melaleuca alternifolia Leafy tree with white flowers.
Thyme Thymus vulgaris There are more than 350 species of thyme, and we don't have time to list...
Tool Handle Bamboo Bambusa tulda Also known as Tulda Bamboo and Indian Timber bamboo, has very straight,...
Toothache Plant Spilianthies acmelia Frost sensitive so requires warm climate to be perennial. Small plant that...
Tung Oil Tree Vernicia fordii Tung Oil trees have fairly large leaves and the toxic flower/fruit/seed...
Turmeric Curcuma longa Has shiny, lanceolate leaves and dense spikes of yellow flowers.Tumeric...
Valerian Valerian officinalis A plant with clusters of pink or white flowers which are fragrant and...
Ventricosa Bambusa ventricosa Also known as "Buddha Belly Bamboo", it's bushy, upright and a vigorous...
Walking Stick Palm Linospadix monostachya Slow growing palm that grows in the understorey of rainforests...or in a...
Waratah Telopea speciosissima The floral emblem of NSW, this shrub is known for its stunning crimson...
Warrigal Greens Tetragonia tetragoniodes Looks like a spinach.
Wattle - Mulga Acacia aneura A tree that varies greatly in height from shrub size to 15m. Abundant...
White Aspen Acronychia oblongifolia The little branches are a reddish brown. The trunk is a deep brown smooth...
Winter Savoury Satureja montana Winter Savoury is a semi evergreen with an abundance of small white...
Wombat Berry Eustrephus latifolius A vine with a seed pod that turns orange when ripe. The pods contain tiny...
Wormwood Atemesia absinthium Fern-like and like a small bush, it can look a little wiry.
Yacon Polymnia sonchifolia A relative of the Sunflower, this plant produces large tubers similar to...
Yam Daisy Microseris lanceolata Dandelion-like with bright yellow flowers.
Yarrow Achillea millefolium Ladybirds are attracted to the aromatic fern-like leaf of yarrow, and it...
Yellow Box Eucalyptus melliodora A great gum tree that provides copious amounts of nectar for honey and...
Yellow Gum Eucalyptus leucoxylon rosea Yellow Gum is a very difficult tree to describe as there is many different...
Ylang Ylang Cananga odorata A large tree which is fast growing with evergreen leaves and yellow...
Yucca Yucca filamentosa Commonly used as a landscaping plant because it's hardy and low...

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