Plants in the Garden

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

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