Plants in the Garden

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

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