Groundcovers, Climbers, Creepers

Grasses, Tussocks and Lilies

Pond, Greywater and Swamp Plants

Small Shrubs (under 1 metre)

Large Shrubs (1 - 3 metres)

Small Trees (up to 10 metres)

Large Trees (over 10 metres)

  LARGE SHRUBS
 https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/N0M-AEJ151yryjLgN8bFhdMTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=directlinkAcacia acinacea
(Gold Dust Wattle)


0.5-2.5 m x 2-4 m

Open spreading shrub. Flowers in profuse bright yellow balls along arching branches.

Adaptable to well drained soils. Full sun, semi-shade.

A good low screening plant.
 http://natureshare.org.au/media/contrib/observation/photo/139806301243.jpgAcacia genistifolia
(Spreading Wattle)


1-3 m x 1-3 m

Fast growing, open spreading shrub with perfumed lemon ball flowers.

Reliable shrub tolerating wet or dry soil. Full sun, semi-shade.

A common refuge for small birds.
 https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/jbPp50VUBWU00mur2oLpl9MTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=directlinkAcacia myrtifolia
(Myrtle wattle)


1-3 m x 1-2 m

A rounded or erect shrub with red, ribbed branches and cream to yellow flowers. 

Most soils. Full sun to full shade.

Provides a fast-growing low screen. Heavy pruning can be beneficial.
 https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/Pi5Y9owTEfFARoEYQCdmYNMTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=directlinkAcacia ulicifolia
(Juniper Wattle)


1-2 m x 1-2 m

Open rounded tree with prickly leaves. Perfumed cream ball-shaped flowers.

Well drained dry sandy soils. Full sun, semi-shade.

Fast-growing, and suitable as an ornamental screen or windbreak.
 http://natureshare.org.au/media/contrib/observation/photo/130803312846.jpgAllocasuarina paludosa
(Swamp Sheoke)


0.5-2 m x 1 - 2 m

Slow growing, open or dense tree, brown flowers.

Moist to wet clay or sandy soils. Frost tolerant. Full sun, semi-shade.



 https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/NyfrSB54NySzH3XeDJaNl9MTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=directlinkhttps://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/6Sn2wf3YNXSLz3NRj_Oi_9MTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=directlinkCassinia arcuata
(Drooping Cassina, Chinese Scrub)


2-4 m x 1-2 m

Fine foliaged shrub, drooping form. Whitish flowers. Buds often pink.

Heavy, moist and well drained soils. Semi-shade.
 https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/0eAcSi9hEKCnF_SEpECU2NMTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=directlinkCassinia longifolia
(Shiny Cassinia)


2-4 m x 2-3 m

Medium upright aromatic shrub. Dense terminal clusters of small white flowers.

Moist, well drained and drier soils, often found in rockery sites. Semi-shade to full shade.

An adaptable shrub to most conditions.
 http://friendsoftarrabulga.org.au/tag/cassinia-trinerva/Cassinia trinerva
(
Three-Veined Cassinia)

2-5 m x 1.5-3 m

Dense rounded and erect shrub. Broad flat clusters of whitish flowers.

Moist, well drained soil. Semi-shade to full shade.
 https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/3k8XMXG-apHtb_9BUW4n-tMTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=directlinkCoprosma hirtella
(Rough Coprosma)


1-2 m x 0.5-1.5 m

Slender tree with rough, dull green leaves. 

Moist, well drained sheltered position. Semi-shade to full shade.
 https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/7k1JcOUeMRxlOj49dMs-GtMTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=directlinkCoprosma quadrifida
(Prickly Currant Bush)


2-4 m 1-2 m

Open, upright, spiny shrub. Red fruit.

Moist well drained soil. Semi-shade to full shade.

A useful plant to grow with ferns. 
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Correa reflexa var reflexa
(Native Fuchsia)


0.3-2 m x 1-2 m

Open, upright shrub with green bells.

Well drained soils. Full sun, semi-shade.

Red-flowering forms with yellow tips are known.
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Correa reflexa var lobata
(Correa - Mt. Dandenong form))


0.3-2 m x 1-2 m

Leaf margins scalloped, calyx lobes deeply triangular.



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Daviesia latifolia
(Broad Leaf pea)


1-3 m x 1-2 m

Spreading shrub, racemes of fragrant yellow & brown flowers.

Adaptable to most soils. Full sun, semi-shade.

Useful in massed plantings for screening or hedges.
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Daviesia leptophylla
(Slender Bitter Pea)


Stiff, dull green linear leaves, racemes of yellow and red flowers.

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Dillwynia cinerascens
(Grey Parrot-pea)


0.6-1.5 m x 0.5-1.5 m

Open understorey shrub, greyish-green leaves with yellow and orange pea flowers

Dry soils. Semi-shade.

An adaptable plant for a shady situation.
 Gahnia radula ovata
(Thatch Saw-sedge)


0.5-1.5 m x Spreading

Tufted sedge. Narrow erect, loosely-arranged chestnut brown panicles.

Moist soils, tolerating dryness once established. Full sun, semi-shade.

Useful for controlling soil erosion. 
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Goodenia ovata
(Hop Goodenia)


1-2.5 m x 1-3 m

Small to medium open erect shrub. Yellow flowers, fast growing. Also semi-prostrate form.

Damp soils, tolerating waterlogging. Full sun to full shade.

If straggly can be pruned.
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Grevillea alpina
(Mountain grevillea)

1-2 m x 1-2 m

Dense, upright shrub with clusters of bright red and yellow flowers in terminal clusters.

Well drained soils. Semi-shade.

A showy understorey shrub. Prune frequently when young.
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Hakea decurrens ssp. physocarpa
(Silky Hakea)


2-5 m x 1-3 m

Stiff, spreading prickly needles. Masses of fragrant white or occasionally pink flower clusters.

Adaptable to moist or dry conditions. Full sun, semi-shade.  

The prickly foliage provides a safe habitat for small birds.

 http://www.elster-creek.org.au/900/Hakea%20nodosa%20Yellow%20Hakea%209002.jpgHakea nodosa
(Yellow Hakea)


1-3 m x 1-2 m

Erect and spreading. Small yellow flowers and soft needles.

Tolerates poor drainage but grows well in dry or moist conditions. Full sun to full shade.

Attractive in flower. Provides a good low screen. Quick growing.


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Hakea teretifolia
(Dagger Hakea)


2-3 m x 1-3 m

Dense, upright and spreading shrub. Masses of hairy, white flowers and stiff, sharp needles.

Adaptable to any well drained situation. Full sun, semi-shade.

Seed germinates readily after fires.
 http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/32/Hakea_ulicina.jpgHakea ulicina
(Furze Hakea)


1.5-4 m x 1-2 m

Rigid upright shrub. Cream flowers.

Well drained dry to moist soils. Full sun, semi-shade.

Excellent bird and animal habitat.
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Indigofera australis
(Austral Indigo)


1-2 m x 1-2 m

Open spreading and erect shrub. Mauve flowers in spring.

Adaptable to any well drained soil. Full sun to full shade. Lime tolerant.

Very attractive in flower.
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Leptospermum continentale
(Prickly Tea-tree)


1-2 m x 1-2 m

Upright, dense and straggling shrub. Masses of white flowers in spring.

Adaptable, tolerating both well drained and moist to wet soils. Full sun, semi-shade.



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Leptospermum myrsinoides
(Silky Tea-tree)


0.5-2.5 m x 1 m

Compact or wiry shrub, dull green leaves and white or pink flowers.

Adaptable, usually on deep sandy soil, tolerating poor drainage. Full sun, semi-shade.

An attractive shrub for understorey planting.
 Leptospermum scoparium - horizontal form
(Manuka)


2 m x 1.5-3 m

Dense shrub. Leaves rigid and prickly. White flowers.

Moist soils. Full sun, semi-shade.



 https://flic.kr/p/agpJWYMelicytus dentatus
(Tree Violet)

Synonym: Hymenanthera dentata

To 1.5 m high

Wide spreading shrub. Scented tree, small berries.

Dry soil. Full sun.
 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olearia_asterotricha#mediaviewer/File:Olearia_asterotricha.JPGOlearia asterotricha
(Rough Daisy Bush)


1-2 m x 1 m

Dull green, rough & hairy foliage with single blue to mauve flowerheads on long stalks.

Well drained moist soils. Semi-shade.

Rare in Victoria. 
 https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/gni-PIfz-qYuDQLZ7Wjr4VYKP9TM6rYfw-apDfZr7YY?feat=directlinkOlearia glandulosa
(Swamp Daisy-bush)


1-2 m x 1 m

Open erect shrub. Fine, dark green, sticky leaves. Dense white or pale blue flowerheads.

Damp conditions. Locally rare.
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Olearia lirata
(Snowy Daisy-bush)


2-5 m x 2-3 m

Soft open shrub. Masses of white flowers, moist soil.

An excellent shrub to brighten a sheltered position in spring.
 Olearia phlogopappa
(Dusty Daisy-bush)


1-3 m x 1-2 m

Fast growing open to dense shrub. Masses of long-stalked white flowerheads with yellow centres.

Well drained moist soils. Full sun, semi-shade.

One of the most attractive local olearia species. Prune after flowering.
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Olearia ramulosa var ramulosa
(Twiggy Daisy-bush)


0.5-2.5 m x 1 m

Open spindly, often sprawling shrub.Fast growing, white flowers.

Well drained soils. Semi-shade.

Attractive garden plant.
 Olearia rugosa
(Wrinkled Daisy Bush)


1-2 m x 1 m

Spindly, upright shrub. Small white flowers with yellow or purplish disc florets. 

Moist well drained soil. Semi-shade.

An attractive foliage plant for a sheltered position.
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Ozothamnus obcordatus
(Grey Everlasting)


1-2 m x 1 m

Slender or spreading erect shrub. Numerous dense clusters of tubular yellow flowers.

Well drained dryish conditions. Full sun, semi-shade.

A showy shrub for a difficult spot.
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Pimelea axiflora
(Bootlace Bush, Tough Rice Flower)


1-3 m x 1-2 m

Open, erect shrub with dark green leaves and small creamy-white flowers.

Moist well drained soil. Semi-shade to full shade.

Bark was used by Aborigines to make nets and headbands. Early settlers used bark for bootlaces.
 https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/j2RgMeB-idj-7vECVW62utMTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=directlinkPomaderris lanigera
(Woolly Pomaderris)


1-3 m x 1-3 m

Erect hairy shrub, hairy leaves, large cluster of yellow flowers.

Moist well drained soil. Full sun, semi-shade.

An attractive low screening plant. Spectacular in flower.
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Pultenaea hispidula
(Rusty Bush-pea)


0.3-1 m x 0.5-2 m

Graceful pendulous shrub with single yellow flowers.

Well drained moist soil. Semi-shade.

A graceful small shrub. An attractive addition to the garden.
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Pultenaea scabra
(Rough Bush-pea)


1-2 m x 0.5-1.5 m

Erect or rounded hairy shrub with masses of orange-yellow flowers in terminal clusters.

Well drained soil which does not dry out. Semi-shade to dappled shade.



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Sambucus gaudichaudiana
(Native Elderberry)


0.6-1 m x 0.5-1.5 m

Upright perennial herb with waxy, white fragrant flowers.

Moist well drained soil. Semi- shade to full shade.

A bright shrub for a shady moist area. Aborigines ate the berries.
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Solanum aviculare
(Kangaroo Apple)


1-4 m x 1-4 m

Erect soft woody shrub. Purple flowers, red fruit.

Well drained soils. Full sun to full shade.

A decorative fast growing shrub becoming straggly with age. Appreciates heavy pruning. 
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Solanum laciniatum
(Large Kangaroo Apple)


1-3 m x 1-3 m

Fast growing shrub. Bluish to purple flowers, orange fruit.

Moderate to well drained soil. Full sun, semi-shade to dappled shade.



 https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/EWC_Yv8pJm7x3nBGiTnq5tMTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=directlinkSpyridium parvifolium
(Australian Dusty Miller)

1-2 m x 1-2 m

Soft, dense spreading shrub, grey-green foliage. Small white flowers.

Moist well drained soils, tolerating dryness once established. Semi-shade to dappled shade.

Provides a light screen in dry, shady areas.