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)

Acacia dealbata
(Silver Wattle)

6-30 m x 5-10 m

Fast growing open tree. Greyish foliage, yellow flower balls.

Easily grown, prefers deep moist soil. Tolerant of moderate frosts. Full sun, semi-shade.

A useful tee for erosion control.
Acacia implexa

5-15 m x 4-7 m

Fast growing tree. Perfumed cream ball-shaped flowerheads.

Adaptable plant tolerating both moist or dry, well drained clay soil. Full sun, semi-shade.

An attractive, long-lived screen or shade tree. Useful for erosion control.
Acacia mearnsii
(Black Wattle)

8-20 m x 6-10 m

Very fast growing open spreading tree.Dark green foliage. Strongly scented ball-shaped flowerheads.

Prefers well drained soils. Full sun to full shade.

Can be short-lived and subject to borer attack.
Acacia melanoxylon

5-30 m x 4-15

Fast growing upright tree. Variable forms. Cream ball-shaped flowerheads.

Prefers deep moist soil but tolerates dryness once established. Tolerant of heavy frost. Full sun, semi-shade.

A long-lived tree providing good screening and shade. 

Eucalyptus camaldulensis
(Red River Gum)

12-50 m x 15-35 m

Large, open spreading tree, white flowers.

Damp alluvial soils. Tolerates both very dry periods and inundation once established. Full sun.
Eucalyptus cephalocarpa
(Silver-leaf Stringbark)

8-20 m x 5-15 m

Medium tree, silver foliage. 

Moist soils, withstanding periods of inundation. Full sun, semi-shade.

A valuable honey tree.
Eucalyptus cypellocarpa
(Mountain Grey Gum)

10-65 m x 12-30 m

Upright tree with dense canopy, white flowers.

Prefers deep moist soil however it is adaptable to most conditions. Full sun, semi-shade.
Eucalyptus goniocalyx
(Long-leaf Box)

8-15 m x 6-15 m

Fast growing tree with a crooked trunk. Long leaves.

Tolerates dry and poor soils. Full sun, semi-shade.
Eucalyptus macrorhyncha
(Red Stringybark)

10-35 m x 10-20 m

Tall, straight tree. Diamond-shaped buds and profuse flowers.

Prefers well drained clay loam soil but also grows on poor shallow soils. Does not tolerate wet soils. Full sun, semi-shade.

Produces excellent honey.
Eucalyptus melliodora
(Yellow Box)

10-30 m x 8-25 m

Large tree, light brown bark.

Well drained loams and alluvial soils. Full sun, semi-shade.

Attractive tree. Highly regarded for timber and honey.
Eucalyptus obliqua

10-90 m x 6-35 m

Tall upright tree with dense canopy, white flowers.

Moist well drained soils, tolerating short dry periods. Full sun, semi-shade.

Important for its honey and hardwood.
Eucalyptus ovata
(Swamp Gum)

8-25 m x 8-20 m

Medium spreading tree.

Poor, moist soils, tolerating inundation during winter and dry summers. Full sun, semi-shade.

Long strips of bark are shed in summer and autumn.

Eucalyptus polyanthemos
(Red Box)

7-25 m x 5-15 m

An ornamental tree with attractive blue-grey foliage and white or cream flowers.

Requires good drainage tolerating poor stony soils. Full sun, semi-shade.

Eucalyptus radiata
(Narrow Leaf Peppermint)

10-30 m x 6-20 m

Attractive low branching tree.

Well drained soils. Full sun, semi-shade.

This graceful upright tree provides shade and shelter.

Eucalyptus regnans
(Mountain Ash)

25-95 m x 15-30 m

Tall tree with shedding bark.

Deep rich loams which are moist and well drained. Full sun.
Eucalyptus viminalis
(Manna Gum)

10-50 m x 8-15 m

Straight tree, ribbon bark.

Well drained soils, tolerating extended dry periods. Full sun, semi-shade.
Eucalyptus yarraensis
(Yarra Gum)

10-15 m x 5-10 m

Short trunk with dense spreading crown.

Tolerates heavy soil and limited inundation. Full sun, semi-shade.

Makes a good shade and windbreak tree. Rare in Victoria.
Myrsine howittiana
Synonym: Rapanea howittiana

3-10 m x 2-4 m

Medium tree, dark green leaves. Small cream to greenish flowers. Round vivid blue to violet fruit. 

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

A useful screening plant for a shaded area. Water during dry periods.