Best Australian natives for pots & small gardens. The trend towards smaller gardens has inspired the plant lovers in the nursery industry to respond with an ever-increasing range of Australian plants that will delight those who want to attract birds and butterflies and bring a little bit of the bush onto their balconies. From banksias to bottlebrush there are plants that will add colour and texture to provide year round interest.
Garden Themes. This article describes various garden themes that should work well within Australia.
Australian Native Orchids. Native orchids range from the spectacular epiphytic (growing on trees) and lithophytic (growing on rocks) species of the tropical jungles and warmer areas of Australia, to the intricately subtle terrestrial (growing in the ground) species found throughout the dry eucalypts forests throughout the continent.
Angus's Top Gum Trees for Gardens. Angus Stewart's list of the best gum trees (Eucalyptus, Corymbia and Angophora) for Australian gardens.
Correa 'Dawn Bells' is a wonderfully low maintenance, compact and spreading dense shrub with bright variegated foliage. It has beautiful pink tubular bell flowers in the warmer months. Good for a low hedge in gardens of all sizes, growing to around a metre tall. Plant in shady corners to impart a brightening effect; use amongst mixed plantings for additional bird habitat. Good in part shade as well as sun, frost hardy and suits most soils.
Flower colour: pink
Flowering season: spring summer autumn
Maximum height: 1 metres
Minimum height: 0.6 metres
Maximum width: 2.5 metres
Minimum width: 5 metres
This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.
Yes. Attracts: Birds.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate.
Loam: dry, moist, well-drained.
Clay: moist, well-drained.
Sand: moist, well-drained.
Native to: Australia.
Planting season: not specified.
Types of fertiliser: Good native fertiliser.