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Medium to large shrubs

The following is a list of indigenous medium to large shrubs (2m–5m) that are available for purchase at the Community Nursery. Please note that stock of many species is highly variable and subject to sell out at short notice. Helpful nursery staff are available during nursery open hours to provide advice on selecting plants for your garden.

Table key

The table below uses letters to denote the type of environment the species are suited to:

  • A plants are adaptable, growing well in most soil types and aspects
  • C plants are for the coast – dune scrub and woodland
  • D plants prefer dry, well-drained soils and can tolerate dryness once established
  • S plants prefer or tolerate full shade
  • H plants prefer heath or woodland
  • W plants prefer or tolerate moist soils, wetness and periodic inundation

Please note, all indigenous plants provide habitat and food for local birds, insects and other native animals.

Species Name Common Name Mature Size Range (HxW) Key Currently Available
Acacia sophorae Coast Wattle 1–5m x 4–15m CA Y
Acacia oxycedrus Spike Wattle 1–3m x 1–5m HWA Y
Acacia paradoxa Hedge Wattle 2–4m x 2–5m HCA Y
Acacia stricta Hop Wattle 2–5m x 2–4m HCSA Y
Alyxia buxifolia Sea Box 1–3m x 1–3m CD Y
Banksia marginata Silver Banksia 1–6m x 1–4m HDA Y
Cassinia arcuata Drooping Cassinia 1–3m x 1–2m HA Y
Cassinia aculeata Common Cassinia 4m x 2m HDS  
Indigofera australis Austral Indigo 1–2m x 1–2m HA Y
Kunzea leptospermoides Yarra Burgan 2–5m x 2–4m HA Y
Leptospermum continentale Prickly Tea-tree 1–4m x 1–2m HWA Y
Melaleuca squarrosa Scented Paperbark 2–5m x 1–2m HW Y
Myoporum insulare Common Boobialla 1–6m x 3–6m CA Y
Olearia axillaris Coast Daisy-bush 1–2m x 1–2m CD Y
Olearia glutinosa Sticky Daisy-bush 1–2m x 1–2.5m CD Y
Ozothamnus ferrugineus Tree Everlasting 2–6m x 1–4m HWA Y
Pomaderris paniculosa Shining Coast Pomaderris 1–2m x 1–2m CDA  
Ricinocarpos pinifolius Wedding Bush 1–3m x 1–2.5m HW  
Solanum laciniatum Large Kangaroo Apple 1–3m x 1–3m HCA Y
Viminaria juncea Golden Spray 2.5–5m x 1–3m HA Y