A hardy, fast growing, cold tolerant Acacia which retains its fern-like bipinnate foliage throughout its life and is a very pretty bluish-grey and grows to 25m. It has smooth grey-green to dark grey bark which becomes fissured with age and pale to bright yellow globular flowers in late Winter to Spring. Overseas, particularly in southern Europe, this plant is commonly called 'Mimosa' and is often used in the cut flower trade. It is a suitable option for parks, larger properties due to the size, as a windbreak and as a control for soil erosion.
A tree to 15m with gorgeous aromatic blue-grey round leaves and creamy white to yellow flowers occur in early Summer. This species is drought and frost tolerant and is perfect as a landscape specimen on its own or in a group planting, the leaves are often seen in floral arrangements.
A vigorous drought resistant climber with branches that twist around the stems of other plants and has glossy green leaves which are divided into three leaflets. It is widely distributed in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria and occurs in a variety of habitats and conditions. This species has the typical 'pea' shaped flower and is a dusky red colour, popular in cultivation and also as a revegetation species, used for screening, as a ground cover and for stabilising embankments.
A very attractive species and quite similar to Acacia longifolia, widely planted in southern and eastern Australia, particularly in sandy soil. It is a spreading shrub to 4m with a very interesting habit - the lower stems often lie prostrate on the ground with its angular branches and turned up at the ends. This species has bright yellow flowers which look like elongated spikes in Spring and has been used in many coastal areas to increase soil stability.
A fast growing tree to 16m, suitable for coastal plantings and resistant to wind and salt, moderately drought and frost tolerant and very suitable to be used as a windbreak, for sand stabilisation, timber, Apiculture, nectar for birds, as an ornamental and street tree.
The trunk is usually twisted and covered with dark grey, thick bark, leaves are a shiny dark green above and white on the lower and flowers are pale yellow and these occur January to July. This is one of the most widespread Banksia species extending along the east coast from northern Queensland to Victoria.
This is a woodland tree, usually to 20m and distributed in New South Wales, Victoria and a small population near Clare, South Australia. It has grey to red brown stringy bark which is persistent throughout, glossy green foliage and white flowers from January to May, followed by seed capsules which persist on the tree until at least the following Autumn. This is adaptable to relatively poor soils and cold conditions and moderately drought tolerant. It can be used for shade, shelter, has moderately durable wood which is termite resistant and can be used for general building construction.
A shrub to 4m with smooth red-brown or grey bark and yellow rod shaped flowers from May to July. This is widespread in tropical Australia; Western Australia, Northern Territory and Queensland.
A large fast growing tree flowering from April to August and glossy green leaves on upper and paler beneath, distributed from Newscastle, New South Wales to Bundaberg, Queensland, then in scattered populations until becoming more common in the wet tropics of northern Queensland. This species is grown in plantations for timber and timber products and also valuable to apiculture, can also be used as large specimen planting in estates, parks etc.
A slow growing tree to 15m, often less in the southern states, with glossy dark green leaves with pale undersides. Flowers are cream to orange-yellow and borne on short clusters in January to February.
An erect or spreading shrub to 12m with yellow rod shaped flowers from late Winter to Spring and finely corrugated or fissured bark at the base.
A medium sized tree to 25m with a branching canopy, persisitant fibrous grey bark on lower trunk and large branches, and pink-orange outer branches in late Spring to Summer with new bark appearing cream. The leaves are glossy green and a food source for koalas, this species is distributed throughout central, eastern and south-eastern Queensland.
A slender upright, often straggly shrub in the pea family which is found in all Australian states. Foliage is a beautiful blue-green colour and bright pink to purple flowers from mid September to November. A frost hardy and drought tolerant shrub which is suitable for revegetation projects and also as an ornamental garden specimen.