Acacia sophorae - Coastal Wattle / Coast Wattle / Boobyalla / False Boobyalla / Sallow Wattle

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.

Banksia integrifolia - Coastal Banksia / Honeysuckle / White Banksia

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.

Eucalyptus macrorhyncha - Red Stringybark

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.

Acacia glonoclada - Ganambureng

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.

Eucalyptus grandis - Flooded Gum / Rose Gum

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.

Tristaniopsis laurina syn Tristania laurina - Kanooka / Water Gum

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.

Acacia crassa - Curracabah

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.  

Eucalyptus exserta - Queensland Peppermint / Bendo

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.

Indigofera australis - Austral Indigo / Australian Indigo / Native Indigo

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.

Acacia cultriformis - Knife Leaf Wattle 

A hardy, usually erect shrub to 3m with greyish triangular phyllodes (leaves) with sharp pointed tips and bright yellow ball shaped flowers occur from late Winter to Spring.  It is a very attractive plant with both flowers and foliage a feature.  This wattle is very tolerant to a wide range of conditions and soils so useful in many situations.  Acacia cultricormis has a distribution throughout Woodland and Malee areas in south east Queensland and New South Wales, it has also naturalised in coastal areas in central and north coast New South Wales.

Corymbia ptychocarpa - Swamp Bloodwood

A tree native to north west Australia, 8-15m in height with rough, thick, fibrous to tessellated brown-grey bark, large leaves and gumnuts. It is very popular as an ornamental as it is has beautiful flowers which are usually red but can be shades of pink in Summer and Autumn but flowers can be present at other times.

Dodonaea triquetra - Forest Hop Bush / Common Hop Bush / Hop Bush

An erect shrub to 3m, usually found in dry or wet sclerophyll forest on sandy or well draining soil and usually found in north east Queensland, south east Queensland and southwards to eastern Victoria.  Flowers occur Winter to Spring and male and female flowers appear on separate plants.  The male flowers are greenish yellow and female are green with red tips, these are then followed by interesting 3 winged papery fruit.