Native medium to large shrubs

Local, indigenous, native medium to large shrubs

These native medium to large shrubs are indigenous to the Maroondah, Manningham and Yarra Ranges council areas and are perfectly adapted to these locations. Seeds are collected by experienced and licensed collectors and grown locally, for private gardens council land and revegetation areas.

Native medium to large shrubs grown.

Acacia leprosa     Acacia paradoxa     Banksia spinulosa     Bursaria spinosa     Goodia lotifolia     Gynatrix pulchella     Hakea decurrens
Hedycarya angustifolia     Kunzea ericoides     Leptospermum continentale      Leptospermum lanigerum     Lomatia myricoides
Melaleuca ericifolia     Melaleuca squarrosa     Olearia lirata     Ozothamnus ferrugineus     Pittosporum bicolour
Polyscias sambucifolius     Pomaderris aspera     Pomaderris racemosa      Prostanthera lasianthos   

Acacia leprosa

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Acacia leprosa
Common Name: Cinnamon Wattle
Size: 3-8m Tall * 2-5m Wide
Requirements: Full to part shade. Moist, well drained soils.
Localities: Common throughout Maroondah, The Shire of Yarra Ranges and Manningham.
Medium shrub or small tree with a dense weeping habit. Good fast growing screen. Bird seed provider.


Acacia paradoxa

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Acacia paradoxa
Common Name: Hedge Wattle
Size: 2-4m Tall * 2-5m Wide
Requirements: Full to part sun. Dry soils, but will adapt to almost any situation.
Localities: Occurs throughout Maroondah, Manningham and the Shire of Yarra Ranges.
Fast-growing shrub, dense, spreading and thorny. Good ornamental hedge or screen. Bird seed and refuge provider. Drought tolerant.


Banksia spinulosa

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Banksia spinulosa
Common Name: Hairpin Banksia
Size: 2-4m Tall *2-5m Wide
Requirements: Full or part sun. Moist, well drained soils, tolerating dryness once established.
Localities: Few if any remnant occurrences in Maroondah. More common throughout the Shire of Yarra Ranges.
Dense erect or spreading shrub. Attractive screen. Bird nectar and seed provider. Butterfly nectar and foliage provider.


Bursaria spinosa var

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Bursaria spinosa var. spinosa
Common Name: Sweet Bursaria
Size: 2-6m Tall * 2-3m Wide
Requirements: Full or partial sun. Well drained dry or moist soils.
Localities: Common throughout Maroondah, Manningham and the Shire of Yarra Ranges.
Slender to rounded shrub or small tree. Good small screen when pruned regularly. Excellent butterfly nectar and caterpillar foliage provider. Spiney, and habitat for many small insects, making it an excellent species to encourage insectivorous birds.


Goodia lotifolia

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Goodia lotifolia
Common Name: Golden Tip
Size: 1-5m Tall * 1-5m Wide
Requirements: Full or part sun. Well drained, dry or moist soils.
Localities: Uncommon in Maroondah and Manningham, but occurring in various reserves throughout the Shire of Yarra Ranges.
Fast growing open shrub – very showy in flower.  Bird seed provider.  Butterfly foliage provider.


Gynatrix pulchella

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Gynatrix pulchella
Common Name: Hemp Bush
Size: 2-4m Tall * 1.5-3m Wide.
Requirements: Partial sun. Moist, well drained soils.
Localities: Uncommon in Maroondah, more so in Manningham and the Shire of Yarra Ranges.
Open upright shrub.  Profuse in flower but requiring pruning to maintain best form.  Excellent revegetation species.


Hakea decurrens

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Hakea decurrens
Common Name: Bushy Needlewood
Size: 2-5m Tall * 1-3m Wide
Requirements: Full to part sun. Dry soils, but adaptable to most conditions.
Localities: Various occurrences within Maroondah, Manningham and the Shire of Yarra Ranges where it is most common.
Fast growing upright shrub.  Bird seed provider.  Butterfly nectar provider.  Excellent shelter for small birds and animals due to spiky habit.  Drought tolerant.


Hedycarya angustifolia

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Hedycarya angustifolia
Common Name: Austral Mulberry
Size: 3-7m Tall * 4m Wide
Requirements: Partial sun. Moist, well drained soils.
Localities: Occurs in damp valleys and hills of the Shire of Yarra Ranges.
Interesting large shrub for cool damp areas.  Fruit inedible to humans but eaten by native birds and animals.  Stems used by aborigines for fire sticks and spears.


kunzea ericoides

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kunzea ericoides
Common Name: Burgan
Size: 2-5m Tall * 2-4m Wide
Requirements: Full or part sun. Dry or moist soils.
Localities: Common throughout Maroondah, Manningham and the Shire of Yarra Ranges.
Attractive shrub, suitable for use as a screen. Tolerates hard pruning and can be shaped into a formal hedge.
Butterfly nectar provider. Fast growing and very drought tolerant.


leptospermum continentale

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leptospermum continentale
Common Name: Prickly Tea-Tree
Size: 1-4m Tall * 1-2m Wide
Requirements: Full to partial sun. Adaptable, but preferring moist or swampy soils.
Localities: Common throughout Maroondah, Manningham and the Shire of Yarra Ranges.
Excellent shrub for a moist or wet position. Pruning after flowering promotes a dense habit and more flowers. Butterfly nectar provider.


Leptospermum lanigerum

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Leptospermum lanigerum
Common Name: Wooly Tea-Tree
Size: 2-6m Tall * 1-3m Wide
Requirements: Full or partial sun. Moist to swampy soils.
Localities: Some occurrences in Maroondah, more common in Manningham and the Shire of Yarra Ranges.
Ornamental shrub providing contrast with grey foliage. Can be used as a screen. Regular pruning encourages denser growth. Masses of white flowers(September to January), butterfly nectar provider.


Lomatia myricoides

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Lomatia myricoides
Common Name: River Lomatia
Size: 2-5m Tall * 1-3m Wide
Requirements: Part or full shade. Moist, well drained soil, tolerating short wet periods.
Localities: Restricted occurrences in Manningham.
Very attractive large shrub from the Banksia and Grevillea family. Slow growing. Flowers (December to February) particularly well when moist during Summer.


Melaleuca ericifolia

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Melaleuca ericifolia
Common Name: Swamp Paperbark
Size: 2-9m Tall * 3m Wide
Requirements: Full or partial sun. Moist or wet soils, tolerating drying out once established.
Localities: Common throughout Maroondah, Manningham and the Shire of Yarra Ranges.
A very adaptable plant that is useful in wet garden areas where it may form a dense copse. Bird and butterfly nectar provider. Responds well to pruning.  Aboriginal people had many uses for this species including weapons and medicine.


 

Olearia lirata

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Olearia lirata
Common Name: Snowy Daisy-Bush
Size: 2-5m Tall * 2-3m Wide.
Requirements: Full to partial shade. Moist, well drained soils.
Localities: Common throughout Maroondah, Manningham and the Shire of Yarra Ranges.
Excellent for brightening dark patches when in flower (September to December). Butterfly nectar provider. Fast growing. Prune after flowering to encourage bushy growth.


Ozothamnus ferrugineus

Ozothamnus ferrugineus

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Common Name: Tree Everlasting
Size: 2-6m Tall * 1-3m Wide.
Requirements: Full or partial sun. Moist, well drained soil.
Localities: Common throughout Maroondah, Manningham and the Shire of Yarra Ranges.
Useful, fast growing shrub for screening and revegetation. Long lasting flowers (November to February). Prune back in late winter to encourage bushiness. Butterfly nectar provider.


 

Pittosporum bicolour

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Pittosporum bicolour
Common Name: Banyalla
Size: 3-10m Tall * 3-4m Wide
Requirements: Part to full shade. Moist, well drained soils.
Localities: Cool, damp areas within the Shire of Yarra Ranges.
Interesting screening shrub for moist, shaded areas. Bird seed provider.  Excellent replacement for Pittosporum undulatum given adequate moisture.


Polyscias sambucifolius

Polyscias sambucifolius

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Common Name: Elderberry Panax
Size: 1-6m Tall * 1-3m Wide
Requirements: Part to full shade. Moist well drained soils.
Localities: Occurs in a few cool moist areas within Maroondah, quite common in these positions within the Shire of Yarra Ranges.
An interesting foliage plant suitable for indoor use. Berries change from green to blue over summer. They are however not pleasant tasting. Bird berry provider.


Pomanderris aspera

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Pomanderris aspera
Common Name: Hazel Pomaderris
Size: 3-12m Tall * 2-4m Wide
Requirements: Partial or full shade. Moist, well drained soils Prefers to have cool roots.
Localities: Widespread in Maroondah, Manningham and the Shire of Yarra Ranges.
Interesting bark and flowers. Must be protected from very hot dry winds. Excellent for creek side revegetation. Prune regularly to encourge bushiness.


Pomanderris racemosa

Pomanderris racemosa

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Common Name: Cluster Pomaderris
Size: 2-5m Tall * 3m Wide.
Requirements: Full sun through to Full Shade. Well drained, dry or moist soils.
Localities: Uncommon within Maroondah and the Shire of Yarra Ranges.
A good light screen. Good for areas where space is limited as growth is mostly erect. Drought tolerant once established.


Prostranthers lasianthos var

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Prostranthers lasianthos
Common Name: Victorian Christmas Bush
Size: 2-8m Tall * 2-5m Wide
Requirements: Full sun through to full shade. Moist, well drained soils.
Localities: Found in several areas in Maroondah, Manningham and many places within the Shire of Yarra Ranges.
Spectacular tree in flower (November to January), useful as a screen. Must have protection from hot dry winds. Mulching and summer moisture are beneficial.


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