Native small to medium shrubs 1

   

Hakea nodosa     Hakea ulicina     Hibbertia empetrifolia     Hovea heterrophylla     Indigofera australi
Lythrum salicaria     Olearia erubescens     Olearia ramulosa     Ozothamnus obcordatus     Pimelea axiflora     Pimelea flava    Platylobium obtusangulum      Pomaderris lanigera     Pultenaea daphnoides
Pultenaea scabra

 

Hakea nodosa

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Hakea Nodosa
Common Name: Yellow Hakea
Size: 1-3m Tall * 1-2m Wide.
Requirements: Full sun through to full shade, wet through to slightly dry soil.
Localities: Relatively common in Maroondah Manningham and the Shire of Yarra Ranges.
Attractive open shrub.  Bird seed provider.  Butterfly nectar provider.  Prickly foliage provides refuge for small birds and animals.  Can be used as a low screen if pruned regularly to encourage bushiness.


Hakea ulicina

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Hakea Ulicina
Common Name: Furze Hakea
Size: 1-3m Tall * 1-2m Wide
Requirements: Full or part sun, well drained, dry or moist soils.
Localities: Relatively common in Maroondah and the Shire of Yarra Ranges.
Upright shrub.  Bird seed provider, butterfly nectar provider.  Relatively drought tolerant.


Hibbertia empetrifolia

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Hibbertia Empetrifolia
Common Name: Trailing Guinea-flower
Size: 0.6-1m Tall * 2m Wide
Requirements: Full to part sun, well drained soils. Tolerates very dry conditions, but prefers some moisture.
Localities: Found within Maroondah.
Excellent showy scrambing shrub. Use under existing trees and shrubs. Butterfly foliage provider. Regular pruning encourages bushier growth. Can climb when encouraged and can be used as a low hedge.


Hovea linearis

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Hovea Heterophylla
Common Name: Common Hovea
Size: 0.3-0.6m Tall * 0.3m Wide
Requirements: Partial to full shade. Well drained, dry or moist soils.
Localities: Common throughout Maroondah, Manningham and the Shire of Yarra Ranges.
Dainty plant, rarely noticed until in flower (August to October). It should be grown amongst other plants for best effect. Quite drought tolerant.


Indigophera australis

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Indigophera Australis
Common Name: Austral Indigo
Size: 1-2m Tall * 1-2m Wide
Requirements: Full sun through to full shade. Adaptable to either dry or moist, well drained soil.
Localities: Widespread throughout Maroondah, Manningham and the Shire of Yarra Ranges.
Lovely in flower. Useful shrub for understorey planting. Butterfly foliage provider. Must be pruned regularly to maintain bushiness and vigour. Superb when well maintained.


Lythrum salicaria

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Lythrum Salicaria
Common Name: Purple Loosestrife
Size: 1-2m Tall * 1m Wide
Requirements: Full to part sun, moist soil or shallow water.
Localities: A few locations within Manningham.
A very showy plant for bog gardens or pond edges.  Masses of purple to magnenta flowers produced between November and March.  Prune hard when flowering is finished.


Olearia erubescens

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Olearia Erubescens
Common Name: Moth Daisy-Bush
Size: 0.3-0.5m Tall * 0.5m Wide.
Requirements: Full or part sun. Well drained soils, tolerates some dry when established.
Localities: A few localities in the Shire of Yarra Ranges, one location within Maroondah(?).
Best when sown amongst other plants due to straggly nature. Showy when in flower. Butterfly nectar provider.


Olearia ramulosa

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Olearia Ramulosa
Common Name: Twiggy Daisy-Bush
Size: 0.5-2.5m Tall * 1m Wide
Requirements: Full or partial sun, well drained soils.
Localities: Uncommon in Maroondah, Manningham and the Shire of Yarra Ranges.
Attractive garden plant, flowering September to May. Pruning just as flowers begin to fade usually encourages second flowering and thickens growth. Butterfly nectar provider.


Ozothamnus obcordatus

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Ozothamnus Obcordatus
Common Name: Grey Everlasting
Size: 1-2m Tall * 1m Wide
Requirements: Full to partial sun. Well drained soils tending towards dry.
Localities: Uncommon in Maroondah and Manningham.
Showy, drought tolerant shrub. Cut back in late winter to encourage bushiness. Butterfly nectar provider.


Pimelea axiflora ssp axiflora

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Pimelea Axiflora ssp Axiflora
Common Name: Bootlace Bush
Size: 1-3m Tall * 1-2m Wide.
Requirements: Part to full shade, well drained soils.
Localities: Common in moist forests of the Yarra Ranges.
Graceful and attractive, especially when in flower. The bark was used by the aborigines for nets and headbands, early Europeans use it for boot laces. Butterfly nectar provider.


Pimelea flava

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Pimelea Flava
Common Name: Yellow Rice Flower
Size: 0.5-2m Tall * 0.5m Wide.
Requirements: Part to full shade, moist, well drained soils.
Localities: Few reserves in Maroondah (?), more common in the Shire of Yarra Ranges.
Attractive little shrub, especially in flower. Requires pruning to encourage dense growth. Best used amongst other plants, especially grasses. Butterfly nectar provider.


Platylobium obtusangulum

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Platylobium Obtusangulum
Common Name: Common Flat-Pea
Size: 0.6-1m Tall * 1m Wide.
Requirements: Full to partial sun, well drained, dry soils.
Localities: Common throughout Maroondah, Manningham and the Shire of Yarra Ranges.
Long lived shrub for use amongst other shrubs. Very drought tolerant once established. Lovely flowers from September to December.


Pomaderris lanigera

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Pomaderris Lanigera
Common Name: Wooly Pomaderris
Size: 1-3m Tall * 1-2m Wide
Requirements: Full to part sun, moist well drained soils.
Localities: Almost extinct in the wild locally. Once occurred in one site in Maroondah, and a couple of locations in the Yarra Ranges.
Attractive low screening plant. Fast growing mid-sized shrub. Pruning shortly after flowering encourages a bushy habit.


 

Pultenaea daphnoides

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Pultenaea Daphnoides
Common Name: Large-Leaf Bush-Pea
Size: 1-3m Tall * 0.5-2m Wide.
Requirements: Full sun through to full shade, well drained soil. Tolerates dryness once established, but likes moisture when in full sun.
Localities: Isolated areas in Manningham as well as a few areas within the Shire of Yarra Ranges.
Attractive feature plant, growing well under trees. Plant in drifts for best effect. Good drainage, mulching and pruning after flowering are beneficial. Lovely flowers ( August to November).


Pultenaea scabra

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Pultenaea Scabra
Common Name: Rough Bush-Pea
Size: 1-2m Tall * 0.5-1.5m Wide.
Requirements: Partial sun. Well drained soil, preferring some moisture.
Localities: Occasionally found in Maroondah. More common within the Shire of Yarra Ranges.
Lovely shrub suitable for use as a feature. Grows happily under trees or in rockeries. Masses of flowers in terminal clusters (September to November).


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