Is it Time to Reconsider Using Australian Natives?

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Eucalyptus pauciflora (snow gum) is a species of flowering plant in the family Myrtaceae. It is a small tree or large shrub growing 4–8 m (13–26 ft) tall, occasionally reaching 20 m (66 ft), and native to subalpine and lowland habitats in eastern Australia. It is the hardiest of all eucalyptus, surviving the severe winter temperatures of the Australian Alps. Other common names include cabbage gum, weeping gum and white sallee.

Eucalyptus pauciflora (snow gum) is a species of flowering plant in the family Myrtaceae.

Leptospermum Cardwell.  Weeping evergreen shrub, almost completely covered with masses of white flowers in spring.  Height 2m, width 2m, full sun/part shade.  Prune after flowering to maintain compact growth.  Mulch well.

Leptospermum Cardwell - sprays of white in winter and spring - native to Hawkesbury region

Drought tolerant hedge that can be clipped and nevertheless flowers in spring: Grevillea. I found this in a garden centre in Lloret de Mar.

Drought tolerant hedge that can be clipped and nevertheless flowers in spring: Grevillea. I found this in a garden centre in Lloret de Mar.

Doryanthes excelsa - extraordinary plant to come across in the bush when it's in full bloom.

Gymea lily- Doryanthes excelsa - extraordinary plant to come across in the bush when it's in full bloom.

Hardenbergia 'White Out'  I planted four meadow sages at the base of this vine to bring year round interest to the site

Hardenbergia 'White Out' I planted four meadow sages at the base of this vine to bring year round interest to the site

Leptospermum flavescens Cardwell Height: to 2m Width: to 2m   A very showy, weeping shrub which is covered in masses of white blossoms in late winter to spring.  An ideal feature plant.  Also makes a great screen or informal hedge.    Position: Tolerates most conditions including extended wet or dry periods and is frost hardy. Best in full sun to part shade.    ...

A very showy, weeping shrub which is covered in masses of white blossoms late winter to spring.

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