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Shrubs

Shrubs make great screening plants, filling the gaps between larger trees. Annual pruning will keep the dense, bushy shape that most gardeners and wildlife prefer and encourage profuse flowering.

A diverse shrub layer is probably the most important addition to your planting scheme if you wish to attract visiting or resident native animals to your garden.

Image Common NameGenusSpeciesFeatures

Hop Wattle

Acacia

stricta

Prickly Moses

Acacia

verticillata

 
Sweet Bursaria Bursariaspinosa

River Bottlebrush

Callistemon

sieberi

Sticky Hop Bush Dodonaeaviscosa

Hop Goodenia

Goodenia

ovata

Bushy Needlewood Hakeadecurrens

Austral indigo

Indigofera

australis

Prickly Tea-tree

Leptospermum

continentale

Tree Violet Melicytus dentatus

Tree Everlasting

Ozothamnus

ferrugineus

 

= Foliage, = Flowers, = Hedge, = Pot, = Birds, = Butterflies