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Drought Tolerant Plants

Our range of drought tolerant Australian garden plants that can cope with low rainfall, free draining soil, and forgetful watering schedules.... While the plants are young and establishing, for at least the first three months after planting, do water regularly to help them form roots and new shoots.

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  1. Zamia - cardboard palm

    Zamia - cardboard palm

    Low maintenance architectural plant, low and wide in shade with arching herringbone stems. Hardy in dry gardens, coastal sites, desert planting and other tough situations; needs less humidity and water than other cycad species.

    Bush image: Leonora Enking via Flickr cropped to size.

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    $5.95
  2. Yucca elephantipes - soft-tip yucca

    Yucca elephantipes - soft-tip yucca

    Easy-care robust foliage plant, impressive all year round. Tall white flower spikes on mature plants. For sun or shade, indoors or out, garden or container. Learn More
    $4.75

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  3. Yucca desmetiana

    Yucca desmetiana

    Soft-leaved Yucca, rich green leaves deepening to burgundy as they mature. Low maintenance for tubs and poolside, very striking as accent plants or mass planting. Learn More
    $6.40

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  4. Yucca 'Silver Star'

    Yucca 'Silver Star'

    Dramatic foliage plant for poolside planting or large containers indoors and out. Each leaf is striped white down the centre. Might survive a light frost if soil is very well-drained, dry, and the site is sheltered; otherwise try the green-leaf version which is somewhat hardier.

    Image: Leonora Enking via Flickr cropped to size.

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    $4.75
  5. Westringia Zena

    Westringia Zena

    Low growing dwarf dense coastal rosemary with grey-green leaves, and small white flowers for most of the year. Compact form ideal for low hedges and ground cover. Good in exposed and coastal areas, hardy in most locations.

    "10 Westringia Zena, as ordered, arrived fine and healthy, at 07.14 a.m. today. I'm about to start planting! Glad you exist up here."

    Christine - Brisbane QLD
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    $3.40

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  6. Westringia GREY BOX™

    Westringia GREY BOX™

    Plant of the Year 2015. Very compact ball to 50cm around, this native rosemary needs no clipping. Versatile - use in containers, as edging, mass planting or groundcover. Grey foliage all year, white flowers from spring to autumn. Learn More
    $4.75

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  7. Westringia fruticosa

    Westringia fruticosa

    Our native species rosemary has dense, fine leaves and small white flowers loved by birds and other wildlife. Its relaxed open form and soft colouring suit bush and cottage style gardens beautifully; or you can clip it to a more formal shape. Grows to around 2m unclipped, for a wildlife-friendly hedge. Our most popular Westringia. Learn More
    $3.40
  8. Westringia 'Wynyabbie Gem'

    Westringia 'Wynyabbie Gem'

    Great for coastal, seaside, and exposed roof garden locations, as it can withstand salt and wind. Soft velvety silver-grey leaves cover this super-hardy shrub. Small blue-lilac flowers pretty much year round in warm locations. Improves with clipping - if you'd like a more compact version, try 'Jervis Gem'. Learn More
    $3.40
  9. Westringia 'Jervis Gem'

    Westringia 'Jervis Gem'

    A compact form of the popular Wynyabbie Gem, with soft velvety silver-grey foliage, and lilac-blue flowers for most of the year. This native rosemary is great in coastal, roof-garden, and exposed sites as it puts up with salt and wind.

    "A dozen Callistemon 'Little John' and 6 Westringia fruticoa 'Jervis Gem' just arrived in top condition. Beautiful little plants bursting with good health and new growth. Couldn't be happier!" Anne - January 2017. Newcastle, NSW. Learn More
    $3.40
  10. Tristaniopsis Burgundy Blush PBR

    Tristaniopsis Burgundy Blush PBR

    Easy-care native shrub featuring brilliant deep-red new growth. Perfect for seaside gardens, low hedging or left to grow to its naturally mounded habit.

    Sorry, we are unable to ship this product to South Australia for bio-security reasons.

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    $4.95
  11. Themeda 'Mingo™' - kangaroo grass

    Themeda 'Mingo™' - kangaroo grass

    Ultimate low maintenance low growing native grass in a lovely shade of silver-blue. Sterile seedheads in summer attract feeding birds. Excellent ground cover and landscaping plant. Edible seeds used for bushtucker flour Learn More
    $5.95

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  12. Syzygium luehmannii - riberry

    Syzygium luehmannii - riberry

    Ornamental native suited to planting for shade, hedging and topiary. Birds are attracted to the flowers and bright red fruit.

    Image: Tatters Flickr cropped to size.

    We are unable to sell this product to South Australia for bio-security reasons.

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    $3.65

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  13. Rosemary 'Tuscan Blue'

    Rosemary 'Tuscan Blue'

    Classic fragrant Mediterranean herb, hardy, rosemary is well suited to seaside plantings and dry areas. Clear blue-lilac flowers through the warmer months. Makes an aromatic low hedge. Spike your homemade breads and roasts, barbecued meats and vegies with the blue-green leaves. Learn More
    $3.45

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  14. Rosemary 'Pink Remembrance'

    Rosemary 'Pink Remembrance'

    A pink-flowered rosemary with all the charm and fragrance of the blue kind. Blue-green needle-like leaves stand up to salt, wind, sun and dry soils. Happy in cooler climates too. Makes an unusual aromatic hedge, or plant in a pot by the kitchen door for your barbecues and roasts. Learn More
    $3.45

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  15. Rosmarinus 'Garnish'

    Rosemary 'Garnish'

    Aromatic edible bushy herb with a deep woody scent & fine deep green foliage. Delicious with strongly flavoured meats (lamb and game), garlic and rich tomato based sauces. Learn More
    $3.45

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  16. Rosemary 'Blue Lagoon'

    Rosemary 'Blue Lagoon'

    Compact trailing rosemary, site it somewhere sunny to cascade over a wall or pot rim. Aromatic edible foliage and deep blue-purple flowers.

    Bush Image: Cultivar413 via Flickr; Flower Image: tdlucas5000 via Flickr.

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    $3.45

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  17. Rondeletia amoena

    Rondeletia amoena

    Plant as a feature or hedge in a warm sunny frost-free spot to enjoy clusters of tiny pink scented flowers winter through to summer. Learn More
    $3.45
  18. Rhaphiolepis intermedia - Indian hawthorn

    Rhaphiolepis intermedia - Indian hawthorn

    Looking for a tough plant for coastal areas? Indian Hawthorn thrives in salt & sandy soils growing as far north as the tropics. Hardy and attractive flowering hedge of a versatile size. Learn More
    $3.45
  19. Reinwardtia - yellow flax

    Reinwardtia - yellow flax

    Winter flowering shrub to 1m features luminous yellow flowers through winter. Plant in a sunny location to enjoy a plentiful display.

    Image: JMK (Own work) [GFDL or CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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    $3.25

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  20. Pultenaea villosa - Hairy Bush Pea

    Pultenaea - hairy bush pea

    Australian Native eggs & bacon pea, elegant weeping shape. Good feature plant or informal hedge. Frost and drought tolerant. Learn More
    $3.40

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  21. Philotheca - long leaf wax flower

    Philotheca - long leaf wax flower

    Pretty native flowering shrub previously known as eriostemon. Pink buds open to starry white flowers in winter-spring and intermittently through the year. Long slender leaves which smell citrussy when crushed. Lovely informal hedge for cottage gardens.

    Image:Forest & Kim Starr via Flickr cropped to size.

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    $3.50

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  22. Pandanus utilis 'Red Edge'

    Pandanus utilis 'Red Edge'

    Dramatic distinctive accent plant, perfect for poolside planting and coastal gardens. Slow growing and low maintenance. Learn More
    $5.85

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  23. Ozothamnus - rice flower

    Ozothamnus - rice flower

    Compact evergreen shrub to 2m.
    Flowers with generous clusters of snow white buds late winter through spring.

    Image: John Tann via Flickr cropped to size.

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    $3.40

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  24. Olive Kalamata

    Olive Kalamata

    A famous sweet black olive from Greece. Tree is slow-growing, taller and more slender than the Manzanillo, drought tolerant and happy in a big pot. Very popular gourmet variety. Read more at Olives Australia and cultivation tips at Better Homes & Gardens Learn More
    $6.95

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  25. Nerium variegated - oleander

    Nerium variegated - oleander

    Low maintenance, high impact shrub for hot,dry, tough situations. Bright gold-yellow foliage makes a vibrant contrast to the flowers and to dark- and green-leaved plants. Flower colour may vary from that pictured.

    image: Micael Coghlan via Flickr cropped to size.

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    $3.25

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