Australian Native Plants
Some of the benefits of planting native plants in your backyard/landscaping project:
Support native animals and ecosystems: We lose countless species of wildlife each year due to development and the ensuing destruction of native habitat. Do your part to restore the balance by planting natives in your backyard. It really helps! As a bonus, you get to enjoy native birds, butterflies and other wildlife; many of these are active pollinators and will actually increase your crop yield if you have a veggie garden.
Native plants are generally far more hardy than exotics, as they have adapted to life in these areas; particularly the dry, hot climate. This means, far less maintenance, far less casualties, and overall an easier garden! Being drought tolerant means you are saving on water bills, as well as; again doing your bit for the environment.
Native ‘Bush Tucker’ (edible natives) have quite a few advantages over the traditional imported European Counterparts. Edible Natives are very underutilised in Australia. They are generally more nutritious, hardier, provide easier big fruiting yields due to their compatibility with the surrounding environment, and as a bonus tend to look unique and will provide a special food source that you won’t be able to find at the local woolies. Some Australian Natives provide some of the most delicious produce I have personally tasted, particularly Finger Limes, and Midgen Berries.
Planting natives provides green corridors that connect existing remnants of bushland, providing native wildlife much greater habitat access.
We have wide range of the Australia native plants. Please click on the link below to see our current stock list
PICK OF THE WEEK
Native Rainforest Plant around QLD/Fraser Island. Spreading ground cover Shrub to 1m tall. Glossy attractive dark green leaves White berries are edible with a sweet taste. Full sun. One of the tastiest edible native fruits! Fruits profusely in summer and Autumn. Can be grown as a border, rockery, feature, hedge or pot plant.This versatile small shrub is one of the best bush tucker plants of all, featuring small but sweet-tasting berries that are borne in profusion in late summer and early autumn. It makes an attractive border, rockery or pot plant and can even be trimmed into a low growing hedge.
Native to tropical rainforests in Queensland and Northern NSW, fairly rare in the wild. VERY unique looking tree that grows to around 5-12m depending on the variety. It has a very slender bare trunk (where the fruit is produced), with a tuft of attractive palm like foliage at the top. Despite its height, it takes up very little space and can fit in the smallest of backyards with no issues. The delicious, attractive, purple fruit has deep red flesh that can be eaten raw, made into jams/sauces/chutneys or wine. The fruit is extremely nutritious. It has more antioxidants than blueberries, contains potassium, lutein (a compound important for eye health), vitamin E, folate, zinc, magnesium and calcium.
2m High x 1m Wide. A spectacular plant with unique dark green foliage; new growth is dark red. Deep red/burgundy flowers cover the entire plant in Winter and Spring. Loved by pollinators (bird/bee/butterfly attracting).