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Alphabetical Genus Species Plant List

Genus Species Common Name State of Origin

Acacia acuminata Jam Wattle WA

Small tree 12'-15'. Fragrant yellow flowers attractive driveway entrance specimen. Hardy xeriscape.

Acacia aneura Mulga QLD& NSW

Small tree 9'-15' tall x 8' wide, with attractive thin dark, flaky bark and narrow weeping grayish foliage. Flower heads rod-like on stalks at ends of branches, turning golden yellow in profusion during summer, Drought-resistant, xeriscape specimen. Frost tolerant, ornamental, providing light shade. Scottsdale, (AZ). Xeriscape Arboretum features this tree. (Mulga; a long, narrow aboriginal shield made form the wood of this plant.) Cold tolerant.

Acacia aphylla Twisted Desert Wattle Arid Outback WA

Unusual desert specimen; 4'-8' open shrub, attractive grayish red stiff phyllodes. Spring flower blossoms at each axil. Feature in rockeries. Rare variety researched at Canberra botanical gardens. Very low water consumption. Many branches, which are terete, spiny, smooth and glaucous. Phyllodes reduced to deciduous scales. Flower heads are globular, 0.7 cm diameter. They occur singly in axils. This plant has a very limited natural distribution, occuring just East of Perth W.A., where it is found on granite outcrops with very well drained soil. Will tolerate partial to full sun. Flowers August through October in Australia.

Acacia baileyana Cootamundra Wattle NSW

Fast growing evergreen tree, 15-25' tall, 15' wide canopy dense, blue-gray foliage is finely divided. Profuse yellow flowers. Full sun; withstands frost and cold winds. A northern Arizona specimen. Well established in San Francisco landscapes. Cold tolerant

Acacia coriacea Wirewood QLD&NSW

Tall shrub to small tree, leathery, pendulous gray-green foliage. Abundant bright yellow globular flowers in the spring, Very hardy, xeriscape specimen, fire resistant. Light, quick growing shade producer. Screen background fence-line matches well with mesquite. Established Arizona specimen. Cold to freeze tolerant

Acacia covenyi Blue Bush Southern Tablelands, ACT& NSW

Medium shrub (6'-30' x 6-12') to small tree. Branchlets brown or black. Light blue to green leaves, very crowded on branches.Flower heads bright yellow.Establishes quickly on limestone slopes and ridges. Also on quartzite. Adaptable in cultivation to a wide range of soils and harsh climactic conditions. Flowers August-September in Australia. Frost and snow tolerant.

Acacia cultriformis Knife Leaf Wattle QLD

Attractive bush grows 6'-8' tall x 6' wide. Hardy xeriscape specimen, bluish green phyllodes are almost triangular, featuring red tips. Bright yellow globular flower heads produced in racemes during spring. Open branched habit. Feature plant useful backgrounds screen.

Acacia cyclops Western Coast Wattle SA

Dense, bushy, 6-8 foot shrub. Branches at or just above ground level. Yellow flowers in spring. bird and butterfly attracting.

Acacia glaucoptera Clay Wattle WA

A well branched, rounded, spreading small shrub, medium sized hedge, 4'-8'. Unusual flat blue-green leaves with attractive purple-red new growth. Deep yellow, globular flowers in spring. Very ornamental foliage. Tolerates alkaline soils. Hedge pruning promotes brightly colored new growth. Proven in Phoenix AZ. Median/Residential feature.

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Acacia kybeanensis Braidwood Wattle NSW & VIC

Evergreen bush will grow from 4'-6' wide, into a small tree, gray leaves, with spines on branches. Brilliant yellow flower ball in spring. Use as backdrop specimen. Established in Northern Arizona. Will tolerate cold and some snow.

Acacia lasiocarpa Wattle WA

Dense dwarf to small shrub.Branchlets feature spines. Yellow flower heads produce on the ends of branchlets. Likes fair to well drained, light to heavy soils with partial or full sun. Ornamental garden species.

Acacia ligulata Umbrella Bush SA

Bushy, spreading, compact shrub. Three to 15 feet high. Very hardy in arid areas as a low windbreak. Bright yellow flower heads are butterfly attracting.

Acacia longifolia var sophorae Coast Wattle NSW, VIC & TAS

Fast growing, broad spreading shrub (small tree) to 20' tall (short trunk). Narrow yellow-green foliage with yellow flowers. Great screen. Sun. Bush Tucker

Acacia murrayana Murray's Wattle WA

Medium to tall shrub 3-18' x6-21'. Slender trunk with pinkish to white bark. Flower heads globular about 0.6cm diameter. Bright yellow, borne in racemes, shorter than phyllodes. A most ornamental species from semi-arid to arid regions. Suited to well drained soils in sunny, hot locations. Tolerant of alkaline soils and frosts. Responds well to pruning after flowering. Flowers August-October in Australia; sporadic flowers at other times. Spreading tall shrub, hardy foliage xeriscape. Dry arid conditions and sand. Useful shade screen.

Acacia pendula Weeping Myall QLD, NSW & VIC

Small bushy tree, 15' X l2'. Ash colored lanceolate foliage. Pale yellow globular racemes in spring. Very ornamental xeriscape species, suitable for shade and shelter on farms, residential feature. Foliage eagerly eaten by stock. Fragrant timber used for fence posts in the outback. Phoenix freeways feature this quick growing weeping shade tree along the 1-10 & residential street medians. Cold tolerant

Acacia podalyraeifolia Silver Wattle QLD & NSW

Also called the Mt. Morgan Wattle. Attractive, medium, 4' tall shrub (small tree). Quick growing. Bears masses of fluffy, fragrant yellow flower balls in spring. Decorative silver-gray phyllodes. Hardy, drought and cold resistant. San Diego Zoo features this attractive accent. Excellent specimen. Responds to heavy pruning after flowering. Popular tree in Tucson.

Acacia ramulosa Narrow Leaved Mulga QLD, NSW& WA

Small shrub to small tree (3-21' x13-18'). Flower heads are rod like 1-2cm long. Deep yellow, occuring in pairs or solitary. Requires well drained soils in a sunny aspect. Drought and frost tolerant. Suitable for calceolarius soils.

Acacia redolens Ground Cover Wattle, Ongerup QLD & WA

Quick to establish, low growing shrub; will reach 9' wide. Dark green, flat leaves. Brilliant golden-yellow flower balls in spring; distinctive vanilla like scent. Useful in rockeries or embankments. Hardy in sun or cold weather. Full sun, drought resistant. Attractive accent. Will grow in light to heavy soils, good and poor drainage. Tolerant of saline soils. Soapy lather forms when foliage and water are rubbed together.

Acacia salicina Coobah. Native Willow All Mainland States

Hardy, small pendulous tree, bushy to ground level quick growing. Pale green, slender leaves. Globular pale yellow flower racemes in summer. Attractive windbreak; xeriscape shade tree. Well established in Arizona. Street tree and residential specimen. Popular shade producing wattle tree. Frost Tolerant.

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Acacia saligna Golden Wreath Wattle WA

Fast growing, small, weeping foliage tree, 15 x 15' .Dark green strap-shaped, thin leaves. Full canopy producing quick shade. Spectacular golden flower display early in spring, Extremely salt, drought and cold resistant. Well established on Arizona highways. Commercial and residential development. Excellent soil erosion control. Use as feature specimen. Striking green/gold contrast.

Acacia stenophyla Shoestring Acacia; River Coobah QLD,NSW&VIC

Attractive, hardy, weeping tree 20' tall and 15' wide. Lemon blossoms in spring. Excellent median specimen. Ornamental foliage makes this specimen worthwhile for use in large gardens and parks as shade and shelter trees. Drought and cold resistant.

Acacia victoriae Elegant Wattle; Bramble Wattle All Mainland States

Dense, spreading medium shrub to small tree; weeping full foliage . Glaucous phyllodes. Globular flower heads, cream to pale yellow in color. Ornamental xeriscape species. Useful for low windbreaks and informal hedge. Phoenix 1-10 freeway specimen.

Agonis flexuosa Willow Leaf Myrtle WA

Evergreen tree in warm climates, growing to 25' tall. Weeping, branching habit. Profuse small white flowers. Somewhat drought resistant. Attractive foliage scent. Red tips on young.

Alyogyne huegllii Australian Blue Hibiscus SA & WA

Popular, bushy, shrub, grows 3'-5'. Abundant, spectacular, long lasting purple/mauve hibiscus like flowers, spring thru summer . Prune tips during summer to produce more flowers. Attractive garden specimen or patio tub plants. Winter hardy to 28F. Evergreen in zone 6 and 7. Low consumption of water.

Anigozanthus flavidus Kangaroo Paw WA

Hardy, vigorous, clumping perennial, this unique specimen has dark green iris-like leaves. Prolific flowering during early spring through summer, year round flowers indoors. Quick growing in sandy soil, requires full sun. Many prolific flower spikes in striking colors, including bright red (Bush Ranger) golden yellow (Bush Gold) a combination of red and green (Bush Emerald) and orange (Bush Nugget). Indoor decoration, patio tub planter, outdoor rockery, specimen landscape feature. Cold Tolerant.

Anigozanthus manglesii Red and Green Kangaroo Paw WA

Western Australia's Floral Emblem. Brilliant red and green upright spikes of paw like flowers, gray iris-like leaves grow 18" tall. Unique rare indoor feature, outdoor summer blooms.

Anigozanthus viridis Green Kangaroo Paw WA

Small, round leaves in clumps with brilliant green summer blooms borne on spikes, paw like. Use indoors or porch specimen - Animals enjoy eating the leaves of Kangaroo Paws; xeriscape.

Araucaria bidwillii Bunya Bunya QLD

Slow growing, large tree; to 120'. Mature trees bear huge, edible pineapple like cones which weigh up to 18 pounds. Ideal for large gardens in subtropical-warm temperate climates. It can adapt to cooler, drier conditions.

Araucaria heterophylla Norfork Island Pine NSW

Appears on the state flag. Attractive, hardy indoor specimen. Lush, fern-like foliage

18"-4' tall bonsai plant. Grows into a tree in subtropical areas. Fertilize with

Osmocote slow release. Indoor cultivation: sunny room, or a kitchen window. Quick

growing, an excellent re-usable Christmas tree. Water regularly in well-drained soil mix.

Bossiaea walkeri Egg and Bacon WA, NSW, VIC & SA

Rounded bush to 6' high. Leafless gray stems are held erect. Bears large, brilliant red pea flowers in spring. Thrives in arid areas in full sun. Use as a specimen feature. Rockeries.

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Banksia ericifolia Heath Leafed Banksia NSW

Tall shapely shrub 6'x4' exotic foliage. Bird attractive orange spikes of flower spring. Most sought after ornamental flower. Xeriscape. Full sun. First Australian plant specimen collected by Capt. James Cook 1770.

Brachycome iberidifolia Swan River Daisy SA, WA & NT

Annual/perennial ground cover, 4" x 12" abundant, long lasting mauve/purple, daisy-like flowers with soft flowing foliage. Quick growing border accent specimen, full sun or partial shade. Established in California, Arizona, Florida landscapes and featured at The National Zoo and The Columbus Zoo. Excellent hanging basket specimen. Attractive in annual border plantings. Continuous reseeding during summer. Pick daisy-like flowers in fall and re-seed in spring. Annual in zones 5-6.

Brachychiton acerifolius Illawarra Flame Tree NSW of QLD

A tall deciduous tree (30'- 20') with large lobed pale green foliage, masses of small scarlet bell shaped flowers in summer when the tree is mostly bare of foliage. Brilliant red. Hardy in most soils and positions provided ample water is supplied during hot months. Phoenix gardens would be an exotic picture featuring the Illawarra flame tree.

Brachychiton populneum Bottle Tree-Kurrajong QLD & NT

An evergreen tree 25'xl 5' with a densely rounded crown and large oval leaves. Shade producer; flowers are bell-shaped, cream with red and brown inside in late spring to summer. Frost hardy in open dry positions. Widely planted shade producer for residential garden, parking lots, and medians. The seed containers are familiar boat shaped pods sometimes messy around pools.

Callistemon citrinus Lemon Scented Bottle-Brush NSW & VIC

Bushy shrub form 4-6' tall. Light pink blossoms, followed by metallic purple berries. Sun to partial shade hedges. Lemon scented green foliage - crush for lemon smell.

Callistemon paludosus River Bottle-Brush TAS & SA

Hardy medium shrub to small tree 8'-12x6' with pendulous branches. Thick slender gray leaves with red tips. Soft pink flower brushes in summer and fall. Ideal garden and roadside median specimen. Full sun xeriscape.

Callistemon phoenicius Fiery Lesser Bottle-Brush WA

Hardy xeriscape shrub, small tree 8'x12'. Forms a tight screen clipped hedge. Research proven. Scottsdale road median, residential landscape, Boyce Thompson Arboretum. Long drought and salt resistant, proven hardiness 16-122F. Plant it and forget it. Masses of deep red flowers in summer. Screen-background hedge. Plant under eucalyptus canopy. Cold tolerant

Callistemon viminalis spp. "Mortdale" Weeping Bottle-Brush QLD & NSW

Quick growing, medium bush to small specimen tree, 8-20'x 6-15'. Long, glossy green leaves. Spectacular red flower spikes in the spring. Bird attractive. Single trunk or hand crafted topiary, useful side walk clipped hedge or screen. Full sun and sandy soil xeriscape. Drought resistant.

Callistemon viminalis spp. Little John VIC

Compact, dwarf, low round form to 3' tall 3' wide. Tight deep grayish green foliage. Abundant deep red bottlebrush spring to fall. Excellent tub specimen. Border and rockery feature. Full sun adapts to clay/sandy soils. Attractive around waterfalls and ponds.

Callistemon viminalis spp. Nana; Captain Cook NSW

Small bushy shrub 4'x6'. Spectacular, abundant red bottlebrush flowers. Blooms spring-summer. Popular whiskey barrel-patio plants feature. Sidewalk plants. Pendulous soft foliage. Attractive in all situations. Hardy in full sun producing shade for ground covers.

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Calothamnus rupestris Cliff Net Bush WA

Handsome, medium sized shrub up to 10' tall and nearly as wide. Reddish-pink flowers occur in the spring.

Calothamnus villosus Silky Net Bush WA

Hardy, medium bush. Pine-like, thin needle shaped foliage. Attractive different appearance. Drought, salt and cold resistant. Large, red feathery bottlebrush like flowers borne on year old stems. Established in Phoenix residential gardens. First introduced by Paul in 1981. Proven drought and frost hardy, 16-122F. Used as pine-like hedge.

Cassia artemisoides Feathery Cassia NSW, SA & NT

Evergreen shrub with an open habit growing from 4-8' tall. Gray, needle-like foliage with fragrant yellow flowers. Sun. Hardy, desert looking screen, clip to shape. Well-established Arizona freeway residential and commercial specimen. Popular retail seller.

Cassia nemophila Silky Cassia WA

Quick-growing, small shrub to 3' tall. Silvery thin phyllodes, yellow flower balls in spring. Desert appearance, exhibit backdrop and fence separation. Full sun, drought-resistant, cold hardy. Well-established in Arizona on highways and residential landscapes.

Cassia phylodinea Silky Cassia WA

Quick-growing, small shrub 3'-4' tall. Silvery, thin phyllodes, evergreen with abundant yellow flower balls in spring. Desert appearance, exhibit backdrop and fence separation. Full sun, drought resistant. Well established in Arizona on freeways and residential landscapes.Plant in clusters among other natives for best effect. Cold tolerant

Cassia sturtii Sturts Cassia WA

Evergreen shrub to 5' tall. Gray-green foliage; yellow flowers, Tolerates drought and full sun. Rounded, bushy shape. Well-established Arizona residential and roadside median xeriscape species.

Clianthus formosus syn. Swainsonia spp. Sturt Desert Pea; Glory Flower SA

State's Floral Emblem. Annual creeper, fast-growing, gray-green stem sprawling out to 12' long. Spectacular bright red desert pea flower cluster with black center, 6" tall, spring through winter. Excellent full sun feature, ground cover. Well drained, sandy soil preferred. Planter boxes, sidewalk gardens, excellent hanging basket feature. Plant in sandy open soils on mounds. Fertilize and fungicide regularly for best results.

Cycas revoluta Sago Palm South Pacific

Cycads are attractive primitive palm-like indoor, outdoor feature plants, producing graceful arching fronds and unusual growth habit, Slow growing, every spring a new flush of fronds appears from the center. Easy to grow in well drained soil. Indoor cultivation in warm sunny room with filtered sunlight. Bonsai specimen. Outside patio tub specimen. Prefers sun to partial shade.

Frost Hardy.

Cytisus racemosus syn. Genista racemosus Sweet-Broom VIC

Fast-growing evergreen shrub to 6' tall, masses of bright yellow flowers in spring. Heat and drought tolerant. Sun. Fine, spike shaped, soft leaves, upright desert appearance.

Cystisus scoparius Moonlight VIC

Evergreen shrub, growing in warm climates, 6'-8' tall. Pale yellow flowers. Withstands drought once established.

Cytisus x dallimorei Burkwoodii VIC

An evergreen shrub in warm climates, from 6'-8' tall. Upright habit with sprays of carmine flowers in spring and early summer. Plant in full sun. Exotic, broom-like foliage.

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Dicksonia antarctica Australian Tree Fern VIC & TAS

Many 3-5' fronds arch from trunks which can attain 15' height. Tropical, lush appearance when planted in clusters, Slow growing but hardy. Good in containers. Prefers medium to deep

shade. Interiorscape, prehistoric feature. Fertilize with slow-release osmocote. Cold tolerant

Dodonea viscosa spp. purpurea Hopseed WA

Fast growing evergreen shrub, 4'-8'. Bronze-green foliage. Full sun to partial shade. Attractive screen, clipped hedge. Good background and under eucalyptus canopy.

Eremophila maculata Spotted Emu-Bush Arid Outback

A compact rounded shrub 4'x4'. Narrow shiny green leaves and spotted long red tubular flowers winter and spring. Followed by glossy oval fruits. Grows well in light to medium soil in full sun or partial shade, an attractive rockery and tub plant. Well established in Phoenix gardens. Plant In clusters for best effect.

Eremophila maculata var pink lady

Similar to above Eremophila except with pink flowers and stems are more angular rather than a weeping effect. Very drought tolerant, rugged plant.

Eremophila glabra Common Emu Bush Arid Outback

Attractive shrub 5'x3' pointed foliage silvery gray. Tubular flowers yellowish green to red. Spectacular contrast of color, grows well in full or partial shade, useful specimen for rockery. Proven Arizona research.

Eucalyptus botryoides Southern Mahogany NSW& VIC

Large tree which grows to (120'). Base of trunk has rough, furrowed brown/gray bark. Upper branches are smooth and cream to gray. Cream flowers in summer. Koala browse.

Eucalyptus brockwayi Dundas Mahogany WA

Quick-growing medium tree 30' tall and 15' wide. Shiny, green leaves, attractive skin like trunk. Aromatic, shade producing foliage. Drought and Cold hardy.

Eucalyptus caesia Silver Princess Gunngurru WA

Small, weeping feature tree to 15' tall. Spectacular pink flower clusters hanging from white gum nuts. Burgundy branches, dark green spear shaped leaves with open habit. Attractive single specimen tree. Drought resistant, cold hardy. Produces same appearance as flowering weeping cherry. Ornamental. Cold tolerant

Eucalyptus camaldulensis var-obtusa Murray River Red Gum NSW & VIC Hardy, fast-growing evergreen tree, growing 35'-100' tall with pendulous branches. Attractive white trunk. Good windbreak or screen on property lines. Tolerates desert heat. Establishes quickly. Koalas eat this widespread Australian species. Arizona parks feature tree. Cold tolerant

Eucalyptus campaspe Silver Topped Gimlet WA

Attractive, medium height feature tree 30" tall and 15' wide. Grayish-white leaves, skin-like trunk. Yellow flowers in summer. Proven drought and cold hardy.

Eucalyptus cinerea Argyle Apple TAS

Small forest tree, Beechworth ,VIC. Attractive gray juvenile leaves. Quick-growing. White flowers in summer. Rough gray-grown bark. Strong eucalyptus scent. Useful as indoor potted plant, patio specimen in tubs. Cold tolerant.

Eucalyptus citriodora Lemon Scented Gum Tree VIC & NSW

Attractively slender, evergreen tree to 30'+ in sun belt zones. Perfect patio specimen. High open branching habit, skin-like white trunk, appearing ghost-like at night. Suited to coastal areas. Full sun, interiorscape feature. Single landscape specimen. Hardy in high heat and cold conditions . Use at doorway entrances for attractive scent. A popular perennial; lemon scented summer foliage shrub 4'-6' high, in containers. Koala browse.

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Eucalyptus erthrocorys Red Cap Gum; Illyarrie WA

Quick growing with compact habit, growing to 25' high and 12' wide lush shiny, long green leaves, full, dense foliage. Attractive bright red caps pop open to bright yellow flower clusters in mid-summer. First introduced by Paul in 1991, this plant is now well established throughout Phoenix. Spectacular specimen growing on Squaw Peak freeway. Hardiness 18-122F medium stem damage in severe frost, re-growing quickly in spring. Use as small specimen residential shade tree. Excellent parking lot feature.

Eucalyptus erythronema var. marginata/Red Flowering Mallee WA

Small flowering tree 15' tall, ornamental profuse red flowering specimen summer/fall; shiny green leaves. Featured in Phoenix loop freeways mixed with ghost gums. Smooth bark. Shiny green leaves. Works well in small residential gardens. Can be seen from the Phoenix loop freeway.

Eucalyptus exima nana Yellow Bloodwood QLD

Open habit, small trunked tree. Strong limbs, suitable for koala swinging. Suitable low light interior potted feature, transfer outdoors for rejuvenation.

Eucalyptus ficifolia Red Flowering gum WA

Heavy crowned, rough barked tree which grows to 40 feet. Best known ornamental for its spectacular flowers. The color varies from vermillion through various shades of red to white.

Eucalyptus flocktoniae Merritt SA

Slender tree up to 36 feet or a mallee of lesser height. Flowers are pale lemon and profuse. Hardy tree for most soils and dry or moderately dry conditions.

Eucalyptus formanii Formans mallee WA

Attractive small tree 12'-25' tall, with distinctive and unusual foliage for a eucalyptus. Leaves are very narrow pale green wispy appearance. Conical buds, white/cream flowers occurring profusely in summer. A tree worth growing for its foliage, proven hardiness in Phoenix and Tucson.

Eucalyptus forrestiana Fuschia gum WA

Small tree (12' tall) with smooth gray-brown bark with pendulous red buds, Long peaks caps lift to expose bushy yellow tufts in winter. Proven specimen in Phoenix gardens. Red/yellow flowers shaped like a fuschia.

Eucalyptus globulus Tasmanian Blue Gum TAS & VIC

Koalas eat this quick growing evergreen. (30'-100') Pinch out tips to increase bushy growth. Strongly scented foliage. Plant in full sun best suited to doorway entrance. As an indoor plant, will grow in well lit, warm window. Cold tolerant.

Eucalyptus grandis Flooded Gum NSW, VIC

Noblest of the large eucalyptus. Timber tree which grows up to 200' tall and the trunk up to 10' in diameter. Leaves are dark green and shiny on top, paler beneath. Clusters of white blossoms in water. Koala browse Arizona property screen. Winter tree.

Eucalyptus gummifera Red Bloodwood NSW

Evergreen tree, conical shape, quick growing, with whitish gray leaves. Needs shelter during winter when grown in Midwest. Will tolerate any type of soil. Hedge or patio tub specimen. Indoor feature plant with strong scent. Cut stems for vase decorations. Repels bugs.

Eucalyptus gunnii Cider Gum TAS

Medium to tall tree.Hardy evergreen tree 60'-70' with upright habit. Circular gray leaves and twigs. Sometimes multi-trunked. Light reddish brown bark. Small cream flowers in spring and summer are followed by tiny goblet shaped seed capsules. Preferred by florists for dried floral arrangements. Tip prune for bush effect. For authentic taste and smell, use stems and twigs on barbecue. Excellent windbreak or shade tree. Sun. Clip into hedge or for animal exhibit screen feature. Very Frost Hardy.

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Eucalyptus kruseana Kruse's Bookleaf Mallee WA

Straggly mallee or shrub 6'-10' tall, a small tree of bent or crooked nature. Smooth brown bark flakes to reveal smooth greenish brown fresh bark. A delightful foliage plant for the garden when clipped to a bushy form. Foliage is bluish gray with white flowers during fall and winter. An unusual, very attractive small mallee. Clustered among the leaves, the greenish yellow flowers appear in autumn and winter and combine with the grey-white, unopened conical buds to beautify the tree. It is easy to grow in most soils in areas of moderate to dry rainfall. Excellent specimen plant for prominent positions.

Eucalyptus lansdowneana Red Flowered Mallee Box WA

Thin stemmed, sscraggly mallee 6-15 feet tall. Open crown that is finally pendulous. Adult leaves are long and often curved and very glossy green to yellow green. Flowers are bright red to pink in terminal clusters in umbels of seven.

Eucalyptus lehmanii Bushy Yate SA

Fast growing street 20' tall with spreading habit. Unusual 4" green finger-like flowers followed by persistent fruit. Likes coastal areas. Thick, bushy habit. Useful flowering screen during summer.

Eucalyptus leucoxylon var. rosea Pink Iron Bark VIC

Medium sized woodland tree from Northern Victoria. Long, gray-green pendulous branches. Spear shaped leaves. Quick to establish producing abundant pink flower clusters. Rough bark, peeling to leave a smooth, white, yellow or blush surface. Hardy.

Eucalyptus mannifera Brittle Gum VIC

Quick growing tree which grows to 40'. Powdery whitish bark takes on orange-red tones in summer. Small creamy flowers in late spring to summer. Cold tolerant

Eucalyptus melliodora Yellow Box NSW

Large tree-60-100'. Distinctive orange-brown bark. Small cream flowers spring-fall. Best eucalypt for bee keepers.

Eucalyptus microcorys Tallwood NSW, QLD

Large erect tree. Can grow to 150' tall by 12' wide. Attractive patio specimen with a densely spreading crown, creamy white flowers and glossy reddish foliage. Prized for its timber.Koala browse.

Eucalyptus microtheca Coolabah WA

Quick growing, hardy aromatic tree, growing to 40' tall. Dark green gray spear-shaped leaves and reddish tinge. Multi-planted for bushy effect. Use as planter specimen or indoors, the same as palms and fig. Attractive drooping branches. Well established in Phoenix as a park, residential and freeway feature tree. Resists wind breakage. Cold tolerant

Eucalyptus neglecta Snowy Mountain Omeo Gum VIC

Bushy growth. Small tree 15-20'. Australian Embassy Garden, Washington DC. Full sun. Hardy in Arizona landscapes. Useful patio planter, small clipped hedge, Bonsai feature. Grows quick for a hedge effect. Train a central leader branch to form a tree. Cold/snow tolerant.

Eucalyptus nichollii Willow Leafed Peppermint VIC

Fast growing residential evergreen tree growing to 40' tall with weeping habit. Crushed leaves have peppermint aroma. Requires full sun. Full bush effect with pinching, reddish tinge to leaves, fine soft hanging foliage. Winter hardy to 18F, in zones 6 and 7 an evergreen. Well established in California landscapes. Tolerates low light conditions. Koala browse. Cold tolerant.


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Eucalyptus nutans Red Flowered Moort WA

Small low bushy mallee 12'-15' tall x l2' wide. Small, dense, bushy crown and shiny dark green foliage. Excellent quick growing desert screen. Spring flowers dark red-cream anthers. Phoenix Desert Botanical Gardens features this tree in its Australian section.

Eucalyptus ovata Swamp Gum NSW; TAS

Medium sized tree to 30 feet tall. Flowers are white appearing from autumn to spring. Grows well in water-logged, mildly saline sites.

Eucalyptus papuana Ghost Gum Alice Springs in NT

Stately tall shade tree 40'-60', stark white smooth trunk with a ghostlike appearance at night. Extremely drought hardy. Used in freeway planting, feature driveway entrances, roadside medians, parks and residential shade. Phoenix, AZ freeways feature tree. Requires no staking in landscapes. Doesn't drop flowers and leaf litter. Limbs and branches do not break in high winds, Hardiness 16F. Excellent single specimen. It is the company logo. Cold tolerant.

Eucalyptus pauciflora spp niphophila Australia Snow Gum NSW, VIC & TAS

Snow hardy shrub/small tree 8-15'. One of the cold-tolerant Eucalypti being extremely hardy in freezing conditions. Grows 2-3' each year. Koalas eat these southern trees. Adult size in the Australian Alps is 15' tall with attractive mottled bark and twisting branches. Use as a specimen planted in perennial gardens, or as a lawn shrub/tree. Perfect northern specimen.Snow hardy

Eucalyptus perriniana Spinning Top Gum VIC & TAS

Hardy, small tree 15-25' x l2' ,with open, branching weeping habit. Winter hardy. Use stem for decorative foliage. Popular in hanging baskets. Smooth, bronze bark weathering to whitish green. Aromatic, gray leaves become detached and "spin" in the wind. White flower clusters in early fall. Perennial root system in snow regions re-shooting from ground stems early in spring. Cold and frost resistant.

Eucalyptus platypus Moort WA

Quick-growing, small, wide-crown shade tree, 15' tall and 15' wide. Proven hard frost and drought resistant. Excellent for parking lots and residential. Featured tree at McCormick Railroad Xeriscape Arboretum in Scottsdale, AZ. Produces full crown of leaves creating full shade. Established Arizona State Parks specimen at Lake Havasu City office.

Eucalyptus polyanthemos Silver Dollar Gum VIC

Evergreen tree 30'-50' tall. Round young leaves become narrow on mature tree. Drought-resistant once established. Sun. Popular Australian shade tree.

Eucalyptus priessiana Bell Fruited Mallee WA

A low straggly woody mallee shrub 6'-9' tall with smooth grey bark and large thick grey ovate leaves. Abundant large, bright yellow flowers in three flowered umbels, late winter to late spring. Bud caps attractive feature - well drained soils. Ornamental feature specimen.

Eucalyptus propinqua Small Fruited Grey Gum NSW

Tree grows to 60' tall, for well drained soils. When all bark is shed the trunk assumes bright orange toning. Koala food tree.

Eucalyptus pulverulenta Silver Leafed Mountain Gum NSW

Multi-branched evergreen shrub or small tree. Grows 4-8' each summer from ground level. Popular in hanging baskets. Smooth bronze-gray bark. Attractive round gray-white flowers in late spring through summer. Strong eucalyptus scent. Interior decoration. Plant in full sun. Pinch tips to enhance strong bushy growth. Cold Tolerant

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Eucalyptus punctata Grey Gum NSW

Medium tree to 60' in good soil. Otherwise 24' to 30'. Valuable hard wood species. Large low branches; rounded crown. Can also be used as a decorative subject on rocky or stony sites. Cream flowers in summer and early fall. Koala browse.

Eucalyptus pyriformis Pear Fruited Mallee WA

Tree like shrub of 10-20'. Showy, large clusters of flowers, which can be red, pink, orange, yellow or cream. Collector's item. Good performance in dry or sandy soil.

Eucalyptus radiata N arrow Leafed Peppermint NSW

Small to medium sized woodland tree. Tablelands of NSW and sub~coastal areas of Eastern Victoria. Thin green leaves with strong peppermint smell when crushed. White flowers spring-summer. Koala browse.

Eucalyptus regnans Mountain Ash VIC; TAS

Magnificent species which is the tallest hardwood tree in the world--over 320'. Valued for its timber, but seldom cultivated.

Eucalyptus rhodantha Rose Mallee Outback WA

Sprawling plant 12' tall by 9' wide. Pink to red flowers tipped with gold. Mainly seen in spring and summer. Extreme rare desert flowering.

Eucalyptus robusta Swamp Mahogany NSW, QLD

Decorative tree which grows 60-70' tall with a trunk up to 3' in diameter. Cream flowers in spring. Great for shade and screening in large scale planting. Koala browse.

Eucalyptus rudis Desert Gum WA

Evergreen tree to 80'. Round leaves become narrow with age. Provides shade or windbreak. Tolerates desert heat. Can become chlorotic with age.

Eucalyptus saligna Sydney Bluegum NSW

Tall, stately tree over 100' tall. Excellent koala browser for zoos.

Eucalyptus salmonophlia Salmon Gum WA

Ornamental tree 60' with smooth salmon colored bark and narrow, shiny, green leaves-small fruits and buds resemble very small lemons. Prefers alkaline dry loams. Well-established feature tree at Boyce Thompson Arboretum, Superior Arizona.

Eucalyptus salubris Gimlet Gum WA

An outstanding tree 40' with smooth, brown fluted trunk. Shiny dark-green leaves and oval buds. Drought and frost resistant. Grows well in heavy dry soils.

Eucalyptus sargentii Salt River Mallee WA

Small tree 25' upright trunk covered in dark gray or black bark. Proven hardy in Arizona research salt tolerant.

Eucalyptus sideroxylon rosea Red Ironbank; Mugga NSW, QLD

Thirty to sixty-five feet tall depending on soil conditions. Black bark, deeply furrowed --never sheds. Showy pale pink to near crimson flowers. Long flowering period form spring to autumn. Proven cold hardy up to 4000'. (Santa Catalina Mts.) Koala browse. Cold tolerant.

Eucalyptus socialis Red Mallee WA

Multistemmed mallee of 20 feet tall. Light canopy of greyish leaves. Yound branchlets are red. Flowering profuse with pale yellow stalked umbrels. Good honey tree; xeriscape.

Eucalyptus spathulata Swamp Mallee WA

Fast growing compact tree 20'-25' skin like smooth trunk. Features very fine, silky foliage full shady canopy. Small white flowers in summer. Hardy in full sun. Useful residential shade tree.

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Eucalyptus stoatei Pear Gum WA

Slender 12-18' tree. Red to greenish-yellow pear shaped buds. Flowers mainly in summer. Grows in gravelly or sandy soil. Rare tree.

Eucalyptus tereticornis Forest Red Gum QLD, NSW & VIC

Koalas love to eat this quick growing medium to tall tree 30'-100'x 2O'-40' wide with straight trunk. Strong eucalyptus scent. Zoo exhibits. Hardy even in Las Vegas winters. Attractive red tips to new leaf growth. Arizona gardeners use as quick shade. Property fence-lines. Low water user xeriscape. Perfect big screen for desert areas. Cold tolerant

Eucalyptus torquata Coral Gum WA

Abundant, long flowering small to medium tree, 15-30'. Spectacular clusters of pink flowers are long flowering through spring and summer. Popular residential and freeway planting tree. Quick to establish. Phoenix streets and freeways now feature this proven hardy specimen. Tight growth, olive green colored foliage with attractive reddish stems and grows close to the ground.

Eucalyptus torwood

Spontaneous hybrid between E. torquata and E. woodwardii. Usually small to medium tree. Variations according to parent seed. Noted for prolific and showy flowers which are yellow to yellow orange. Hardy, rapid growing. thrives in low to moderate rainfall.

Eucalyptus viminalis Manna Gum QLD, NSW, VIC, TAS, SA

Tall tree, up to 180'. Decorticating bark. Small white flowers in summer through autumn. Favored food tree of the koala. Good shade tree.

Eucalyptus woodwardii Lemon Flowered Gum Kalgoorile-WA

Attractive drought tolerant tree. 30' excellent residential flowering specimen producing frosted white flower buds and large clusters of cascading brilliant yellow flowers. Desert Botanical Garden has been developing this hardy specimen tree since early 1980's. Weeping grey foliage.

Geijera parviflora Australian Willow QLD

Hardy, willow-like tree with attractive weeping crown canopy. Abundant yellow-white flowers in spring. Well established, hardy drought and frost resistant tree growing throughout Phoenix, the San Diego Zoo and California freeways. Popular with landscape designers. Hardiness 18-1 22F.

Grevillea 'Canberra' rosmarinifolis Spider Flower ACT

Evergreen shrub 6-8' tall with open, arching habit. Red flower clusters bloom continuously. Sunny position. Use as clipped hedge for animal enclosures. Plant in clusters for best effect.

Grevillea spp. Gaudi Chaudi ACT&NSW

Hardy evergreen dwarf shrub, grows 6'-12' in height, Red flowers bloom continuously through spring and summer. Sunny position.

Grevillea spp. Bronze Rambler ACT&NSW

Hardy evergreen shrub with bronze tips, ground crawler. Grows to 6' in height. Winter hardy; excellent ground cover.

Grevillea spp. Honey Gem QLD

Tall, 6-12' attractive weeping shrub. Feather like gray foliage. Produces large orange toothbrush shaped blossoms filled with nectar, spring through summer. Excellent tropical feature specimen. Patio-whisky barrel container. Humming bird attractive.

Grevillea bipinnatifida x G. banksii Superb QLD

Attractive small shrub, 3-5' tall by 4' wide. Tight silky oak foliage. Year round abundant flowers. Popular full sun rockery specimen and patio tubs. Low water user. Large orange flower spikes. Attracts hummingbirds.

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Grevillea robusta Silky Oak QLD

Fast-growing evergreen tree to 80' tall. Pyramidal form when young, orange flowers. Good shade. Hardy. Sun. Coastal, drought resistant. Established residential landscapes in California, Arizona and Florida.

Hardenbergia violacea 'Happy Wander' Native Wisteria WA

Quick growing evergreen ground cover creeper 6"x12'. Shades of bright purple blossoms hanging in clusters. Profuse purple flowers in late winter. Train on fence or arbor. Tolerates sun and wind. Espalier. Shiny green leaves.Excellant screen, ground cover creeper. Clipped formal hedge. First introduced by Paul, now largely grown in California and Arizona. Cold Tolerant.

Helichrysum bracteatum Straw Flower WA

Ever-lasting daisy. Annual duster plant 18", abundant multi-colored daisy like flower heads. Long lasting blooms, spring through summer. Excellent for rockery border planting in mass blocks.

Kennedia coccinea Coral Vine WA

A vigorous rambler prostrate to the ground 4x15' wide. Will trail over retaining banks, masses of tomato-red pea shaped flowers in spring. Grows in partial shade or full sun in well-drained soil. Proven, hardy Arizona lawn substitute.

Kennedia nigricans Black Coral Pea WA

Most vigorous climber or fast spreading ground yellow cover 4" tall 12'-15' spread. Large dark green three lobed bean like leaves. Black and yellow pea flowers, spring and summer.Withstands periods of drought and desert frosts. Substitute for a lawn. Tolerates shade. Proven hardy in Las Vegas. Excellent freeway embankment or potted tub specimen. Cold tolerant.

Kennedia prostrata Running Postman WA

Trailing species which spreads to about 5 feet. Flowers profusely with cheery bright red blooms.

Kunzea ambigua

Leptospermum scoparium spp. Helene Stribing Tea Tree NSW

Evergreen shrub to 6' tall with gray-green needle-like foliage. Single, dark pink flowers. specimen, Sun. Patio or tub specimen. Desert appearance.

Leptospermum scoparium spp. 'Martinii' New Zealand Tea Tree NSW

Evergreen Shrub to 6' tall with needle-like foliage. Double pink flowers along branches. Drought tolerant once establishied. Full sun. Prune to re-shape.

Lepospermum scoparium spp. 'Ruby Glow' Tea Tree NSW

Evergreen shrub 8-8' tall with bronze foliage. Plant is covered in double bright red flowers in spring, Sun. Feature entrance planter.

Melaleuca alternifolia Medicinal Tea Tree Oil NSW

Quick growing shrub, with lush, scented foliage. 2-4' tall herbaceous perennial in mid-western gardens. Leaves are crushed to separate medicinal oils. Pinch out tips for lush, bush growth. Plant in full sun or partial shade. Keep moist in well-drained soil. Winter hardy to 28F in zone 7, an evergreen. Ancient aboriginal remedy for many skin irritations. Perfect tub patio planter specimen.

Melaleuca diosmifolia Green Honey Myrtle WA

Quick to establish evergreen bush will reach 4-6' taIl and 6' wide with dense, lime-green, pine-like foliage. Lime green flowers, patio or garden border. Bird attracting. Animal exhibit fence screen. Attractive hedge, tub specimen. Full sun. San Diego Zoo Koala Exhibit features this interesting, sun-loving shrub. First introduced to America by Paul in 1982. Cold Tolerant.


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Melaleuca elliptica Granite Honey Myrtle WA

Attractive, hardy erect shrub. Medium size (6'-10' tall; 4-6' wide). Bule/gray green elliptical leaves. New growth has reddish tips. Dark red flowers over a long period of time, spring-fall. Quick growing. Favors dry soils in full sun. Useful for background screens or feature rockery specimen. Melaleuca ericifolia Paper Bark WA

Fine leaved shrub growing to about 15 feet. will withstand frost but is not considered drought tolerant. It does grow well in the desert with notmal watering.

Melaleuca fulgens Scarlet Honey Myrtle WA

A woody, erect shrub three to ten feet tall and four to six feet wide. Open habit suited for a background flowering screen. Attractive scarlet blossoms.

Melaleuca glomerata Desert Honey Myrtle Inland Paperbark SA

Small tree or shrub growing from 9 to 30 feet with whitish, papery bark. creamy yellow flowers appear in profusion usually in late spring.

Melaleuca halmaturorum Swamp Paperbark SA

Tree of irregular or crooked growth with thick, whitish papery bark and dense crown. Grows from 12 to 24 feet high. Can resemble japaniese bonsai. flowers are white or cream. favors saline, low lying sites and is useful in places where few other trees will grow.

Melaleuca hypericafolia Ulladulla Beacon VIC

Upright shrub 4-6' tall. Soft gray small leafed foliage, 2'-3' in height. Red flowers in spring. Excellent driveway border plant, patio tub specimen. Quick growing, cold hardy accent plant - Establishes well in full sun (Phoenix, Arizona).

Melaleuca incana Yellow Honey Myrtle ACT

Small rounded habit shrub, soft weeping gray foliage, 4-6' in height. Yellow flower balls in spring. Excellent driveway border plant, patio tub specimen. Quick growing, accent plant. Cold hardy.

Melaleuca leucadendra Weeping Paperbark Qld

Large tree, to 60 feet but sometimes larger. Thick, robust trunk with somewhat of a weeping habit of the thinner branches. Flowers are fragrant, cream colored and attract birds and bees.

Melaleuca linarifolia Narrow-leaved Paperbark SA

Low branced tree, normally 18-30 feet high. dense canopy of foliage. Flowers are prominent, snow white, covering the entire tree in late spring.

Melaleuca megacephala Greenough Gold Honey Myrtle WA

Hardy small-medium shrub 4'-8' with stiff branches. Prune to shape or let grow natural. Large globular yellow, flower heads conspicuous above the foliage mid spring through summer. Excellent low maintenance shrub very low water-salt tolerant all soils. Proven Arizona hardiness.

Melaleuca nesophila Showy Honey Myrtle WA

Large densse shrub or small tree with branches at or near ground level. Flowers are deep violet to purplish pink, tipped with yellow anthers in late spring and summer.

Melaleuca radula Graceful Honey Myrtle WA

Open, woody, erect or spreading shrub. Grows 3-6 feet high. Flowers are mauve, violet, pink or white mainly July-September.

Melaleuca uncinata Broombush All States

Broom-like shrub 3-6 feet tall with numerous ascending branches. Flowers are cream to yellow, sometimes orange, and occur mainly in spring. Makes a good hedge fence.

Melaleuca violacea SA

wide spreading, prostrate to semiprostrate shrub, with many horizontal branches in layers. Flowers are purple or violet usually in spring.

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Melaleuca wilsonii Wilson's Violet Honey Myrtle SA; VIC

A low woody, spreading shrub with lance like leaf and crowded clusters of bright mauve-pink flowers in spring. Attractive specimen around ponds, rockeries, small garden beds, patio planters.

Myoporum parvifolium Creeping Boobialla WA

Ground cover-matting plant. Evergreen with soft foliage and white flowers. Quick growing, drought and frost resistant. Useful in embankment situations, rockery specimen. Well established as Arizona xeriscape ground cover.

Pandorea jasminoides Bower Vine QLD & NSW

Creeper, vine, shiny green foliage. Hardy in cool conditions, pink trumpet flowers, scented spring. Attractive indoor climber, tropical foliage.

Pandorea jasminoides Charisma QLD, NSW & ACT

Quick-growing climber with shiny green-variegated leaves, Attractive large, tubular pink flowers in spring through summer, jasmine scented. Popular tub specimen, fence-like hedge, rockery creeper. Establishes well in full sun, also cold weather. (Phoenix summers).

Polygala x dalmansia Sweet Pea Shrub WA

Evergreen shrub in warm climates to 5' tall with 5' spread. Purple flowers. Prune to keep compact. Sun or partial shade. Hardy clipped hedge.

Pittosporum tenuifolium nigricans NSW

Fast growing evergreen shrub to 30' tall. Dark purple flowers. Excellent screen. Tolerates coastal areas. Sun to partial shade.

Ravenea rivularis Majesty Palm QLD

Lush tropical indoor plant. Grows well in low light area. Quick growing, producing shining green fronds every month. Water regularly in well-drained soil.

Scaevola x 'mauve clusters' Fan Flowers WA

Evergreen perennial in warm climates from 3-5' tall with 4-6' spread. Blue flowers. Tolerates mild frost and drought, sun, University of California ,Santa Cruz introduction.

Sollya heterophylla Australian Bluebell Creeper WA

Evergreen shrub in warm climates from 2-3' tall. Spreading habit. Blue blossom. Likes good drainage. Sun or partial shade.

Westringia fruiticosa variegata Westringia - Australian Rosemary ACT

Shrub 18"-2' tall. Compact growth habit, attractive variegated golden/green pine like foliage. Hardy full sun in Phoenix. Frost Hardy.

Wodyetta bifurcata Foxtail Palm Cape York; QLD

Slender feather leaves palm with jagged tipped leaflets. Radiating out from the fronds in all directions arching like a fox's tail. Excellent poolside specimen. Grows well in Phoenix gardens. Keep moist. Well drained, mulched soil, fertilize regularly for best foliage color.

Xanthorea preissii Black Boy WA

Ornamental grass. Slow growing. Rare and unusual black flower spike in summer. Perfect rockery speciman for desert gardens.

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The following unique Australian plant specimens are climatically researched and introduced across North America. In addition, exclusive species are fully imported, Phytosanitarially certified from Australian seed banks, Arboretums, registered plant breeders and collected from indigenous regions with similar climatic zones/ soil types. Upon entry into the United States, all plant material is USDA inspected and certified true to type and allowed for future U.S propagation and development.

General Care for Australian Native Plants:

When planted, water thoroughly and keep soil moist until the plant is established, especially throughout warm weather. Container plants should be kept moist. Fertilize with Scott's Osmocote slow release fertilizer, NPK 19-6-12 or 18-7-10 and /or Peter's soluble fertilizer 20-20-20.

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