Heavy soil plants

A selection of plants that are very tolerant of heavy soils and waterlogged conditions, but not permanent swamps. 41 products

Blackwood (Acacia melanoxylon) $2.95

Acacia melanoxylon
A long lived (100yrs+) and attractive wattle tree which produces a highly sought after, dark cabinet timber. Planted in the open it makes a good, dense windbreak.Frost resistant.
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Native Ginger (Alpinia coerulea) $3.40

Alpinia coerulea
A great foliage plant to create that tropical feel in the garden and also makes an attractive feature around pools.The 1 metre long foliage stems bear white flowers, followed by blue globular fruits.The young growing tips of the creeping rhizomes have a distinct Ginger flavour and were used as bush tucker by Aborigines. The leaves were also used to wrap food in to be cooked.
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Hoop Pine (Araucaria cunninghamii) $4.00
Araucaria cunninghamii var. glauca

Araucaria cunninghamii
#Great size - ready now!# A very beautiful, hardy and adaptable native pine tree that makes a fantastic windbreak and woodlot tree. In fact its one of the easiest windbreak trees to establish. Its slightly prickly juvenile foliage, when a young plant, deters grazing by animals, making them much easier to establish.
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Broad Leafed Banksia (Banksia robur) $3.40

Banksia robur
A shrub with large, broad leaves and large flower heads which are blue / green in bud, opening to yellow / green. Tolerates heavy soils and is an excellent bird attractor. Can grow to 3m high.
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Flame Tree (Brachychiton acerifolius) $3.40

Brachychiton acerifolius
A very hardy rainforest tree with very large, shady, glossy leaves which are partly or fully dropped off the tree prior to flowering before Christmas. Brilliant, bright-red flowers over several months. Grows to 10m in the full-sun.
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Queensland Bottle Tree (Brachychiton rupestre) $3.40

Brachychiton rupestre
A very unusual and ornamental specimen tree that develops a large bottle-like trunk. It has the ability to store reserves of water in its trunk and is, therefore , very drought resistant.Frost resistant.
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Ivory Curl Flower (Buckinghamia celsissima) $3.40

Buckinghamia celsissima
Beautiful smaller tree with a dense canopy of dark-green leaves and large pendulous spikes of creamy-white flowers in summer.Grows to 8m in the full-sun.
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Crimson Bottlebrush (Callistemon citrinus) $3.40

Callistemon citrinus
A very dense growing and showy shrub with a very useful screening plant. Flowers are rich red bottlebrushes which appear twice a year. A great bird-attractor.
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Angela Bottlebrush (Callistemon citrinus Angela) $3.40

Callistemon citrinus Angela
Beautiful shrub with broad, green leaves and masses of large, Pink and White flowers ranging from pink inside to white outside the flower. Flowers in Spring and Autumn. Frost resistant. Grows up to 2m high.
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White Anzac Bottlebrush (Callistemon citrinus White Anzac) $3.40

Callistemon citrinus White Anzac
A very attractive, dense shrub to 1.5 m with oval, green leaves and large, white bottlebrush flowers particularly in Spring and Autumn. Frost resistant.
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Dawson River Weeper Bottlebrush (Callistemon Dawson River Weeper) $3.40

Callistemon Dawson River Weeper
A very long flowering bottlebrush with a beautiful,weeping habit down to the ground.Bright red flowers most of the year.Grows to 4m high.
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Great Balls of Fire Bottlebrush (Callistemon Great Balls of Fire) $3.40

Callistemon Great Balls of Fire
The brilliantly coloured, bright red foliage and dense, compact habit make this a terrific hedge plant. Is very hardy of most soil types, drought resistant and frost tolerant. Grows to under 2 metres high.
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Hannah Ray Bottlebrush (Callistemon Hannah Ray) $3.40

Callistemon Hannah Ray
A beautiful medium sized shrub which is similar to, but slightly smaller in height than Callistemon Dawson River. Foliage is dense and elegant with weeping branches. Bears masses of red bottlebrush flowers in Spring. Grows to around 3 metres high.
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Lilac Bottlebrush (Callistemon lilacinus) $3.40

Callistemon lilacinus
A dense, bushy, medium sized shrub with masses of pale lilac flowers. A good screen and bird attractor.
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White Bottlebrush (Callistemon salignus) $3.40

Callistemon salignus
A small tree with an upright branching habit and pale yellow flowers in Summer.Its new foliage is a brilliant pink colour. Its dense foliage makes an excellent choice as a medium sized windbreak or screen.
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Glasshouse Country (Callistemon Tinaroo x salignus) $3.40

Callistemon Tinaroo x salignus
Very showy, medium sized shrub with bright green foliage and masses of pale pink bottlebrush flowers, mainly in spring but at other times also. Grows to 3m high.
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Weeping Red Bottlebrush (Callistemon viminalis) $3.40

Callistemon viminalis
A large shrub / small tree with dense, weeping foliage and branches. Red flowers appear profusely in Spring and Autumn. An excellent windbreak / screen and bird attracting plant.
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Tall Sedge Grass (Carex appressa) $2.95

Carex appressa
An attractive, clumping grass with bright green foliage. It is a very useful grass in wet areas, around ponds, swamps and even poolsides. This native grass is used widely for helping remove nutrients from recycled-water ponds and grey water re-use systems. Grows under 1m high.
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Black Bean (Castanospermum australe) $3.40

Castanospermum australe
Beautifully shady, Native legume tree which bears large yellow and red pea-type flowers. Also a very useful shade and riverbank stabilisation tree.
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Swamp She Oak (Casuarina glauca) $3.40

Casuarina glauca
A very hardy, medium sized She-Oak which is adaptable to many different soil types including heavy clay soils. Makes a terrific windbreak. Frost resistant.
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Lemon Scented Gum (Corymbia citriodora) $3.40
Eucalyptus citriodora

Corymbia citriodora
A fast growing and ornamental eucalypt with highly fragrant foliage and cream / white flowers.
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River Red Gum (Eucalyptus camaldulensis) $3.40

Eucalyptus camaldulensis
The fast growing, wide ranging and iconic Australian gum tree of so many waterways throughout Eastern Australia. Grows for a very long time , this picture being of a 700 year old tree!A very important habitat provider for many native birds and and various wildlife.
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Swamp Mahogany (Eucalyptus robusta) $3.40

Eucalyptus robusta
A large and fast growing eucalypt with fibrous bark and broad, glossy foliage. Grows well on most soils incl. heavy clay - but not permanent wet sites. A local Koala food tree.
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Forest Red Gum (Eucalyptus tereticornis) $3.40

Eucalyptus tereticornis
A fast growing and very hardy tree suitable to most local soil types - even heavy clays which waterlog for weeks at a time. It is one of the favorite local Koala food trees.
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Australian Teak (Flindersia australis) $3.40

Flindersia australis
A beautiful and very hardy rainforest tree that makes a great shade tree and windbreak due to its dense foliage and low branching habit. It has dark green, glossy, foliage and bears masses of white flowers in November.
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