Heavy soil plants

Plants that are very tolerant of heavy soils and waterlogged conditions, but not permanent swamps. 52 products

Carex appressa

Tall Sedge Grass (Carex appressa) $2.95

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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Castanospermum australe

Black Bean (Castanospermum australe) $3.50

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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Casuarina glauca

Swamp She Oak (Casuarina glauca) $3.50

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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Corymbia citriodora

Lemon Scented Gum (Corymbia citriodora) $3.50

A fast growing and ornamental eucalypt with highly fragrant foliage and cream / white flowers.
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Corymbia tesselaris

Moreton Bay Ash (Corymbia tesselaris) $3.50

A very fast growing evergreen tree which grows 10 to 20m tall. The lower trunk is rough and dark while the upper trunk has a smooth white or light grey surface. Grows naturally on flat, deep soils of medium to high fertility and can tolerate clays well. Flowers Winter to Early Summer.
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Eucalyptus argophloia

Western Queensland White Gum (Eucalyptus argophloia) $3.50

A medium-sized to tall evergreen tree and usually has a very upright form with often more than half the trunk's height clear of branches. It has a striking smooth white trunk on which older bark can become a colourful pinkish grey. Naturally occurs in southern inland QLD where it grows in clayey soils on or near the edges of flats.
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Eucalyptus bancroftii

Orange Gum (Eucalyptus bancroftii) $3.50

Medium sized tree growing to 15m, although usually is much smaller. The bark sheds in large plates or flakes and is smooth or granular, similar to that of grey gums. Newly exposed bark is bright orange and weathers to grey, dark grey or grey-brown. Flowers from Spring to Summer.
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Eucalyptus blakelyi

Blakelys Red Gum (Eucalyptus blakelyi) $3.50

A very hardy, frost and drought tolerant tree can be grown on relatively heavy soils and poorer, loamy soils. It is an important species in the honey industry as it provides a valued source nectar and pollen for bees.Grows naturally on the Tablelands and Western Slopes.
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Eucalyptus camaldulensis

River Red Gum (Eucalyptus camaldulensis) $3.50

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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Eucalyptus moluccana

Coastal Grey Box (Eucalyptus moluccana) $3.50

Fast growing gum tree with dark grey bark on lower trunk, silver grey above. Grey-green foliage & creamy-white flowers February-May. Good Koala food plant. Pollen source for honey attracts birds, bees and possums. Tolerates light salinity and heavy soils.
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