Plant What Where | Modern Native

Date: 17-05-2023

PLANT WHAT WHERE | Modern Native

The Plant What Where Modern Native selection compliments and expands our Aussie Mediterranean plant palette. The modern selection of Australian native plants provides an excellent choice for contemporary gardens, delivering impressive results even in the harshest of conditions. 

To create a vibrant and sustainable outdoor space, the Modern Native range can be complemented with carefully selected exotic trees, shrubs, and perennials. By combining these elements, you can achieve a balanced and captivating design. Their adaptability, low maintenance requirements, support for biodiversity, and sustainable characteristics make them an excellent choice for creating visually appealing and environmentally conscious outdoor spaces.


Plant Selections:


Dichondra repens
This native groundcover is a great option for providing a natural carpet for the garden, with small white flowers producing in Spring and Summer amongst its kidney-shaped leaves.

Viola hederacea
A perennial groundcover with tight rounded to kidney shaped leaves. Grows is a sprawling manner making an excellent dense groundcover with decorative mauve and white flowers.

Myoporum parvifolium Fine Leaf
A dense, native groundcover that has waxy, white honey-scented flowers emerge in spring and summer and is low-maintenance and fast-growing.


Lomandra longifolia 'Tanika' pbr
Featuring stunning blue-grey weeping foliage, this variety grows in most soil types and is extremely hardy in dry conditions. These grasses look great in mass plantings and can be clipped to shape.


Acacia cognata 'Mini Cog' pbr
An attractive Australian native shrub which is compact and low growing, it has fine soft foliage which falls in a weeping habit. Foliage is light green in colour.

Casuarina glauca 'Greenwave' pbr
Hardy needle-like green foliage forms a ball-shape naturally, making it a great screening plant without any need for pruning.

Correa alba
An attractive and hardy shrub, the Correa alba has grey-green foliage with small white flowers which are on display in late autumn and winter.

Westringia fruticosa 'Jervis Gem'
This is the compact version of Westringia ‘Wynyabbie Gem’. This is a tough, compact shrub with narrow, grey-green foliage and mauve flowers produced all year around.  Perfect for trimming to topiary shapes as shown below.


Banksia praemorsa 'High Noon'
This mid-sized native shrub bears striking, long cylindrical yellow flowers, making it a beautiful feature to any garden.

Tristaniopsis laurina 'Luscious' pbrA small to medium sized evergreen tree with shiny, dark green foliage topped with red coloured new growth. Produces yellow flowers with a sweet fragrance in January and early February. Trunk features striking port coloured bark that peels back to reveal a mottled cream stem.


Brachychiton x acerifolius
Known as the 'Flame Tree' for its striking red flowers, the Brachychiton x acerifolius is an Australian native tree that serves as a magnificent feature to any garden.
Elaeocarpus reticulatus
Commonly known as Blueberry Ash, the Elaeocarpus reticulatus has bird attracting bright blue oval shaped fruits (drupe) growing from April-October. From October -January dainty pinkish white flowers form in masses. This combination of fruit and flowers results in a long ornamental display lasting nearly all year round. Leaves will turn a shade of bright red when they are older.
Eucalyptus pulverulenta 'Baby Blue'
This silver-blue native gum produces cream-coloured flowers from winter to spring, followed by gumnuts. It has a spreading nature and is often used as a feature foliage.



Westringia fruticosa 'Jervis Gem' Ball
This is the compact version of Westringia ‘Wynyabbie Gem’. This is a tough, compact shrub with narrow, grey-green foliage and mauve flowers produced all year around.

Westringia Ball  - Coastal Garden design Nathan Burkett

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