What we grow

Plant height can vary depending on the growing environment. The height categories below are guides only. Many plants can be pruned to keep them to the desired height.

Factsheets are available for most plants listed.  A small number of factsheets are still in development and will be added soon.

Don’t forget to check out how council has revitalised the Gordon White Library precinct using local native plants grown at the MNEC.

Grasses and strappy plants

BOTANICAL NAMECOMMON NAMEAVAILABILITY
Cyperus javanicusJava SedgeAvailable
Crinum pedunculatumCrinum  LilyAvailable
Dianella caeruleaBlue Flax LilyAvailable
Dianella longifoliaSmooth Flax LilyCurrently unavailable
Juncus usitatusCommon RushAvailable

Climbers

BOTANICAL NAMECOMMON NAMEAVAILABILITY
Hardenbergia violaceaNative SarsparillaAvailable
Jasminum didymumNative JasmineAvailable
Pandorea jasminoidesBower VineAvailable

Ground covers and low-growing plants (under 1m)

BOTANICAL NAMECOMMON NAMEAVAILABILITY
Bacopa monnieriBrahmi Available
Coleus eungellaensis Eungella Coleus Available
Cordyline murchisoniaeDwarf Palm LilyCurrently unavailable
Hypoestes floribunda Musk-scented PlantAvailable
Lobelia membranaceaNative LobeliaAvailable
Myoporum boninense subsp. AustraleCoastal BoobiallaAvailable
Murdannia gramineaGrass LilyAvailable
Viola banksiiNative Violet Available
Vitex rotundifoliaBeach VitexAvailable
Xerochrysum bracteatumEverlasting DaisyAvailable

Shrubs (under 5m)

BOTANICAL NAMECOMMON NAMEAVAILABILITY
Abelmoschus moschatus subsp tuberosusScrambling Native RosellaAvailable
Acacia holosericeaSilky WattleAvailable
Acacia simsiiSims WattleAvailable
Alpinia caeruleaNative GingerAvailable
Coleus diversus Native ColeusAvailable
Cordyline manners-suttoniaeGiant Palm LilyAvailable
Glycosmis trifoliataPink Lime Berry Available
Graptophyllum ilicifoliumMt Blackwood HollyCurrently unavailable
Hovea longipes Brush HoveaAvailable
Leptospermum polygalifoliumWild MayAvailable
Melaleuca bracteataBlack Tea TreeAvailable
Melaleuca hemistictaGold-dusted Bottlebrush Available
Melaleuca paludicolaEungella BottlebrushAvailable
Melaleuca recurva NTTinaroo BottlebrushAvailable
Melastoma malabathricum subsp. malabathricumNative LasiandraCurrently unavailable
Memecylon pauciflorum var. pauciflorumPoor-flower TreeAvailable
Prostanthera eungella Eungella Mint-bushAvailable
Scaevola taccadaSea LettuceAvailable
Sophora tomentosaSilverbead BushAvailable
Synostemon albiflorus Showy Sauropus Available
Vitex trifoliaBlue VitexAvailable

Trees (5-10m)

BOTANICAL NAMECOMMON NAMEAVAILABILITY
Acacia leptocarpaNorthern WattleAvailable
Atractocarpus fitzalanii subsp. fitzalaniiBrown GardeniaAvailable
Banksia integrifolia subsp. comparCoastal  BanksiaCurrently unavailable
Hibiscus tiliaceusCottonwoodAvailable
Lysiphyllum hookeri Hooker's Bauhinia Available
Melaleuca trichostachya River Paperbark Available
Melaleuca viminalisWeeping BottlebrushAvailable
Melicope elleryanaPink EvodiaAvailable
Pararchidendron pruinosum Snow-woodCurrently unavailable
Pipturus argenteusNative MulberryAvailable
Sterculia quadrifidaPeanut TreeAvailable
Syzygium australeCreek CherryAvailable
Waterhousea floribundaWeeping Lilly-pillyAvailable

Large Trees (over 10m)

BOTANICAL NAMECOMMON NAMEAVAILABILITY
Archontophoenix alexandraeAlexandra PalmAvailable
Corymbia intermediaPink BloodwoodAvailable
Elaeocarpus grandisBlue Quandong Available
Eucalyptus exsertaQueensland PeppermintAvailable
Eucalyptus raveretianaBlack IronboxAvailable
Eucalyptus tereticornisQueensland Blue GumAvailable
Flindersia schottianaBumpy Ash Available
Melaleuca fluviatilisPendulous PaperbarkAvailable
Melaleuca leucadendraWeeping PaperbarkCurrently unavailable
Mimusops elengiMimusopsAvailable
Pleiogynium timorenseBurdekin PlumAvailable
Toona ciliataRed CedarAvailable