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
Chrysopogon filipesAustralian Vetiver GrassAvailable
Cymbopogon refractusBarbed Wire GrassCurrently unavailable
Crinum pedunculatumCrinum  LilyAvailable
Dianella caeruleaBlue Flax LilyCurrently unavailable
Dianella longifoliaSmooth Flax LilyAvailable
Juncus usitatusCommon RushAvailable
Lomandra longifoliaSpiny-headed Mat-rushAvailable

Climbers

BOTANICAL NAMECOMMON NAMEAVAILABILITY
Elaeagnus trifloraMillaa Millaa Vine Available
Hibbertia scandens Snake Vine Available
Jasminum didymumNative JasmineAvailable
Pandorea jasminoidesBower VineAvailable
Pandorea pandorana Wonga VineAvailable

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

BOTANICAL NAMECOMMON NAMEAVAILABILITY
Apowollastonia spilanthoidesBeach SunflowerAvailable
Ajuga australisAustralian BugleCurrently unavailable
Bacopa monnieriBrahmi Available
Chrysocephalum apiculatumYellow ButtonsCurrently unavailable
Coleus eungellaensis Eungella Coleus Available
Cordyline murchisoniaeDwarf Palm LilyCurrently unavailable
Dichondra repensKidney WeedAvailable
Eremophillia debulisWinter AppleAvailable
Gynura drymophila Forest Daisy Available
Hypoestes floribunda Musk-scented PlantAvailable
Lobelia membranaceaNative LobeliaAvailable
Murdannia graminea Grass Lily Currently unavailable
Peperomia blandaPeperomiaAvailable
Viola banksiiNative Violet Available
Vitex rotundifoliaBeach VitexAvailable
Wollastonia unifloraBeach SunflowerCurrently unavailable
Xenostegia tridentataAfrican Morning VineAvailable
Xerochrysum bracteatumEverlasting DaisyCurrently unavailable

Shrubs (under 5m)

BOTANICAL NAMECOMMON NAMEAVAILABILITY
Abelmoschus moschatus subsp tuberosusScrambling Native RosellaAvailable
Acacia holosericeaSilky WattleCurrently unavailable
Acacia simsiiSims WattleCurrently unavailable
Alpinia caeruleaNative GingerAvailable
Antidesma erostreWild Currant Available
Archirhodomyrtus beckleriRose MyrtleCurrently unavailable
Argusia argentea Octopus BushAvailable
Breynia oblongifoliaCoffee BushAvailable
Callicarpa pedunculataVelvet LeafAvailable
Capparis canescensWild OrangeAvailable
Coleus diversus Native ColeusAvailable
Cordyline manners-suttoniaeGiant Palm LilyAvailable
Cupaniopsis wadsworthiiDuck's FootAvailable
Glycosmis trifoliataPink Lime Berry Available
Graptophyllum ilicifoliumMt Blackwood HollyAvailable
Hovea longipes Brush HoveaAvailable
Leptospermum polygalifoliumWild MayAvailable
Mackinlaya macrosciadea Blue UmbrellaAvailable
Meiogyne heteropetalaOrange AnnonaAvailable
Melaleuca bracteataBlack Tea TreeCurrently unavailable
Melaleuca hemistictaGold-dusted Bottlebrush Available
Melaleuca paludicolaEungella BottlebrushCurrently unavailable
Melaleuca pearsonii NTPearson's BottlebrushAvailable
Melaleuca recurva NTTinaroo BottlebrushAvailable
Melastoma malabathricum subsp. malabathricumNative LasiandraAvailable
Memecylon pauciflorum var. pauciflorumPoor-flower TreeAvailable
Psychotria poliostemmaPsychotria poliostemmaAvailable
Prostanthera eungella Eungella Mint-bushAvailable
Rubus probusNative RasberryAvailable
Scaevola taccadaSea LettuceAvailable
Synostemon albiflorus Showy Sauropus Available
Vitex trifoliaBlue VitexCurrently unavailable

Trees (5-10m)

BOTANICAL NAMECOMMON NAMEAVAILABILITY
Abrophyllum ornans Native Hydrangea Available
Acacia leptocarpaNorthern WattleCurrently unavailable
Acronychia laevisHard AspenAvailable
Aidia racemosaArcher CherryAvailable
Atractocarpus fitzalanii subsp. fitzalaniiBrown GardeniaAvailable
Banksia integrifolia subsp. comparCoastal  BanksiaAvailable
Capparis arboreaNative PomegranateAvailable
Cupaniopsis anacardioidesTuckerooAvailable
Denhamia dispermaOrange Bark Available
Diospyros humilisSmall-leaved EbonyAvailable
Guioa lasioneuraSilky TamarindAvailable
Harpullia  pendulaTulipwoodAvailable
Hibiscus tiliaceusCottonwoodCurrently unavailable
Hymenosporum flavumNative FrangipaniCurrently unavailable
Lysiphyllum hookeri Hooker's Bauhinia Available
Melaleuca trichostachya River Paperbark Available
Melaleuca viminalisWeeping BottlebrushAvailable
Melaleuca viridiflora Broad-leaved Paperbark Available
Melicope elleryanaPink EvodiaAvailable
Micromelum minutumLime Berry Available
Myrsine PorosaNorthern MuttonwoodAvailable
Pararchidendron pruinosum Snow-woodAvailable
Pandanus cookiiCook's Screw Pine Currently unavailable
Pipturus argenteusNative MulberryAvailable
Premna serratifoliaCreek PremnaAvailable
Psydrax  odorataShiny-leaved CanthiumAvailable
Scolopia brauniiFlintwoodAvailable
Stenocarpus sinuatusFirewheel TreeAvailable
Sterculia quadrifidaPeanut TreeAvailable
Syzygium australeCreek CherryAvailable
Terminalia sericocarpaDamsonAvailable
Thespesia populnea Tulip Tree  Available
Timonius timonSwizel BushAvailable
Waterhousea floribundaWeeping Lilly-pillyAvailable

Large Trees (over 10m)

BOTANICAL NAMECOMMON NAMEAVAILABILITY
Ackama australiensis Available
Alectryon connatusHairy AlectryonCurrently unavailable
Archontophoenix alexandraeAlexandra PalmAvailable
Brachychiton acerifoliusFlame TreeAvailable
Brachychiton australisBroad-leaved Bottle TreeAvailable
Calophyllum inophyllumBeauty LeafCurrently unavailable
Carallia brachiataFreshwater MangroveCurrently unavailable
Casuarina cunninghamianaRiver OakAvailable
Commersonia bartramiaBrown KurrajongAvailable
Corymbia intermedia Pink Bloodwood Currently unavailable
Elaeocarpus grandisBlue Quandong Available
Eucalyptus exsertaQueensland PeppermintAvailable
Eucalyptus raveretianaBlack IronboxAvailable
Eucalyptus tereticornisQueensland Blue GumAvailable
Euroschinus falcataRibbonwoodCurrently unavailable
Flindersia schottiana Bumpy Ash  Available
Ganophyllum falcatum Scaly Ash Currently unavailable
Huberantha nitidissimaCanary BeechAvailable
Lophostemon confertus Brush Box Available
Melaleuca fluviatilis Pendulous Paperbark Currently unavailable
Melaleuca leucadendra Weeping Paperbark Available
Melicope xanthoxyloidesYellow EvodiaAvailable
Mimusops elengiMimusopsCurrently unavailable
Myristica insipidaNative NutmegAvailable
Neolitsea dealbata  White Bollywood  Available
Pleiogynium timorenseBurdekin PlumCurrently unavailable
Polyscias australianaIvory BasswoodAvailable
Toona ciliataRed CedarCurrently unavailable

Wetland/aquatic

BOTANICAL NAMECOMMON NAMEAVAILABILITY
Philydrum lanuginosum Woolly FrogmouthCurrently unavailable
Schoenoplectiella mucronataStar Club-rushCurrently unavailable