Depending on severity of coastal conditions this hardy shrub grows up to 5m and bears sweet red fruit that look like birds eyes.
This hardy flax lilly has shiny bright blue bunches of fruit. The plant can serve many purposes. It is good for binding sand and reducing soil erosion. Aborigines used the silky strong leaf fibre to make string and baskets. The fruit is used for blue dye and is also edible. The berries are arguably the best tasting of all 15 flax lillies native to Australia.
Buttressed tree to 35m with open almost horizontal branches. Leaf edges are slightly serated and old leaves turn red before falling. The iridescent blue fruit is edible but sour to taste in raw form. It can be used in jams, pies or stewed in sugar to make puree. The silver-white truck is distinct and the timber is highly valued.
Coast Banksia trees produce flowers laden with sweet nectar in Autumn and Winter. Soak the flower in water to impart a sweet flavour or sit back and watch bees hum happily around the flowers on the tree as they gather pollen to feed their hive.
Coastal Rosemary is a very hardy native shrub, popular in street scaping due to its tolerance to high winds, full sun, salt spray and low water. This plant is host to the Rayed Blue butterfly. The shrub can be hedged or grown freely into a dense spreading shrub reaching 2m in height.
A dense spreading acacia shrub able to tolerate drought, wind, salt and moderate frosts. Seeds are edible and best tasting after being roasted or steamed in their pods.
When eaten raw the bubbles of lime will burst in your mouth, creating an explosion of flavour rivaled by no other.
The Lemon Aspen tree is a small tropical tree growing to 9 meters with glossy leaves and edible tart citrus flavoured fruit.
The vibrant lemon flavoured leaves will turn a cup of hot water into something special. The profuse white flowers and thick dark green leaves also bring beauty to the garden.
Leaves have a strong lemon aroma when crushed. Plants can be used as an effective screen or incorporated into a native garden featuring the fine copper green leaves.
Fragrant white flowers are followed by clusters of translucent pink fruits that are citrus in flavour. The fruit is sweet and juicy but slightly resinous. Eat fresh or use the berries to create delicious and uniquely flavoured jams and sauces.
The lime fruit from this native citrus tree is lesser known than the finger lime, but similar in taste. A slow growing slender tree to approx 5m+, native to coastal sub-tropical rainforests of northern NSW and Queensland. This plant also provides great protection and habitat for small birds.
For the fruit to be delicious it must be fully ripened. However in the wild variable flavours can occur ranging from sweet to insipid. This fig is an important food plant for native butterflies, birds and bats. As the name suggests the leaves can be used to sand wood. The Sandpaper Fig is found naturally growing along water courses and prevents erosion...
Hoya australis, commonly known as the waxvine, is a native rainforest vine with succulent evergreen leaves and clusters of white pink fragrant flowers.