Every season sees new favourites to enjoy in the garden – either for their changing foliage or new flowers. Bring your winter garden to life with these picks of Australian natives that add cheer with their bright blooms, heady scents or bird attracting qualities in the colder, greyer months.
Golden statement on a small scale
Make a statement in a small garden or rockery with a dwarf ornamental wattle that brings the renowned bright yellow flowers of wattle starting as early as June right through to October. Acacia drummondii ssp drummondii blue/green ferny leaves add to the appeal year round. Happily drought and frost resistant too, ensure its planted in well drained soil and full sun to part shade. Also look out for the intriguing Acacia aphylla ‘Leafless Rock Wattle’ – a shrubby wattle that’s particularly beautiful for its complex, spiny leafless branch structure. It produces yellow flowers from late winter to mid spring and is drought and frost tolerant. Another favourite, Acacia acinacea is a fast growing shrub with fluffy, golden ball flowers appearing from late winter and early Spring – giving the cheery appearance of ‘Gold Dust’.
Swathes of colour…
It makes scents…
Pretty in Pink