Acorn Banksia: The Acorn Banksia is the fastest growing Banksia in the Perth area.
Baluka/Giant Bamboo: This large Bamboo can grow to a height of 25 m.
Buddha’s Belly Bamboo: This bamboo gets its common name from the swollen ‘Buddha’s belly’-like lower internodes which become short and fat in times of stress.
Dune Moses: This wattle gets its name from its habit of growing well in coastal sand dune areas.
Firewheel Tree: The Firewheel Tree takes its name from the configuration and colour of its flowers.
Firewood Banksia: This large shrub/small tree is known as the ‘Firewood Banksia’ for obvious reasons; the wood burns away to a fine ash.
Frangipani: In Cambodia, Frangipani flowers are used in necklace offerings to deities and as decoration on coffins.
Giant Reed: Giant Reed has a long history of use by humans.
Jam Wattle: Like many others, this Wattle has phyllodes instead of leaves to help control water loss in hot, dry weather.
Kei Apple: Due to its hardiness the tree is a valuable tool against salinity and erosion in Africa, and a source of food if other crops fail.
Natal Plum: Salt-resistant and prickly, the Natal Plum is often grown as a hedge or barrier.
Natal Wedding Flower: When blooming, trees become weighed down with clusters of drooping, cup-shaped flowers.
Orange Jessamine: Beautiful yet hardy, Orange Jessamine is often grown as an ornamental hedge.
Persian Silk Tree: This tree is adorned with vivid, pink and white flowers that look like pompoms.
Red and Green Kangaroo Paw: The name ‘Kangaroo Paw’ (originally ‘Kangaroo Foot’) was coined around the 1850s and was used mainly for this species commonly found in the Perth area.
Sydney Wattle: These delicately-scented flowers attract a variety of insects and birds to feed, and eventually develop into straight seed pods.
WA Peppermint Tree: This gracefully weeping tree was given the name ‘peppermint’ by early colonists because of the peppermint scent given off by crushed leaves.