Suitable for small
Suitable for road
verge (submit your
sketch to the Shire
2015 Tree Canopy and
NOTE: The majority of the photos in this booklet are used with
permission of the Department
of Parks and Wildlife’s
the sole purpose of providing a description of types of plants that will
be available through the Shire of Mundaring’s Tree Canopy and
Blackbutt or Yarri
Sea Urchin Hakea
Jarrah Forrest Sheoak
Silky-leaved Blood Flower
Grey Honey Myrtle
Robin Redbreast Bush
Plumed Feather flower
July to October
loamy, sandy & gravelly soils
This tree has a wide growing range and was
extensively used by the early settlers for fences.
Many of these fences are still standing today. The
beautiful colour of the timber is responsible for the
common name ‘raspberry jam’ wattle.
Acacia acuminata is now also widely planted as a
tough; attractive; good screen
This one will add a splash of brightness to properties
large and small.
August to November
various soils; good screen;
non-Western Australian native Acacia iteaphylla.
August to October
Wide range of soil types
good understorey for dieback
plant provides great protection for small birds.
dense, often weeping;
variety of soils
This shrub can also be used as a fodder plant for
species for wind breaks.
Like many acacias, it is short lived but seeds
benefit all other plants around it.
May to October sandy/gravelly soils; windbreaks
Nothing is more soothing than the sound of a breeze in
a Casuarina grove. The plants come in male and
female and both are required to ensure fertile seeds.
The dense foliage provides great infill between sparser
eucalypts, they also fix nitrogen!
All casuarinas can provide beautiful timber for fine
Botanical Name Common Name Dry
red/brown May to November attractive dark green foliage
August to November
appropriate for tiny gardens. If you are starting out on
creating a waterwise garden, start with a few of these
January to July, October to
Beautiful delicate plant to add to your garden.
Photo by Linda Kirchner
What a glorious plant this one is! A compact grower
Always make sure you submit a plan to the Shire if you
Very hardy and a good bandicoot habitat when planted
waterlogging & salt
certain amount of salt and waterlogging. Beautiful
dense foliage and stunning, golden-tipped flowers.
They will also grow on less damp sites
versatile. Great for all size gardens.
Favourite source of nectar for honey-eating birds and
Another great plant for the smaller property. Again, if
you are starting to create a waterwise garden in the
suburbs, this plant should be on your list.
Grows well throughout the Hills. Loves that rocky
difficult site you have had trouble with.
Also suitable to smaller gardens. Great understorey
Provides light screening, as well as nesting and nectar