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WA Native Plants

The use of Western Australian native plants in home gardens will help conserve the flora of Western Australia and preserve our natural water resources.

The Friends of Kings Park propagate native plants in their nursery within Kings Park. These high quality, rare and unusual  plants are available at the Friends quarterly plant sales with many plants not available from commercial nurseries.

The Backyard Botanicals garden which surrounds Zamia Café at May Drive Parkland, Kings Park provides a visual display of the best plants to grow in Perth gardens.

Native Plant Search

Our plant database contains over 1,300 Western Australian native plants. Links are provided where possible to FloraBase where you’ll find further information about each species.

Not all plants in this database are available from each Friends of Kings Park Plant Sale.  Plant sale species lists change for each sale.  Unfortunately we are unable to take orders, but you could contact the Friends office to request plant species you’d like to see propagated for a future sale.

The information provided here is a general guide only: plants are sensitive to such factors as soil types, water volumes and other geographical factors.

Please select the characteristics you would like or type a colour or design feature in the search space.

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Latin name Common name Description
Acacia crispula

Spreading, dwarf shrub. Grows 0.5-1 m h x 1-2 m w. Hairy foliage. Profuse creamy-yellow flowers from Sept-Oct. Dappled shade to partial sun in well-drained soils.

SpF S
Acacia curvata

Attractive spreading shrub. Grows 1-1.5 m h x 1-2 m w. Phyllodes recurved and pungent. Bright yellow globular flowers from May-July. Sunny position in a range of soils.

WiF F AuF
Acacia cyclops Red-eyed Wattle

Domed shaped, fast growing medium shrub. Grows 2-4 m h x 2-4 m w. Deep green foliage. Yellow ball-shaped flowers from Sept-Nov. Excellent coastal plant tolerating limestone and salt spray. Good windbreak. Phytophthora resistant.

F SpF L CS PR
Acacia declinata Pallinup Gold

Prostrate shrub to 0.4 m h x 0.5-1 m w. Crowded prickly foliage. Golden flowers from Aug-Sept. Well-drained, sunny position. Conservation status: Priority 3.

WiF F SpF
Acacia deficiens Boot Scrubber

Prostrate, spreading or domed low shrub. Grows 0.1-1 m h x 0.5-1 m w. Grey-green spinescent foliage. Abundant yellow ball-shaped flowers from Sept-Oct. Grows in well-drained soils in part to full sun.

F SpF
Acacia delphina Dolphin Wattle

Attractive small shrub. Grows 0.5-1.5 m h x 0.5-1 m w. Crescent-shaped, dark green phyllodes. Short gold rod-like flowers from July-Oct. Partial to full sun in most well-drained soils. Tip prune to keep compact.

WiF F SpF
Acacia denticulosa Sandpaper Wattle

Upright, open shrub 1-5 m h. Unusual, large phyllodes 5-7 cm long, toothed with coarse surface. Bright, golden spike flowerheads 4-7 cm long from Sept-Oct. Well-drained soils preferring full sun. Conservation status: Declared Rare.

F SpF SS
Acacia dentifera Toothed Acacia

Medium shrub 2-3 m h x 2-3 m w. Phyllodes 7-20 cm long, very narrow. Globular, golden flowerheads arranged in clusters from Aug-Jan. Grows in well-drained soils in partial to full sun.

WiF F SpF SuF
Acacia dictyoneura

Medium shrub. Grows 1.5-2 m h x 2-3 m w. Wavy, dark green phyllodes. Globular, large yellow flowerheads from Aug-Dec. Well-drained soils in dappled shade to full sun.

WiF F SpF S SuF
Acacia drummondii ssp. affinis

Dwarf shrub with hairy branchlets from 0.5-1 m h x 1-1.5 m w. Feathery foliage. Bright gold rod flowers from May-Sept. Well-drained soils in part sun. Good container plant. Conservation status: Priority 3.

WiF SpF AuF P
Acacia drummondii ssp. candolleana

Upright medium-sized shrub. Grows 1-2.5 m h x 1-1.5 m w. Soft feathery grey-green foliage. Bright gold rod-shaped flowers from July-Oct. Well-drained light to medium soils in part sun.

WiF SpF
Acacia drummondii ssp. drummondii

Attractive low plant. Grows 0.2-0.5 m h x 1-2 m w. Soft blue-green feathery foliage. Bright gold rod-shaped flowers from July-Sept. Well-drained light to medium soils in semi-shade or full sun. Tip prune after flowering. Phytophthora resistant.

WiF F SpF PR V
Acacia drummondii ssp. elegans

Very attractive medium shrub. Grows 1-2 m h x 1-2 m w. Soft dark green foliage. Bright gold rod-shaped flowers from July-Sept. Well-drained light to medium soils in semi-shade or full sun. Tip prune after flowering.

WiF F SpF
Acacia dunnii Elephant Ear Wattle

Tall sparsely-branched large shrub to small tree. Grows 3-6 m h x 2-3 m w. Large silver-grey phyllodes. Golden yellow globular flowers from May-June. Requires a hot very sunny spot and well-drained soils. Not frost tolerant.

WiF F AuF
Acacia durabilis

Open, upright shrub. Grows 0.7-2 m h x 0.8-1.5 m w. Mid-green foliage. Cream to pale yellow flowers from Oct-Dec or Jan-April. Grows in gravelly-clay or sandy soils in part to full sun.

F SpF SuF AuF SS
Acacia empelioclada

Upright medium shrub. Grows 1-2.5 m h x 2 m w. Feathery leaves. Flowers pale yellow. Flowers July-Oct. Well-drained soils. Dappled shade to partial sun.

WiF SpF S
Acacia ephedroides

Attractive upright shrub with ‘Minni-ritchi’ peeling bark. Grows 2-4 m h x 2-3 m w. Long pine-like phyllodes. Golden rod-like flowers borne en masse along branches from Aug-Sept. Well-drained soils in sunny location.

WiF F SpF
Acacia ericifolia

Small spreading shrub. Grows 1 m h x 1-2 m w. Dense foliage. Yellow globular flowers from May-Oct. Well-drained soils in part to full sun.

WiF F SpF AuF CS
Acacia exocarpoides

Broom-like shrub. Grows 0.5-2.5 m h x 1.5-2.5 m w. Rush-like grey-green foliage. Abundant bright yellow ball-shaped flowers from June-Aug. Grows in well-drained sandy or loamy soils in full sun in a hot location.

WiF F SS
Acacia fauntleroyi

Upright large shrub. Grows 3-4 m h x 2-4 m w. Reddish stringy bark. Light green foliage. Abundant rod-like golden flowers from Sept-Nov. Well-drained soils in part to full sun.

F SpF
Acacia flagelliformis

Open erect small shrub from 0.5-1 m h x 0.5-1.5 m w. Foliage: dark green grass-like phyllodes. Golden ball-shaped flowers in clusters in June-July. Dappled shade to part sun. Grows in most soils. Suitable for containers.

WiF S P
Acacia gemina

Low spreading shrub. Grows 0.5-1.2 m h x 1-1.5 m w. Mid-green foliage. Abundant golden ball-shaped flowers from Aug-Oct. Grows in sandy or gravelly soils in full sun. Conservation status: Priority 2.

WiF F SpF SS
Acacia gilbertii

Small compact shrub. Grows 1-1.5 m h x 1-1.5 m w. Dark green feathery foliage. Unusual white globular flowers from Dec-March. Well-drained light to medium soils in semi-shade to part sun.

S SuF AuF
Acacia glaucoptera Clay Wattle

Attractive small spreading shrub. Grows 1-1.5 m h x 2-3 m w. Foliage is flat and continuous along stems. Purple-red new growth. Globular yellow flowers from Aug-Nov. Well-drained soils in a sunny location.

WiF F SpF
Acacia glutinosissima

Upright open medium shrub. Grows 1.5-2.5 m h x 1-2 m w. Sticky foliage. Bright golden yellow flowers towards ends of branches from July-Sept. Well-drained sandy soils in full sun.

WiF F SpF SS
Acacia gonophylla

Low growing spreading shrub. Grows 0.6-1 m h x 1-1.5 m w. Incurved dull green foliage. Whitish to pale cream flowers from Aug-Nov. Grows in coarse sand, sandy loam or clay-based soils in full sun.

WiF F SpF SS
Acacia guinetii Guinet’s Wattle

Small-medium shrub. Grows 1-2 m h x 2 m w. Hairy, feathery foliage. Large, globular yellow flowers from June-Sept. Grows in well-drained gravelly or sandy soils in dappled shade to full sun. Conservation status: Priority 4.

WiF F SpF S SS
Acacia hadrophylla

Dense dome-shaped spreading shrub. Grows 0.2-0.7 m h x 0.4-1.5 m w. Mid-green foliage with attractive golden ball-shaped flowers from Jun-Sept. Grows in sandy loam or clay loam soils in full sun.

WiF F SpF
Acacia hemiteles Tan Wattle

Dense, spreading shrub. Grows 1-1.5 m h x 2 m w. Phyllodes 4-10 cm, grey-green. Globular, golden flowerheads arranged in clusters from August-October. Well-drained or gravelly soils in partial to full sun.

WiF F SpF
Acacia heterochroa ssp. heterochroa

Upright small shrub. Grows 0.5-1.2 m h x 0.5-1.5 m w. Grey-green foliage. Attractive reddish new growth. Abundant bright lemon-yellow flowers in spring. Well-drained soils in part to full sun.

F SpF
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