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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 heteroclita

Upright, rounded, dense, medium, ornamental shrub. Grows 1.5-2 m h x 2 m w. Long green phyllodes. Profuse golden flowers in Sept-Oct. Partial to full sun in well-drained light to heavy soils.

F SpF
Acacia hilliana

Low-growing spreading shrub from NW WA. Grows 0.3-1 m h x 1-2 m w. Linear sticky dull green foliage. Very attractive bright gold spike flowers from March-Oct. Grows in well-drained soils in full sun or in pots.

WiF F SpF AuF P
Acacia huegelii

Compact low plant. Grows 0.2-0.5 m h x 0.5-1 m w. Hairy or glabrous triangular shaped foliage. Abundant cream to light yellow flowers from Oct-Feb. Grows in part shade to full sun in sandy or gravelly soils.

F SpF SuF V SS
Acacia idiomorpha

Compact dwarf shrub to 0.3-1 m h x 1-2 w. Hairy, prickly foliage. Large, bright golden, globular flowerheads in Aug-Sept. Very profuse. Sunny position. Well-drained light to medium soils.

WiF F SpF CS
Acacia inaequiloba

Low plant to 0.3-0.6 m h. Bluish, prickly foliage. Flowers are short, oblong golden rods from July-Sept. Full sun in light to medium well-drained sandy soils.

WiF F SpF SS
Acacia incurva

An open spreading shrub. Grows 0.5-1 m x 1-1.5 m w. Linear pungent foliage. Attractive golden ball-shaped flowers from May-Sept. Grows in well-drained soils in part to full sun.

WiF F SpF AuF
Acacia inophloia Fibre-barked Wattle

Graceful, upright wattle. Grows 3-4 m h x 3-4 m w. Fibrous, string-like “Minnie-ritchie” bark. Needle-like foliage. Abundant yellow rod-shaped flowers from Sept-Nov. Well-drained light to medium soils in full sun. Conservation status: Priority 3.

F SpF
Acacia insolita subsp. insolita

Small erect shrub. Grows 0.3-1.2 m h x 0.5-1.5 m w. Feathery pinnate foliage. Terminal clusters of cream to yellow pom-pom flowers from June-Sept. Grow in well-drained soils in part to full sun or in containers.

WiF F SpF P
Acacia jibberdingensis Jibberding Wattle

Ornamental large shrub to small tree, 3-5 m h x 3-4 m w. Long fine dark green foliage. Deep yellow-golden rod shaped flowers from May-Dec. Best in well-drained soils in fairly dry spot. Part to full sun.

WiF F SpF AuF
Acacia karina Karina’s Wattle

Upright medium shrub. Grows 1-3 m h x 1-2 m w. Long, fine mid-green foliage. Very attractive light golden catkin-shaped flowers from May-June. Grows in well-drained acidic clay-loam soils in full sun. Consevation status: Priority 1.

F SpF AuF
Acacia lachnophylla

Dwarf spreading shrub. Grows 0.2-0.3 m h x 0.5-1 m w. Fine foliage. Profuse, small, golden flowers from Sept-Nov. Well-drained soils in partial to full sun. Good ground cover.

F SpF V
Acacia lanuginophylla

Spreading domed shrub. Grows 0.3-1 m h x 1.5-2.5 m w. Densely hairy grey foliage. Yellow flowers from July-Oct. Grows in well-drained soils in part to full sun. Conservation status: Declared Rare

WiF F SpF
Acacia laricina var. laricina

Dwarf domed spreading shrub, 0.3-0.5 m h x 1-1.5 m w. Dark green fine prickly foliage. Cream to yellow-cream flowers in spring. Well-drained soils in full sun.

WiF F SpF V
Acacia lasiocalyx Silver Wattle

Single-trunked, large to tall shrub or tree. Grows 2-5 m h x 3-4 w. Branches have silvery bloom. Phyllodes long, curved. Bright yellow spikes 3-4 cm long from Aug-Oct. Sunny position in well-drained soils.

WiF F SpF
Acacia lasiocarpa var. lasiocarpa Panjang (Dune Moses)

Dense rounded to spreading prickly shrub. Grows 0.5-1 m h x 0.5-1.5 m w. Feathery foliage. Abundant golden yellow flowers from July-Oct. Does well in part to full sun in a range of soils. Does well in limestone and in coastal situations.

WiF F SpF L CS SS
Acacia lasiocarpa var. sedifolia

Dense spreading low plant. Grows 0.5-1 m h x 0.5-1.5 m w. Feathery foliage. Abundant yellow flowers from Jun-Sep. Does well in part to full sun in a range of soils.

WiF F SpF L CS SS
Acacia lateriticola

Attractive small shrub. Grows 0.5-1.5 m h x 1-2 m w. Feathery, hairy foliage. Profuse light yellow flowers in May-Oct. Well-drained soils with partial to full sun. Phytophthora resistant.

WiF F SpF AuF PR
Acacia leioderma

Attractive medium shrub. Grows 1-2 m h x 2-3 m w. Feathery, green foliage. Profuse yellow flowers from Aug-Nov. Well-drained sandy soils in dappled shade to partial sun.

WiF SpF S SS
Acacia leptalea Chinocup Wattle

Attractive medium shrub, up to 1.7 m h x 2 m w. Globular yellow flowers are abundant on outer branchlets. Flowers July-Oct. Grows in sandy-loamy soils in full sun. Conservation status: Declared Rare.

WiF F SpF
Acacia leptospermoides ssp. leptospermoides

Low spreading shrub. Grows 0.5-1 m h x 1-2 m w. Grey-green foliage. Bright yellow ball-shaped flowers from Aug-Oct. Well-drained light to medium sandy soils in a sunny position.

WiF F SpF SS
Acacia leptospermoides ssp. leptospermoides Prostrate form

Prostrate spreading shrub.Grows 0.1 m h x 1 m w. Mid green fine foliage. Abundant bright yellow ball-shaped flowers from June-Sept. Grows in well-drained sandy or gravelly soils in part to full sun. Good container plant.

WiF F SpF P V SS
Acacia leptospermoides ssp. obovata

Upright open small shrub. Grows 0.4-1.5 m h x 0.5-1.2 m w. Ovate-shaped foliage. Golden ball-shaped flowers from June-Aug. Grows in well-drained soils in part to full sun. Conservation status: Priority 2.

WiF F
Acacia lineolata ssp. multilineata

Dense rounded small shrub. Grows 0.5-1.5 m h x 1-1.5 m w. Grey-green sickle-shaped foliage. Ball-shaped yellow flowers from Jun-Aug. Grows in well-drained sandy soils in full sun. Conservation status: Priority 1.

WiF F SS
Acacia littorea

Dense compact shrub. Grows 1-2.5 m h x 1.5-2.5 m w. Light green triangular pungent foliage. Abundant lemon yellow ball-shaped flowers from Aug-Nov. Grows in coastal situations on sandy soils in full sun. Limestone tolerant.

WiF F SpF L CS SS
Acacia longiphyllodinea Long-leaved Wattle

Wiry medium shrub. Grows 2-3 m h x 1-3 m w. Very long bluish green leaves. Yellow rod-shaped flowers from Aug-Oct. Grows in well-drained sandy soils in full sun.

WiF F SpF SS
Acacia luteola Yellow Autumn Wattle

Attractive low compact shrub. Upright to 0.7 m h x 0.5-1 m w. Ferny foliage. Pale yellow flowers in spikes from Feb-Sept. Well-drained soils in dappled to full sun. Good container plant.

WiF F SpF S SuF AuF P
Acacia maxwellii

Prostrate or low growing shrub, 0.1-0.4 m h x 0.5-1.5 m w. Mid-green foliage. Pale yellow to cream flowers from Sep-Oct. Grows in well-drained soils in sunny locations.

F SpF V
Acacia megacephala Prostrate Form

Prostrate growing shrub. Grows 0.2-0.5 m h x 1-2.5 m w. Pinnate blue-green foilage with spiny branches. Abundant deep yellow ball-shaped flowers from July-Sept. Grow in light to medium soils in part to full sun.Conservation status: Priority 3.

WiF F SpF V SS
Acacia merinthophora

Very ornamental medium shrub. Grows 3 m h x 2-3 m w. Has weeping branches arranged in a zig-zag pattern. Attractive golden rod flowers from April-Sept. Well-drained light to medium soils in part to full sun.

WiF F SpF AuF SS
Acacia merrallii Merrall's Wattle

Adaptable spreading shrub. Grows 1-1.5 m h x 2 m w. Grey-green foliage. Profuse yellow flowers are borne fromn Aug-Oct. Well-drained soils with partial to full sun.

WiF F SpF
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