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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 merrickiae

Open, spindly upright shrub. Grows 2-4 m h x 1.5-2 m w. Grey elliptic foliage. Cluster of yellow globular flowers from April-June. Grows in well-drained sandy or clay-loam soils in part to full sun. Conservation status: Priority 4.

WiF F AuF SS
Acacia microbotrya Manna Wattle

Ornamental upright tall shrub. Grows 4-5 m h x 2-4 m w. Grey-green foliage. Abundant golden ball-shaped flowers from April-Sept. Grows in a wide range of soils in a sunny situation.

WiF F SpF L AuF SS
Acacia mimica var. angusta

Dense, erect shrub. Grows 0.5-2 m h x 1-2 m w. Incurved mid-green foliage. Yellow, globular flowers from July-Oct. Grows in well-drained sandy to loamy-gravelly soils in full sun.

WiF F SpF SS
Acacia moirii ssp. dasycarpa

Dwarf, upright shrub. Grows 0.6-0.8 m h x 1 m w. Hairy, feathery grey-green foliage. Yellow, globular flowers from May-August. Well-drained soils in part to full sun location. Suitable as a container plant.

WiF F AuF P
Acacia moirii ssp. moirii Moir's Wattle

Dwarf, spreading shrub. Grows 0.1-0.4 m h x 0.5 m w. Hairy, feathery grey-green foliage. Yellow, globular flowers from May-Aug. Well-drained soils. Sunny location. Suitable as a container plant.

WiF F AuF P V
Acacia multispicata

A very attractive dome-shaped wattle. Grows 2 m h x 2-3 w. Fine blue-green foliage. Abundant golden-yellow rod-shaped flowers from July-Oct. Well-drained light to heavy soils in part to full sun.

WiF F SpF
Acacia myrtifolia Myrtle Wattle (WA form)

Shrub to 3 m h x 2-3 m w. Reddish branches. Thick green foliage. Profuse cream-yellow flowers from July-Oct. Grows in range of soil types. Partial to full sun. Prune after flowering.

WiF F SpF
Acacia nervosa Rib Wattle

Attractive low wattle. Grows 0.5-1 m h x 1 m w. Wavy green foliage. Showy golden flowers from June-Oct. Well-drained sandy soils in partial to full sun. Very good container plant. Phytophthora resistant.

WiF F SpF P PR SS
Acacia obovata

Low growing ground cover wattle. Grows 0.2-0.6 m h x 0.3-1 m w. Wavy edged mid green hairy obovate foliage. Flowers pale yellow to white from March-Sept. Well-drained lateritic soils in part to full sun.

WiF F SpF AuF
Acacia orbifolia

Compact spreading shrub. Grows 0.5-1.2 m h x 1.5-2 m w. Dark green, rounded, wavy phyllodes. Deep red new growth. Masses of dense, cream ball-shaped flowers from Aug-Oct. Grows in well-drained loamy or clay-based soils in part to full sun.

WiF F SpF
Acacia oxyclada

Prostrate or erect spreading shrub. Grows 0.1-1 m h x 1-1.5 m w. Fine green foliage with spinescent branch tips. Attractive golden ball shaped flowers from July-Oct. Grows in well-drained soils in part to full sun.

WiF F SpF
Acacia parkerae Parker's Wattle

Prostrate mat-forming shrub. Grows 0.1-0.2 m h x 1 m w. Intricately branched with mid-green foliage. Yellow ball-shaped flowers from Sept-Oct. Grows in part to full sun in well-drained light to heavy loam soils. Conservation status: Priority 3.

F SpF P V
Acacia patagiata

Rounded dense shrub. Grows 0.5-2.5 m h x 1-3 m w. Mid-green incurved phyllodes. Abundant golden ball-shaped flowers from July-Sept. Grows in full to part sun in sandy or clay-based soils. Saline tolerant.

WiF F SpF SS
Acacia pentadenia Karri wattle

Tall upright shrub. Grows 3-4 m h by 2-3 m w. Bright green, ferny foliage. Scented, pale yellow flowers from July-Dec. Well-drained, light to heavy soils. Dappled shade or partial sun.

WiF SpF S SuF F
Acacia pharangites

Upright spindly open shrub. Grows 1-4 m h x 1-2 m w. Grey-green foliage. Bright yellow ball-shaped flowers to 1 cm across from Aug-Sept. Grows in acidic clay-loam soils in part to full sun. Conservation status: Declared Rare.

WiF F SpF
Acacia pinguiculosa ssp. teretifolia

Densely rounded low shrub. Grows 0.3-1 m h x 0.5-1.2 m w. Mid-green linear foliage. Yellow ball shaped flowers from Aug-Sept. Grows in well-drained sandy loam soils in full sun.

WiF F SpF
Acacia plicata

Attractive rounded dense small to medium shrub. Grows 1-2 h x 2 m w. Hairy light green foliage. Golden yellow round flowers from June-Oct. Pleated pods. Moderate to well-drained soils in dappled shade or part sun. Tip prune after flowering.

WiF SpF S
Acacia preissiana

Prostrate wattle growing 0.3 m h x 1-2 m w. Feather-leafed foliage. Globular gold flowers from Dec-Jan. Well-drained gravelly soils. Dappled shade-part sun. Useful container plant. Phytophthora resistant.

S SuF P PR V
Acacia pulchella Prickly Moses

Small prickly shrub. Grows 1-2 m h x 1-1.5 m w. Blue-green leaves. Covered in golden ball-shaped flowers from June-August. Grows in most well-drained soils in part to full sun. Phytophthora resistant.

WiF F L PR
Acacia pulviniformis

Prostrate, mound-like shrub. Grows 0.1-0.2 m h x 0.5-1 m w. Spinescent branches. Mid-green hairy foliage. Globular gold flowers to 5 cm from Aug-Oct. Grows in part to full sun in light to heavy well-drained soils.

WiF F SpF P V
Acacia recurvata

Domed, spreading shrub. Grows 0.5-1.2 m h x 1-2 m w. Dark green lance-shaped foliage. Whitish bloom on stems. Golden ball shaped flowers from June-Aug. Grows in dappled shape to full sun in well-drained soils. Conservation Status: Declared Rare.

WiF F S
Acacia redolens Vanilla wattle (low form)

Dense spreading shrub. Grows 0.5-1 m h x 2-5 m w. Grey-green, aromatic foliage. Racemes of bright yellow, globular flowers from Aug-Oct. Grows in a range of soils in partial to full sun.

WiF F SpF
Acacia restiacea

Low rush-like plant. Grows 0.5-1 m h x 1-2 m w. Flowers bright yellow borne in clusters and covered with overlapping bracts. Flowers Augt-Oct. Partial to full sun in light to medium soils. Prune to keep compact.

WiF F SpF
Acacia rossei

Upright open-branched medium shrub, 2-3 m h x 1-2.5 m w. Bright green sticky foliage. Large deep yellow globular flowers from July-Dec. Well-drained light to medium soils essential. Does best in full sun.

WiF F SpF SuF
Acacia rostellifera Summer-scented Wattle

Dense medium shrub. Grows 2-4 m h x 2-3 m w. Grey-green foliage. Globular golden yellow flowers in clusters from Oct-Dec. Well-drained light to medium soils in full sun. Good coastal plant that tolerates limestone.

F SpF SuF L CS F
Acacia saligna Orange Wattle (prostrate form)

Spreading prostrate shrub covering a large area. Grow 0.2-0.4 m h x 2-5 m w. Bright green leathery phyllodes. Abundant golden pom-pom flowers from Aug-Nov. Grows in a range of soils in part to full sun. Good for verge plantings.

WiF F SpF L CS V SS
Acacia semitrullata

Slender erect shrub. Grows 0.2 - 0.7 m h x 0.3 - 0.8 m w. Triangular prickly foliage. White-cream flowers from May-Oct. Moist sandy-loamy soils in part to full sun. Phytophthora resistant. Conservation status: Priority 3.

WiF F SpF AuF PR SS
Acacia sessilis

Diffuse open shrub. Grows 0.6-1.2 m h x 0.5-1 m w. Fine prickly mid-green foliage. Abundant golden yellow ball flowers from July-Oct. Grows in gravelly-clay or sandy well-drained soils in part to full sun.

WiF F SpF SS
Acacia sessilispica

Slender medium shrub. Grows 1.5-2 m h x 2-3 m w. Fine long foliage. Bright yellow spike flowers from Aug-Sept. Requires well-drained soils in full sun.

WiF F SpF
Acacia shuttleworthii

Spreading small shrub to 1 m h x 1-1.5 m w. Oval, wavy, hairy, grey-green phyllodes. Globular, profuse, yellow flowerheads from Sept-Dec. Well-drained soils in partial to full sun.

F SpF
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