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 spathulifolia

Medium shrub from 0.5-2 m h x 2 m w. Variable habit – spreading to upright. Golden flowers June-Oct. Limestone or sandplain soils. Sunny spot. For a more upright, ornamental shape, prune lower lateral branches.

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Acacia splendens Dandaragan Wattle

Tall upright shrub to small tree. Grows 1-4 m h x 2-4 m w. Grey-green foliage. Clusters of golden yellow globular flowers from Aug-Sept. Well-drained soils in full sun. Conservation status: Declared Rare.

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Acacia squamata

Low growing shrub. Grows 0.2-0.6 m h x 0.5-1 m w. Fine grey-green foliage. Globular yellow flowers in spring. Light well-drained soils in a sunny position.

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Acacia stenoptera Narrow Winged Wattle

Attractive dwarf bushy shrub. Grows 0.5 m h x 1-1.5 m w. Stiff curving foliage. Cream-yellow ball-shaped flowers from April to July. Well-drained light to heavy soils. Grows in part to full sun.

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Acacia subcaerulea Blue-barked Acacia

Upright, very attractive medium-sized shrub. Grows 2-3.5 m h x 2-3.5 m w. Grey-green foliage. Profuse yellow flowers during Dec-March. Well-drained soils. Prefers full sun.

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Acacia subflexuosa

Attractive, upright shrub to 0.5-1 m h. Fine foliage. Golden flowers in leaf axils from Aug-Nov. Well-drained soils in partial to full sun.

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Acacia subflexuosa ssp. capillata

Attractive, low, rounded shrub to 0.5-1 m h x 0.5-1.2 m w. Fine greyish foliage. Golden flowers in leaf axils from Aug-Sept. Well-drained soils in partial to full sun. Conservation status: Declared Rare.

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Acacia sulcata var. planoconvexa

Spreading, often prostrate shrub, 0.2-0.6 m h x 1.0-1.5 m w. Mid-green fine foliage. Abundant yellow flowers from July-Sept. Well-drained soils in full sun.

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Acacia sulcata var. platyphylla

Attractive compact wattle. Grows 1 m h x 1.5 m w. Grey green foliage. Abundant deep golden flowers from Aug-Oct. Good drainage in light to heavy soils. Partial to full sun.

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Acacia sulcata var. sulcata

Dense, bushy shrub with fine, crowded foliage. Grows 1-2 m h x 1-1.5 m w. Profuse deep golden flowers from July-Oct. Fairly well-drained, light to heavy soils in partial to full sun.

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Acacia teretifolia

Small upright shrub. Grows 0.5-1 m h x 1-1.5 m w. Fine mid-green slightly pungent foliage. Bright golden ball shaped flowers from June-Oct. Grows in lateritic medium to heavy soils in part to full sun.

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Acacia tetragonocarpa

Rush-like shrub to 1 m h. Yellow, globular flowers from March-June. Well-drained soils in dappled shade to part sun.

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Acacia tetragonophylla Kurara

Much-branched large-sized shrub, 3-4 m h x 4 m w. Extremely prickly foliage. Abundant yellow flowers. Full sun in well-drained soils.

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Acacia tetraptera Octopus Wattle

Dwarf, spreading shrub to 0.7 m h x 1 m w. Phyllodes globular, thickened. Flowers are light to mid-golden from Aug-Sept. Well-drained light sandy-loamy soils in full sun. Good container plant.

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Acacia trachycarpa

Attractive erect shrub with beautiful ‘Minnie-Ritchie’ bark. Grows 2-4 m h x 3-4 m w. Fine light green foliage. Dense, bright yellow rod-shaped flowers from April-Aug. Very well-drained soils in a hot sunny spot. From Pilbara region.

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Acacia triptycha

Densely foliaged shrub. Grows 1-4 m h x 2-3 m w. Fine, long foliage. Golden ball-shaped flowers in Autumn and Spring. Well-drained light to medium soils in a sunny location.

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Acacia truncata

Medium-sized shrub. Grows 1-3 m h x 1-3 m w. Wedge-shaped foliage. Globular pale yellow flowers from June-Sept. Part to full sun. Well-drained soils. Does well on coastal limestone soils. Responds to pruning.

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Acacia tumida Pindan Wattle

Large shrub to small tree. Grows 3-4 m h x 2-4 w. Dark green thickened foliage. Abundant large rod-like flowers from May-Oct. Very attractive large bushy shrub. Well-drained soils in full sun.

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Acacia urophylla

Upright shrub with weeping branches, 2-4 m h x 2-4 m w. Grey-green foliage. Profuse pale yellow flowers from June-Sept. Grows in well-drained soils in dappled shade to part sun. Phytophthora resistant.

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Acacia varia var. parviflora

Dwarf, compact shrub from 0.5-1 m h x 0.5-1 m w. Soft feathery foliage. Attractive golden yellow rod-like flowers in July-Sept. Well-drained light to heavy soils in part to full sun. Excellent container plant.

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Acacia willdenowiana Grass Wattle

Low shrub. 0.7 m h x 0.5 m w. Long leafy stems sent out from base of plant which bear pale yellow flowers from Jun-Sept. Great plant for adding variety to a native garden because of distinctive shape. Limestone, sand or gravel. Full sun or part shade.

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Acacia xanthina White-stemmed Wattle

Attractive upright bushy shrub. Grows 1-4 m h x 2-3 m w. White stemmed trunk with blue-green foliage. Attractive golden ball shaped flowers from Aug-Oct. Does well in sandy soils in part to full sun. Tolerant of limestone soils.

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Acanthocarpus preissii

Dwarf tufting or spreading shrub. Grows 0.2-0.4 m h x 0.3-0.5 m w. Linear pungent greyish leaves. Clusters of small white flowers along stems sporadically through the year. Grows in well-drained soils in part to full sun. Tolerates limestone.

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Actinodium cunninghamii Albany Daisy

Lovely dwarf shrub growing 0.5-1 m h x 0.5 m w. Fine grey-green leaves. Red and white daisy-like flowers from Aug-Jan. Excellent drainage required. Dappled shade to partial sun. Good container plant.

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Actinodium sp. Fitzgerald River Albany Daisy

Beautiful, dwarf shrub. Grows 0.5-1 m h x 0.5 m w. Fine grey-green leaves. Large pink and white daisy-like flowers from Aug-Oct. Excellent drainage required. Dappled shade to partial sun. Useful container plant. (Manuscript name: Actinodium calocephalum)

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Adansonia gregorii Boab

Spreading tree with barrel-shaped trunk,10-15 m h x 2-10 m w. Compound mid-green leaves. Deciduous during winter. Fragrant white flowers mostly in summer in southern areas. Extremely well-drained soils in hot, very sunny location.

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Adenanthos argyreus Little Woollybush

Attractive, compact, low shrub. Grows 0.3-1.0 m h x 0.6-1.3 m w. Compact silvery green foliage. Bright reddish-pink flowers mainly from Aug-Oct. Well-drained soils in part to full sun. Prune lightly. Good container plant.

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Adenanthos barbiger ssp. barbiger Hairy Jugflower

Attractive compact low shrub. Grows 0.5-1 m h x 1 m w. Hairy green foliage. Large red flowers from July-Dec and sporadically. Best in well-drained gravelly soils in part to full sun. Good container plant.

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Adenanthos cuneatus Coastal Jugflower

Dwarf spreading shrub with silky, grey foliage and pink new growth. Grows 0.5-1 m h x 1-3 m w. Pink-purple flowers in spring, also sporadic. Well-drained light to heavy soils in part to full sun.

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Adenanthos cygnorum ssp. chamaephyton Common woollybush

Attractive spreading shrub. Grows 0.2-0.5 m h x 1-1.5 m w. Fine grey-green foliage with red new growth. Small pink and green flowers from Aug-Dec. Well-drained light to medium soils in part to full sun. Good groundcover. Conservation status: Priority 3.

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