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Night blooming jessamine (Cestrum nocturnum)

Night blooming jessamine (Cestrum nocturnum) An ornamental evergreen shrub to 4m tall. The flowers are tubular, greenish-white to cream coloured, about 2.5cm long, and are clustered in the axil of leaves. The flowers are very fragrant at night. The leaves are shiny, 10-20cm long and about 3cm wide, and have an [...]

Jerusalem cherry (Solanum pseudocapsicum)

Jerusalem cherry (Solanum pseudocapsicum) A small shrub to 1m tall, often cultivated as an ornamental, especially as a pot plant. The flowers are white, 2 to 3mm across, star-shaped and most often solitary or sometimes with a few grouped together. The leaves are alternate, elliptic, with an undulate margin, and are [...]

Yesterday, today and tomorrow (Brunfelsia)

Yesterday, today and tomorrow (Brunfelsia) A semi-evergreen ornamental shrub to 2m. The perfumed flowers are bright blue fading to light mauve to almost white, about 5cm in diameter with 5 broad petals. (B. americana has yellow flowers fading to cream). The flowers are usually grouped together at the ends of branches in [...]

Desert rose (Adenium obesum)

Desert rose (Adenium obesum) A semi-succulent shrub or small tree to 3m with thickened lower stems and swollen base cultivated as a garden ornamental. The bark is smooth and grey. Flowers are 2.5-5cm long, funnel-shaped, 5-lobed and clustered at the ends of branches, white, pink or red in colour often [...]

Rhus (Toxicodendron succedaneum)

Rhus (Toxicodendron succedaneum) A small deciduous tree up to 8m tall, cultivated, cultivated as a garden plant for its spectacular scarlet and crimson autumn foliage. The flowers are small, creamy white to yellow, found among the leaves. Toxicity category: 2, 3 Warning: For all eye exposures to sap, rinse [...]

Snowflake (Euphorbia leucocephala)

Snowflake (Euphorbia leucocephala) Small shrub to 3m grown as a garden ornamental. The flowers are small, grouped together at the ends of branches and surrounded by white leaf-like bracts. The leaves are light green, lance-shaped, usually opposite or in whorls of three or more, and measuring 2.5 to 8cm in length. Toxicity [...]

Silky oak (Grevillea robusta)

Silky oak (Grevillea robusta) A very tall, native tree with furrowed grey bark often cultivated as an ornamental. The timber has been popular for cabinet work and furniture, although is not as commonly used now. The flowers are orange-yellow and occur in dense spikes at the ends of the branches. [...]

Sea mango (Cerbera manghas)

Sea mango (Cerbera manghas) An evergreen shrub or small tree to 10m commonly found in coastal habitats and scrubs close to the foreshore. Fragrant flowers are white with a pink throat, tubular with five petals, 3 to 5cm in diameter and held at the ends of the branches. Leaves are prominently veined, glossy [...]

Crown of thorns (Euphorbia milii)

Crown of thorns (Euphorbia milii) A semi-succulent, small, spreading shrub with stout spines, grown as an ornamental. The small flowers are bordered by erect heads of showy, saucer-shaped, red bracts. The flower stalks are sticky to touch. The leaves are 2-6cm long, oblong in shape, thin in texture, occurring mostly on new [...]

Privet (Ligustrum)

Privet (Ligustrum) A group of evergreen shrubs or small trees cultivated as garden ornamentals, wind breaks and hedges, some of which have now become environmental weeds. Cream coloured flowers are small, tubular-shaped, often scented and grouped in pyramid-shaped clusters at the ends of the branches. Leaves are opposite, dark green and [...]

Last updated: 19 July 2017
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