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5 WA Plants to Kick Start your Garden

Published: November 11th, 2015

Landscaping Inspiration: 5 WA plants to kick start the garden in your new home. 

Each state in Australia has different plants suited to its climate. More importantly, native plants are easier to care for than exotic, foreign plants. When designing and planning your garden, consider bringing the beauty and variety of WA plants into your landscape design.

Native WA plants are suited to our sandy, alkaline (lime) soils and are used to our hot, dry summers and cool, wet winters. Furthermore, there are many advantages of choosing local native plants for your garden:

  • Native plants support the biodiversity of your local environment.
  • Native-friendly gardens act as ‘stepping stones’ for the movement of native animals between bushland and suburban areas.
  • You will be providing food and shelter for native birds, butterflies and other local wildlife.
  • Generally, native plants are water wise – they need less water, less fertiliser, and less pruning than exotic plants.
  • Your garden will grow more efficiently alongside nature.

So choose WA native plants for your garden and save on money and time. This gives you more time to relax and enjoy your self-sufficient garden.

Here are 5 WA Plants to Kick-Start your New Garden:

1. Blue Lechenaultia (Lechenaultia Biloba)

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Suits alpine. bush, cottage & dry style designs in WA, enjoys hot overhead sun to warm low sun.

2. Lesser Bottlebrush (Callistemon Phoeniceus)

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Suits mediterranean, coastal & bush designs in WA, it is a red shrub that enjoys the hot, overhead sun.

3. Albany Daisy (Actinodium Cunninghamii)

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Suits mediterranean, dry style, cottage & bush designs in WA, enjoys a warm, low sun.

4. Honeypot Dryandra (Banksia Nivea)

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Suits mediterranean, oriental, contemporary, dry style, coastal & bush designs, enjoys hot overhead sun.

5. West Australian Coral Pea (Kennedia Coccinea)

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Suits bush & coastal designs, enjoys hot overhead sun to dappled light.

Contact your local council for more information on how you can achieve a native-friendly garden and ensure it is bush fire safe.

Get some landscaping design inspirations and visit one of Aussie Living Homes displays in Perth. They have gorgeous display homes with great garden designs in north and south metropolitan suburbs, as well as the South West of Perth. View their display home range here. If you want to see what house and land packages are available, search what packages are available here.

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