Native Plants & Trees

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Within natural vegetation communities, there are a diverse range of plants native to Devonport, some of which are protected by State and Federal legislation.

Native plants include grasses, ground covers, lilies, herbs, climbers, shrubs and trees. Many are drought tolerant and even have showy flowers. This makes many suitable for planting in residential gardens.

When purchasing indigenous plants, it is important to purchase those which have been grown from locally sourced parent material (seed, cuttings, etc). This is because locally sourced parent material has evolved to suit local conditions, and by introducing plants from other areas, the unique gene pool of local flora may be threatened.

There are a number of nurseries located within or close to the municipality specialising in indigenous plants, and which sell plants from locally sourced parent material.

Nurseries which may supply native plants:

  • Habitat Nursery, 240 Jones Road, Liffey, (03) 6397 3400
  • Redbreast Nurseries, 242 Robin Hill Road, Flowerdale, (03) 6442 4833
  • Riverview Nursery, 31 Forth Road, Don, (03) 6424 5847
  • Taz Wild Plants, Bonneys Plains, Conara, (03) 6384 2165
  • The Big Pot Nursery, 1032 Melrose Road, Melrose, (03) 6492 3216

Native Plants in the Devonport area

Shrubs

Groundcovers
Baeckea ramosissima, Baeckea Carpobrotus rossii, Native pigface
Callistemon pallidus, Lemon bottlebrush Chrysocephalum apiculatum, Common everlasting
Coprosma hirtella, Coffee berry Kennedia prostata, Scarlet coral pea
Correa alba, White correa Viola hederacea, Violet
Correa reflexa, Native fuchsia Trees
Daviesia latifolia, Hop bitter pea Acacia melanoxylon, Blackwood
Dodonaea viscosa, Hop bush Allocasuarina littoralis, Black sheoak
Epacris impressa, Common heath Allocasuarina verticillata, Dropping sheoak
Indigofera australis, Native indigo Banksia marginata, Silver banksia
Leptospemum scoparium, Manuka Bursaria spinosa, Prickly Box
Leucopogon parviflorus, Currant bush Eucalyptus amygdalia, Black peppermint
Lomatia tinctoria, Guitar plant Melaleuca ericifolia, Swamp paperbark
Myoporum insulare, Common boobialla Grasses/Flax
Notelaea ligustrina, Native olive Austrodanthonia caespitose, Wallaby grass
Olearia lirata, Dusty daisy bush Dianella tasmancia, Flax lily
Oxylobium ellipticum, Golden rosemary Lomandra longfolia, Sagg
Pimelia linifolia, Rice flower Poa labillardierei, Tussock grass
Pittosporum bicolour, Cheesewood Themeda triandra, Kangaroo grass
Pomaderris apetala, Dogwood Climbers
Pomaderris elliptica, Yellow dogwood Billardiera longiflora, Climbing blue berry
Tasmannia lanceolata, Native pepper Clematis aristata, Climbing clematis
Ferns Herbs
Blechnum nudum, Fishbone water fern Bulbine bulbosa, Bulbine lily
Blenchum wattsii, Hard water fern Hibbertia procumbens, Spreading guinea flower
Dicksonia antarctica, Soft tree fern Stackhousia monogyna, Candles
Polystichum proliferum, Mothershield fern Stylidium graminifolium, Trigger plant