PLANTING THEMES

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Listed on the following pages are some examples of Waterwise planting options for a variety of garden styles, most of which will survive with little to no irrigation once established.

These lists are a suggested starting point and are by no means exhaustive nor are the garden styles which have been selected as common popular themes – plants can easily be mixed and matched.

Note: many more native plants can be included in the schemes listed, as they can be adapted to any style.

Mediterranean

Trees Olives,Prunus,Pyrus,Melaleuca
Shrubs Rosemary,Lavender,Santalina,Nerium,Echium,Pelargonium,Westringia
Ground Covers Convolvulus,Myoporum, Eremophilaglabravarieties
Climbers Ficuspumila,Bougainvillea
Accents & Grasses Agave,Aloe,Lomandra, Dianella

Tropical

Trees Plumeria,Hymenosporum,Bauhinia,somepalms
Shrubs Murraya,Acalypha,some Hibiscus,Philodendron, Alternanthera,Russellia
Ground Covers Trachelospermum,jasminoides,massed Bromeliads
Climbers Bouganvillea,Pandorea
Accents & Grasses Doryanthes,Strelitzia,someCordyline,Lomandra, Dracaena

Formal

Trees Robinia,Pyrus,Syzigium
Shrubs Viburnum,Metrosideros, Photinia,Ricinocarpus, Westringia,Royena, Melaleuca,Rhaphiolepsis, Calothamnus,Agonis
Ground Covers Dymondia,Thyme
Climbers Trachelospermum jasminoides,Ficuspumila
Accents & Grasses Lomandra,Dianella,Clivia, someCycads

Cottage/Country

Trees Lagerstroemia,someMagnolias,Jacaranda, Hakea,manydeciduous
Shrubs Duranta,Rosesonfortunianarootstock,Clerodendron,Eremophila,Lavender,Leptospermum, Chamelaucium,Alyogyne,Thryptomene,Verticordia
Ground Covers SomeScaevolas,Hemiandra,Myoporum,lowGrevilleas
Climbers Wisteria,Jasmine,Sollya, Hardenbergia
Accents & Grasses Patersonia,Orthrosanthus,Kniphofia/p>

Productive

Trees Figs,olives,feijoa, pomegranate,strawberry/cherryguava,mulberry,nuts,pears,plums,apricots,quince,nativelime
Shrubs Manyherbs,bushtuckerspecies,quandong
Climbers Grapes

Japanese

Trees Sapium,Styphnolubium(syn.Saphora),Conifers,Prunus,Melaleuca,Acacia
Shrubs Pittosporum,Westringia,Camellia,Nandina,Pimelea,Rhaphiolepsis,Leucophyta,Baeckea,DwarfAcacia
Ground Covers Juniperus,Sedums,Darwinia, citriodoraprostrate, Austromyrtus,Myoporum
Accents & Grasses Phormium,Liriope,Libertia,DwarfLomandras

Contemporary / Sculptural

Trees Brachychiton,Caesalpinia, Eucalyptus,Banksia
Shrubs Leucadendron,Hakea
Ground Covers Dryandra,Sedums,Crassulas,Carpobrotus
Climbers Kennedia,Billardiera
Accents & Grasses Ficinea,Dianella,Lomandra,Dracaena,Macrozamia, Yucca,Agave,Sansevieria, Aloes,Anigozanthos, Xanthorrea,Zamia