30 Apr
Range highlight: Water wise varieties

Range highlight: Water wise varieties

When it comes to surviving the dry WA climate, natives species are your best option for drought tolerance. They are naturally bred to survive tough conditions and less water for longer periods than other plants.  

These are our toughest, most drought tolerant varieties on offer: 

  • Grevillea  
  • Carpobrotus  
  • Callistemon 
  • Scaveola 

When first planted, they need to be watered regularly for the first three months in order to develop strong roots.  

Choosing the right variety 

While many water wise plants can adapt to most soil types, it’s important to match the right species to your soil condition for optimal results. For example, the Carpobrotus glaucescens or ‘pig face’ can grow anywhere but thrives best in heavy soils and coastal areas.  

Try to group plants of similar soil suitability together and play around with different shapes and sizes. We recommend doing some research into the natives and plants species that thrive best in the area of your development.  

With such a wide range to choose from, you’ll be able to create native plant combinations that produce the desired aesthetic or effect. As well as being hardy and economical, many drought tolerant natives offer a range of delicate flowers to complement your landscape. 

With some planning, using these species will save you time, effort, and money for years to come. 

WA plant specialists 

If you’re unsure where to start, have a chat with our team. With over 25 years experience especially across the Swan Coastal Plain region, we know how to design gardens that last. We can recommend species combinations according to your project requirements and help you source your stock. 

Choose from our range of over 200 waterwise groundcovers, shrubs, rushes, and advanced trees. If you don’t see what you need then we can also grow to order.  


Contact the Nursery today to start planning your next landscape project. Call (08) 9375 4900 or email us here

Explore other highlights from our range: Ozbreed | Wetland rushes and sedges | Australian natives

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