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Shrub

Woody plants that grow up to 5 meters tall. They provide great habitat for birds of all sizes with nectar as food from their flowers and if the shrubs are prickly they give protection for nesting small birds.

Austral Indigo: Indigofera australis
Origin:
Woodland,forest, upper forest. Shrub to 2m tall with large divided leaves. Sprays of striking pinky-purple pea flowers Sep-Nov. Blue dye can be extracted from flowers. Attracts native bees and improves soil.

Sticky Hop Bush: Dodonaea viscosa
Origin:
Dry, woodland Robust plant with attractive reddish seed capsules in autumn.