The vegetation community along Gardiners Creek and Back Creek is primarily Floodplain Riparian Woodland with a handful of plants more normally associated with adjacent vegetation communities such as Plains Grassy Woodland. These vegetation communities are classified as ....
for Gardiners Creek appears below. This plant
list is a compilation of information from a variety of sources and may
change, from time to time, as more information becomes available.
plant names, where known, are shown in brackets after the botanical
The plant family is shown in capitals after the common name. Some species are more typical of the site and are
planted in greater quantities than other species.
flood of February 2011 educated us as to what species will survive and
what species will not survive when planted on a floodplain.Since the
2011 flood event, a narrower range of species is now selected for
planting on the floodplain.
Variable tree from 8 metres to 30 metres in height. Cream ball flowers in Spring. Prefers deep moist soil.
Small to medium tree, height to 12 metres, Cream ball-shaped flowers in Summer. Tolerates wet and dry well drained clay soil. Very hardy.
Medium tree, 12-15 metres in height. Cream ball-shaped flowers in Spring. Prefers deep moist soil but adaptable to dry conditions once established.
Small to medium shrub. 1-3m x 1-2m. Cream to yellow ball flowers fom July to October. Most soil types.
Medium shrub to small tree. Golden ball-shaped flowers in Spring. Well drained soils. Australia's floral emblem.
Shrub, variable in height from 1 to 5 metres. Pale yellow flowers in short spikes. Withstands waterlogging.
Groundcover 40cm x 70cm. greenish-white flowers on stalks. Propagate from cuttings, seed or division. Tolerates poor drainage as well as drier soils.
Small tree to 10 metres. Dioecious plant. Female flowers are red or crimson on branches. Male flowers are dark brown at ends of branches. Hardy in most soils. May not like waterlogged conditions. Propagates from seed.
Small tufted plant. 0.2-1m x 0.2-0.8m. Violet flowers on stems above foliage in Spring and Summer. Propagate from seed or by division. Germinate seed below 20°C. Needs well-drained soils.
more robust than Austrodanthia linkii.
for heavier soils.
large shrub or small tree to 5 metres in height. Leaves are silver on the undersides. For areas above creek banks. Prefers good drainage. Propagate from seed.
small groundcover with lilac flowers in spring and summer. Propagates from cuttings. Needs a sunny, reasonably well drained site.
short lived perennial or annual with height to 70cm and yellow flowers in Spring and Summer. For areas above creek banks. Prefers well drained soils. Propagate from seed or cuttings.
Small bulbous plant with succulent linear leaves to 40cm. Bears yellow flowers in Spring and early Summer. Propagate from seed or by division. Moist well-drained soils.
Medium shrub, height to 3 metres or sometimes higher. White flowers in late Spring and Summer. Very Hardy. Prickly spines on stems. Well drained soils. Propagate from seed.
Medium shrub, height to 3 metres. Cream (or sometimes pale pink) flowers from late Spring to Autumn. Prefers wet to moist heavy clay soils but tolerates dryness once established. Very hardy. Propagation is usually from seed but can be by cuttings. Germinate seed below 24°C.
Water plant with tufted form and triangular solid stems. Needs ample moisture and tolerates innundation. Propagate by division.
Water plant with tufted form and hollow stems. Moist soils, tolerates innundation.
Shrub 3m x 2m. Small white flowers from November to March. Propagate from cuttings or seed. Heavy moist well-drained soil.
Shrub 2m x 1m. Pale brown flowers from November to February. Propagate from cuttings or seed. Well-drained soil.
Yellow flowers. Well drained soils. Propagate from seed.
Yellow flowers in late Spring and Summer. Moist to dry soils. Propagate from seed.
Climber or trailer. Cream star-shaped flowers from July to November. Well drained soils.
Shrub 2-4m x 0.5-1.5m. Moist well-drained sheltered position.
Variable shrub between 1.5 metres and 50cm in height. Light green bell flowers or sometimes red flowers with yellow tips, flowering in winter. Hardy in well drained soils. Prefers full to three-quarter sun.
Rounded shrub to 2.5 metres high and 2 metres in diameter. Green bell shaped flowers in winter. Propagate from cutings. Needs well drained soil in half shade.
Small daisy to 30cm x 30cm. Round yellow flowers on stalks in late Spring. Full sun, moist soil. Drought tolerant. Accepts semi-shade.
Small rockery plant with blue flowers. Propagate from seed or by division. Germinate seed below 20°C. Moist well-drained soils.
Well drained soils.
Medium shrub, height to 5 metres. Well drained soil. Very hardy.
Medium to tall spreading tree, height to 30 metres. Very hardy in most soils but sometimes a slow starter. Prefers well drained loams and alluvial soils.
Large tree. Moist soils tolerating innundation.
Large tree to 40 metres in height. Grows in a variety of soil types. Grows taller in moist deep loam soils.
Small plant prefering shade.
2-4m x 1.5-3m. Open woody shrub. Small greenish white flowers in Spring. Propagate from seed or cuttings. Well drained moist soil.
Medium shrub 1-3m x 1-2m. For areas above creek banks. Small yellow flowers between April and August. Propagate from seed or cuttings. Tolerates poor drainage but will also grow in dry conditions.
Medium prickly shrub 2-5m x 1-3m. White flowers from May to September. Adapts to most soils. Propagate from seed or cuttings.
Medium shrub, height to 2 metres. Purple flowers in Spring. Hardy, very frost-hardy. Doesn't like wet ground. Propagate from scarified seed.
Rush like grass for edges of wetter areas. Suitable for natural depressions in the ground. Periodic inundation required for optimum growth. Can propagate by division or from seed.
Prostrate plant with scarlet flowers in Spring and early Summer. Prefers a well-drained position. Plant at 1.5 metre centres. For areas above creek banks. Propagate from seed.
Large shrub, height to 5 metres. White flowers in Spring and Summer. Very hardy. Will tolerate wet and dry periods.
Large shrub, height to 3 metres or more. White flowers in early Summer. Very hardy. Moist soils.
Medium Shrub 1-4m x 1-2m. White flowers from October to March. Tolerates most soils.
Erect shrub to 3m high by 1.5 metres across. Creamy white flowers from November to January. Propagate from seed or cuttings. Very hardy. Moist soils.
Small plant suitable for most situations. Propagate from seed.
Large shrub, height to 4 metres or more. Cream brush shaped flowers in Summer. Sometimes suckers or self-seeds. Very hardy and fast-growing. Moist or wet fertile soils. Tolerates dry conditions once established. Propagate from seed. Germinate seed below 24°C.
Moist, well drained soils.
Medium shrub to about 2.5 metres in height with white flowers. Can be cut back quite hard. Propagates from seeed or cuttings. Needs a moist shaded position with good drainage.
Small shrub between 60cm and 1.5 metres in height. White or blue flowers in Spring and Summer. Understory position prefering moist but well-drained soil. Propagates from cuttings.
Shrub. 2-6m x 1-3m. White flowers in summer. Propagate from seed or cuttings. Moist well drained soil.
Small shrub, height to 1 metre, Yellow and red pea flowers in Spring. More difficult to propagate and establish in open areas. For areas above creek banks.
Tussock grass for areas adjacent to the creek. Moist shaded sites.
Tussock forming grass to 80cm in height. Moist or slightly dry sites.
Erect open shrub to 3 metres in height. Yellow-green flowers in sprays in late Spring to early Summer. Requires a moist well drained soil with a high humus content. Progagate from seed and cuttings.
Shrub. 2-8m x 2-5m. White flowers with spots of orange and purple in Summer. Propagate from cuttings or fresh seed. Moist well-drained loam soil.
A spreading fern suited to moist or dry soils.
Shrub 0.5-1.5m x 0.5m. Yellow-orange and dark red flowers in Spring. Propagate from scarified seed or cuttings. Well-drained soil.
Small Tree. 3-10m x 2-4m. Screening plant for shaded areas. Small greenish flowers on older wood. Prapogate from cuttings or fresh seed. Moist well-drained soil.
Large spreading shrub to 4 metres in height by 5 metres in width. Purple flowers in Spring and Summer. Egg shaped orange to yellow fruit. Propagation from seed or cuttings. Very hardy plant in all aspects. Very fast growing and self seeding.
Shrub, 1-3m x 1-2m. Small white flowers from July to November. Propagate from seed or cuttings. Well drained soils.
Small tufted plant with pink flowers on stems. Moist well drained soils. Propagate from seed.
Soil should not remain wet. Propagate from seed.
Small tree or tall shrub, up to 5m high x 2m wide. Sprays of yellow pea flowers in Spring and Summer. Weeping habit is useful adjacent to pools of water. Needs damp soil and preferably full sun. Will adapt to swampy ground. Propagates from scarified seed.
small herbaceous plant with blue flowers between November and May. Moist well drained soils. Propagate from seed, stratification (refrigeration) of seed aids germination.