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Plants for damp & wet places List Records 21 - 40 of 73

DACRYCARPUS dacrydioides - Kahikatea, White Pine
A tall, slow-growing forest giant, with a great expanse of clean unbranched trunk. Thrives along stream sides, around ponds, in damp valleys or in swampy conditions; prefers damp and semi-shaded position when young. Looks great planted in groups or stands and under-planted with grasses. Red fruit in March is good for the birds.
Evergreen - 7m x 4m @ 10 years

DICKSONIA squarrosa - Wheki, Rough Tree Fern
Grows slowly to about 6m, with shorter, harsher fronds than most other tree ferns, and a characteristic 'skirt' of dead fronds on the slender black trunk. Will tolerate some exposure to the elements, (sun, shade, moist, dry or coastal conditions), but prefers a site with partial shade and minimal wind. Copes better with sun and wind if roots are protected by mulching.
Evergreen - 2m x 1.5m @ 10 years

ELEGIA capensis
A fast growing South African plant which thrives in damp places; excellent around ponds and on stream sides. Grows to about 2m. Very attractive mass planted, forming clumps of thick green stems, which wave in the wind. Graceful reed-like foliage is topped by brown plumes in spring and summer. New stems grow from underground rhizomes.
Evergreen - 2m tall x 3m wide

EUCALYPTUS botryoides - Southern Mahogany
Very fast, large shelter, firewood and hardwood timber tree. Coppices well: i.e. when cut off at knee height, new growth shoots from stump. Can be first harvested for firewood at approx 5 years. Bark is thick and brown on the lower trunk and limbs, then smooth further up. Takes dry to swampy soils. Salt wind tolerant, and will grow well in hollows in sand dune country. Spacing: Shelter/firewood, 2m; timber, 3m.
Evergreen - 20+m x 10m

EUCALYPTUS nitens - Shining Gum
Tall, very hardy, exceptionally fast gum with excellent tolerance to humidity, frost, and dry to moist soils, but not prolonged waterlogging. A good species for firewood as it coppices well (resprouts after cutting); also used for very fast shelter (5m in two years on fertile sites) and pulpwood. Smooth, pale bark. Leaves become narrower as tree matures.
Evergreen - 25m x 10m

EUCALYPTUS ovata - Swamp Gum
Has little value as a timber tree, but is a strongly coppicing firewood tree, i.e. when cut off at knee height, new growth shoots from stump. Can be harvested at approx 5 years, and will continue to regrow over several rotations. Bark is rough and flaky over the lower trunk but is smooth tan or grey further up. Very useful for waterlogged sites, including those which are mildly saline. Firewood spacing: 2m x 2m.
Evergreen - 20+m x 10m

FICINIA nodosa (syn. Isolepsis nodosa) - Knobby Clubrush
A shiny dark green rush, topped with brownish seed clusters. Grows well on dry coastal banks, dunes and stream banks, but also handles wet sites, including saline marshes. Prefers full sun. Very useful in native revegetation projects, especially in coastal situations.
Evergreen - 60cm x 50cm

JUNCUS gregiflorus - Common Rush
A robust native rush growing in tight clumps with bright green stems and small brown flowers. Widely used in wetland revegetation projects and great for filling in a damp spot or mass planting around ponds. Easy to grow; will thrive in swamps, dune hollows or anywhere moisture is present.
Evergreen - 1m x 90cm

JUNCUS pallidus - Giant Rush, Wiwi
A native rush growing in robust, pale grey green clumps with small, brown flowers on tall spikes. Great for filling in a damp spot or planting around ponds and used extensively for wetland revegetation. Tough and easy to grow; will thrive in swamps, dune hollows or anywhere with moisture present.
Evergreen - 2m x 1m

KUNZEA ericoides - Kanuka
Very similar to manuka, but grows larger and has smaller flowers. It is less tolerant than manuka of wet soils, but is quite happy on damp swamp margins, normal or dry soils, coastal or inland. Very versatile, and an excellent fast nurse crop to protect regenerating native bush. Size can vary
Evergreen - 10m x 5m

LEPTOSPERMUM macrocarpum Copper Sheen - Shiny Tea Tree
A very fast, attractive and hardy shrub, native to NSW. Has bronze-purple glossy leaves, and manuka-like creamy-white flowers. Tolerant of most conditions from dry, windy and harsh to moist. Excellent hedge or border specimen.
Evergreen - 2 - 3m x 1.5m

LEPTOSPERMUM scoparium - Manuka, Tea Tree
Hardy and quick-growing with masses of white flowers. Excellent nurse crop to protect regenerating native bush. Very versatile, growing in swamps or very dry areas, coastal or inland. Excellent for wetland plantings. Size can vary
Evergreen - 8m x 4m

LEPTOSPERMUM scoparium Blossom Queen
Compact, attractive shrub with burgundy foliage and deep red flowers in autumn. Great as a mass planting on banks or in borders. Fast growing, hardy and tolerant of damp to dry soils. Flowers best in full sun. Trim back after flowering to promote lush growth, and if sooty mould appears, spray with Conqueror Oil.
Evergreen - 1.5m x 1.5m

LEPTOSPERMUM scoparium Burgundy Queen - Red Flowering Manuka
Chosen for the beauty of its bloom, Burgundy Queen has double flowers of deep burgundy red late winter and spring, and dark reddish-bronze foliage. Ideal for banks and borders. Fast and fairly hardy, tolerating wind and damp (not wet) to dry soils. Plant in full sun; prune after flowering to keep compact. If sooty mould appears, spray with Conqueror Oil and Orthene.
Evergreen - 2m x 1.5m

LEPTOSPERMUM scoparium Coral Candy - Flowering Manuka
Prolifically flowering shrub, with double red and pink striped flowers appearing spring and autumn. Great mass planted on banks or in borders. Fast and fairly hardy, tolerating wind & damp (not wet) to dry soils. Flowers best in full sun. To encourage lush growth, trim back after flowering. If sooty mould appears, spray with Conqueror Oil and Orthene.
Evergreen - 1.5m x 1m

LEPTOSPERMUM scoparium Winter Cheer
Prolifically flowering shrub with bright red, double flowers from winter to early spring, and reddish foliage. Great mass planted on banks or in borders. Fast growing, hardy and tolerant of damp (not wet) to dry soils and wind. Flowers best in full sun. Trim back after flowering to promote lush growth, and if sooty mould appears, spray with Conqueror Oil.
Evergreen - 1.5m x 1.5m

LEPTOSPERMUM scoparium Wiri Donna - Red Flowering Manuka
Prolifically flowering shrub with large single deep-red blossoms through spring. Flowers best in full sun. Great mass planted on banks or in borders. Fast and hardy, tolerating wind and dry to damp (not wet) soils. For lush growth, trim back after flowering. If sooty mould appears, spray with Conqueror Oil and insecticide.
Evergreen - 1.5m x 1.5m

LIQUIDAMBAR styraciflua - American Sweet Gum
The king of autumn colour, with beautiful pyramidal form and lush maple-like leaves which turn to rich yellow, reds and plums. Well worth a place in the garden, paddock or drive. Stunning mass planted in a gully; also useful in pond plantings. Prefers moist soils and will cope with occasional wet feet. On drier soils, mulch to retain moisture. Dislikes strong winds, especially when young. Spacing for drives: 5m - 10m+.
Deciduous - 10m x 5m

LONICERA nitida - Box Honeysuckle
Fast-growing densely branched shrub, usually seen as a low clipped hedge, 50 - 125cm high and 30cm wide. Will reach this size in 18 months making it a good alternative to buxus for low hedging. Tiny yellow flowers in spring. Plant in full sun or part shade. Will take dry to slightly damp soils. Fertilise regularly to maintain lush greeness. Spacing: 40cm for hedging.
Evergreen - 1.5m x 1.5m

LONICERA nitida Honey Hedge Ruby
A new ruby red-tipped version of box honeysuckle, a fast-growing, densely branched, small leaved shrub, excellent as a low clipped hedge, 50 - 120cm high and 30cm wide. Will reach this size in 18 months. Takes sun or part shade, but for best colour, plant in full sun; takes dry to slightly damp soils. Fertilise regularly to maintain lushness. Spacing: 40cm for hedging.
Evergreen - 1.2m x 1.2m

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