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Groundcovers and climbers

Groundcovers and climbing plants are a wonderful addition to any home garden or landscape project. Have them climb up, or cascade down, a retaining wall as a stunning feature plant. Use them in garden beds and as rockery plants.

These plants are also highly functional – they can be used to combat erosion, as a fire retardant or to stabilise soil.

We have a huge range of ground covers and climbers to suit your soil and our climate. Grevilleas are always popular and many species make excellent groundcovers. They have lovely spider-like flowers and variable foliage. They are also favourites with the honey-eating birds. Some of our recommendations are:
  • Grevillea synaphae. The catkin Grevillea has unusually shaped blue-grey foliage and cream catkin-type flowers in winter and spring. It can grow up to knee height with a spread of 1.5 metres.
  • Grevillea Molonglo. A quick growing plant to shin height, with a spread of 1.5 metres. The foliage is bright green with yellow-orange spider flowers in winter and spring.
  • Grevillea lanigera Mt. Tamboritha. Soft grey-green foliage is complimented by pink and cream spider flowers for up to six months of the year. This plant is low growing and spreading.

We have a huge range of seedlings readily available – and if we don’t have it we’ll grow it for you.

State Flora plant lists

These lists will help you choose the plants to suit your needs. Talk to our staff to make sure that any plant you’re interested in is suited to your local environment.