Plant Lists - Growing What Where

WARM CLIMATE PLANTS

PLANTS SUITED TO WET SOIL GARDENS
Extra Hardy (Tolerating full sun, wind & periods of dry to periods of flooding eg: wet summers after dry winters).

  • Callistemon (most species)
  • Eucalyptus tessellaris, tereticornis
  • Buckinghamii celsissima
  • Melaleuca (most species)

Tolerating Periods of Moist to Flooded Soil  (but not drought tolerant).

  • Castanospermum australe
  • Osbeckia australiana
  • Banksia robur, integrifolia
  • Peltophorum pterocarpum
  • Elaeocarpus grandis
  • Elaeocarpus obovatus
  • Eucalyptus camaldulensis, ptychocarpa
  • Melaleuca viridiflora
  • Pandanus aquaticus, spiralis
  • Washingtonia robusta (Mexican Fan Palm)

Grow Well In Wet, Shaded Places

  • Tree Fern (Cythea cooperii)
  • Eleocarpus sp.
  • Schefflera actinophylla, arboricola
  • Most plants that originate from rainforests start their lives in full shade. These plants are well suited to this list)

Tropical & Rainforest Plants Suited to Coastal Planting

  • Acmena smithii
  • Cupaniopsis anacardioides
  • Ficus macrophylla (also many other species)
  • Hibiscus tiliaceus
  • Ixora spp.
  • Morinda citrifolia
  • Syzygium oleosum

LIME LOVING PLANTS

Note: Lime soil conditions is often a problem on tropical coral islands. Plants on the following lists may prove adaptable in such situations.

Shrubs which grow in Lime Soils

  • Aucuba
  • Callistemon Harkness Hybrid
  • Casuarina humilis
  • Eremophila glabra
  • Hibiscus syriacus
  • Hypericum
  • Leptospermum lavaegatum
  • Myoporum insularee (Boobialla)
  • Pittosporum
  • Plumbago
  • Tamarix
  • Tecomaria capensis

Trees Which Grow in Lime Soils

  • Araucaria heterophylla
  • Bauhinia
  • Brachychiton populneus
  • Brachychiton rupestris
  • Casuarina cristata
  • Erynthrina (Coral Tree)
  • Eucalyptus camaldulensis
  • E. cladocalyx nana
  • Feijoa selloana (Guava)
  • Fraxinus oxycarpa
  • Melia azederach
  • Pittosporum phillyraeoides

Warm Climate Shrubs and Trees with Spectacular Flowering Features

  • Albizia spp.
  • Banksia erificifolia, robur
  • Barklya syringifolia
  • Barringtonia calyptrata
  • Bauhinia spp.
  • Bombax Ceiba
  • Brachichiton acerifolius, discolor
  • Brugmansia sauveolens
  • Brunfelsia spp.
  • Buckinghamii celsissima
  • Caesalpinea pulcherrima
  • Calliandra haematocephala
  • Callistemon spp.
  • Calodendrum capense
  • Cassia spp.
  • Chorisia speciosa
  • Colvillea racemosa
  • Delonix regia
  • Elaeocarpus reticulatis
  • Erythrina falcata, crista-galli
  • Euphorbia leucocephala
  • Galphimia glauca
  • Grevillea robusta
  • Hibiscus spp. and varieties
  • Hymenospormum flavum
  • Justicia species
  • Jacaranda mimosifolia
  • Lagerstroemia indica, speciosa
  • Malvaviscus arboreus
  • Megaskepasma erythrochlamys
  • Mellicope elleryana
  • Metrosideros spp.
  • Murraya paniculata
  • Mussaenda (various)
  • Nerium oleander
  • Peltophorum pterocarpum
  • Plumeria rubra, obtusa
  • Spathodea campanulata
  • Stenocarpus sinuatus
  • Tabebuia spp.
  • Tecoma stans
  • Tibouchina granulosa, lepidota
  • Xanthostemon chrysanthus

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