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  Honey Bee Collection

Honey Bee Collection No 1.

Native Indigo - Indigofera australis

Dense small evergreen shrub 1.0-1.5 m
Growth rate fast.
Use for screen, hedge, barrier, ornamental.
Any soils with reasonable drainage. Full sun to part shade.
Very frost hardy.
Very drought resistant (once established).
Extremely wind firm.
Winter - spring (lilac peas).
Tip prune only. Clips very well as a hedge
or barrier plant. Masses of flowers in late winter. Butterfly attracting

White Kunzia - Kunzea ambigua

Compact rounded shrub 1.5-2.5 m
Growth rate fast.
Use for shrubbery, garden, hedge & specimen.
Any soils with moderate drainage.
Full sun to part shade.
Very frost hardy. Very drought tolerant.
Very wind firm.
Flowers in spring & summer.
Tip prune to maintain a compact habit.
Bird attracting.

Golden Pea - Aotus ericoides

Very dense to open shrub 0.8-1.2 m
Growth rate very fast.
Use for shrubberies, space filler.
All soils with reasonable drainage. Will produce best growth with summer water.
Full sun to part shade.
Very hardy. Will tolerate long dry spells.
Very wind firm.
Flowers in spring.
Prune to shape.
Very showy spring display.
Good performer.

Parrot Pea - Dillwynia cinerascens

Slender erect or spreading small shrub to 0.75 m
Growth rate fast.
Use for garden beds, borders, shrubberies.
Any soils, sand to clay but not very wet.
Full sun to part shade.
Very frost hardy. Drought proof.
Very wind firm.
Spring.
Tip prune if required for shape and to keep compact. Can be slashed to a ground cover.
Yellow & red flowers give an orange effect.
Habitat species for small mammals.
Bee attracting.

 

Honey Bee Collection No 2.

Purple Coral Pea - Hardenbergia violacea

Prostrate ground cover or climber.
Perennial.
Width 3.0m +
Growth rate very fast.
Use for fence, chook shed cover, ground cover for banks under trees.
Any soils except very wet.
Full sun to part shade.
Moderately frost hardy. Very drought tolerant.
Flowers in winter.
Prune to control size and shape.
Vigorous grower.
Butterfly attracting. Bee attracting.

Honeysuckle Banksia - Banksia marginata

Variable low to medium shrub 3.0-5.0m
Growth rate medium.
Use for screen, windbreak, specimen and bonsai.
Any soils with fair drainage.
Full sun to part shade.
Very frost tolerant. Very drought tolerant.
Very wind firm.
Flowers in summer.
Prune as required to shape.
Bird attracting.
Excellent cut flower.
Good for coastal to highlands areas.
Bee attracting.

Cranbrook Paperbark - Melaleuca pustulata

Tasmanian endemic.
Neat rounded shrub 2.5-3.0m
Growth rate fast.
Use for shelter, screen, specimen.
Any soils including dry.
Full sun to part shade.
Very frost hardy. Very drought tolerant.
Very wind firm.
Flowers in spring.
Bird attracting.
Highly perfumed.
Bee attracting.

Prickly Box - Bursaria spinosa

Bushy upright shrub 2.5-4.0 m
Growth rate medium.
Use for screen, windbreak, paddock shelter.
All soils with reasonable drainage.
Full sun. Very frost hardy.
Very drought tolerant. Very wind firm.
Flowers late spring to early summer.
Can be trimmed as a hedge.
Useful honey species.
Highly perfumed.
Bird attracting. Bee attracting.

 

Honey Bee Collection 3
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Honey Bee Collection No 3.

Leatherwood - Eucryphia lucida

Tasmanian endemic species.
Tall shrub to tree 2.0-6.0m
Growth rate moderate to fast.
Use for screen, windbreak, specimen, honey.
Any moist soils with reasonable drainage.
Full sun to part shade. Very frost hardy.
Not drought tolerant.
Very wind firm but wind can damage leaves.
Flowers in summer.
Bee attracting. Bird attracting.
Good species for cool moist areas.

Native Primrose - Goodenia ovata

Dense small shrub 1.0-1.5m
Growth rate fast.
Use for screen, hedge, barrier, ornamental.
Full sun to part shade. Very frost hardy.
Very drought tolerant. Very wind firm.
Flowers spring and summer. Tip prune only.
Clips well as hedge or barrier plant.
Great for filling difficult gaps.
Grows in dry shade.
Bee attracting. Butterfly attracting.


Dogwood - Pomaderris elliptica

Bushy rounded shrub 2.0-2.5m
Growth rate fast.
Use for screen, filler or specimen.
Any soils - wet or dry. Full sun to part shade.
Very frost hardy.
Very drought tolerant. Extremely wind firm.
Flowers in spring. Prune as required.
Bee attracting.
Bird attracting.

Mountain Bottlebrush - Melaleuca virens

Tasmanian endemic.
Rounded small shrub 1.5-2.0m
Growth rate medium.
Use for screen, windbreak, hedge, specimen.
Any soils wet or dry.
Very frost hardy. Moderately drought tolerant.
Very wind firm.
Flowers spring and summer.
Can be clipped as hedge.
Bee attracting - good honey species.
Young growth pink/red.
Bird and butterfly attracting.

 

Honey Bee Collection No 4
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Honey Bee Collection No 4.

Currajong - Asterotrichion discolor

Bushy upright shrub 2.5-3.0m
Growth rate fast.
Use for screen, windbreak, septic outflows.
Any soils including very wet.
Full sun to part shade. Very frost hardy.
Very drought tolerant. Very wind firm.
White flowers in winter.
Tip prune only.
Good for waste.

Old Man Banksia - Banksia serrata

Medium shrub to tall tree 3.0-5.0m
Growth rate medium.
Use for screen, windbreak, specimen, bonsai.
Any soils with fair drainage.
Full sun to part shade. Frost tender when young.
Very drought tolerant. Very wind firm.
Flowers in summer.
Prune to shape.
Excellent cut flower.
Bee attracting. Bird attracting.

Blue Gum - Eucalyptus globulus

Spreading tall tree 20.0 m
Growth rate very fast.
Use for revegetation, shelterbelt.
Any soils. Full sun.
Very frost hardy. Very drought tolerant.
Very wind firm. Flowers in spring.
Good honey tree. Bird habitat.
Tasmanian floral emblem.

Small Leaf Paperbark - Melaleuca gibbosa

Dense rounded shrub 1.0-1.2 m
Growth rate fast.
Use for screen, hedge, specimen.
Any soils wet or dry. Full sun to part shade.
Very frost hardy. Very drought tolerant.
Very wind firm.
Flowers in spring and summer.
Clips well as a hedge.
Bee attracting. Bird and butterfly attracting.

 

 

Honey Bee Collection 5
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Honey Bee Collection No 5.

Manuka - Leptospermum scoparium

Medium shrub 1.8-3.0m.
Growth rate fast.
Use for shrubberies, specimen, screen.
Any soils including very wet or very dry.
Full sun to partial shade.
Very frost hardy. Very drought resistant.
Very wind firm.
White flowers spring to early summer.
Pruning not required.
Excellent honey source. Bee and bird attracting.

Showy Honey Myrtle - Melaleuca nesophila

Neat rounded shrub 2.0-2.5m.
Growth rate fast.
Use for shelter, screen, hedge, specimen.
Any soils wet or dry.
Good coastal species.
Full sun to part shade. Very frost hardy.
Very drought tolerant. Very wind firm.
Flowers in summer.
Clips well as a hedge.
Long flowering.
Bee attracting. Bird and butterfly attracting.