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Oleander (Nerium oldeander)

Reliable summer colour in shades of red, pink, salmon and white. Although these plants are renowned for their poisonous characteristics, their bitter taste is usually an effective deterrent to ingestion.

Snow on the Mountain (Euphorbia 'Kilimanjaro')

A stunning shrub, with variegated white and pale green foliage. Small, white-bracted flowers appear in spring and make a gorgeous cut flower to display in the home. Take care when pruning, as the milky sap can be quite irritating.

Geraldton Wax (Chamelaucium uncinatum)

Geraldton Wax must have perfect drainage and may be short-lived in humid areas.

Japonica (Chaenomeles japonica)

Also known as flowering quince, this great survivor produces a dense mound of thorny branches that sport pretty spring blooms.

Coastal Rosemary (Westringia fruticosa)

Rosemary-like leaves and small, lipped flowers over a long period. Good salt tolerance.


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