Gift & Garden Shop

AALBG's Bernie Reichstein helps two visitors select a book in the Gift & Garden Shop

Books, giftware, regional foods, jewellery, clothing & plants are all available

Don’t miss our gift and garden shop where you’ll find a wonderful hand-picked selection of quality Australian-made gifts and garden books plus an extensive range of beautiful *AridSmart plants for your garden. AridSmart plants are special because they are sourced from some of Australia’s most remote arid regions especially for the Garden’s own collection.

*AridSmart Plants are:


Plants Available

All stock in 75mm Tubes, unless specified are $6.95 ea – wholesale and bulk orders please contact for pricing. Plants become the responsibility of the customer as soon as they leave the nursery and we accept no responsibility whatsoever as to loss or damage etc. Freight is to be paid by the receiver.

Plants can be ordered through our AridSmart Nursery:
Phone: (08) 8641 9056
Email: nursery@aalbg.sa.gov.au

Download a printable copy of the plant list: April 2018 Plant Availability 701 KB

Groundcovers/Grasses/Climbers
Diocirea acutifolia domed spreading shrub with white flowers in spring
Diocirea violacea domed spreading shrub with pale lavender flowers in spring
Disphyma crassifolium prostrate succulent with purple / pink flowers from October to February
Eremophila biserrata 3m wide hardy groundcover with yellow/green flowers with a purple stripe on top flowers from late spring to mid summer
Eremophila biserrata x glabra (image) 3m wide, burgundy/ brown flowers from spring to summer
Eremophila glabra ‘Amber Carpet’ (image) 2m wide, orange flowers in spring and autumn
Eremophila glabra ‘Kalbarri Carpet’ (image) 1m to 2m wide, yellow flowers throughout the year
Eremophila glabra prostrate‘Roseworthy’ 3m wide, red flowers in spring to autumn
Eremophila glabra prostrate burgundy 3m wide, burgundy flowers in spring
Eremophila glabra prostrate yellow 3m wide, yellow flowers in spring
Eremophila resinosa 0.75m spreading shrub with lilac flowers in spring
Eremophila serpens 2m, yellow/green/purple flowers for much of the year
Eremophila subteretifolia (image) 3m wide, orange/red flowers spring – summer
Goodenia varia low groundcover with yellow flowers in spring and summer
Hardenbergia violacea (image) climber with purple pea flowers in spring
Kunzea pomifera (image) Low groundcover with white flowers spring to summer, edible fruit
Marsilea drummondii aquatic plant
Myoporum parvifolium Broad leaf Green – 3m wide, white spotted flowers spring to summer
Myoporum parvifolium Green leaf – 3m wide, pink spotted flowers spring to summer
Myoporum parvifolium Fine leaf Green – 3m wide, white spotted flowers spring to summer
Myoporum parvifolium purpurea ‘Broad leaf Purple’ 3m wide, white spotted flowers spring to summer
Myoporum parvifolium purpurea ‘Fine leaf Purple’ 3m wide, white spotted flowers spring to summer
Myoporum parvifolium purpurea ‘Fine leaf Purple’ 3m wide, pink spotted flowers spring to summer
Ptilotus nobilis 1m high, green / yellow interesting flowers winter to summer
Themeda triandra Kangaroo grass - Densely tufted perennial grass to 1m high
Small Shrubs (up to 1m high)
Atriplex cinerea 1m x 2m erect spreading shrub with cream to yellow flowers in spring to early summer
Boronia crenulata (image) 1m Small compact shrub with aromatic leaves with pink flowers most of the year.
Cassinia laevis ‘Curry Bush’ 2-4m fast growing screening shrub with cream flower-heads in summer
Correa glabra ‘Rock Correa’ 1m erect, dense shrub with yellow tubular flowers in winter
Cyperus vaginatus tussock perennial grows in damp soils, useful pond feature plant
Dodonaea baueri 1m low compact shrub with attractive seed capsules in spring
Dodonaea viscosa ssp angustissima 1-3m erect shrub with attractive seed capsules in winter and spring. Frost tolerant
Enchylaena tomentosa 1m small spreading shrub with edible berries from late summer to early winter
Eremophila barbarta 0.5m low spreading shrub with mauve flowers in spring to summer
Eremophila calcicola formely ‘Parmango Road’ 0.5m x 1.5m green flowers throughout the year
Eremophila clavata 0.6m x 1.5m small spreading shrub with blue flowers spring-summer
Eremophila decipiens ssp linarifolia (image) 1m x 1m, red flowers spring and summer
Eremophila decipiens ssp decipiens  
Eremophila densifolia ssp densifolia 0.6m x 1.5m prostrate to erect shrub with mauve flowers from mid-winter to spring
Eremophila densifolia ssp pubiflora 1m prostrate or erect shrub with blue to purple flowers from winter to spring
Eremophila denticulata x veneta 1m, shrub with lavender flowers from spring to summer
Eremophila drummondii (Low form) (image) 0.6m x 1.5m, violet flowers spring
Eremophila gilesii x latrobei ‘Yanna Road’ 0.8m x 1.25 low spreading compact shrub with bright pink flowers in spring and summer
Eremophila glabra ‘Augusta Storm’ (image) hardy compact shrub to 0.5m x 2m with plum coloured flowers for much of the year
Eremophila glabra ‘Brice’ (image) 1m x 1m, lime/green flowers most of the year
Eremophila glabra ‘Inland’
1m, soft grey leaves with orangey red flowers most of the year
Eremophila glabra ‘Rottnest’ 1m, bright red flowers in winter to spring
Eremophila glabra prostrate green leaf 0.5m x 3m dense low spreading shrub with green/ yellow flowers in spring
Eremophila glabra ssp tomentosa ‘Murchison Magic’ (image) 1m x 1m, scarlet flowers late autumn to mid summer
Eremophila glabra ssp. verrucosa 0.3m x 1.5m, green yellow flowers
Eremophila glabra x denticulata A hybrid Eremophila in the garden current height to 1m high
Eremophila glabra x maculata (Pink) 1m shrub with pink flowers in spring
Eremophila hillii 0.75m x 2m grey felty low spreading shrub with red/ orange spring
Eremophila koobabiensis 1m x 2m, blue flowers in late spring to summer
Eremophila lehmanniana 0.5–2m x 2m, hardy shrub with pale lilac or white flowers usually in spring
Eremophila macdonellii (Purple) 0.3m x 1m rounded compact shrub with purple flowers from late spring to summer
Eremophila macdonellii (small leaf) 0.3m x 1m rounded compact shrub with deep purple flowers in spring and summer
Eremophila malacoides 0.75m x 1.5m, lilac flowers mainly in spring
Eremophila oblonga 0.3m x 1m low spreading compact shrub with purple flowers in spring
Eremophila parvifolia 0.75m low spreading shrub with blue flowers in spring and summer
Eremophila parvifolia ssp auricampa 0.75m low spreading shrub with blue flowers in spring and summer
Eremophila undulata 0.5m x 3m low spreading shrub with yellow-green flowers in spring
Eremophila veneta 0.5m low spreading compact shrub with silvery bluish green flowers in spring and summer
Eremophila verticillata 1m low spreading shrub, blue flowers late spring to late summer
Eremophila weldii 0.75m x 1.5m, lilac flowers winter – spring – summer
Grevillea pinnaster x commutate ‘Frosty Pink’ 1m x 2m small shrub with dusky pink flowers May to July
Lechenaultia formosa 0.5m groundcover to small shrub with masses of red/ orange flowers from spring to summer
Maireana oppositifolia 0.5m hardy low growing compact shrub
Maireana sedifolia 1m high, grey felty leaved shrub which flowering may occur anytime
Nitaria bilardierei 0.6m spindly shrub with white flowers that form edible berries
Prostanthera calycina 50cm high, red flowers spring–summer
Prostanthera serpyllifolia ssp microphylla 0.5m x 1m, bright pink to red flowers autumn to late spring
Pterocaulon sphacelatum 1m erect aromatic herb with pink to purple flowers
Rhagodia parabolica 1m high, perennial understory shrub.
Rhagodia spinescens 1m high, attractive red berries in summer
Rulingia magniflora 1–2m high, pink flowers winter to spring
Scaevola collaris 0.5m small shrub with cream/ yellow flowers in spring and summer
Scaevola spinescens 1m rigid spiny shrub with cream/ yellow flowers in spring and summer
Solanum oliganthum ‘Desert Nightshade’ 0.5m erect shrub with lavender/ blue flowers
Stemodia florulenta Perennial herb to 0.8m, blue/purple flowers spring to summer
Swainsonia stipularis 30cm x 30cm perennial spreading shrub with orange pea flowers late winter
Westringia ‘Wynyabbie Gem’ 1m small shrub with small blue-lilac flowers most of the year
Xanthorrhoea quadrangulata slow growing grass like shrub, tall flower spikes from autumn to winter
Zygophyllum apiculatum 20cm x 40cm, compact, perennial shrub with yellow flowers in spring
Medium Shrubs (up to 2m high)
Acacia calamifolia 1.5m x 3.5m yellow flowers in spring
Acacia merrallii 0.5-2m rounded shrub with yellow ball flowers in spring. Tolerate limestone, salt, sand and clay soils.
Acacia notabilis 1–3m spreading shrub, yellow ball flowers in autumn
Acacia spooneri 2m straggly shrub with yellow ball flowers in winter and spring
Acacia strongylophylla 3m erect straggly shrub with yellow ball flowers in spring
Alyogyne huegelii (image) 2m x 2m, blue/purple flowers winter to summer
Alyogyne huegelii (image) 2m x 2m, lilac/ pink flowers winter to summer
Alyogyne huegelii (image) 2m x 2m, white flowers winter to summer
Beyeria leschenaultia 1.5m small sticky shrub with tiny yellow flowers in spring
Callistemon teretifolius ‘Flinders Ranges Bottle-Brush’ 1.5m shrub with bright red bottle brush flowers in summer
Correa glabra var turnbulli 2m erect, dense shrub with red/ green tubular flowers in winter
Crotalaria cunninghamii 2m erect plant with greenish-yellow flowers in winter to spring. Prefers sandy soils.
Dodonaea microzyga ssp microzyga 1.5m x 1.5m, purplish red seed capsules are a main feature in spring
Eremophila alternifolia x maculata 1.5m x 1.5m shrub with pink flowers from spring to summer
Eremophila brevifolia 1.25m x 2m, pinkish-white flowers in spring
Eremophila clarkei 1–3m shrub with lilac flowers in winter
Eremophila complanata 2m x 1m, bright pink flowers in spring
Eremophila denticulata ssp denticulata 2m x 1.5m fast growing shrub with dark pink-red flowers in spring and summer.
Eremophila deserti 2m medium bushy shrub with fleshy leaves with creamy white flowers most of the year
Eremophila dichroantha 1 – 2m, upright dense broom like shrub with purple flowers in spring
Eremophila divaricarta ssp divaricarta 1.5m x 2m shrub with pink flowers from late spring to early autumn
Eremophila divaricarta x polyclada 1.5m shrub with masses of lilac/ white flowers in summer
Eremophila ferricola ‘Tallering Peak’ 1.5m spreading shrub with green flowers in spring to summer
Eremophila glabra ‘Canning Stock Route’ 1.5m shrub with pinkish red flowers amongst silvery foliage
Eremophila glabra ssp glabra 2m hardy upright shrub with grey-green leaves and red flowers
Eremophila ionantha 2m x 2.5m, purple flowers late winter to early summer
Eremophila lacnocalyx 1.5m compact shrub with lilac to purple flowers in spring, frost tender when young
Eremophila latrobei 2m upright shrub with shiny cerise flowers in winter and spring
Eremophila maculata (Orange) 2m x 2m, orange flowers autumn to summer
Eremophila maculata (Pale Pink) 2m x 2m shrub with small pale pink flowers autumn to summer
Eremophila maculata (Pink) 2m x 2m shrub with large pink flowers autumn to summer
Eremophila maculata (Purple) (image) 2m x 2m, purple flowers autumn to summer
Eremophila maculata (Red) 2m x 2m, red flowers autumn to summer
Eremophila maculata (Silver) 2m x 2m, silver flowers autumn to summer
Eremophila maculata (Yellow) 2m x 2m, yellow flowers autumn to summer
Eremophila maculata ssp brevifolia 1.25m x 2m compact shrub with cerise flowers autumn to summer
Eremophila maculata ssp maculata 1.5m shrub with a variety of flower colours ranging from red, pink, yellow and white. Limestone and salt tolerant while flowering varies with seasonal rainfall
Eremophila nivea 2m x 1.5m, upright shrub with lavender flowers, usually in spring
Eremophila nivea (White) 2m x 1.5m, upright shrub with white flowers, usually in spring
Eremophila nivea x chrisophorii 1.2m x 1m shrub with lilac flowers in spring
Eremophila nivea x drummondii 1.2m x 1m shrub with lilac flowers in spring
Eremophila paisleyi 2m x 2m rounded shrub with white to mauve flowers from spring to mid-summer
Eremophila paisleyi ssp glandulosa 2m x 2m rounded shrub with white to mauve hairy flowers from spring to mid-summer
Eremophila pinnatifida 1.5m shrub with pale purple flowers in late spring to mid summer
Eremophila purpurascens 1–1.5m x 1–1.5m, upright shrub with pinkish purple flowers in spring
Eremophila pustulata 1.5m erect shrub with pale blue to deep lilac flowers in spring
Eremophila racemosa ‘Bright Pink’ 2m shrub with orange/ yellow buds opening to bright pink flowers in spring and summer
Eremophila recurva 1.5m x 1m upright compact shrub with pale lilac flowers winter to spring
Eremophila sargentii 2m, dwarf to small shrub with deep blue flowers in spring
Eremophila splendens 2m x 2m, orange / red flowers spring - summer
Eremophila splendens x calorhabdos ‘Red Splendour’ 1.2m x 1.2m with bright red flowers in spring and summer
Eremophila subfloccosa ssp. glandulosa 1.5m x 2m, yellow/green flowers from May to December
Eremophila subflucosa ssp lanata 1m x 2m, low spreading shrub with lime flowers
Gossypium sturtianum 1.5m x 1.5m, compact shrub with showy mauve flowers spring to summer
Grevillea fililoba ‘Ellendale Pool’ 1.5m x 1.5m small shrub with red flowers in winter
Melaleuca coccinea ‘Goldfields Bottlebrush’ (image) 2m shrub with rich red bottlebrush flowers in spring and summer
Melaleuca glomerata 2-6m large shrub with yellowish flowers in spring and summer
Myoporum brevipes 2m x 2m with white flowers spring to summer
Myoporum montanum 2m x 2m with white flowers spring and summer
Phebalium glandulosum 1.5 erect shrub with cream/ white flowers from late winter to spring
Prostanthera striatiflora (image) 2m white flowers, purple striped throat in winter to spring
Rhagodia pressii ssp pressii 2m shrub with fruits/ flowers from early winter to spring
Senna artemisiodes ssp helmsii 2m x 1.5m rounded grey leafed shrub with yellow flowers in spring, frost tolerant
Senna phyllodinea 1-2m spreading shrub with bright yellow flowers late winter to early spring, frost tolerant
Sida petrophila 1.5m x 1m, erect shrub with yellow flowers
Thryptomene saxicola 1m hardy small spreading shrub with dainty white flowers from winter to spring
Large Shrubs / Trees (over 2m high)
Acacia anceps 3m erect spreading shrub with yellow ball flowers in spring and summer
Acacia aneura ‘Mulga’ Variable shrub or tree to 7m large shrub with bright yellow flowers after heavy rains
Acacia argyrophylla ‘Silver Mulga’ 4m x 2m large upright shrub/ tree with yellow ball flowers in spring
Acacia cretacea 'Spindly Wattle' large shrub or small tree to 4m with globular, lemon or golden-yellow flower-heads from late winter to mid summer
Acacia estrophiolata 4-16m weeping tree with pale yellow ball flowers after winter rains
Acacia iteaphylla ‘Flinders Ranges Wattle’ 4m x 4m large shrub, yellow ball flowers autumn to spring
Acacia kempeana 4m rounded shrub with yellow flowers in late spring
Acacia ligulata ‘Sandhill Wattle’ shrub 2.5m x 3m, deep yellow flowers late winter to spring (available in 200mm pot for $19.95)
Acacia notabilis ‘Notable Wattle’ 3m tall shrub with deep yellow flowers in winter and spring
Acacia papyrocarpa ‘Western Myall’ 3-10m x 3-6m with a broad canopy, yellow flowers in spring, drought tolerant
Acacia pendula 8m x 4m tree with bluey grey pendulous branches
Acacia prainii 1-3m erect bushy shrub or tree with yellow ball flowers in winter
Acacia pycnantha 5-8m quick growing small tree with golden flowers from late winter to spring
Acacia rigens ‘Nealie’ 1-5m erect spreading shrub with spiky leaves and yellow flowers in winter to spring
Acacia toondalya 4m erect slender tree with deep yellow flowers in winter and spring
Acacia victoriae ‘Bramble Wattle’ 5m large prickly shrub with pale yellow flowers in spring
Adenanthos sericeus 4m upright shrub, fine ferny silvery/ grey green foliage with obscure red flowers in winter
Allocasuarina helmsii 5m slow growing weeping tree
Allocasuarina verticillata ‘Drooping She-oak’ 4-10m x 2-6m tree
Atriplex nummularia 2.5m x 3m, great for hedging in dry areas
Callistamon ‘Harkness’ 5 – 6m tall shrub with bright red bottle-brush flowers in spring and early summer
Calothamnus quadrifidus dense shrub 2.5m x 2.5, red one-sided bottlebrush like flowers
Calothamnus quadrifidus (Yellow) dense shrub 2.5m x 2.5, yellow one-sided bottlebrush like flowers
Casuarina pauper ‘Black Oak’ tree to 15m, tolerates limestone, clay, sand, salt and frost.
Chamelaucium uncinatum (Shell Pink) 2m x 2m medium shrub with shell pink flowers in spring
Dodonaea lobulata 3m bush with reddish fruit
Eremophila alternifolia (Cream) 2.5m x 2.5m shrub with a profusion of pink flowers in spring, Drought & Lime tolerant
Eremophila alternifolia var. latifolia 2.5m x 2.5m, pink and yellow flowers winter to spring
Eremophila alternifolia x myaporum platycarpum upright spreading shrub 2.5m, pale pink flowers spring to summer
Eremophila arachnoides 3m upright broom like shrub with mauve flowers in spring
Eremophila arenaria 2m hardy shrub with purple flowers mostly in spring
Eremophila bignoniflora x alternifolia 4m large hardy shrub with pale pink to red flowers spring and summer
Eremophila bignoniflora x divaricarta x polyclada 4m large hardy shrub with pink to mauve flowers in summer
Eremophila bignoniflora x polyclada 5m x 4m large hardy shrub with large white flowers in summer
Eremophila calorhabdos Green leaf 3m x 1.5m erect shrub with cerise flowers late winter to late spring
Eremophila calorhabdos Grey leaf 3m x 1.5m erect shrub with cerise flowers late winter to late spring
Eremophila christophorii (Blue) 2.5m x 2m with blue flowers winter, spring to summer
Eremophila christophorii (White) 2.5m x 2m with white flowers winter, spring to summer
Eremophila dalyana 4m x 1.5m wispy upright shrub with pink flowers from spring to mid-summer
Eremophila dempsteri Pink 3m erect broom-like shrub with masses of small pink flowers in spring
Eremophila dempsteri White 3m erect broom-like shrub with masses of small white flowers in spring
Eremophila laanii (Cream) 3m x 3m upright shrub with cream flowers from late winter to early summer
Eremophila laanii (Pink) 3m x 3m upright shrub with pink flowers from late winter to early summer
Eremophila lactea 3.5m x 1m upright shrub, lilac flowers spring to summer
Eremophila oldfieldii x oppositifolia ‘Picaninny Dawn’ 3m shrub with rose pink flowers from late winter to mid spring
Eremophila oppositifolia (Cream) 4m x 3m, upright shrub or small tree with dainty cream flowers from autumn to spring
Eremophila oppositifolia (Purple) 4m x 3m upright shrub or small tree with dainty purple flowers from autumn to spring
Eremophila oppositifolia rubra (Pink) 4m x 3m upright shrub or small tree with pale pink to burgundy flowers from autumn to spring
Eremophila pantonii 1 – 4m hardy shrub with lavender flowers in spring
Eremophila phillipsii upright open shrub, 3.5m with pale blue to deep lilac flowers in spring
Eremophila polyclada 2.5m spreading shrub with large white flowers tinged with lilac in summer
Eremophila psilocalyx x dempsteri 3m x 2m upright, compact shrub with lilac flowers in spring
Eremophila pterocarpa 2.5m x 2m shrub with dusky pink/red flowers most of the year
Eremophila racemosa x maculata 2.2m compact shrub with pink fairy floss flowers in spring and summer
Eremophila scoparia 2.5m x 2m, lilac flowers spring to summer
Eremophila stenophylla 6m slow growing upright broom like shrub with pink flowers in spring and summer
Eremophila youngii ssp. youngii (image) 4m x 2.5m shrub or small tree, pink/red flowers spring to summer
Eremophila youngii (Yellow) (image) 4m x 2.5m, yellow flowers spring - summer
Eremophila youngii ssp. lepidota 2.5m x 2.5m shrub with pink flowers spring to summer
Eucalyptus albopurpurea 5m small mallee with white/ pink/ purple flowers for March to October
Eucalyptus camaldulensis var. obtusa, Northern River Red Gum Large shady canopy tree
Eucalyptus campaspe ‘Silver topped Gimlet’ 5-11m small - medium tree with cream flowers in summer
Eucalyptus cladocalyx nana large spreading tree with white flowers
Eucalyptus dumosa small to medium Mallee with creamy flowers in spring and summer
Eucalyptus gillii ‘Curly Mallee’ ornamental small tree 2m-7m x 3m-8m with yellow flowers in spring (available in 200mm pot for $19.95)
Eucalyptus kruseana 2-6m x 2-6m multi branched shrub with greenish- yellow flowers in autumn and winter
Eucalyptus lansdowneana 6m multi stemmed mallee with glossy green foliage and red flowers in spring
Eucalyptus oleosa 5-12m multi stemmed mallee with white flowers in winter, tolerates clay, sand, salt, limestone and frost
Eucalyptus pimpiniana ‘Pimpin Mallee’ 0.5 to 2m low dense mallee with yellow flowers in summer and autumn
Eucalyptus pyriformis 1.5-5m mallee with red/white-cream-yellow flowers in winter
Eucalyptus sargentii ‘Salt River Gum’ 3-12m ornamental fast growing small mallee or tree with glossy green canopy and cream flowers
Eucalyptus ‘Torwood’ 8m small hybrid tree with pink-red or yellow flowers in spring to mid-summer
Eucalyptus woodwardii ‘Lemon Flowering Gum’ 15m medium tree with pendulous branches and lemon-yellow flowers in spring
Eucalyptus youngiana ‘Ooldea Mallee’ 4-10m mallee or tree with pink/red or yellow flowers in spring
Grevillea ‘Flora Mason’ (image) 3m fast growing large shrub with cream and pink spider flowers throughout autumn and winter
Grevillea olivacea Orange 4m dense shrub with orange flowers in winter and spring, prefers well drained soils
Grevillea olivacea Red 4m dense shrub with red flowers in winter and spring, prefers well drained soils
Grevillea olivacea Yellow 4m dense shrub with yellow flowers in winter and spring, prefers well drained soils
Grevillea stenobotrya
2-4m erect or spreading shrub/ tree with creamy yellow flowers from April to November
Hakea minyma 1 -3m rounded shrub with pink/ cream/ white flowers from late winter to spring
Melaleuca decussata 3m slender shrub with pink/ purple flowers in spring to late summer
Melaleuca uncinata shrub or tree up to 5m with creamy yellow flowers from late summer to early winter
Santalum acuminatum 5m shrub or small tree with bright red, shiny, edible fruits in spring ($15.00 forestry tubes)
Santalum spicatum ‘Sandlewood’ 4m small shrub to tall tree (in larger olive pots $15.00 each)
Senna artemisiodes ssp sturtii 3m x 3m shrub with yellow flowers from winter to summer