Native plant program

Trees, shrubs and grasses play an important role in our streets, parks and riparian corridors, as well as in our very own backyards. Not only do they provide food and shelter for wildlife, they give the Region its unique character and provide a cooler and more attractive environment for us to live in.

As part of Council’s Bringing Nature Back initiative, Council offers a free native plant program for local residents and landholders.

You can pick up your free native plant at local events such as National Tree Day planting sites, Emergency Services Day, Small Landholders Day and Tropicana. Or subscribe to Council’s Sustainability e-Newsletter for further information on upcoming plant giveaways.

Please note, this program does not provide free native plants for small or large scale events, fetes, promotional programs, prizes, fundraising activities, commercial businesses or government departments. Plants are to be planted on private property and are not designed for planting on Council land or as part of waterway revegetation projects.

Subject to availability, plant species may include:

Bat-wing coral tree (Erythrina vespertilio)
Black ironbox (Eucalyptus raveretiana)
Cheese tree (Glochidion lobocarpum)
Coffee bush (Breynia oblongifolia)
Congera or Rose tamarind (Arytera divaricata)
Denhamia (Denhamia oleaster)
Dogwood (Jacksonia scoparia)
Flax lily (Dianella caerula)
Flintwood (Scolopia braunii)
Giant palm lily (Cordyline manners-suttonae)
Green kamala (Mallotus claoxyloides)
Hovea (Hovea clavata)
Humble ebony or Small-leaved ebony (Diospyros humilis)
Moreton Bay ash or Carbeen (Corymbia tessellaris)
Native holly (Alchornea ilicifolia)
Red bottlebrush (Melaleuca viminalis)
Red kamala (Mallotus philippensis)
Red-flowered silky oak (Grevillea banksii)
Swamp or river lily (Crinum pedunculatum)
Rough-barked ironwood (Backhousia kingii)
Rusty pittosporum (Pittosporum ferrugineum)
Sandpaper fig (Ficus opposita)
Scaly ebony (Diospyros geminate)
Scarlet fuchsia (Graptophyllum excelsum)
Scrub boonaree (Alectryon diversifolius)
Smooth psychotria (Psychotria daphnoides)
Sticky hop bush (Dodonea viscosa)
Tuckeroo or Beach tamarind (Cupaniopsis anacardioides)
Tulip wood (Harpullia pendula)
Velvet cassia (Cassia tomentella)
White bauhinia (Lysiphyllum hookeri)
White hollywood (Auranticarpa rhombifolia)
White tamarind (Elattostachys xylocarpa)
Wild may or Yellow tea-tree (Leptospermum polygalifolium)
Wonga vine (Pandorea pandorana)
Yellow kamala (Mallotus discolor)