Welcome to Habitat Native Plant Co
Australia is an ancient place, where poor soils and extremes of weather are the normal conditions facing the majority of gardeners. In central Victoria this statement is especially true, with much of our soil being heavily compacted and in many cases, significantly disrupted by a long history of mining and agricultural. Furthermore, the region is subject to seasonal extremes, experiencing both baking summers and bitter winters. Despite the challenges, the establishment of a vibrant and, most importantly, resilient garden is still achievable through careful species selection.
We stock an extensive range of Australian native plants as well as a selection of their Gondwanan relatives from South Africa and South America. Many of these species are drought tolerant, frost resistant and highly adaptable, making them especially suited to our challenging garden environments.
Our Bendigo nursery also supplies plants and consulting services for revegetation projects, farm shelter belts, treatment plant dispersion beds, domestic and commercial landscaping, and school planting days.
Struggling to find the right plants for your habitat?
We strive to provide you with the plants that have the best chance of thriving in Central Victorian gardens from local favourites to rare and unusual specimens sourced from across Australia. If your tastes include the flamboyant native hybrids, we will give you advice on how to maintain 'fuss pots'. Want a plant we don't have in stock? We will endevour to source it for you because we are not about making the sale, we are all about finding the right plant for your Habitat.
Eucalyptus caesia 'Silver Princess'
This unique native tree is a brilliant ornamental tree. It grows to about 8 m before the foliage starts to weep. The young branches are red and glossy with older growth being covered in a white residue and finally peeling in curled strips. The flowers are stunning large showy pink to red with yellow at the tips of the stamens borne in Spring .