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South Australia

South Australia
Photo: Niwajiri, home of SA Garden Designer, Steve Hailstone

South Australia is known as a generally dry state, often regarded as the nations driest. The area is home to an interesting and diverse flora. Whilst the climate generally can be quite harsh, there are nonetheless many common urban plants that have become invasive. It is important to remember that an invasive plant in neighbouring states may not be invasive in such a generally dry climate and vice versa. It is prudent to seek sound local advice before making plant selection.

South Australia is home to many significant national parks and state forest areas. It is of paramount importance that sound plant advice is sought before planting adjacent to these sensitive areas. Consideration must be given to appropriate plant choice as birds and other animals can distribute seeds into nearby bush-land and natural areas causing immeasurable destruction of natural habitat.


South Australia Invasive Plants
South Australia Alternative Plants
South Australia Reference Group



Download South Australia GMI Guide PDF (8.5mb)


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