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Canberra Plant Selector webtool

Canberra Plant SelectorNeed help choosing plants that are suitable for your garden?

Ever wonder about a species or what plants are compatible with local conditions? How water efficient or drought proof is a plant?

With this easy-to-use webtool, you can quickly find plants to suit your garden as well as search for plants by their common or botanical name. You will find interesting information on each plant, including:

  • a brief description
  • the plant type
  • its sun/shade tolerance
  • its frost tolerance
  • a water rating
  • whether it is fire retardant or not
  • where the plant originated.

This FREE webtool helps you understand more about the water requirements and other needs of plants, without compromising on the beauty of your garden.

You can also pop by your local nursery to chat about the best type of plants.

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The health of flora, fauna and other plantings, as well as the amount of water such flora, fauna and other plantings may need in a particular situation or location, is subject to change and depends on a variety of factors. As such, the Canberra Plant Selector Tool is intended to be used only as a guide. No representations or warranties are made with respect to your use of the Canberra Plant Selector Tool, and by using the Canberra Plant Selector Tool, you do so at your own risk. You should consult with a landscaping professional to ensure that the location and conditions, as well as the intended watering patterns, are appropriate for the health of your flora, fauna or other plantings.