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Canberra Plant Selector

The Canberra Plant Selector Tool allows you to look up information on a wide range of plants. Over time, more plants will be added to this tool.

By being more aware of the growth habit, sun, shade and frost tolerances and the water requirements of plants you can choose plants suited to your garden and save water without restricting your choice of garden design.

The less water drops a plant has, the less water it needs to remain healthy.

Your local nursery can also provide advice on water-efficient and drought-tolerant plants suitable for your garden.

Select your plant by ‘Common name’ or ‘Botanical name’ and press ‘Go’.

Common name

Botanical name

Press ‘Go’ to find plants that suit your specific garden requirements.
National Water Commission
ACT Government


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.