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Slim, For Tight Planting Areas, Thin Garden Beds, Along Fences And Walls | Native Shrubs & Groundcovers

Slim™ Callistemon viminalis ‘CV01’ PBR, For Tight Planting Areas, Thin Garden Beds | Native Shrubs & Groundcovers

Slim™ - Native Shrubs and Groundcovers Range

Slim™ has a unique narrow growth habit perfect for tight planting areas. It has a nice display of classic red bottle brush flowers in spring and autumn.

Slim™ will grow approximately 3m tall x 1.3m wide, but it can be pruned down to 1.5m high and as thin as 60cm

Uses

Perfect for tight planting areas including thin garden beds, along fence lines or along walls.

Position

Requires full sun to part shade and works in most soil types. It tolerates extended dry periods and moderate to heavy frost.

Care

Water well until established and prune to shape or prune after flowering. A slow release fertiliser in late winter, early spring will help with flowering.

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Macarthur, Medium Sized Shrub In Specimen Or Group Plantings | Native Shrubs & Groundcovers

Macarthur™ Callistemon viminalis ‘LC01’ PBR, Medium Shrub In Specimen Or Group Plantings | Native Shrubs & Groundcovers

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Description

Macarthur™ was bred from Captain Cook and Little John, providing a more compact, better flowering Callistemon. It has a tidy, bushy growth habit.

Macarthur™ will reach approximately 1.8m high x 1.5 m wide. It responds well to pruning.

Uses

Great as a medium sized shrub in specimen or group plantings.

Position

It grows best in full sun, but can work in part shade. Macarthur works in most soil conditions and has good frost and drought tolerance.

Care

Water well until established and prune after flowering. In sandy soils or very dry climates, top-up watering is reccommended in the summer months.

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Crimson Villea | Mass Plantings, Specimen Plantings For Native Gardens And Rockeries

Crimson Villea™ Grevillea rosmarinifolia ‘GH16’ PBR Intended | Native Shrubs & Groundcovers

Crimson Villea™ - Native Shrubs and Groundcovers Range

Description

Crimson Villea™ is tidier, denser and more prostrate than Scarlet Sprite. It is a tough, compact Grevillea with masses of stunning crimson flowers. These flowers can be seen in autumn, late winter and early spring.

Crimson Villea™ will grow 80cm x 80cm.

Uses

Great in mass plantings or specimen plantings for native gardens and rockeries.

Position

Crimson Villea™ requires full sun to light shade. It is drought, frost and moderately humidity tolerant. Suited to well drained soil types.

Care

Water well until established. Prune as required and use a slow release fertiliser annually.

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Blue Gem, Feature Shrub, Suited To Native Flower Gardens | Native Shrubs & Groundcovers

Blue Gem™ Westringia ‘WES03’ PBR, Feature Shrub Suited To Native Flower Gardens | Native Shrubs & Groundcovers

Blue Gem™ - Native Shrubs and Groundcovers Range

Description

Blue Gem’s masses of amazing vivid blue/purple flowers look almost fluorescent, flowering profusely in spring and regularly at other times of the year.

It’s attractive bushy growth responds well to being pruned. Unpruned, it can reach 1.5m high x 1.3m wide and can be pruned down to 1m high x 80cm wide.

Uses

Great as a feature shrub or in mass plantings. Well suited to native flower gardens.

Position

Blue Gem™ requires full sun to part shade. It’s a heat, humidity and highly frost tolerant shrub. Suited to most soil types.

Care

Prune to the shape you want once or twice a year, as required or after flowering. Water it well until it is established.

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Grey Box For Hedges, Borders, Containers And Mass Plantings | Native Shrubs & Groundcovers

Grey Box™ Westringia fruticosa ‘WES04’ PBR For Hedges, Borders And Containers | Native Shrubs & Groundcovers

Grey Box™ - Native Shrubs and Groundcovers Range

Description

Grey Box™ is the perfect grey colour contrast for Ozbreed Aussie Box®. It is an even more compact form than Aussie Box, growing 30-40cm high and wide unpruned. It can be pruned down to 20-30cm.

This tough drought and frost tolerant Westringia looks great when pruned to shape or left in its natural ball shape.

Uses

Great for hedges, borders, containers and mass plantings.

Position

Grey Box™ requires full sun to light shade. It is suited to most soil types and has been found to work well in sandy and heavy clay soils.

Care

Prune to shape as required. Water well until established.

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Aussie Box® For hedges, Borders, Containers And Mass Plantings | Native Shrubs & Groundcovers

Aussie Box® Westringia ‘WES02’ PBR For hedges, Borders, Containers And Mass Plantings | Native Shrubs & Groundcovers

Description

Ozbreed Aussie Box® is a tough, native alternative to exotic box plants such as English Box and Japanese Box. Selected for its tight, compact growth habit and it’s ability to grow and be clipped as a box hedge or low formal hedge. As it has a natural ball shape you can also leave it without pruning.

It’s much more drought tolerant than the exotic box plants, though it will need slightly more pruning to keep it in a box shape. Aussie Box grows to approximately 60cm x 60cm when unpruned.

Uses

Great for hedges, borders, containers and mass plantings.

Position

Ozbreed Aussie Box® requires full sun to light shade. It’s suited to most soil types.

Care

Prune to shape as needed. Water it well until it is established.

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Aussie Rambler, Great For Rockeries And General Mass Plantings | Native Shrubs & Ground Covers

Aussie Rambler™ Carpabrotus glaucescens ‘CAR10’ PBR intended | Native Shrubs And Ground Covers

Aussie Rambler's flower (left) gets much bigger than common pig face's flower (right).

Description

Aussie Rambler is a tough, giant flowering Pig Face that tolerates heavier soils better than the common form. It’s also more frost tolerant and can tolerate more moisture.

This low growing ground cover reaches 20cm tall x 2 metres wide. Flowering in spring and autumn, Aussie Rambler, displays giant pink flowers at an average size of 10cm with some flowers even getting up to 14cm wide! In the cooler months, or in certain conditions, flowers will be smaller.

Uses

A ground cover great for rockeries, general mass plantings, low maintenance gardens, coastal roadside plantings, or as a sand dune stabiliser. Suitable for coastal and inland plantings.

Position

Full sun to light shade. Works in most soil types.

Care

Water as required until established. Aussie Rambler can generally live off natural rainfall once established. Avoid prolonged wet feet.

 

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