Monthly Archives: June 2012

The versatile and stunning Meema, A Hardenbergias that lasts longer | Press Release

The versatile and stunning Meema, A Hardenbergias that lasts longer | Press Release

MEEMA™ Hardenbergia violacea ‘HB1’ PBR.

Meema is another beautiful and tough plant from Ozbreed. This new variety of Hardenbergia has some big differences compared to other varieties available. The vibrant flowers are a stand out in any landscape as they come out in the masses, and they last much longer than other Hardenbergias available.

It’s usually when the flowers are gone that most Hardenbergias look scraggly and unappealing, well not Meema! The main reason a decade of breeding has gone into this plant, is not for its beautiful purple flowers that last longer (this is just a great bonus), but for its shrubby groundcover form that doesn’t get too untidy. Meema’s foliage remains clean and crisp in cold winters, hot dry periods and northerly winds. Because of this it is a longer lived variety that is more reliable for landscape use.

Meema is what you could call a multipurpose plant. As well as having a nice form as a shrubby groundcover, this plant can also be trained to climb up a trellis and will creep up things if allowed to. Can you imagine the ground and a wall covered in Meema? It would be a mass of beautiful green foliage for most of the year with a mass of those beautiful purple flowers in winter and spring. Meema grows 400-500mm high x 2m wide and prefers full sun to heavy shade.

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Want a Nandina with red foliage growth when others are green? | Press Release

Want a Nandina with red foliage growth when others are green?

BLUSH™ Nandina domestica ‘AKA’ PBR.

Blush is a new Nandina that amazingly has red new growth when other Nandinas are completely green. It has red new foliage colour in the spring, summer and autumn which has never been seen before in other Nandinas. The new red growth gives colour interest all year round. Blush flushes red in winter with a deeper and more vibrant colour than other Nandinas, with some people commenting that they can never get their Nandinas this red! Although Nandinas are very widely used, Blush will make your Nandinas stand out above the rest.

Blush is 30% smaller than Nandina domestica ‘Nana’ and shoots red new growth instead of a yellow-green. It grows 60–70cm tall by 60–70cm wide, and is non-spreading. Part of the Hardy Exotics range, Blush is tough as it handles drought and frost.

You can also try the new FLIRT™ Nandina domestica ‘MURASAKI’ PBR. Flirt is a low growing Nandina that spreads with age. This groundcover grows 30–40cm tall by 20–40cm wide and has red foliage that creates a waterfall effect over the green. Flirt surprisingly has a better red colour in the summer months than winter, so it complements Blush well if you want masses of red colour all year round.

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CHERRY CLUSTER is a Grevillea that Flowers in Winter And Spring | Press Release

CHERRY CLUSTER is a Grevillea that Flowers in Winter And Spring | Press Release

Cherry Cluster™ - Native Shrubs and Groundcovers Range

CHERRY CLUSTER™ Grevillea rhyolitica x juniperina ‘TWD01’ PBR.

Cherry Cluster is a tough groundcover plant with masses of beautiful cherry flowers in spring and winter. This is perfect to brighten up any landscape or garden in the winter time, especially since it is tough enough for mass planting.

Cherry Cluster is a cross between Grevillea rhyolitica and G. juniperina. It gets its toughness from G. juniperina with its broader leaf form from G. rhyolitica. Cherry Cluster has very clean and tidy foliage that isn’t spiky like juniperina types.

Cherry Cluster is drought and frost tolerant down to -5°C and is best suited to Sydney and further south down to Tasmania, and all the way across to Perth. It grows 50 cm H x 1.2 m W and is best in full sun to shade. For more photos and information on Cherry Cluster visit our website

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Common Native Grasses & Grass-Like Plants | Viro-Cell & Viro-Tube Plant Species List

Common Native Grasses & Grass-Like Plants | Viro-Cell & Viro-Tube Plant Species List

Viro-Cell & Viro-Tube Grass-Like Landscape Gardening Plants

Following is a list of some of the native grasses and grass-like landscape gardening plants grown. However, not all varieties are available from each grower.

Often in Stock

  • Bothriochloa macra Red Leg grass
  • Chloris truncata Windmill grass
  • Danthonia caespitosa Wallaby grass
  • Danthonia linkii Wallaby grass
  • Danthonia richardsonii Wallaby grass
  • Dianella caerulea Blue Flax Lilly
  • Dianella revoluta Mauve Flax Lilly
  • Dianella tasmanica
  • Imperata cylindrica Blady grass
  • Lomandra longifolia Spiny Mat Rush
  • Microlaena stipoides Weeping grass
  • Paspalum distichum Water couch
  • Stipa verticillata Slender Bamboo grass
  • Pennisetum alopecuroides Swamp foxtail
  • Poa labillardieri Large Tussock grass
  • Poa siebriana Snow grass
  • Themeda australis Kangaroo grass

Small Quantities Often in Stock

  • Capillipedum spicigerum Scented Top grass
  • Chloris ventricosa
  • Cymbopogon refractus Barbed wire grass
  • Danthonia setacea Wallaby grass
  • Dicanthium sercieum Queensland Blue grass
  • Dichelachne crinita Long haired plume grass
  • Paspalum vaginatum Salt water couch
  • Poa poiformis Coastal Tussock grass
  • Sorghum leiocladum
  • Sporobolous virginicus Sand couch
  • Stipa scabra

NOTE: We don’t recommend smaller native grasses such as Danthonia for landscape gardening projects. The bred or selected forms make better choices, as there is consistency. Many native grasses are highly variable.

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Defines Any Garden Border – Instant Border, Flora-Edge | Landscape Gardening Plants

Defines Any Garden Border – Instant Border, Flora-Edge | Landscape Gardening Plants

Mondo Grass (Ophiopogon japonicus)

Ozbreed Instant Border & Flora Edge Landscape Gardening Plants

Mondo grass is the most popular garden border plant in Australia. It does well in full shade, full sun if irrigated and fertilised occasionally, does not require trimming, and only occasionally requires thinning.

This brilliant garden border has a lush green colour perfect for defining any garden border.

Dwarf Mondo Grass (Ophiopogon japonicus nana)

Dwarf Mondo grass is a low growing, spreading, evergreen perennial with attractive, short, dark glossy green leaves. An excellent plant to use as a border, in between stepping-stones, and between pavers or containers.

Dwarf Mondo grass is easily grown and for best results plant in moist, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade.

  • Keep moist during dry weather.
  • Use premium potting mix if planting in containers.
  • Clumps may be divided in Spring.
  • Grows to a height of 10cm and to a width of 20cm.
  • Can be used as a garden border for edging, and is ideal for between pavers.

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AUTUMN STARLITE™ is a Rhododendron with good heat tolerance | Encore Landscape Azaleas

AUTUMN STARLITE™ is a Rhododendron with good heat tolerance | Encore Landscape Azaleas

Autumn Starlite™ is an Azalea with good heat tolerance and a medium mounding growth habit. It is a repeat bloomer with heavy summer flowering. Its flowers are white with fuschia flecks and occassional strips.

It grows 1m wide x 1m high.

Uses

An ideal shrub for specimen and mass plantings in gardens and borders.

Position

Full sun to part shade. Well drained soils.

Care

Water as required for a year until it can become drought tolerant. It will need top up watering in dry periods.

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AUTUMN RUBY™ is a Rhododendron with good heat tolerance | Encore Landscape Azaleas

AUTUMN RUBY™ is a Rhododendron with good heat tolerance | Encore Landscape Azaleas

Autumn Ruby™ has lipstick pink, semi-double flowers 50mm in diameter. It is a repeat bloomer that peaks in autumn and spring, and has good heat tolerance.

It grows 1.2m high x 1.5m wide.

Uses

An ideal shrub for specimen and mass plantings in gardens and borders.

Position

Full sun to part shade. Well drained soils.

Care

Water as required for a year until it can become drought tolerant. It will need top up watering in dry periods. Click here to check out a photo of this flower…

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