Monthly Archives: February 2014

Wyeena™ Dianella is a variegated clean foliage Dianella

Wyeena™ Dianella is a variegated clean foliage Dianella 

Wyeena™ Dianella tasmanica 'TAS300' PBR

Wyeena™ Dianella is a hardy variegated form of the popular Dianella  tasmanica. It has striking colour contrast and clean growing foliage. This new Australian native is sure to be a hit in your garden. Wyeena™ Dianella is best suited to southern New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia, the ACT and Tasmania.

It’s ideal for mass planting, for native gardens, accent gardens or as a foliage plant or a feature pot. Wyeena™ Dianella is the best variegated Dianella for tolerating frosts, cold or dry weather. Wyeena™ Dianella looks great under garden lighting and works in full sun to moderately heavy shade.

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The Ozbreed Native Shrub and Ground Covers Range

The Ozbreed Native Shrub and Ground Covers Range

Ozbreed’s Native Shrub and Ground Cover Range is a specially selected collection of Australian native plants that not only look good but are also better performing.

They handle harsh conditions including drought and frost, while still looking great in the landscape.

This range includes a selection of Callistemon, Grevillea, Westringia, Casuarina, Hardenbergia and more. We’ve listed some of the varieties in this range below:

Scarlet Flame™ Callistemon viminalis 'CC19' PBR

Scarlet Flame™ Callistemon viminalis ‘CC19’ PBR, is an ultra compact, fine leaf Callistemon bred from ‘Captain Cook’. It has beautiful rustic new growth foliage with showy red flowers. Slim™ Callistemon viminalis 'CV01' PBR

Slim™ Callistemon viminalis ‘CV01’ PBR, provides landscape professionals and homeowners with a narrow slimline growth habit perfect for screening, hedging and tight spaces.

Naringa™ Westringia 'WES01' PBR

Naringa™ Westringia ‘WES01’ PBR, is one of the best hedging Westringia’s available on the market today, because it keeps its form even after years of growth.

Ozbreed Aussie Box® Westringia 'WES02' PBR

Ozbreed Aussie Box® Westringia ‘WES02’ PBR, is a tough, native alternative to exotic box hedging plants like English Box and Japanese Box.

Rivan™ Kunzea ambigua 'KA01' PP 2010202581

Rivan™ Kunzea ambigua ‘KA01’ PP 2010202581, is a tough, reliable Kunzea ambigua with a much more compact tidy growth habit and uniformed appearance.

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Wingarra® Lomandra is a strappy leaf plant with large Deep Rhizomes

Wingarra® Lomandra is a strappy leaf plant with large Deep Rhizomes

Wingarra® Lomandra contertifolia

This tough little Lomandra has a very fine texture which from a distance gives it the appearance of a native tussock grass. Better still this Wingarra® Lomandra has been here for 12 years and has never been pruned. Look how evergreen it is.

Unlike Tussock grass or Poa, Wingarra® Lomandra will generally not need trimming. Its blue appearance provides a nice contrast to other plants. Being a Lomandra contertifolia, Wingarra® Lomandra is slower than Lomandra longifolia types so larger pot sizes are recommended. Wingarra® Lomandra is particularly good for areas that get part shade.

Unlike all other contertifolia types in the market place Wingarra® Lomandra has deep rhizomes which make it tougher and more able to cope with difficult;t situations. Wingarra® Lomandra reaches a height of 30cm to 40cm with a spread of 50cm to 60cm after a few years.

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The Kidsafe Playground Renovation Completed

The Kidsafe Playground Renovation Completed

Shara™ Lomandra

Ozbreed donated plants to the Kidsafe Playground in Westmead Sydney to use throughout their playground. Katrina Layt from the Ozbreed office had also put in her time to help out at their working bee.

The plant varieties donated to the Kidsafe Playground by Ozbreed are great plants that are naturally safe for children, soft to touch, and can handle rough kids! Here’s a list of the varieties that were used in this playspace.

Grey Box™ Westringia fruticosa ‘WES04’ PBR
Shara™ Lomandra fluviatilis ‘ABU7’ PBR
Tanika® Lomandra longifolia ‘LM300’ PBR.

Out of these plants, a few Shara were planted next to a balance beam in playground mulch to demonstrate the success of the Playground Mulch Trial. Over the last 3 years Ozbreed has been taking part along with Fiona Robbe’ Landscape Architects, The Bark Blower and Acoustoscan in the Playground Mulch Trial. Results have shown that strappy plants can be used in playground mulch with good plant health, as well as safety.

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Tropic Cascade™ Lomandra is a compact weeping Lomandra

Tropic Cascade™ Lomandra is a compact weeping Lomandra

Tropic Cascade™ Lomandra hystrix 'LHWP' PBR

If you need a weeping foliage plant Tropic Cascade™ Lomandra fits the bill, it’s just so weepingly beautiful. It is certainly more compact than the straight hystrix form but what really makes it outstanding is its beautiful weeping green foliage.

This Lomandra hystrix has large fragrant yellow flowers and will not produce seed. Tropic Cascade™ Lomandra is well suited to tropical and sub tropical regions, is drought tolerant and can handle periods of wet feet.

It has survived a period of minus 4 degrees celsius so it can handle moderate frost. It will grow to 60cm high and 60cm wide and tolerate full sun to moderately heavy shade.

It tolerates most soil types and makes a great rain garden plant. This plant loves Queensland but also grows well in colder states like VIctoria, especially in regions like Melbourne.

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Tanika® Lomandra is a drought tolerant landscape plant

Tanika® Lomandra is a drought tolerant landscape plant

Tanika® Lomandra longfolia 'LM300' PBR

In Spring 2012 Tanika® Lomandra had its 10th birthday as the best landscape plant in Australia. Its popularity keeps rising whether it’s for a home garden or a large commercial development. So why is it so popular?

Is it its clean fine dark green foliage and its bright golden flowers that make it a vast improvement over the common Lomandra?

Is it its evergreen foliage in cold frost and its legendary drought tolerance. No other Lomandra has ever come close and the ones that also have fine foliage simply never stay as clean.

If you want green and not straw brown in cold heat and drought then Tanika® Lomandra is the best and most reliable choice. Tanika® Lomandra has an average size of 60cm wide and high and if it gets taller than this, a trim every 4 to 5 years keeps it really tidy.

In Spring or Autumn either prune it into a ball shape or prune it hard back to a to about 15cm.

With its reliability and low maintenance Tanika® Lomandra has become Australia’s favourite evergreen plant.

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Revelation® Dianella is a Strappy Leaf Plant with blue green foliage

Revelation® Dianella was one of the best performing Dianella revoluta through the recent wet. Its clean grey green foliage didn’t blemish like the rest.

Revelation® Dianella revoluta 'DRG04' PBR


It is a mass flowering type that copes with most soil types. It grows really well in all states expect Queensland and even performs well in Sydney. It’s also very frost tolerant. Revelation® Dianella works well for commercial and residential mass plantings, foliage or grassy gardens.

It gets about 50cm or so high with a spread of about 50cm. It does appreciate being pruned every 3 to 4 years.

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Purple Fusion™ Scaevola is a landscape groundcover

Purple Fusion™ Scaevola is a native low growing ground cover that gets masses of beautiful purple flowers for almost 365 days a year.

Purple Fusion™ Scaevola humilis 'PFS100' PBR

Purple Fusion™ Scaevola’s humilis parentage makes it a much tougher and drought tolerant plant, nothing like the weaker aemula species. It’s flat growth habit means that it will need less pruning than other Scaevola species to look great. The delicate fan like flowers will give interest for almost the whole year unless you get a heavy frost.

Purple Fusion™ Scaevola works all around Australia and grows only 20cm high with a spread of up to 1.5 metres. For a drought tolerant, flowering plant in full sun to part shade Purple Fusion™ Scaevola is a great choice that will give you interest for most of the year.

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Pink Pearl™ Liriope is a clean variegated Liriope with pink flowers

Pink Pearl™ Liriope is a very tough, very compact variegated Liriope. Its green and cream variegation gives an elegant contrast and it’s addition of vibrant pink flowers make it a beautiful garden plant for borders or mass planting as a ground cover.

Pink Pearl™ Liriope muscari 'VS0001' P

This very compact form has clean foliage and copes well with full sun heavy shade extreme cold and frost, drought, coastal conditions and humid conditions.

Pink Pearl™ Liriope only grows about 25cm high and 25 to 30cm wide and gives foliage interest all year round especially for shady spots where nothing seems to grow.

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Pennstripe™ Pennisetum is a beautiful variegated native grass

Variegated plants are not everyones cup of tea but Pennstripe™ Pennisetum has subtle variegation for those who want something with interesting foliage that’s softer and not so bold.

Pennstripe™ Pennisetum alopecuroides 'PAV300' PBR

From a distance the compact Pennstripe™ Pennisetum provides great colour contrast. In early summer to Autumn the cream flower heads bring out the cream in it’s foliage.

Pennstripe™ Pennisetum is a non-evasive native grass that will attract birds and is well suited to roadsides, mass planting and low maintenance gardens because of it’s drought and frost tolerance.

Only growing 45cm by 45cm also makes it a great choice and even better, it suited to most soil types. Simply cut back once a year in late Winter or early Spring to get fresh new growth.

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