Monthly Archives: October 2014

Top 6 Screening Plants for NSW

These trees and shrubs are excellent for creating privacy

Rain Garden Plants - Red Head Acmena

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Slim™ Callistemon viminalis ‘CV01’ PBR
Narrow, slimline growth habit

Sublime™ Acmena smithii ‘DOW30’ PBR
Mid-sized Acmena tree; lime green new growth foliage

Red Head™ Acmena smithii ‘BWNRED’ PBR
Psyllid resistant tree with dense foliage

Pinnacle™ Syzygium australe ‘AATS’ PBR
Neat, narrow Lily Pilly

Sweeper® Waterhousea floribunda ‘DOW20’ PBR
Weeping habit, lush green new growth

Dense Fence™ Viburnum odoratissimum ‘VOC1’ PBR
Dense screen; subtle red new growth

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Top 10 Rain Garden Plants for NSW

A recent study has shown that the following type of plants are suitable for rain gardens. For more information, see www.ozbreed.com.au/plant-turf-research.html.

Rain Garden Plants

Shara™ Lomandra  fluviatilis ‘ABU7’ PBR
Fine leaf, compact; partially wet or dry

Katie Belles™ Lomandra hystrix ‘LHBYF’ PBR
Full sized Lomandra hystrix; mass flowering

Tropic Cascade™ Lomandra hystrix ‘LHWP’ PBR
Lomandra hystrix with weeping foliage

Nafray® Pennisetum alopecuroides ‘PA300PBR
Compact, clumping native grass

Pennstripe™ Pennisetum alopecuroides ‘PAV300’ PBR
Variegated, compact clumping grass

Purple Lea® Pennisetum alopecuroides ‘PA400’ PBR
Showy, clumping plant; purple flowers

Feather Top™ Baloskion tetraphyllum
Clumping perennial herb

Twizzler™ Lepironia articulata ‘LA20’ PBR
Twisted, glaucous reed-like foliage

Grey Box™ Westringia fruticosa ‘WES04’ PBR
Compact ball shape; partially wet or dry

Just Right® Liriope muscari ‘LIRJ’ PBR
Evergreen, clean growing Liriope

Top 10 Salt Tolerant Plants for NSW

These plants were chosen based on research or common knowledge. For more information and the full paper, see www.ozbreed.com.au/plant-turf-research.html.

King Alfred® Dianella - Ozbreed

King Alfred® Dianella caerulea ‘JOHN316’ PBR
Dense, compact blue- green foliage

Nyalla® Lomandra longifolia ‘LM400’ PBR
Semi-compact blue- grey fine leaf

Cosmic White™ Raphiolepis indica ‘RAPH01’ PBR
Tough Raphiolepis; large white flowers

Cosmic Pink™ Raphiolepis indica ‘RAPH02’ PBR
Tough Raphiolepis; large pink flowers

Ozbreed Aussie Box® Westringia ‘WES02’ PBR
Native box hedge; tight, compact growth

Grey Box™ Westringia fruticosa ‘WES04’ PBR
Compact ball shape; partially wet or dry

Mundi™ Westringia fruticosa ‘WES05’ PBR
Ground cover, small white flowers

Naringa™ Westringia ‘WES01’ PBR
Fast establishing, hedging Westringia

Blue Gem™ Westringia ‘WES03’ PBR
Shrubby Westringia; masses of flowers

Aussie Rambler™ Carpobrotus glaucescens ‘CAR10’ PBR
Spreading ground cover; large flowers

Top 10 Fire Retardant Plants for NSW

The top 10 fire retardant plants in this list are based on scientific evidence and suggestions from various articles.

See http://www.ozbreed.com.au/plant-turf-research.html for more information.

Please note that any plant can burn when exposed to enough flames and heat, it is just that some are less likely, or may take longer to ignite. For this reason you cannot rely on plant selection alone to stop bush fires, but it makes sense to use plants that generally delay in their ignition.

Tanika® Lomandra

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tanika® Lomandra longifolia ‘LM300’ PBR
Improved, compact, fine leaf form

Nyalla® Lomandra longifolia ‘LM400’ PBR
Semi-compact blue- grey fine leaf

Katrinus Deluxe Lomandra longifolia ‘Katrinus Deluxe’ PBR
Improved semi- compact fine leaf form

Gold Velvet Anigozanthos hybrid ‘Gold Velvet’ PBR
Mid-sized Kangaroo Paw; yellow flowers

Amber Velvet Anigozanthos hybrid ‘Amber Velvet’ PBR
Mid-sized Kangaroo Paw; red/yellow flower

Regal Velvet Anigozanthos hybrid ‘Regal Velvet’ PBR
Mid-sized Kangaroo Paw; red/green flower

Ruby Velvet™ Anigozanthos hybrid
Mid-sized Kangaroo Paw; red flowers

Free Fall™ Casuarina glauca prostrate ‘CAS01’ PBR
Wide spreading ground cover

Queen Mum™ Agapanthus orientalis ‘PMN06’ PBR
Large white and blue dual coloured flowers

Cloudy Days Agapanthus orientalis ‘Cloudy Days’ PBR
Mid-sized; dual coloured flowers

Top 10 Erosion Control Plants for NSW

From the research paper Quantifying the Strengthening of Soil By Commonly Used Landscape Plants. See http://www.ozbreed.com.au/plant-turf-research.html for more information, including the full paper.

Katrinus Deluxe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nafray® Pennisetum alopecuroides ‘PA300PBR
Compact, clumping native grass

Katrinus Deluxe Lomandra longifolia ‘Katrinus Deluxe’ PBR
Improved semi- compact fine leaf form

Nyalla® Lomandra longifolia ‘LM400’ PBR
Fine leaf, compact; partially wet or dry

Breeze® Dianella caerulea ‘DCNC0’ PBR
‘No cane’ Dianella caerulea

Katie BellesTM Lomandra hystrix ‘LHBYF’ PBR
Semi-compact blue- grey fine leaf

SharaTM Lomandra fluviatilis ‘ABU7’ PBR
Full sized Lomandra hystrix; mass flowering

Tropic CascadeTM Lomandra hystrix ‘LHWP’ PBR
Lomandra hystrix with weeping foliage

LuciaTM Dianella caerulea ‘DC101’ PBR
Low growing, spreading Dianella

Tanika® Lomandra longifolia ‘LM300’ PBR
Improved, compact, fine leaf form

YalbaTM Imperata cylindrica ‘ICL200’ PBR
Fast spread, masses of feathery plumes

Top 10 Greenroof Plants for NSW

These plants were selected based on research from the University of Western Sydney and a USA Texas study. See http://www.ozbreed.com.au/plant-turf-research.html for more information, including the full paper.

Double Gold Gazania hybrid 'GT20'

 

Shara™ Lomandra fluviatilis ‘ABU7’ PBR
Fine leaf, compact; partially wet or dry

Mundi™ Westringia fruticosa ‘WES05’ PBR
Ground cover, small white flowers

Yareena™ Myoporum parvifolium ‘PARV01’ PBR
Crisp, clean, longer lived Myoporum

Tanika® Lomandra longifolia ‘LM300’ PBR
Improved, compact, fine leaf form

Double Gold™ Gazania hybrid ‘GT20’ PBR
Spreading ground cover; more flowers

Green John™ Callistemon viminalis ‘LJ23’ PBR
Compact Callistemon with green foliage

Grey Box™ Westringia fruticosa ‘WES04’ PBR
Compact ball shaped plant; part wet or dry

Mingo Themeda australis ‘Mingo’ PBR
Blue prostrate form of Kangaroo Grass

Lucia™ Dianella caerulea ‘DC101’ PBR
Low growing, spreading Dianella

Aussie Rambler™ Carpobrotus glaucescens ‘CAR10’ PBR
Spreading ground cover; large flowers

 

Top 10 Greenwall Plants for NSW

We recommend using these plants for greenwalls based on trials. See the research on our website for more information and tips for a successful greenwall:   http://www.ozbreed.com.au/plant-turf-research.html.

Grey Box Westringia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shara™ Lomandra fluviatilis ‘ABU7’ PBR
Fine leaf, compact; partially wet or dry

Tanika® Lomandra longifolia ‘LM300’ PBR
Improved, compact, fine leaf form

Tropic Cascade™ Lomandra hystrix ‘LHWP’ PBR
Lomandra hystrix with weeping foliage

Grey Box™ Westringia fruticosa ‘WES04’ PBR
Compact ball shape; partially wet or dry

Mundi™ Westringia fruticosa ‘WES05’ PBR
Ground cover, small white flowers

Just Right® Liriope muscari ‘LIRJ’ PBR
Evergreen, clean growing Liriope

Amethyst™ Liriope muscari ‘LIRTP’ PBR
Compact foliage, deep purple flowers

Silverstar™ Liriope muscari ‘LIRSS’ PBR
Low growing, variegated; looks silver from a distance

Obsession™ Nandina domestica ‘SEIKA’  PBR
Red dwarf Nandina; red foliage 9 months of the year

Little Ruby™ Alternanthera dentata ‘LRU30’ PBR
Compact, spreading ground cover with deep burgundy foliage