Monthly Archives: November 2014

Top 10 Mass Planting Plants For South Australia

The following ten plants have proven over time to handle the tough conditions of low maintenance mass plantings in South Australia. There is a wide variety of shrubs, ground covers and strappy leaf plants in this selection that are drought tolerant, cold hardy and look great planted en masse.

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

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

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

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

Little Jess™ Dianella caerulea ‘DCMP01’ PBR
Compact, dwarf Flax Lily

Cassa Blue® Dianella caerulea ‘DBB03’ PBR
Clumping, compact rich blue foliage

Tasred® Dianella tasmanica ‘TR20’ PBR
Contrasting green and red toned foliage

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

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

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

 

Top 10 Rain Garden Plants for Victoria

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.

Top 10 Rain Garden Plants for VictoriaShara™ Lomandra fluviatilis ‘ABU7’ PBR
Fine leaf, compact; part wet or dry

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

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

Nafray® Pennisetum alopecuroides ‘PA300’ PBR
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 shaped plant; part wet or dry

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

Top 5 Screening Plants for Victoria

These Top 5 Screening Plants, trees and shrubs for Victoria are excellent for creating privacy.

Top 5 Screening Plants

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 http://www.ozbreed.com.au/advanced-trees/red-head.html

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

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

Top 10 Salt Tolerant Plants For Victoria

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.

Top 10 Salt Tolerant Plants For Victoria

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 shaped plant; part 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

Low Horizon™ Westringia ‘WES06’ PBR
Dense, ultra-compact ground cover

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

Top 10 Erosion Control Plants for Victoria

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.

Katrinus Deluxe LomandraKing Alfred® Dianella caerulea ‘JOHN316’ PBR Dense, compact blue- green foliage

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
Semi-compact blue- grey fine leaf

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

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

SharaTM Lomandra fluviatilis ‘ABU7’ PBR
Fine leaf, compact; part wet or dry

Southern 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

Top 10 Greenroof Plants for Victoria

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.

aussie rambler - Top 10 Greenroof Plants for Victoria

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

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

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 Fire Retardant Plants for Victoria

The top 10 fire retardant plants for Victoria 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 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.

Top 10 Fire Retardant Plants for VictoriaTanika® 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