Category Archives: Ground Cover Plants

260ml tube for Native Shrubs and Groundcovers and Hardy Exotics

260ml tube for Native Shrubs and Groundcovers and Hardy Exotics

260ml deep tube

260ml Deep Tube for shrub and groundcover plants – lower costs without jeopardising establishment

Ozbreed looked far and wide for a tube suitable to grow our Native Shrubs and Groundcovers and Hardy Exotics until we found it. The 260ml deep tube is great for these ranges of plants as it lowers the cost of planting without sacrificing good plant establishment.

This tube is as tall as a 140mm pot, yet not as wide (only 55mm wide). The extra depth results in better plant establishment in the harsh Australian Climate. The smaller width of the tube keeps the cost lower, but the depth makes sure the plant (especially shrubby plants) will have better establishment, compared to other tubes that are shorter.

The Shrubs and Groundcovers and the Hardy Exotics ranges are still available in larger sizes, but if you’re on a low budget, this tube is the smallest size we recommend for these ranges.

Next time you specify plants, consider using a 260ml deep tube to keep costs down and help give your landscape the best chance at establishment. This size is now available from Ozbreed growers, although as it is still fairly new you will mainly have to pre-order plants in this size.

Please enquire with your local Ozbreed grower.

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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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Low Horizon™ Westringia is a dense and ultra-compact ground cover

Low Horizon™ Westringia is a dense and ultra-compact ground cover

Low Horizon™ Westringia 'WES06' PBR

Low Horizon™ Westringia ‘WES06’ PBR

  • Dense, ultra-compact ground cover Westringia
  • Lowest maintenance ground cover Westringia available
  • Lower growing than Mundi™ Westringia

Low Horizon™ Westringia has much shorter internodes and a flat habit, making it the lowest maintenance ground cover Westringia. Testing in Canberra for cold tolerance shows it handles frost and cold well.

It has performed very well in Sydney, handling its humidity. The next step is to test it in Queensland and find out its wet feet tolerance/

Pruning occassionally makes this plant even tighter in appearance. Low Horizon™ Westringia is a great companion for the Grey Box™ plant and Lomandra varieties, which look so good next to Westringias…read more








Free Fall™ Casuarina is a tough and beautiful plant for slopes

Free Fall™ Casuarina is a tough and beautiful plant for slopes 

Free Fall™ Casuarina glauca prostrate 'CAS01' PBR

Free Fall™ Casuarina  is a spreading groundcover form of Casuarina glauca and ultimately covers up to 5m along the ground or more.

It is highly suited to slopes or can be used to cascade down retaining walls. It is ideal for slopes along road sides as fewer plants are needed to cover the ground greatly reducing planting costs.

Free Fall™ Casuarina is super tough, drought and frost tolerant and can even work near rain gardens. It works Australia wide.

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Isabella® Liriope works as a lawn alternative, groundcover or border plant

Isabella® Liriope as a lawn alternative, ground cover or border plant


Isabella® Liriope can be used as a lawn alternative, ground cover or border plant

This fine leaf compact spreading Liriope has beautiful pink flowers and is a one mow per year lawn alternative for sun or very heavy shaded landscapes.

Isabella® Liriope is a better border than Mondo as it performs better in full sun, drought and frost. It also recovers better from damage.

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Katie Belles™ Lomandra is a rain garden plant with masses of fragrant flowers



Katie Belles™ Lomandra is a rain garden plant with masses of fragrant flowers

Katie Belles™ Lomandra hystrix 'LHBYF' PBR

The flowers on this Katie Belles™ Lomandra are just opening The frangrance is already enthralling my senses. As the flowers mature, the frangrance fills the whole garden, lasting for many weeks.

It often then flowers again in Autumn. The flowers are the biggest for any Lomandra. Katie Belles™ Lomandra is ideal for the tropics, but it also does well in colder regions. In Colder regions it will need more slow release fertiliser to look at its best, but in Queensland and Northern NSW, this plant excels in most soil types, even with lower nutrients, however even there a slow release fertiliser will help its foliage go a really nice dark green colour.

Katie Belles™ Lomandra is slightly smaller than the common form of Lomandra hystrix. This plant is about 5 years old. Katie Belles™ Lomandra does well in full sun or shade, even wet shade.  Planted as a specimen or on mass, Katie Belles™ Lomandra will fill your landscape with golden fragrant flowers.

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Aussie Rambler™ Carpobrotus is a native groundcover plant with large pink flowers

Aussie Rambler™ Carpobrotus is a native groundcover plant with large pink flowers

Aussie Rambler™ Carpobrotus glaucescens 'CAR10' PBR

Aussie Rambler (Giant flowering Pig face)

What an amazing Australian native groundcover plant. The Aussie Rambler™ Carpobrotus flowers are 2 to 3 times bigger than the flowers from the common form, there’s more of them, and best of all, they flower for quite a bit of the year.

No wonder it goes by the nick name Giant flowering pigface. But this is only one reason why this by far the best Australian native succulent.  Firstly it handles frosts much better than the common form of Carpobrotus glaucesens, and has performed well down to Minus 5 degrees Celsius.

Testing next year will see if it can go even colder. It copes much better with heavy soil types. The common form only grows in sandy soils near the coast. Aussie Rambler™ Carpobrotus copes better with heat and humidity, and is more disease resistant.

It’s been tested for years now inland in heavy soils, with frosts in winter, and over 40 degree days in summer. Aussie Rambler™ Carpobrotus is perfect for roof top gardens, road side plantings, in any garden as a ground cover, or for erosion control and cascading down rocks and slopes.

It hugs the ground closely, and each plant can spread a metre or more making it a great plant for large areas. It is well known to be a fire retardant plant. So what are you waiting for, don’t image these massive flowers in your garden, instead enjoy them, so get planting now.

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