Category Archives: Native Shrubs

Advantages of Using Native Plants in Gardens


Our Australian native’s plants are greatly desired overseas, and it is any wonder, they are tough, reliable plants that work and look wonderful in many garden styles. In the past Australian native plants have often been thought of as untidy, but with breeders producing new cultivars, there is now tidier, even tougher Australian Native plants suitable for every garden.

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Grey Box™ Westringia Crowned Plant of the Year 2015

Grey Box Westringia has been named Plant of the Year 2015 at the well-respected Nursery & Garden Industry Australia awards. It has been an outstanding seller for nurseries around Australia. With a super compact form, stunning foliage and remarkable versatility it makes a perfect addition in gardens and landscapes alike.

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Bold native flowers for your garden

Australian native plants generally require less water to maintain, are easier to grow and can tolerate the Australian climate better than other exotic plant varieties. But did you know that there is a wide variety of flowering Australian natives that can be added to your garden in place of exotics for that explosion of bold colour your looking for?

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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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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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