Category Archives: Ozbreed

Turf varieties for Subtropical regions

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Zoysia grasses are quickly gaining popularity in Queensland and subtropical regions.

Their drought and humidity tolerance makes them an excellent choice, but one of the things that makes Zoysia stand above the rest is that it is more resistant to pests and diseases and best of all it is lower maintenance in these climates, they are slower growing and therefore less mowing is required.

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Plants that make good lawn borders

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You may think that choosing plants to border your lawn is easy, but there are some many variables to consider before choosing plants. Height, spread and colour are just a few things to deliberate, but this article will explain what the best plants are for lawn borders.

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Lomandras for Queensland

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Queensland can have some very extreme conditions for landscape plantings, wet, dry and high humidity can cause problems for a lot of plant species. Lomandras are a notoriously tough plant, but not every lomandra variety is suited to the Queensland climate. This article will show which are the best lomandras for Queensland, even ones that are phytophthora resistant.

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How to have the best looking lawn on the street

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Drought and other factors can play a big part in how good or bad your lawn looks. But to keep your lawn looking great may be easier than you think, consistent and regular care is the secret. The question of where to start always comes up, this article will help you answer this and many other questions.

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Advantages of Using Native Plants in Gardens

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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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Getting the right lawn for your home

With so many different varieties of turf available today, how do you know which is the right one for your home? Buffalo grass is one of the best lawn varieties available, but is it right for your lawn?

Firstly you will need to determine the requirements for your lawn and make your decision from there.

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Small Trees Please – Big Winds Damage Urban Areas

Every time big winds hit urban areas there is a lot of damage. I just typed in Fallen Tree into a news service, and it is amazing how many people are hurt and how much property is destroyed every week by trees around the world.

Although deaths from trees are rare in Australia, property damage is not. Large Eucalypts and other large trees can be problematic in urban areas. There is a trend to using smaller safer trees that have a better reputation. Trees like Luscious, Sublime, Sweeper, Red Head and Pinnacle are being used more and more.

How important is safety as a tree selection criteria? What are the other important criteria? Trees are an important part of urban life and have many benefits. Choosing the right tree will ensure the benefits without the problems.

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Luscious Tristaniopsis laurina

Luscious® Tristaniopsis

 

SUBLIME™ Acmena is a mid-sized tree with refreshing lime new growth and dense foliage to the ground

Sublime™ Acmena

 

Sweeper Waterhousea

Sweeper® Waterhousea

 

Red Head Acmena smithii

Red Head™ Acmena

 

Pinnacle Syzigium

Pinnacle™ Syzigium

 

 

 

 

260ml tube for Native Shrubs and Groundcovers and Hardy Exotics

260ml tube for Native Shrubs and Groundcovers and Hardy Exotics

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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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Sweet Mist® Phormium is an ultra compact contrasting plant

Sweet Mist® Phormium is an ultra compact contrasting plant 

Sweet Mist® Phormium tenax 'PH0S2' PBR

Sweet Mist® Phormium is a real sweetie, it’s the most compact purpurea foliage Phormium out there. It’s beautiful bronze foliage provides great stunning contrast to any garden.

Growing to an approx height of 35cm to 40cm tall makes it ideal as a garden border for mass planting or as a specimen plant.

Sweet Mist® Phormium grows well in full sun to shaded positions it tolerates heavy frost and moderately dry conditions and will need summer irrigations in most parts of Australia. Used in Sydney it is best in a free draining sheltered garden.

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Feathertop™ Baloskion is a compact plant ideal for rain gardens

Feathertop™ Baloskion is a compact plant ideal for rain gardens

FEATHER TOP™ Baloskion tetraphyllum 'BUNNAN' PBR

If you’re looking for a beautiful plant to fill in areas that get light to heavy shade this one is a ripper.

Feathertop™ Baloskion has soft feathery foliage that looks soft and desirable. Feathertop is far more compact than the common form being less than half the height growing to 60 to 70 cm.

It’s interesting foliage makes it a real showpiece. It can handle full sun if it is grown in good soils and just given a little bit of extra water. It makes a great rain garden plant and it grows really well with wet feet.

It’s foliage makes a great filler in a vase set amongst flowers. For something a little different that’s fairly forgiving to grow, give Feathertop™ Baloskion a try.

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