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

Low Horizon™ Westringia has much shorter internodes and a flat habit, making it the lowest maintenance ground cover Westringia.


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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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SunGold™ Lomandra is a very drought and cold tolerant plant with golden variegated foliage

SunGold™ Lomandra is a very drought and cold tolerant plant with golden variegated foliage

Sungold™ Lomandra longifolia 'LMV100' PBR

SunGold™ Lomandra is one of those drought tolerant, no fuss, easy care reliable plants. The variegation on this Lomandra longifolia is subtle, yet its golden colour provides rich contrast for any garden.

This tough Lomandra works well in cold climates such as Canberra, but also in hot dry zones. It will even cope with the humidity of South East Queensland, provided the soil is not heavy and periodically wet. Ultimately it will get 600mm high, but can be pruned each few years to keep it lower if you want. So go for gold, go Sungold.

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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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