Tag Archives: Plants for Victoria

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 

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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 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

Top 10 Greenwall Plants for Victoria

We recommend using these plants for greenwalls in Victoria based on trials. See the research on our website for more information and tips for a successful greenwall: www.ozbreed.com.au/plant-turf-research.html

Top 10 Greenwall Plants for Victoria

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

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

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

Grey Box™ Westringia fruticosa ‘WES04’ A
Compact ball shaped plant; part wet or dry

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

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

Amethyst™ Liriope muscari ‘LIRTP’ A
Compact foliage, deep purple flowers

Silverstar™ Liriope muscari ‘LIRSS’ A
Low growing, variegated; looks silver from a distance

Obsession™ Nandina domestica ‘SEIKA’ A
Red dwarf Nandina; red foliage 9 months of the year

Little Ruby™ Alternanthera dentata ‘LRU30’ A
Compact, spreading ground cover with deep burgundy foliage

 

 

Top 10 Mass Planting Plants for Victoria

The following ten plants have proven over time to handle the tough conditions of low maintenance mass plantings. 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.

Mass Planting Plants for Victoria

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grey Box™ Westringia fruticosa ‘WES04’ PBR
Compact ball shaped plant; part 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; part 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

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

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