Tag Archives: specimen planting

Tanika® Lomandra is a drought tolerant landscape plant

Tanika® Lomandra is a drought tolerant landscape plant

Tanika® Lomandra longfolia 'LM300' PBR

In Spring 2012 Tanika® Lomandra had its 10th birthday as the best landscape plant in Australia. Its popularity keeps rising whether it’s for a home garden or a large commercial development. So why is it so popular?

Is it its clean fine dark green foliage and its bright golden flowers that make it a vast improvement over the common Lomandra?

Is it its evergreen foliage in cold frost and its legendary drought tolerance. No other Lomandra has ever come close and the ones that also have fine foliage simply never stay as clean.

If you want green and not straw brown in cold heat and drought then Tanika® Lomandra is the best and most reliable choice. Tanika® Lomandra has an average size of 60cm wide and high and if it gets taller than this, a trim every 4 to 5 years keeps it really tidy.

In Spring or Autumn either prune it into a ball shape or prune it hard back to a to about 15cm.

With its reliability and low maintenance Tanika® Lomandra has become Australia’s favourite evergreen plant.

Click here for more info on Tanika® Lomandra

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Advertisements

Pennstripe™ Pennisetum is a beautiful variegated native grass

Variegated plants are not everyones cup of tea but Pennstripe™ Pennisetum has subtle variegation for those who want something with interesting foliage that’s softer and not so bold.

Pennstripe™ Pennisetum alopecuroides 'PAV300' PBR

From a distance the compact Pennstripe™ Pennisetum provides great colour contrast. In early summer to Autumn the cream flower heads bring out the cream in it’s foliage.

Pennstripe™ Pennisetum is a non-evasive native grass that will attract birds and is well suited to roadsides, mass planting and low maintenance gardens because of it’s drought and frost tolerance.

Only growing 45cm by 45cm also makes it a great choice and even better, it suited to most soil types. Simply cut back once a year in late Winter or early Spring to get fresh new growth.

Click here for more info on Pennstripe™ Pennisetum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nyalla® Lomandra is a strappy leaf plant with a grass tree look

If you live near the coast, this is the best Lomandra for salt laden winds, but even if you live inland you should still consider Nyalla® Lomandra.  It looks like a grass tree with out a trunk.

Nyalla® Lomandra longfolia 'LM400'

Its foliage is almost always clean looking, it stays evergreen even under heavy frost and its drought tolerance is legendary.

Nyalla® Lomandra longfolia 'LM400' PBR

This one here (just above) is fully grown and has stayed evergreen without ever having pruning for 7 years. No wonder it’s so popular.

Nyalla® Lomandra works well all over Australia except in humid parts like Queensland. It’s a great soil stabilizer for slopes and it handles most soil types, even very sandy soil types.

Nyalla® Lomandra longfolia 'LM400' PBR

Nyalla® Lomandra works well in full sun to part shade. It’s definitely one of the most reliable landscape plants around. Ideal for mass planting or as a specimen plant like this one above.

Click here for more info on Nyalla® Lomandra

Liriopes are very versatile plants that can tolerate hot dry regions to bitterly cold areas

Liriopes are very versatile plants that can tolerate most conditions from hot dry regions to bitterly cold areas. Ideal for specimen and mass plantings, they are often used in the garden as groundcovers for their evergreen foliage. Liriopes are typically frost and drought tolerant plants that suit most soil types.

Silverstar™ Liriope muscari 'LIRSS' PBR intended

Pictured above is a new variety:

SILVERSTAR™ 
Liriope muscari ‘LIRSS’ 

SILVERSTAR™ is ideal for accent, contrast or group plantings. It grows Approx. 35cm high x 40cm wide

Ozbreed’s Liriope varieties are drought and frost tolerant, low maintenance, sun and shade tough plants well suited to all soil types. Extremely versatile, they can make a great ‘one mow per year’ lawn alternative, garden border or feature plant and can be used in mass plantings, specimen planting, or as a colour contrast plant. They work in: NSW, ACT, QLD, VIC, SA, WA, TAS & NT.

Click here to find out more about Ozbreed’s Liriope varieties…