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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.

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Add some flair to your design with YALBA™

Add some flair to your design with YALBA™ 

Imperata cylindrica ‘ICL200’ PBR

YALBA is extremely tough and an incredibly beautiful Australian native ornamental grass.

Who’d have thought a grass could look so glamorous? Yalba’s fluffy plumes really are an eye catching feature for any landscape and can show for up to five months at a time (usually from April to August). Don’t be fooled though, this plant is much tougher than its fluffiness lets on.

Yalba is a dense, fast spreading grass and is much more compact than common Imperata grasses, with longer lasting and more prolific flowers. Another great feature is its reddish foliage in autumn and winter, with green foliage in the warmer months.

With its ability to out-compete weeds, Yalba is perfect for roadsides, median strips and large landscape areas, has excellent drought and frost tolerance, and tolerates poor soils.

Yalba is so competitive in an area that it out-competes Couch, Kikuyu, and most other weeds. You only need to mow it once each year or two after it is established and that’s it!

If any plant could ever be called bullet proof, I’d say Yalba is it. It’s also perfect for slopes and for erosion control as it strengthens the soil 5.45 times compared to bare soil.

With roadsides becoming difficult to maintain, a plant like this that can be mown any time of the year is just what the doctor ordered. Slash yearly, or every second year, and that’s it! …read more

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