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Grey Box™ Westringia Crowned Plant of the Year 2015

Grey Box Westringia has been named Plant of the Year 2015 at the well-respected Nursery & Garden Industry Australia awards. It has been an outstanding seller for nurseries around Australia. With a super compact form, stunning foliage and remarkable versatility it makes a perfect addition in gardens and landscapes alike.

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New Shrubs & Groundcovers Available in Tasmania

Ozbreed is excited to announce the arrival of new shrubs and groundcovers at Cloverlea Nurseries in Tasmania, these include Ozbreed Aussie Box® Westringia ‘WES02’ PBR, Blue Gem™ Westringia ‘WES03’ PBR and Naringa™ Westringia WES01′ PBR. Please see below for more details on each plant and for links to plant pages.

Ozbreed Aussie Box® Westringia ‘WES02’ PBR
Ozbreed Aussie Box® Westringia can be pruned into a box hedge or left in its natural ball shape whilst staying compact and tidy. Produces mauve flowers throughout spring/summer and has a dense growth habit. Great alternative to exotic box plants as it has faster establishment and requires less water and needs less pruning than other Westringias.
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Blue Gem™ Westringia ‘WES03’ PBR
Blue Gem™ Westringia flowers profusely in spring, and regularly at other times of the year with bluish-purple flowers. Great in native gardens or in any flower garden and can be pruned to shape as required.
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Naringa™ Westringia ‘WES01’PBR
NaringaWestringia is the best hedging Westringia available for medium to tall hedges. Tidy form with masses of mauve coloured flowers in spring and regularly at other times. Needs pruning about half as much as other Westringias, and in a natural setting, probably not at all.
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Please contact Cloverlea Nurseries in Somerset, Tasmania on (03) 6435 0090 for more information and availability of plant varieties.

Please remember unfortunately some plant varieties will take longer to be readily available in Tasmania, for more information you can contact the licensed grower in your area for availability.

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








Top 13 Mass Planting Plants From Ozbreed

Top 13 Mass Planting Plants From Ozbreed

We recommend the following as top performing plants for mass planting situations. They are in no particular order and each are good for different situations.

Top 13 Mass Planting Plants From Ozbreed

Little Jess™ Dianella one of the most popular Dianella‘s for mass planting. Compact and tough with minimal care.

Grey Box™ Westringia very compact native Westringia for a variety of uses. It’s unrpuned size is approx. 45x45cm.

Katrinus Deluxe Lomandra is a great plant for erosion control.

Lucia™ Dianella is the  best spreading Dianella for roadsides/median strips—very good recovery.

Mundi™ Westringia is a tough, versatile and low growing ground cover plant with less pruning required.

Cassa Blue® Dianella is a compact, clumping Dianella with rich blue foliage. Not recommended for mass planting north of Syd and QLD.

Green John™ Callistemon is a denser, faster establishing Callistemon than Little John.

Just Right® Liriope is the best landscape Liriope. Evergreen with a uniform height.

Better John™ Callistemon  similar to Green John™ Callistemon, but with a blue-green colour.

Katie Belles™ Lomandra has masses of perfumed flowers; great for rain gardens.

Shara™ Lomandra is an alternative to Tanika® Lomandra for humid landscapes and an Evergreen alternative to Poa.

Tanika® Lomandra is one of the toughest, most reliable landscape plants. Drought tough with soft, evergreen foliage.

Yareena™ Myoporum a longer lived Myoporum with crisp, clean foliage and white flowers.

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Naringa™ Westringia is the best medium-tall hedging plant available

Naringa™ Westringia is the best medium-tall hedging plant available and has to be one of the most drought tolerant hedging plants as well.

Naringa Westringia 'WES01' PBR

It also establishes a hedge quickly, yet unlike many plants that do that, it won’t get much higher than the one in this photo above. Naringa™ Westringia can be grown into a beautiful manicured ball shape like the one in this photo below.

Naringa Westringia 'WES01' PBR

Its flowers are prolific, putting on a show for much of Spring, and in many region again in autumn. Naringa™ Westringia can also be kept as a lower growing hedge if pruned twice per year. For larger hedges it will only need yearly pruning. Naringa™ Westringia is one of the most cold tolerant Westringia types, yet it also loves the heat.

Many are finding Naringa™ Westringia ideal for topiary, as it grows quickly, yet needs only moderate pruning. Naringa™ Westringia does need pruning at least every 2 years to remain tidy looking, and should be pruned a few months after planting for the first time if possible. Naringa™ Westringia works well inland, and like all Westringia types it copes really well in high wind coastal areas.

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Mundi™ Westringia is a tough and beautiful ground cover shrub with masses of flowers

Mundi™ Westringia is a tough and beautiful ground cover shrub with masses of flowers

Mundi™ Westringia has to be one of the toughest, low maintenance ground cover plants for hot climates. After 4 years unpruned it has only reached this high, and look how far this one plant has spread. Left unpruned cascading down rocks it looks superb, or it can be simply used a natural looking mass planted ground cover.

Mundi™ Westringia fruticosa 'WES05' PBR

If formal is more your style, Mundi™ Westringia makes a beautiful tightly clipped ground cover. Pruning twice per year will keep it like the photo above where only 3 plants grew into this formal looking ground cover.

Mundi™ Westringia works well in hot humid climates, coastal gardens, and inland hot dry conditions. It can cope with Moderate frosts. For more detailed climate information see the web site for your region. Mundi™ Westringia seems adaptable to most soil types, but like all plants the better the soil the better it looks.

Mundi™ Westringia has a nice dense habit, which makes it great at outcompeting weeds. It produces and abundance of vivid white flowers in Spring, and looks particularly stunning under garden lighting. It’s drought tolerance makes it ideal for tough roadside landscapes, or for any landscaped garden that wants a beautiful plant that needs very little water.

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Blue Gem™ Westringia is a native shrub with vivid bluish-purple flowers

Blue Gem™ Westringia is a native shrub with vivid bluish-purple flowers and would have to be the best flowering Westringia plant I have ever seen.

BLUE GEM™ Westringia 'WES03'

Blue Gem™ Westringia produces masses of amazing bluish-purple coloured flowers which look like they have been coloured with a fluorescent highlighter. Not only does Blue Gem have brightly coloured flowers but it has very attractive bushy growth which responds well to pruning.

Blue Gem™ Westringia grows well in most soil types, and is an excellent choice for  coastal or inland gardens. Like all Westringia types it handles windy salt laden conditions. Its great for hot sunny positions or spots that get light shade. Blue Gem™ Westringia will flower profusely in spring and regularly at other times of the year.

You can keep it pruned like in the photo above, or prune it only very occasionally and let it grow quite large. As a beautiful flowering plant that’s low maintenance, Blue Gem™ Westringia is hard to beat.

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Grey Box™ Westringia is a drought tolerant native box hedge plant

Grey Box™ Westringia is a drought tolerant native box hedge plant that can be used as a small formal hedge or as a mass planted compact shrub that will only get about double this height.

GREY BOX™ Westringia fruticosa 'WES04' PBR

It makes a truly compact hedge, or when mass planted, a sea of little ball shaped plants. Grey Box™ Westringia is a tough plant and It’s drought tolerance is just the beginning. It handles very high salt laden windy positions, and copes well with frosts, heat and humidity. It works in full sun to part shade.

Its grey blue foliage colour contrasts nicely with its mass of white flowers. This little plant is just so tight, it makes a much better small hedge than English Box for dry climates that have limited water resources. So formal hedges no longer have to be a luxury item, the cost of water, and care just got a whole lot less.

Grey Box™ Westringia is so beautiful and so functional, and it just has to be one of the lowest maintenance plants you could put in any landscape.

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