Archive for Plant of the Month

Plant of the Month: Agonis flexuosa

Our plant of the month is Agonis flexuosa, the WA Peppermint. It is a medium sized tree with graceful weeping branches suitable for shade, screening or windbreaks. It has peppermint scented leaves and white flowers in Spring. Possum habitat and attractive to nectar eating birds.

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Plant of the Month: Chrysocephalum Silver & Gold

Our Plant of the Month for July is Chrysocephalum ‘Silver & Gold. Silver & Gold is a mat forming ground cover with silvery foliage and golden button-like flowers. Good weed suppression. Full sun to filtered light. Light frost tolerant and drought tolerant. Height 20cm, Width 1m.

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Plant of the Month: Eucalyptus pulverulenta

Our Plant of the Month for June is Eucalyptus pulverulenta Silver Leaved Mountain Gum. The Silver Leaved Mountain Gum is a small tree with silvery foliage, white buds and nuts. Cream flowers in Spring. Suits most soils. Tolerates frost and light snow. It is used as cut foliage in floristry. Height 8m.

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Plant of the Month: Eucalyptus erythrocorys

Our Plant of the Month for May is Eucalyptus erythrocorys Red Cap Gum. The Red Cap Gum is a small tree which has attractive yellow flowers in Autumn, which emerge from a green bud with a bright red cap. The trunk is white and smooth. It is a great specimen tree. The flowers and buds can be cut for indoor decoration. The Red Cap Gum prefers a full sun position in moist, well drained soil. Tolerates drought but protect from frost. Height 4-5m and width to 4m.

 

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Plant of the Month: Grevillea ‘Moonlight’

Our Plant of the Month for April is Grevillea ‘Moonlight’. Moonlight is a medium size shrub with creamy/white to pale lemon-yellow flowers which appear all year round. Ideal for screening. The flowers attract nectar feeding birds. Height 3-4m, width 3m.

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