Archive for Plant of the Month

Plant of the Month: Philotheca myoporoides

Our Plant of the Month for September is Philotheca myoporoides. This is a hardy compact shrub growing 2 metres tall with slender blue green scented foliage. Pale pink buds open to white star shaped flowers. Ideal for an informal hedge planted under trees. Grow in a sunny to partially shaded position in moist well drained soil.

Plant of the Month: Grevillea Mt Tamboritha

Our Plant of the Month for August is Grevillea Mt Tamboritha. This is a spreading evergreen shrub with height to 40cm x width of  1-2 metres with masses of pinkish-red and cream spider-like flowers appearing year round but mainly in late Winter and Spring. It is ideal for garden borders, rockeries and as a groundcover to cover embankments and spilling over retaining walls. Grevillea Mt Tamboritha is best grown in full sun and well drained soil. It will tolerate part shade, light frost, coastal conditions and is able to withstand drier conditions once established.

Plant of the Month: Callistemon King’s Park Special

Our Plant of the Month for July is the Callistemon King’s Park Special. This hardy large shrub or small tree has been around for many years. It is a very low maintenance and fast growing plant that grows 3-4 metres high and makes a great screen , hedge or feature plant. In September and October it is covered with beautiful red bottlebrush flowers and then again in Autumn. It has long narrow green leaves on slightly weeping branches. Callistemon KPS likes sun and does well in most soils. It is drought resistant and frost hardy  and is definitely  a winner for your garden.

Plant of the Month: Myoporum Broadleaf form

Our Plant of the Month for June is the Myoporum Broadleaf form commonly known as Creeping Boobialla. This is a fast growing low maintenance groundcover with masses  of small  white star shaped flowers mainly in Summer. It has semi succulent green leaves, is a good  weed suppressant  and prefers to grow in full sun or part shade. Myoporum is frost and drought hardy, fire retardant and suits well drained coastal conditions. It grows to only 10cm high and has a spread of around 2 metres. it will do best if you chop back the woody stems in Winter to encourage fresh new growth.

Plant of the Month: Correa Pink Mist

Our Plant of the Month for May is Correa Pink Mist. This pretty Correa is a very compact bushy shrub with small thick dark green leaves. Beautiful shell pink tubular blooms appear during May to July attracting nectar feeding birds. It does equally well in sandy or clay soils, coastal or inland positions, sun or part shade making it extremely versatile in your garden. It can be used as an informal hedge or low screen, grown in pots or containers and looks great in mixed plantings. It grows 80cm high x 1m wide.