Archive for Plant of the Month

Plant of the Month:Eucalyptus leucoxylon rosea

Our Plant of the Month for March is the Eucalyptus leucoxylon rosea or Pink Flowering Yellow Gum. This beautiful medium sized Eucalypt has a smooth cream to grey coloured bark and has narrow green leaves. It has an abundance of red-pink flowers  from Autumn to Spring and is bird attracting. It is fast growing to a height of 12-15 metres by 7 metres wide and forms a large open canopy. Eucalyptus leucoxylon rosea is widely grown as an ornamental windbreak or shade tree and is good for honey. This tree will grow in most soil types and conditions and is frost tolerant. It suits our dry Summer climate and extended dry conditions.

Plant of the Month:Leptospermum rubrum nana

Our Plant of the Month for February is the stunning Leptospermum rubrum nana or Dwarf Red Tea Tree.

This is a compact growing  shrub  with fine slender dark burgundy foliage and an abundance of small hot pink tea tree flowers in Winter and Spring. This plant looks great in native gardens and will give you year round colour. You can grow in pots, as a single specimen or it will also look great as a low care border or hedge plant. Once established the Dwarf Red Tea Tree will require very little maintenance. It grows well in full sun to part shade , tolerates light frost and is drought resistant. Leptospermum rubrum nana will grow 1 metre x 1 metre.

 

Plant of the Month: Grevillea Gin Gin Gem

Our Plant of the Month for January is the beautiful low maintenance groundcover Grevillea Gin Gin Gem.

This is a fast growing dense plant that is a great food source for small nectar feeding birds and insects. It has small red spidery flowers from Winter to Spring and thrives in an open sunny position but will also grow in part shade. Grevillea Gin Gin Gem will grow only 30cm high but will spread 1-3 metres.

 

Plant of the Month: Eremophila glabra grey

Our Plant of the Month for December is the Eremophila glabra grey which is a low compact spreading shrub which grows from 50cm to 1 metre in height.  This plant is covered in masses of tubular yellowish green flowers  in Spring and has silvery grey foliage which makes it a great contrast plant in your garden. Eremophila  which is  commonly known as Emu Bush is  very low maintenance and is  bird attracting. It is best to plant them in a sunny position in well drained soils for best results.

New Plant of the Month: Grevillea stenomera red

Our new Plant of the Month for November is the stunning  Grevillea stenomera red commonly known as the Lace Net Grevillea. This is a beautiful small to medium shrub with finely cut greyish green leaves, growing around   1 – 1.5 metres tall. It has masses of red flowers  in Winter and Spring which attract native wildlife, bees, nectar feeding birds and butterflies. This tough native shrub will thrive in most well drained gardens and will tolerate drought and frost.