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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.

Plant of the Month: Hardenbergia Sea of Purple

Our Plant of the Month for April is Hardenbergia Sea of Purple. Sea of Purple is a fast growing tough and easy care ground covering form of the native Wisteria. Its name was inspired by its all-over cover of purple flowers on short stems in late Winter/early  Spring. It spreads evenly and provides thick foliage cover that will help smother weeds once established.  Sea of Purple grows to 30cm high by 3 metres wide.  It suits home gardens and larger landscapes and looks great mass planted on embankments and retaining walls. It will grow in full sun or part shade, is drought tolerant and has low frost tolerance and will grow best in light clay to sandy soils.

 

 

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.