Plant of the Month:Casuarina Cousin It

Our Plant of the Month for February is the Casuarina Cousin It which is an unusual and extremely tough native groundcover that has mid to dark green narrow leafless stems. Casuarina Cousin It  reaches a height of 30cm and a width of 1.5m. Cousin It has a cascading spreading habit that makes it perfect for harsh  growing conditions where it can effectively grow over unsightly pipes, stumps or other ground obstacles  with style. Casuarina Cousin It is adaptable to most soil types  and prefers a full sun position. Cousin It is ideal for pots or in the garden and provides good weed suppression.   It responds well to extra moisture and native fertiliser  but will also tolerate dry conditions. Cousin It would be a great choice for a coastal garden and is both light frost and drought tolerant. A light prune will keep the plant looking tidy. If planted in the ground then little to no irrigation will be needed  after the initial establishment period.