Month: October 2014

Diospyros Australis

Black plum This medium sized tree grows approximately 8-15m tall ( shorter in sunnier spots) This tree is similar to Podacarpus elatus where there are separate male and female plants. So if you want fruit you will need a couple of plants. The flowers appear in late summer to autumn. The flowers are white in [Continue]

Melastoma affine

Blue Tongue or native tibouchina. This Melastoma is a dwarf variety. It grows up to 0.5m in height and spreads 1m across. The plant has beautiful 5cm wide magenta flowers that commences in late winter through to late spring. The plant prefers semi shade but can tolerate early morning sun. The plant requires regular watering [Continue]

Scleranthus biflorus

Canberra grass A lava like moss looking spreading plant. Ideal for rockeries and containers. Great native alternative to exotic zoysia japonica for Japanese gardens. Prefers semi to full sun on well drained soils.  Keep water up to them as they don’t tolerate long periods of drought. They can spread up to 1m long. Ideal for [Continue]

Wallaby proof plants

For those concerned about what plants to grow that will not attract wallabies might surprise you. It has been recommended to use plants such as grevilleas, correas, hibbertias, baeckeas, croweas, eriostemons, callistemons, dampieras, leptospermems and westringias. Let me know how you go.

Eutaxia obovata

Egg and Bacon plant. This 1m high x 1m wide sized shrub never fails to signal the start of spring and flowers from late winter throughout spring with orange and yellow flowers. Eutaxia’s prefer dappled sunny spots but enjoy full sun. Prune to shape after flowering. Can be used in containers and is cery versatile.  [Continue]

Boronia ‘Carousel’

Boronia molloyae x heyerophylla. This boronia hybrid is one of the most profuse flowering of the boronia family. The shrub can grow up to 2m high x 1m wide. The bright pink flowers appear early spring. Prune after flowering and as with most boronias plang in a dappled shade area in well draoned soil. Ideal [Continue]

Boronia megastigma

Brown boronia. This beautiful and highly scented shrub to 1m tall x 0.75m wide is great in rockeries and on embankments. This plant requires well drained soil in dappled shade.  Prune after flowering in spring.