It's one tough Lomandra through drought and flood!
Shara™Lomandra has proven once again that it is one very tough Lomandra. Over the past 7 months it has been subjected to the extremes that the Australian climate had to throw at it, through drought and flooding rain, and still it survived!
Evaluation of Lomandra
types for wet feet tolerance
Lomandra are one of the most popular plants in Australia; due to their tidy attractive evergreen foliage, toughness with drought and cold, and their low maintenance characteristics. Unfortunately, it is well known that most Lomandra do not tolerate prolonged wet feet, or heavy soils that get wet.
Over the past 4 years Ozbreed has carried out 2 trials on 13 commonly available Lomandra confertifolia, fluviatilis, and longifolia types to test their tolerance for wet feet. Most Lomandra tested showed poor ability to survive in such conditions, however 2 types had a survival rate of 100%.
Evergreen Baby™Lomandra has been at the top of landscape performance, surviving and thriving through periodic wet feet, heavy or free draining soils, temps down to minus 8°C, high humidity and dry hot heat, weed invasion, and most pests and diseases.
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All of Ozbreed's Agapanthus varieties have good disease resistance and are frost and drought tolerant.
Velvet Sky™ Metrosideros
You are one of the first to hear about this new plant, due to be released in Spring 2020! If it is something that interests you, let us know and we can line you up with growers who have availabe stock. Velvet Sky™Metrosideros collina 'MB01' PBR is a gorgeous hedge plant with inky blue stems and stunning blue/green velvet foliage. It has vibrant red staminate flowers blooming in spring and is also moderately drought and frost tolerant once established.
Thin Red™Photinia x fraseri ‘NP01’ PBR is a gorgeous screening plant with red new growth foliage. Its narrow shape makes it ideal for tight spaces, with displays of lovely white flowers in mid to late spring. The Thin Red™ plant suits a heavy sun to partly shaded position and is frost tolerant once established. This photinia is sure to bring a colourful touch to any project.
Sea Urchin™Aloe hybrid ‘ANDsea’ PBR is a stunning compact Aloe that has clean blue/green foliage. It produces bright orange flowers in winter and spring, providing a nice contrast. Sea Urchin™Aloe is perfect plant for mass planting, garden borders and specimen planting. It is also drought and frost tolerant.
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