Issue #13 September 2016
No Substitute!

In this issue of the Ozbreed Landscape News we cover some important subjects, including the substitution of plant varieties in landscapes, successful planting in bio-retention swales and basins, choosing a Lomandra for QLD, and information on varieties of disease tolerant plants.

We recently mailed out our current Ozbreed South QLD Catalogue. If you did not receive your copy please do not hesitate to contact me. Also a download version will be available on our website soon.

Amy Gilson.
I'm Just a Substitute
Particular plants are often specified for gardens or landscapes, sometimes, for whatever reason, these selections are substituted for another plant of generally similar appearance. Some substitutions will be ok, but more often than not, these substitutions will fail.

Click Here to read more (Article by Spencer Denyer)
Greenlife for Bio-retention Swales and Basins

In recent years we have seen an increase in the use of Bio-retention swales and basins. Unfortunately the vegetation chosen for these swales and basins often fails in the short and long term due to poor species selection and erosion. So how do you achieve long term success in these harsh conditions?

Click Here to read more about successful planting in Bio-retention swales and basins
Mass Planting Techniques

Large areas of green space are essential to our urban environment, with the contract landscaping of these areas often being very competitive. Here we have some hints on how to get better results when planting large areas of plants and turf.

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Stadium® Sports Couch at Alexandria Park, NSW

Alexandria Park, a sports haven in Sydney's south, recently had areas re-covered using Stadium® Sports Couch.

Click Here to read the full story by Alyce Shaw (TurfMate)
Our Top 10 Erosion Control Plants for QLD

Here we have listed our Top 10 plants for Erosion Control in QLD.

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Disease Tolerant Plants

Diseases such as root rot, rust, powdery mildew, black spot, and many more others can make any landscape to look bad, or worse, cause large scale die-back.

Click Here to download the full story on disease tolerant plants (3MB)
Lomandras that perform well in QLD

Not all Lomandra varieties will stand up to the tough Queensland climate. But there are varieties available that are humidity tolerant and root rot resistant.

Click Here to download your Lomandra guide (incl. height guide) (1MB)

Click Here to read Lomandras for Queensland article (By Kate Wall)

*Note: image links to Lomandra Guide PDF download (1MB)
Gold Mine™ Dianella caerulea 'DCGL' PBR
This Dianella provides beautiful green and gold variegated foliage all year round. It is frost, drought and humidity tolerant, and is perfect for mass planting and borders in modern landscapes.
Mini Meema™ Hardenbergia violacea 'HB2' PBR
This is the most compact form of Hardenbergia available. It has a natural compact ball shape which makes it perfect for small gardens, mass planting and as a border plant. It showcases masses of purple flowers and keeps crisp, clean foliage.
Sungold™ Lomandra longifolia 'LMV100' PBR
This Lomandra has beautiful subtle golden variegated foliage that provides excellent contrast. It is suitable for large no irrigation projects, or for low maintenance gardens. The Sungold™ plant is drought and frost tolerant and is very low maintenance.
New Dietes that rarely, if ever, produce seed
Fine Divine™ Dietes bicolor 'Di2' PBR
Dietes bicolor are one of the toughest landscape plants available in Australia, but the fact that they regenerate from seed has seen their popularity decline. The Fine Divine™ plant has solved this problem with lower pollen production, meaning it rarely, if ever, seeds. It also has a finer leaf and more compact form, meaning it requires very little maintenance.
Grand Star™ Dietes grandiflora 'Di1' PBR
Dietes grandiflora is another one of the toughest and most beautiful landscape plants available in Australia, but again, its ability to produce a lot of seed is a downside. Grand Star™ Dietes has a very low pollen count compared to the common form, and rarely, if ever produces viable seed. This safer exotic is enabling landscape professional to use one of the toughest and prettiest landscape plants without the worry of it seeding everywhere.
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