Issue #5 May 2012

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In This Issue

Featured Video: The Dangers of Artificial Turf

Important information for the landscape professional when specifying Ozbreeds plants

Organic soils and mulches
Fire retardant plants

The best drought tolerant,
low growing plants for TAS

We want to see your landscape projects

Plant Profiles:

BlazeDianella tasmanica 'NPW2' PBR

Little RevDianella revoluta 'DR5000' PBR

Cassa BlueDianella caerulea 'DBB03' PBR

The Dangers of Artificial Turf

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Previous popular articles
Comparing Westringias

Landscapes are making the switch to native turf
Rain gardens
Have your own personal Ozbreed field day

Playground Plant and Mulch Trial

New Plants and the Ozbreed Gardens
Happy (late) New Year!
Ozbreed has been busy releasing many wonderful and new native shrubs and groundcovers, hardy exotics and many other plants this last year. Now we can't wait to tell you about them.

You will see below there are now videos for our plant profiles, so if you don't feel like reading just sit back and watch the video! Ozbreed has a whole Youtube channel full of new and existing plants. See them for yourself here. Please note that not all of the new release plants on our website or Youtube channel are available in TAS. However if you are particularily interested in a specific plant, please contact your TAS grower and they may be able to make it available to you soon.


Katrina Layt
Important information for the Landscape Professional when specifying Ozbreed plants
Your specifications on plants may not always be followed. In this article is information on the substitution of plants and how you can stop it. Also the minimum pot sizes available for different Ozbreed plants and why you should advance order for larger projects. Full article. See Ozbreeds Authorised Suppliers list here to make sure you're getting the right plant.
Organic soils and mulches
"All too often landscape professionals use organic soils and mulches incorrectly. Unfortunately the confusion is enhanced by suppliers promoting the wrong product as ground cover mulch, and inadequately refined products for soil conditioning or soil blends." Full article
Fire retardant plants

A quick, easy guide for plants recommended for use in bushfire prone areas. Full article.
The best drought tolerant, low growing plants for TAS

The best drought tolerant, low growing plants in order of smallest to largest in height. Full article
We want to see your landscape projects!

Send us some images of your Landscape Projects that include Ozbreed plants. We would love to see all the different ways Ozbreed's plants have been used, no matter how large or small the project is. Just send your images to
Plant Profile: Blaze Dianella tasmanica 'NPW2'' PBR

Blaze is a very tough plant and a great alternative to Cordylines and Phormiums due to its superior heat tolerance. Full article

Plant Profile: Little Rev Dianella revoluta 'DR5000'' PBR

Dianella Little Rev is a unique, upright form of flax lily that will provide architectural interest to any landscape. Full article

Plant Profile: Cassa Blue Dianella caerulea 'DBB03'' PBR

Cassa Blue is an improved cultivar of the common form. It is more compact and has stunning blue foliage with excellent contrast all year round. Full article

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