Hypocalymma cordifolia ‘Golden Veil’ is a small shrubby member of the myrtle (eucalypt) family growing to 1m x 1m with white and green foliage tipped with new pink growth. The brightly coloured foliage is excellent in a medium sized container as well as in well drained spots in the garden.
Fabulous form and foliage make this Holly a useful and desirable plant. Growing naturally in a tight upright column it looks great in containers or can be used as an accent point. Happy in sun or part shade. Small white flowers followed by black berries but these are fairly inconspicuous. Evergreen.
This is also a useful plant where a narrow screen or hedge is required, it will do the job without dominating or becoming a constant trimming problem.
Colour: White Habit: Columnar Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 2m x 0.5m
'Sky Sentry' AKA as 'Sky Pencil' is a wonderfully architectural plant with its strong upright, columnar habit. The small, dark green, glossy leaves hug the upright stems and always look tidy. Use where you want to make a punctuation mark in the garden. Easy to grow in sun or part shade.
'Sky Sentry' is a female form of Holly but needs a male for the flowers to turn into berries. Currently there is no male form on offer. 'Sky Sentry' has been awarded a Royal Horticulture Society Award of Garden Merit.
Colour: White Habit: Columar Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 3m x 1.5m
Ischyrolepis is a particularly ornamental shrub with drooping branches and finely textured foliage; the plant provides an ornamental grass effect and will do well in outdoor containers. The female flowers ripen to produce large amounts of white, papery seeds which look great in cut flower arrangements. Evergreen
Calico bush. Glossy green leaves with terminal clusters of deep burgundy red buds opening to strong pink, saucer shaped flowers, fading to medium pink with age. One of the most eye catching when in flower. Plant in dappled light in soil that does not dry out in summer. Spring flowers. Avoid Lime. Evergreen.
Colour: Pink Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 3m x 2.4m
Calico bush. Glossy green leaves with terminal clusters of lolly-pink saucer shaped flowers. Selected for compact growth and massed flower display. Plant in dappled light in soil that does not dry out in summer. Avoid Lime. Evergreen.
Colour: Pink Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.5m x 1m
Fast growing evergreen shrub or small erect tree. Bright green leaves which release volatile oils when crushed.
Similar to manuka but leaves are soft and flowers and seeds are smaller than manuka. Attractive branching pattern and profuse flowering in summer.
Colour: White Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 10m x 5m
A selected form of the ancient and ever popular Bay Tree. Having smaller leaves than other forms makes it ideal for topiary work. The leaves are aromatic, dark green and leathery and just love to be clipped or cooked! Tolerant of most conditions including coastal. Evergreen. Culinary.
Colour: Yellow Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 4m x 3m
Lavandula. English Lavender. This selected form of the ever popular and very fragrant English Lavender will delight the senses with stems of intense blue-mauve flowers in the summer months. Aromatic fine grey foliage. Plant in a sunny well drained spot and trim after flowering. Evergreen.
Colour: Purple / Blue Habit: Compact Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 60cm x 45cm
A striking hybrid producing attractive vibrant red and cream bracts in mid winter. Has quite a vigourous habit with the long stems being excellent for cutflower. Suited to open sunny situations in free draining acidic soils. This is a useful coastal plant. Prune to shape and size mid Spring.
Avoid fertilisers but will respond well to compost or peat.
Colour: Red / Cream Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.5m x 1.5m