OCTOBER WHAT'S HOT

Rhaphiolepis  Oriental Pearl.

his is a terrific variety of Rhaphiolepis - Oriental pearl is tough and super hardy, it makes a perfect hedge particularly in challenging positions. The dark leathery green leaves are compact and the plant makes a general rounded shape of about 1m high and wide.

Oriental pearl bursts into full white bloom in spring creating an impressive show.
It’s elegant stylish and easy to manage. Once settled Oriental Pearl copes well with periods of dry and is not bothered by frost, or coastal environs.
We recommend for hedging you plant at 4 per metre.

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Rhaphiolepis Oriental Pearl.

Kangaroo Paw - Frosty Red

Create a stunning display with this glorious, and much loved native - the Kangaroo Paw.
Frosty red is a new form of Kangaroo Paw that has been bred for disease resistance that combined with the natural resilience and adaptability of this striking Aussie Native makes it a must have for the garden.

Plant in clusters or large swathes or use it in  a stylish combination in containers, 
Use a native fertiliser, and keep on the dry side. 
Birds and Butterflies will welcome this plant into your garden.

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Kangaroo Paw
Frosty Red

Nandina Obsession

This is a great name for this lovely Nandina as we are a bit obsessed with it. As it’s such a beaut performer, at any time of the year it looks impressive. It’s hardy and tolerant of a wide range of environments.

Plant it in tight groups or as informal hedges or as a intermediate planting between other taller and lower growing plants to make a real statement. Growing to around 70cm high Nandina Obsession is a “can’t go wrong” kinda plant.

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SEPTEMBER WHAT'S HOT

NEW RELEASE -SUPER DUPER -
The Blue Pearl

  The Blue Pearl is an evergreen Blueberry.   This is a must have for every household that loves eating blueberries. Now you can grow your own! The Blue Pearl is tough and not afraid of frosts, fruit begins to ripen in late spring and summer. You’ll need a few plants to keep up supply if you’re a blueberry munching family, so plant a hedge of them, they make a very impressive border plant. They are fabulous in pots and containers too.  Grow them in light shade or full sun, they prefer an acidic soil so if in doubt of your soil PH use a camellia and azalea fertiliser for perfect results. The Blue Pearl is a fun and productive plant and a perfect project plant for kids.  Deliciously versatile The Blue Pearl evergreen Blueberry will work beautifully in your South Australian outdoor space.  Grows to about a metre high and wide.

The Blue Pearl is an evergreen Blueberry.
This is a must have for every household that loves eating blueberries. Now you can grow your own! The Blue Pearl is tough and not afraid of frosts, fruit begins to ripen in late spring and summer. You’ll need a few plants to keep up supply if you’re a blueberry munching family, so plant a hedge of them, they make a very impressive border plant. They are fabulous in pots and containers too.
Grow them in light shade or full sun, they prefer an acidic soil so if in doubt of your soil PH use a camellia and azalea fertiliser for perfect results. The Blue Pearl is a fun and productive plant and a perfect project plant for kids.
Deliciously versatile The Blue Pearl evergreen Blueberry will work beautifully in your South Australian outdoor space.
Grows to about a metre high and wide.

  Acmena fire screen   Grows like fire and it’s coppery red colour makes it looks like it’s on fire. This terrific super fast growing variety of Lilly pilly will reach 4 metres. It’s tight in habit so it forms a really compact hedge. Once settled in and formed Fire screen will tolerate periods of dry, it’s psyllid resistant and easily pruned to shape. Fire Screen is a colourful bright cheery hedge that will glow in your garden.

Acmena fire screen

Grows like fire and it’s coppery red colour makes it looks like it’s on fire.
This terrific super fast growing variety of Lilly pilly will reach 4 metres.
It’s tight in habit so it forms a really compact hedge. Once settled in and formed Fire screen will tolerate periods of dry, it’s psyllid resistant and easily pruned to shape. Fire Screen is a colourful bright cheery hedge that will glow in your garden.

  Pittosporum Silver Sheen   This is a classic! Pittosporum Sliver Sheen has been a hedging favourite for years. It’s hardy, adaptable, fast growing, and will grow up, to around 4 or 5 metres. The small glossy, silvery leaves flicker and glisten in the sunlight bringing a shimmery brightness to the garden. The almost black stems of Silver Sheen create a stylish foil for the silvery coloured foliage. It’s a popular all rounder that will work hard to impress and perform for you. Offering great value this month on the what’s hot promotion, in 14cm pots as you can cost effectively buy up big numbers to create big long hedges.

Pittosporum Silver Sheen

This is a classic! Pittosporum Sliver Sheen has been a hedging favourite for years.
It’s hardy, adaptable, fast growing, and will grow up, to around 4 or 5 metres.
The small glossy, silvery leaves flicker and glisten in the sunlight bringing a shimmery brightness to the garden. The almost black stems of Silver Sheen create a stylish foil for the silvery coloured foliage.
It’s a popular all rounder that will work hard to impress and perform for you.
Offering great value this month on the what’s hot promotion, in 14cm pots as you can cost effectively buy up big numbers to create big long hedges.

AUGUST WHAT'S HOT.

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Cordyline
Electric Pink.

Dramatic and colourful this wonderfully hardy plant can create both smart, sharp design or soft pretty impact in your garden.

The vivid hot pint leaf is edged with a deep maroon, fine and strappy, these “electric pink” leaves encircle tall stems, that grow to around 1.2metres. For full sun to light shade positions

Plant this fabulous Cordyline in containers, combine them with other striking plant shapes and colours.  Importantly, plant them. Cordyline Electric Pink is water thrifty and perfectly suited to South Australian gardens.

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Aloe Sea Urchin.

An amazing plant that will light up your winter garden with it’s warm orangey red flowering stems.

And it flowers it’s head off. Your winter garden will be “on fire” for months.

The stunning bluey green foliage will create interest in the garden all year round.

Loved by honey eaters and other native birds, Aloe Sea Urchin is super tough growing to a very compact tidy clump of about 30cm x 30 cm

Plant en-masse or a huge swathes then top dress with fine gravels or warm coloured gritty sands for real garden WOW.

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Nandina
Magical Day Break

Nandina’s have been a super popular and super useful garden plants for “ever”. This is a fabulous new form that has been recently developed, all the badly behaved bits have been extracted and only the best features remain.

Tight and compact this Nandina grows into a perfect 50cm x 50cm shape, soft and ferny foliage with glorious colours and tones of russet reds and vivid limey greens, it is never without interest.

So happy and compliant this is a wonder plant, suited to all gardens, plant in groups pots or use to make beautiful borders.

JULY WHATS HOT.

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Rhapolepis
Snow Maiden

Is one of the best alternatives to English Box. It’s faster growing, more adaptable, disease resistant and dry tolerant.
Truthfully it’s one of Carl Heyne’s top ten favourite plants. 

This premium selection of the rhapholepis family is glorious in all stages. with its very dark green foliage that reflects light, bouncing shining shadows through the plant, the veins and stems have a very classy light russet colour that offsets the dark foliage superbly. The copper coloured new growth on Snow Maiden is only surpassed when the plant bursts into an amazing display of early spring flowering. 

Growing to around a metre in height, these plants are available in 20cm pots that for hedge planting we’d suggest you space at 3 to 4 per metre. This will give you a full impressive hedge within three years, with good garden sense and nurture. 

Rhapiolepis Snow Maiden is an excellent choice, it’s a tough and handsome hedger for S A Gardens.

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Lomandra
Lime Tuff

With so many lomandra’s on the market, how do you choose which one?

Lime tuff is our recommended selection for Adelaide gardens, as it really stands up to our harsh conditions with ease.

It’s an elegant fine leaf form, and planted en masse makes huge garden impact.  

Strong and quick growing Lime Tuff never looks ratty. We vote it the #1 choice for Adelaide gardens

Plant in groups or combine in containers with other plants and create WOW. 

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Viburnum tinus

This plant should be listed in the plant hall of fame.

It’s been a popular and ever performing garden plant for decades. It is almost Indestructible.

Tolerant of anything that South Australian climates can throw at it Viburnum tinus, laughs at frost, drought & wind. 

A true hedging classic, or stand alone small tree, or a relaxed shrub to hang out where no other plant dares.                                             

Always on song - quick growing - super hardy, We all love Viburnum tinus

Grows up to 3 metres