480 Northbourne avenue,
Dickson ACT 2602
13 22 81
(02) 6207 2244
Evergreen small broadly conical tree (6m x 4m). Aromatic leathery oval pointed leaves. Small yellow flowers in spring followed by green turning black fruit. Useful feature, clipped specimen or screen; in the herb garden or container. Protect from wind.
A hardy, adaptable small tree tolerant of most conditions. Fine slender foliage with deeply furrrowed dark bark. Makes a good shelter tree when planted in a group. Relatively insignificant flowers but fruit is woody and cylindrical with ornamental value. If planted in shade this forms a sparse, upright habit with open branches.
Tetrathca, of Black-eyed Susan, is a group of small hardy shrubs, with lovely pinkish-mauve flowers in late winter and spring. Tetratheca thymifolia is probably the most familiar, and the easiest to find in garden centres. Requires no maintenance and flowers equally well in shade.
This is a hardy shade tree that produces masses of pale yellow flowers in clusters from late winter to early spring adding great colour in the winter months. Useful to protect the western side of the house from the hot afternoon sun. Plant away from the house, due to probable mature size of the tree. When planted in full sun this species can become a bushy, branching shrub. In shade will develop a tree shape with a dense canopy.
Evergreen tuft forming fine textured perennial grass (0.3m x 0.2m) from Europe. Radiating clump of blue green to silvery white soft needle-like leaves. Fine panicles of spikelets in summer turning into buff brown seed heads. Useful for a border, edging, specimen in groups or mass planting. Plant densely for solid cover. Prune foliage back one third in spring. Needs well drained soil. Drought tolerant when in partial shade.
Small slender perennial (0.3m x 0.3m) from all states of Australia, including ACT. Few linear to narrow slender leaves mostly towards the base of wiry branching stems. Deep blue bell flowers on long slender stems in spring and summer. Useful for mass display in a rock or gravel garden or grouped for groundcover or understorey. Prefers well drained, mulched soil in full to dappled sun. Dies back after flowering.