Kid and pet friendly planting

One of the biggest educational trends experienced in recent years is incorporating nature play. Add to that, the necessary restrictions on our daily lives over the last 18 months to prevent the spread of COVID, and it has thrown into light the significance that natural elements have on maintaining our health and wellbeing.

Children and pets are no different – they thrive in experiencing the world around them and this includes plants. Kids, cats and dogs alike love to touch differently textured leaves and bark. They enjoy smelling flowers and crawling through the ‘jungle-like’ setting of shrubs and trees.

Encourage their learning and development in whatever space is available, whether it be indoors, within a balcony or courtyard, or amongst a wide-open garden. Use plants that are safe for inquisitive little hands and paws, some of which also have the added benefit of attracting pollinators such as birds and bees.

One of the easiest ways to begin and incorporate plants into their environment is by setting up a kitchen windowsill garden. Use sprouts, microgreens, Dactylis glomerata (Pet Grass) and some herbs such as Basil, Rosemary, Sage and Thyme.

Adiantum fragrans (Maidenhair Fern)

Its delicate and compact growth makes this the perfect houseplant for small spaces whilst looking just as beautiful in courtyards.

Aloe Vera

An easy plant to grow and a very practical one, as the juice from its thick leaves can be applied to minor burns and skin irritations. Ideal for introducing kids to the soothing properties of some plants.

Aspidistra elatior (Cast Iron Plant)

Ideal as a houseplant, it will also thrive outside in pots and shaded areas. Hardy and very low maintenance, its attractive glossy foliage will suit most indoor décor.

Beaucarnea recurvata (Pony Tail Palm)

A unique looking plant to spark imaginations with its bulbous base and long, thin grass-like leaves. Relatively slow growing but will suit both indoor and outdoor spaces alike.

Chamaedorea Elegans (Parlor palm)

A great way to incorporate a small tree indoors, this low maintenance houseplant is also a good starting point for beginner plant owners.

Chlorophytum comosum Picturatum (Spider Plant)

One of the easiest plants to grow and maintain, it works well in backyard gardens, hanging baskets and pots. An excellent teaching opportunity, as baby spider plants can be potted up that the mother plant produces.

Dypsis lutescens (Golden Cane Palm)

A decorative and very hardy tropical palm with golden coloured trunks, that will suit either outdoor or indoor spaces. Looks particularly fantastic around pools and patios.

Giant Bromeliad such as Alcantarea Imperialis Rubra and Alcantarea Silver Plum

Its’ big, bold form and thick leaves echo the jungles of faraway lands; adding a tropical vibe to courtyard and patio spaces. Low maintenance and completely safe for pets. 

Hypoestes phyllostachya Confetti Mix (Polka Dot Plant)

With foliage in pink, red and white, this is a great plant to add a splash of pattern and color to miniature gardens, terrariums and mixed containers.

Musa William Cavendish (Carnarvon Banana)

The big, bright leaves create a lovely shady spot, and pets and kids alike will enjoy playing hide and seek behind the thick trunk.

Pilea libanensis Silver Sprinkles

A popular, low maintenance houseplant with small, circular foliage. Very much ‘on trend’, easy to care for and sure to spark imagination.

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Sowing seedlings at Benara Nurseries

As leaders in horticultural plant production, Benara Nurseries are proud to operate a premier seedling division considered to be one of the most modern and automated seedling nurseries in Australia.

Benara Nurseries have over 50 years’ experience growing high quality commercial seedlings for home gardeners, market gardens and chain stores across Western Australia; and today, we produce millions of seedlings annually.

 

Located in Perth’s northern suburbs, our seedling division utilises soil pasteurisation, germination chambers, roller benches, automated transplanting machines and boom watering facilities to produce a diversified assortment of high quality annual and vegetable seedlings. Each tray is carefully managed by our dedicated team who ensure the seedlings are hardened off in the elements before dispatch to the retail consumer.

 

Our seedlings are available to purchase online and at both Trademarts in various sizes, which includes: 6, 8 and 10 punnet trays; maxi pots; 9cm pots; as well as hanging baskets.

These include:

  • Fairy Flowers for pollination, such as Impatiens, Marigold and Pansy;
  • Garden Fresh popular herbs and vegetables, such as Chillies, Corn and Strawberries;
  • Hang Abouts succulent selects, such as Echeveria, Kalanchoe and Sedum;
  • The Diggers Club heirloom varieties of herbs and vegetables, such as Beetroot, Garlic and Pumpkin;
  • and Vibrant Living for instant colour, such as Chrysanthemum, Coleus and Geranium.

 

During the 8-12 weeks it takes to go from seed to sale, our Production Staff are integral to the process. They operate the machinery, prepare and clean trays and move benches of seedlings into the Germination Room and/or out into the nursery when required, as well as tend to the punnets during their initial growing period before the plants are shipped out.

 

We hold both NIASA accreditation and EcoHort certification, and are always seeking to innovate and improve where possible. As a licensed grower, we work with other seedling companies to trial new varieties and keep up with the latest trends.

Our commercial vegetable production capacity means we can meet large growing contracts, and our in-house fleet of transport vehicles means we have the ability to meet strict delivery schedules.

Learn more about our seeding division here and explore the seedling ranges in our online plant library.

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Our top winter foliage selects

Biophilia – a term coined by the American biologist and naturalist Edward Osborne Wilson – is the human desire to interact or be closely connected with forms of nature. Plants have long been found to boost our mood and concentration, ramping up our productivity and contributing to our overall wellbeing.

Style inspiration is also often taken from the landscape, with designers adopting ‘earthy tones’. Reverse this process by picking indoor foliage that matches your space, bringing a bit of nature inside and creating an atmosphere you’ll enjoy all year round. Taking the time to care for indoor plants also provides purpose, light activity and a sense of accomplishment during those dreary winter months stuck inside.

All plants – even the evergreen ones – naturally have a dormant period, so they become quite easy to care for during the colder time of year, typically requiring less water and only minor adjustments to their space (such as increasing humidity or positioning nearer to a light source). Gently wiping their foliage will also keep the leaves free of dust and looking shiny and fresh.

Our top plant picks for brightening homes in winter include:

Philodendron hastatum Silver Sword

Native to Colombia, this low maintenance variety is quite adaptable to most conditions, making it the perfect house plant. Silver Sword will make a fantastic contrasting addition to your green foliage collection due to its unusual colouring. New leaves begin as pale silvery grey and turn into a blue/green as the plant matures. It’s strong climbing habit means a trellis or pole is recommended. Although not requiring a lot of water, it’s native climate means Silver Sword appreciates humidity from a regular misting.

Ficus elastica Burgundy

Ficus elastica or ‘Rubber tree’ plants are super tough and require very little maintenance at all; they can survive with little water and in temperatures as low as 10°C. Burgundy’s new growth in vivid red stands out against the glossy dark green leaves, making it a spectacular indoor pot plant. Can be grown in relatively low light levels indoors, though best kept near a big window, and is also perfect for patios and verandas.

Ficus elastica Ruby

Native to tropical regions of India and Malaysia, the vivid colouration of Ficus elastica Ruby – also known as the ‘Variegated Rubber Tree’ – has long captured the hearts of many interior stylists. A hardy, evergreen plant, its red-pink and white leaves have green overtones, making it suitable with a wide range of home décor. They prefer a well-lit position however, as its unique tri-coloured variegation requires brighter light conditions than the Burgundy variety to keep the colours strong and defined.

Ficus Midnight Beauty (PBR)

Ficus benjamina Midnight Beauty is ideal as an indoor plant or potted shrub in courtyards. A rainforest giant in its natural habitat, it will grow to the contained space of a pot. The dainty dark evergreen foliage has a beautiful weeping habit. Its tight conical growth means it can also become a tall spreading shade tree if given the room. Thriving in sunny positions, it prefers well drained soil and pruning will encourage denser bushier appearance.

Monstera deliciosa

A popular low maintenance houseplant, Monstera deliciosa is easily identifiable by its huge glossy leaves, which develop holes or slits as the plant matures, giving it the nickname ‘Swiss cheese plant’. Its lush, heart-shaped green leaves add a tropical feel to the home. Ideal in spacious and brightly-lit spots indoors or under patios, it can also be successfully grown outdoors in filtered sunlight or full shade. It produces white lily-like flowers and fruit resembling a green ear of corn – that is only edible once ripened, which takes approximately a year.

Peperomia polybotrya

Native to South America’s tropical regions, Peperomia polybotrya has thick, heart-shaped foliage and is a very easy to maintain plant. A small, compact plant with bright, glossy green leaves, it is ideal in containers on balconies and windowsills in indirect or dappled light. Mature plants produce slender creamy-coloured flower spikes. It is also highly adaptable, tolerating a wide range of climates and seasons.

Explore all available indoor foliage plants in our online plant library.

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Perth Festival goes green with Benara Nurseries

The City of Perth sprang to life during the 2021 Perth Garden and Outdoor Living Festival, officially opened by Perth Lord Mayor Basil Zempilas.

Plants proudly supplied by Benara Nurseries decorated the entryway, in conjunction with Decking Perth, creating a welcoming space for people of all ages from across Western Australia. Standouts included Anigozanthos Bush Gems, Kings Park Grevilleas, Plectranthus Velvet Lady (PBR), Avocado Fuerte, Radermachera Jade Jewel and Dichondra Silver Falls.

 

A special set up nestled in the middle also showcased the exclusive Zamioculcas Raven (PBR), a hardy and highly-sought after houseplant whose luxurious black leaves remind you of the bird from which it gets its name.

From the entryway, attendees were then greeted with a colossal ‘PERTH’ sign – the brainchild of Corporate Sports Australia and Mardie + Co. Each of the huge letters became a living wall, decorated with more Anigozanthos Bush Gems as well as Conostylis Candicans and Westringia Low Horizon.

 

Across the grounds of Langley Park, Festival-goers explored several show gardens and exhibition spaces. The LIAWA garden included plants supplied by Benara Nurseries, such as Liriope Evergreen Giant, Lomandra Tanika (PBR), and Eremophila Blue Horizon (PBR). MJD Landscaping’s garden – which won Best in Show – also featured plants by Benara, such as Trachelospermum Jasminoides, Acacia Cognata Limelight (PBR) and Acacia howittii Honey Bun. Further, Sabrina Hahn’s display was dotted with the petite flowers of Calibrachoa Superbells Double Love Swept.

 

In addition to exploring the Festival, punters could purchase tickets to additional events taking place within the grounds, including a High Tea, Gin Masterclass and Gardens by Night. Once again, Benara plants graced these spaces. Plants in the High Tea area included Euphorbia Dwarf Dark Pink and Mandevilla Pretty Rose Pink (PBR).

We also helped to create atmosphere in the Gin Masterclass with Howea Fosteriana, Ficus Burgundy and Epipremnum Devil’s Ivy. In addition, an outdoor bar area was furnished with Pyrus Call. Winter Glow, Olea Nevadillo Blanco and Aloe Fairy Pink (PBR).

Stay tuned for more spectacular greenlife displays by Benara Nurseries at the 2022 Perth Garden and Outdoor Living Festival!

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Revegetation for healthy waterways

​​​​​One of the biggest impacts on a healthy waterway system is salinity. Salinity is salt in soil or water and is produced by either natural processes, such as weathering of rocks or wind and rain depositing salt over thousands of years, or by widespread land clearing and altered land use. Excessive salinity can affect significantly affect agriculture, drinking water supplies and ecosystem health for both rural and urban communities.

Managing salinity typically requires diverting saline groundwater to evaporation basins; maintaining the health of wetlands; planting crops that reduce drainage; and restoring vegetation cover with appropriate native species.

Native plants do more than just improve soil and water quality. They are essential to the health of the ecosystem and overall biodiversity, expanding existing microhabitats for native fauna, providing food sources and nesting materials.

Our passion for rebuilding our natural habitat led us to create a specialist native revegetation department.

Our experienced and knowledgeable team propagate and produce the highest quality native tube stock for revegetation and landscaping projects across metro and regional areas – including those combating high salinity.

This includes mass producing wetland reeds and sedges such as Baumea articulata, Baumea juncea (Bare Twig Rush), Baumea preissii (Soft Twig Rush) or Baumea rubiginosa; Bolboschoenus caldwellii (Marsh Club Rush); Juncus pallidus (Pale Rush) and Schoenoplectus Validus (Lake Club Rush). These plants are typically found in dams, swamps, lakes, creeks and on the edge of brackish water in coastal rivers and lagoons. They spread along the water’s edge, providing habitat for native water birds, frogs, insects and small fish.

These wetland species are ideal for cleansing the soil and water in an affected area. An example of their use is the highly successful Eric Singleton Bird Sanctuary in Bayswater WA. This urban wetland’s rehabilitation project aimed to combat high levels of nutrients and heavy metals, and dissolved oxygen levels.

Completed between 2014-2015, the project included 170,000 native plants across the above reed species as well as tree and shrub planting. The Sanctuary is today a thriving community and environmental asset, home to a wide variety of native fauna, namely birds and frogs.

Explore our online plant library to discover wetland suitable plants.

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How to: Succulent bowls

Creating a succulent bowl is easy, whilst curating a stunning gift line of them is a little more exciting.

Our wide range of planter bowls – available both online and at our Trademarts – means that your selection of gift ready succulent bowls can be as small or as large as you’d like! Choose bowls from within several style ranges including urban lightweight, modern concrete or traditional terracotta.

Planting a succulent bowl is fairly straightforward. Begin with a good quality potting mix, and because succulents grow best when not sitting in wet soil, look for a mix that incorporates sand to facilitate better drainage. Create holes in the soil and position your chosen succulents before watering them in thoroughly to help eliminate air pockets around their roots. Once planted, succulents prefer being watered whenever the soil feels dry to touch.

To really nail the perfect succulent bowl, experiment with a variety of different heights, colours, textures and shapes to craft a truly unique look. Go big and bold with Kalanchoe Flap Jacks or an Echeveria such as Morning Beauty, Chocolate and Pearl von Nuremberg.

 

Make colour the hero of your succulent bowls with standout plants that grab focus like Aloe Aloes, available in bright yellow, vibrant orange, rich red and light pink. Generate smaller pops of colour with Portulaca Sundials, or produce unusual colour without using flowers by planting Senecio Blue Chalk Sticks, Crassula Campfire and Calico Kitten, or the quirky lines of Peperomia Gravolens.

Fill the edges of the bowl with the rope-like shapes of Sedum Burrito and Jelly Beans, or opt for trailing plants. Delicate options such as Ceropegia Chain of Hearts and Senecio String of Pearls will soften the edges of the bowl, or use robust lines from Dichondra Silver Falls to cover more of the outside of the bowl.

 

As an optional extra, finish off your succulent bowls by filling in any gaps with a light layer of small stones.

Because of their adaptable size, succulent bowls are ideal for either bespoke indoor gifts or spectacular landscape features.

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Growing Kangaroo Paws

Achieve the Australiana look with Anigozanthos, also known as Kangaroo Paw. Available in a wide variety of colours, shapes and growth habits, these iconic flowering plants originate from south-western Western Australia. They are now found widely throughout the southwest of Western Australia, in the north around Geraldton and on the Swan Coastal Plain near Perth.

Of the 12 species 11 are from the Anigozanthos genus. These are Anigozanthos flavidus and have a taller growth habit than some of the dwarf varieties. The 12th is particularly distinctive, coming from the Macropidia genus and known as the Black Kangaroo Paw because of its black and green flowers. This is the Macropidia fuliginosa.

The native perennial plants are low shrubs and have a strappy, grass-like growth habit, with long, slender stems ending in sprays of unusual finger-like flowers covered in fine velvety hairs and tiny claw-shaped tips. The result is iconic plants that represent the paws of one of Australia’s national fauna symbols.

Perhaps the most popular variety grown in the West is the Anigozanthos manglesii – the floral emblem of WA since November 1960. It’s red and green flowers are instantly recognisable to sandgropers who enjoy planting local species as well as to other gardeners around the world.

Kangaroo Paw flowers typically bloom in Spring and Summer and come in an extensive range of colours from the vivid green of Anigozanthos viridis through yellow, orange, red and pink to purple. Most offer a single, vibrant colour such as the intense pink of Anigozanthos Bush Pearl (PBR), while some are multi-coloured, as in the case of Kings Park Royale (PBR), which was bred by the team at Kings Park Botanical Gardens to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Friends of Kings Park.

 

The unique, nectar-rich flowers will attract wildlife, particularly bees and native birds such as Honeyeaters, and make great cut flowers for bouquets as they retain their colour well.

For those chasing a lot of colour, the Anigozanthos Bush Gems are a spectacular, versatile range of waterwise, easy care hybrid plants that offer profuse flowering in an assortment of growth heights. They add interest to all garden and landscape designs either as a potted feature or planted en-masse.

The colouring of Kangaroo Paw flowers can also be affected by weather and light conditions, with cooler summer temperatures intensifying the flower colour.

 

Anigozanthos are hardy, low maintenance plants that grow quicky and are ideal in native landscape designs, rockery or waterwise gardens, as well as thriving in feature containers. They do best in slightly acidic soils with good drainage and full sun exposure.

Learn more about these and other Anigozanthos varieties in our online plant library.

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Understanding plant breeder's rights

Ever seen a plant name followed by (PVR) or (PBR), and wondered what this meant?

Plant Breeder's Rights (or PBR) [formerly known as Plant Variety Rights (or PVR) in Australia] gives plant breeders the ownership of a newly-bred plant variety for a specific period of time. This ensures the breeder has exclusive rights to produce or reproduce that plant’s material. It also prohibits others from dividing or propagating the plant for resale or commercial gain, which is illegal. 

PBRs are typically used to protect new varieties of plants that are distinct, uniform and stable, however PBR legislation also covers essentially derived varieties and farm saved seed. Breeders are encouraged to invest in bringing new plant varieties to the market, as a PBR offers protection for the breeder to recoup a return on that investment. Application, certificate and renewal fees apply to hold a PBR.

Without a PBR, plant names are also sometimes intended for protection. This is represented by either a ™ (meaning Trademark) or an ® (meaning Registered Trademark) following the name.

A trademark can be used by any person or business to indicate that particular plant name is meant to serve as an identifier for the source of that plant. Further, a registered trademark indicates that the trademark has been officially recorded for that plant.

To be registered, a trademark application must meet the legislative requirements. This process begins by submitting the application to – which is then reviewed by – the Australian Government’s agency for Intellectual Property. If approved, it will be visible in the Australian Official Journal of Trade Marks for two months, during which time third parties may oppose the intended registration. If it is unopposed, the trademark is registered. The length of the registration process can depend on the variety being grown. Similarly, the length of protection can also differ for some species.

Different combinations of IP rights can be used to add value to a single plant variety. For example, trademarks are most commonly used in conjunction with PBRs, such as in the case of Westringia 'WES03' Blue Gem™ or Lomandra 'SIR5' Wingarra™.

Explore our online plant library to discover an extensive range of exclusive PBR plants.

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Plant for a blooming Easter

Instead of gifting chocolate, try capturing the essence of this festive holiday and celebrating the autumn season by spreading new life (and colour) throughout your garden.

Rejoice in Yellow

What better way to retain a little of the summer sunshine in your autumn planting, than with some bright splashes of yellow! Easter time is filled with yellow: new chicks, fresh eggs and golden sunsets. Yellow is typically recognized as representing positivity, happiness and friendship, so what better colour to spread along the garden beds!

The unique flowering pattern of Calibrachoa Superbells Lemon Slice is sure to impress, with striking alternating stripes of yellow and white. Calibrachoas are ideal for spilling over garden beds, hanging in baskets or growing in courtyard pots for brightening the space with a stunning display of colour. Discover the lush purple flowers of Evening Star or the pink and yellow splotched flowers of Holy Cow.

 

Comparatively, the Gazania Sahara is a hardy, ground cover producing masses of large, bright double yellow flowers throughout the year. Preferring a full sun position, it is ideal for coastal areas or rockery gardens. Another stunning, long-flowering option is the Hemerocallis stella bella, an easy to grow dwarf day lily that is low maintenance and ideal for mass planting in garden beds or potted into containers.

Go Bold with Raven

Not all colour is bright... Explore the bold, luxurious foliage of new Zamioculcas Raven, now available. The shiny, black feathered leaves of Raven remind you of the impressive large bird from which the plant derives its name. It’s this natural dark colour progression that makes for such a strong statement in any space!

Winter Flowering

Want more than just yellow? Embrace other new season seedlings, now in stock, to add pops of colour amongst your existing green life.

Plant abundant trays of Pansy Can Can, Fantasy Mix, or Regal Ruffles for masses of brilliantly coloured and fragrant flowers in a wide array of white, black, blue, purple, pink, red, peach, orange, and yellow. Preferring a full sun or partial shade position, Pansies are ideal for garden beds, borders, rockeries, containers and hanging baskets.

 

New Release

Radermachera sinica Jade Jewel is a beautiful lush plant which will be a great addition to your indoor collection. Its foliage is very attractive and quite delicate. The glossy, mid-green leaves are divided into leaflets and although similar shaped, are larger leaves than the China Doll.

Jade Jewel is fairly compact and easy to care for. Its lovely bushy upright growth can really give that jungle feel to your favourite relaxing or entertaining areas.

 

Autumn is also prime vegetable planting time - so start now to reap the rewards of delicious home-grown veggies.

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Amazing Alocasias

Commonly known as ‘Elephant Ears’ or 'African mask plant', Alocasias are rhizomatous or tuberous plants native to subtropical Asia and eastern Australia, and are increasingly becoming popular as houseplants. Not to be confused with Colocasia, the Alocasia leaf tips point up - whereas Colocasia leaves point down.

Known for their large, beautiful leaves, Alocasias are ideal for creating an exotic vibe either indoors, out on the patio or in the garden. Their oversized, lush foliage makes for a fantastic focal point, coming in an impressive array of colours, patterns and interesting shapes. 

The Alocasia wentii is known for its unique green leaves with contrasting bronze-purple undersides, while the unusual form of Alocasia Stingray has to be seen to be believed. Its leaf shape does in fact look like a Stingray, with fish-like wings and a long tail!

Even though Alocasias can grow to be a sizeable evergreen plant, dependant on species, they can still look airy and elegant thanks to tall, smooth stems that grow out of a tuber. Their stems can also be plain, striped, or display stunning contrasting colours.

The spectacularly wide, heart-shaped leaves of Alocasia macrorrhiza or ‘Giant Taro’ are huge!

By comparison Alocasia zebrina Sarian is typically a taller and more slender looking plant, with familiar arrowhead-shaped leaves. Similarly, the Alocasia lauterbachiana has stiff, tapered leaves with burgundy undersides and purple mottled stems.

Alocasias can grow rapidly, often producing a new leaf almost every week in the warm summer months.

For optimum growing conditions, they need bright, indirect light. Alocasias’ natural habitat is on the rainforest floor underneath a tree canopy, therefore they thrive amongst ferns and other shade-loving plants. Position in a partly-shaded, warm and humid part of the garden, or in a well-lit, protected spot indoors. Misting the leaves in areas of low humidity is also recommended to maintain the lush foliage.

Create an instant jungle feel by planting Alocasia under low windows, as an accent in a mixed bed, grouped in a focal area, alongside a courtyard or patio, or surrounding a palm or tree.

Learn more about these and other Alocasias in our online plant library.

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Get to know Ornamental Pears

Pyrus, or ornamental pear, is a medium-sized deciduous tree. Available in nine varieties, this attractive tree provides a stunning feature that will grace any space. Different varieties produce contrasting foliage in a range of autumnal colours that include radiant yellow, bright orange, brilliant red and deep purple; with the ‘Nivalis’ variety also transitioning through to striking silver.

Pyrus puts on an exceptional floral display in spring, with a mass of white flowers, although the ‘Winter Glow’ and ‘Red Spire’ varieties also exhibit touches of pale pink. Perfect for use as either a solitary accent tree, as a double act to frame entranceways, or in multiples to line narrow garden avenues. The ‘Manchurian Pear or ‘ussuriensis’ variety is also wider spreading, making it ideal for use as a shade tree.

Image: Landscape Design by COS.

Pyrus is typically suited to an area of full sun, although the ‘Chanticleer’ variety is tolerant of part shade, with all preferring moist well drained soils. Relatively low maintenance, prune your Pyrus if desired to maintain clearance. Water well initially and it will tolerate dry conditions once established.

Discover our range of Pyrus below. 

Species Size Shape Foliage
Pyrus Nivalis 8m H x 6m W

Upright/narrow

Green / Grey / Red / Silver

Pyrus calleryana Capital 10m H x 3m W

Oval/narrow

Green / Orange / Purple / Red / Yellow

Pyrus ussuriensis 10m H x 8m W

Round/pyramidal

Green / Orange / Red / Yellow

Pyrus calleryana Cleveland Select 11m H x 4m W

Upright/narrow

Green / Orange / Purple / Red / Yellow

Pyrus calleryana Chanticleer 11m H x 6m W

Conical/narrow

Green / Orange / Red / Yellow

Pyrus calleryana Winter Glow 12m H x 4m W

Vase shaped

Green / Orange / Red

Pyrus calleryana Aristocrat 12m H x 8m W

Pyramidal

Green / Orange / Red / Yellow

Pyrus calleryana Bradford 12m H x 8m W

Pyramidal

Green / Orange / Purple / Red / Yellow

Pyrus calleryana Red Spire 12m H x 8m W

Pyramidal

Green / Purple / Red

 

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Perfect Pathways - Lawn Alternatives

Perfect Pathways, Lawn alternatives, planting blocks.

Discover our new release Perfect Pathways plant blocks! This range consists of lawn alternatives suitable for low–traffic which have been grown in block trays to make planting quick and easy and provide instant impact. These plants are perfect for filling the gaps between pavers. They are low-maintenance, with no mowing required, and are spreading ground covers which can be cut into sections, strips or laid end to end for an instant lawn alternative.

Dichondra repens

Dichondra is an excellent ground cover and will spread by putting its’ own roots where each node meets the soil, making it an ideal lawn substitute in cooler areas of Australia or in small and partly shaded gardens.

 

Chamomile Roman

A ground cover with cute yellow/white flowers with an aroma of apple. Ideal for dappled or semi shade areas in the afternoon. Aromatic foliage and pretty daisy flowers can be kept neat and tidy with a whipper snipper.

 

Mint Pennyroyal

A spreading mint, great as lawn sub. Forms a dense matting ground cover that release a strong spearmint aroma when walked on. Good to keep insects at bay.

 

Sagina Green

Forms a dense moss-like coverage with white flowers. Ground hugging emerald green moss, beautiful velvety feel making a luxurious carpet under foot.

 

Thyme Creeping

Spreading thyme with masses of mauve coloured flowers. Dense prostrate low growing ground cover with masses of pink flowers in spring. Perfect for filling spots between pathways. Highly fragrant foliage when crushed. Available online and in the Trademart now.

 

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