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 y and provided instant impact. These plants perfect for filling the gaps between pavers. These low-maintenance, no mowing required, spreading ground covers can be cut into sections, strips or laid end to end for 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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How Long Does It Take To Grow Our Trees?

As part of our quality control processes and as we grow from one pot size to another to ensure proper root development and plant growth each variety of plant is propagated at a specific time of year. Ordering your stock at the right time will ensure we can then program growing times to have the best possible specimens at the time of sale. Not allowing enough time or having trees growing for too long can impact their health.

Lead Times

Average time it takes to get stock to the right size

• Tubestock, 13cm,14cm Grow Pots = 6 Months – 1 year
• 17cm, 5lt, 8lt Grow Pots = 1-1.5 Years
• 12lt, 30lt,90lt Grow Pots = 2-3 Years
• 200lt Grow pots/bags = 4 years+

Image growth timeline a guide only contact us to disscuss your needs

What to consider for ordering?

Plants take time to grow. When it comes to ordering advanced stock we strive to have a range of plant sizes available. In order to ensure we have the right size for your project needs there are some specific times of the year where it is best to place you order to help us meet your requirements.

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Raven Zamioculcas - It has arrived!

It´s time to meet this remarkable dark variety!

Zamioculcas Raven is a new addition to the zamioculcas family, it stands out with its black leaves and stunning natural colour progression. Zamioculcas has a tried and tested status as a rugged indoor plant. Strong statement in any space! The shiny, black feathered leaves of Raven remind you of the impressive large bird from which the plant derives its name.

Being so strong, Raven feels equally at home in a modern living room, chaotic student flat or packed open plan office. A real feature plant with few demands. Zamioculcas Raven can also cope with an owner who is a slightly forgetful waterer. If it hasn't had any water for a while it will just rely on the reserves that it stores in its roots and rhizomes!

The natural colour development. A beautiful process to see at home!

Phase 1: Ravens new growth begins in a bright green new shoot. The shoot is know as a feather.

Phase 2: Once the new shoot is completely open, Raven will start its beautiful colour transformation. The colour transformation starts out as bright green and as it ages turns dark to almost black. You see the change begin in the tips of the leaves before spreading.

Phase 3: The leaves darken over a period of around 8 weeks depending on the amount of light it gets. The more light the faster it darkens. Once the leaves turn black they will stay dark until the next new leaf appears.

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Contract Growing with Benara Nurseries

We specialise in contract growing trees, plants and seedlings. Our experienced horticultural consultants and production staff can discuss and plan any growing requirements you may have. With over 50 years of production data to draw from and experience in growing everything from native to exotic species we can manage the growing for a whole project or catalogue promotion.

Plants take time to grow and in some cases years to achieve the desired size or look required. Our horticultural consultants can help you to understand lead times, seasonal trends, new releases and discuss options to make sure you get the results you are after.

By having us involved in the planning stages it will take some of the guess work and stress away from having to substitute species at the time of planting, or miss out on key retail sales lines throughout the year.

We contract grow for retail promotions, commercial landscape, state government projects, local government street tree planting, revegetation, market gardens and forestry trees seedlings.


Image: Contract grown advanced trees in the nursery and planted onsite

Learn more about contract growing with us here

or call one of our horticultural consultants today to discuss your next project requirements.

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Kings Park Grevilleas

Kings Park is currently undergoing a plant-breeding program which breeds new varieties of plants that reflect the nature of Western Australian flora. The Grevilleas include ‘Kimberly Moon’ ‘Scarlet Moon’ ‘Honey Moon’ and ‘Outback Sunrise’ are feature prolonged flowering periods and brilliant colors from Yellow to Red.

The new grevilleas not only look spectacular but are good for the environment and easy to grow according to Kings Park’s senior plant breeder Digby Growns.

‘We want more people to grow WA plants in their home gardens. Our view is that by growing plants adapted to our environment, they will use less water, less fertiliser, provide habitat for native fauna and celebrate our unique sense of place,’ explains Digby.

Creating these cultivars requires patience and the unique expertise of Kings Park’s plant breeding experts, with each new cultivar taking up to seven years to develop.

They are ideal feature plant for water wise gardens and landscapes where they will attract birds to the area. Perfect for native gardens, waterwise and rockery gardens. Once established, responds well to pruning which helps maintain the desired shape. Requires full sun and well drained soil. Fertilize yearly with a slow release native fertilizer. Prune lightly to maintain compact shape.

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Revegetation at Benara Nurseries

Benara Nurseries are passionate about rebuilding our natural habitat which has led them to create a specialist native department with the experience and knowledge to propagate and produce the highest quality native tube stock for revegetation and landscaping projects suitable for environments covering metro and regional areas including; coastal areas, wetland and river restoration, coastal plain woodlands, Perth hills, pine forest post-harvest rehabilitation, and reclaimed farmland.

Answering needs that are both technical and aesthetic, our experienced propagator has the ability to produce most swan coastal plain species and beyond. Our expert horticulturists are able to grow smaller, provenance specific revegetation stock through to large scale volume growing contracts.

Revegetation stock is always more adaptable if grown from seed, we strive to break the dormancy and solve the secrets of those hard to grow species that have such a high value for the rehabilitation of native bush land.

To continue to advance and develop growing of the finest quality best value plants, the ability to innovate is critical. Through consultation and collaboration with key staff, industry specialists and calling on the wealth of knowledge and experience from senior generations, we continue to improve our efficiency and systems to ensure the most suitable plants are supplied.

Contact our team today to learn more.

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Introducing The Queen Lavender

Lavender The Queen (PBR) is an exceptional showpiece to have in any garden. The superior volume of darkest-pink gigantic wings at the tips of the flower spikes is definitely a 'crowning' glory! The flower heads are two-toned, deep burgundy heads with lilac bracts, and will repeat flower after the initial spring flush.

The masses of flowers are supported by the compact plant of nicely contrasting grey-green foliage. This beautiful Queen of Lavenders, when planted in stately pots in courtyards, as a border around raised beds or along driveways will add a real elegance to any home. Also great as mass plantings. Perfect for cottage gardens this sure-fire winner is both cold and heat hardy.

Ideal in rockeries for that added long-lasting colour and a great addition in those sometimes difficult coastal areas. Removal of spent flowers will encourage further displays. Lavender The Queen will tolerate dry periods but appreciates a good soaking if those are extended periods.

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