NEW RELEASE STRAWBERRIES

For something a bit different why not try “Berry United” a new and innovative range of yummy strawberries. This rang currently consists of three new yummy varieties.

straberry1Pineberry Strawberry is a hybrid cross variety with fragrant, white flesh fruit, with red seeds and white blooms. With flavour notes of strawberry and pineapple, best when consumed cold. When grown in full sun, fruit may have a blush. PINEBERRY NEEDS A POLLINATOR TO PRODUCE FRUIT. Any RED strawberry will act as a pollinator for this variety.

strawberry2Strasberry strawberry produces plump, juicy deep seeded fruit. Has a raspberry like appearance, it is a sweet tasting, hardy strawberry with a mild, raspberry flavour. STRASBERRY NEEDS A POLLINATOR TO PRODUCE FRUIT. Any RED strawberry will act as a pollinator for this variety.

strawberry3Bubbleberry strawberry is a high yielding, heirloom variety with fragrant, soft pink uites. Sweet tasting in flavour with a bubble gum/ berry nixed undertone. BUBBLEBERRY does not need a pollinator but may produce better when grown with a red strawberry. BUBBLEBERRY can act as a pollinator for STRASBERRY and PINEBERRY.

Strawberries

Please check on stock availability by calling us, emailing or visiting the Nursery as strawberries are seasonal


Strawberry3Alinta   is the first strawberry to fruit all year round – Traditional varieties only fruit for approximately five months. Bred in Australia, Alintia produces large, glossy berries with a fine flavour. Alintia is disease resistant and perfect for the home garden.  Season : All year round.

Amsterdam Roze is a sweet tasting, bi-conical, medium sized strawberry with attractive flowers in a stunning deep rose. The plants are compact and fruit throughout the entire summer period.

Hokowase is a sweet tasting, medium to large, wedge- shaped strawberry of Japanese   origin. Fruit are acid free and produced prolifically from early in the season. Season : Sept-Dec

Kamu A sweet flavoured, large, ruby red, wedge shaped strawberry. Season: September-December.

Kunowase A very sweet acid free Japanese variety.  Long and conical shaped fruit.  Season:  Dec/Jan

Red Gauntlet produces medium sized, sweet fruit on vigorous plants over a long period.

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The delicious strawberries are perfect for desserts, garnishes and mouth  watering snacks. Season: October-December.

Schizam is a flavoursome, large, deep red, conical shaped strawberry  September-December.

Strawberry Pink A high yielding variety that produces pretty pink flowers, followed by abundant medium sized, sweet fruit Season: September-December.
Sumo  produces high yields of super large, fragrant, delicious fruit. Virus indexed certified.  Season: September-December..

Sweetheart produces a profusion of small, coreless, delicious fruit over a long period. The sweet tasting strawberries are perfect for desserts, garnishes and mouth  watering snacks.Season: October-December.

Strawberry2Tioga produces abundant large, sweet fruit on vigorous plants over a long season. The delicious strawberries are perfect for desserts, garnishes and mouth  watering snacks. Season: September-December.


Torry  Produces large firm Wedge shaped Fruit, ideal for warmer areas.
Season : Sept-Dec

Tri Star is a sweet  tasting , delicious strawberry. The mouth  watering fruit are produced early and the plants continue to produce a high yield  throughout the season. . Season: September-December.

Zdana is a new strawberry producing abundant, exceptionally large fruit ..  The tasty berries have a sweet fragrance and a low acidity content. Season :  November-March.

Strawberry4Planting Guide: Select a sunny section ensuring that the soil is well drained and friable. For best results add animal manure and compost. Cultivate thoroughly. Plant 40cm apart. Water well until established. Alternatively strawberry plants can be planted through black plastic. This reduces both weeds and watering while keeping the fruit clean. For small gardens strawberries can be grown in baskets and tubs. For best results use a premium potting mix and liquid feeding after plants are established. Strawberries need to be harvested regularly every three or four days as this enables new fruit to develop to full maturity. At the end of fruiting, trim off old yellow leaves and clean up any mouldy fruit still attached.

Button Squash

SquashButton Squash, are small vegetables, although available in other colours, the most common are the pale green and bright yellow ones. They are a great source of Vitamin C and the whole vegetable is eaten when cooked, including the skin and seeds. They have a delicious mild creamy flavour.

Button Squash are related to zucchini, pumpkins and melons and like these they grow on a vine with large leaves which shade their fruit from the hot sun. Vines will trail across the ground or climb a trellis if one is available.

CARE AND MAINTENANCE 

Squash like a sunny position, at least six hours of sun. Before planting prepare the bed by digging in some compost and some Blood and Bone, Dynamic lifter or Rapid Raiser.  Plant seedlings about 60cm apart, this will allow room for the vines to spread.  If there is not much space, it’s best to provide the squash with a trellis or fences for the vine to grow over. If room is at a premium button squash can always be grown in a large pot, just make sure there is scope for the vine to spill over the edge and always use a premium potting mix. Water as required, remember that Button Squash like to be kept moist. If leaves start to go a little yellow fertilise.

HARVESTING 

Button Squash are a summer squash and as such should be picked when under-ripe because if left on the vine too long they become very tough.  Harvest when 5-10cm in diameter also picking the fruit will encourage new squash to grow.  Store them unwashed in a plastic bag in the fridge, as a summer squash they don’t have a long shelf life.

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TOMATOES

Please check for availability of tomatoes by giving us a calling, e-mailing or visiting the Nursery.

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APOLLO IMPROVED - Produces crops of smooth, round fruit of a medium size. Early to mid-season variety that requires staking.

BEEFSTEAK AND BIG BEEF – These varieties produce large flat, globe shaped fruit. Staking required.beef steak tomatoe

BLACK RUSSIAN (HEIRLOOM) – Produces round, smooth fruit with a creamy texture and an unusual dark plum colouring.

BURKE’S BACKYARD – Voted Best Home Garden Tomato by a panel of food and gardening experts. An early fruiting and tall growing variety requiring staking, which bears large and juicy tomatoes in abundance. Single plants can be grown in large pots or containers. Note: this variety may lack some disease resistance in South Australia.

BURNLEY BOUNTY – Vigorous and tall growing plant requiring staking. Produces green shouldered globe shaped fruit of a medium size. Late season tomato.

COCKTAIL – A vigorous plant that has tasty golf ball size fruit. Tomatoes are produced in abundance per truss, which are best picked when fully ripen.

FIRST PRIZE – Very sturdy and compact plant suitable for tubs. Produces round to oblate fruit of small to medium size.

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Cactus

 

Astrophytum

IMG 8899rCommonly recognised for the species’ known as Bishop’s Cap (such as Astrophytum myriostigma), Astrophytum are a slow-growing cactus with pink, white or yellow flowers protruding from the apex of the plant during spring-summer.


Cleistocactus

The Silver Torch cactus (also known as Woolly Torch), or Cleistocactus strausii, is a clumping, frost tolerant cactus of grey/white columns, which usually grow to approximately 1.5m in a domestic environment. Red flowers protrude horizontally from the mature columns during summer.


Echinocactus

The popularly known Golden Barrel, or Echinocactus grusonii, is a hardy, globose cactus which can reach approximately 1m. This cactus may or may not clump depending on environmental factors. Yellow flowers form around the crown of mature plants during summer.


Echinocereus

Echinocereus knippelianus is a soft, plump, clumping cactus which has pink flowers from the apex of the plant in spring and summer. It is small (approximately 10cm), usually round in shape and can tolerate both sun and frost.


 

IMG 8908rEchinopsis (Syn. Lobivia, Trichocereus)

E. arachnacantha – Small, abundantly clumping cactus with showy flowers of red, yellow, orange, white or pink during spring-summer. This species requires protection from full sun and frost.

E. subdenudata – A rarely clumping, small spined species which will usually reach approximately 30cm in height. Very large white blooms on long tubes appear through spring-summer.

E. scopulicola – A columnar species with very small spines. Mature plants form large white flowers in summer.


Espostoa
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The Peruvian Old Man Cactus, or Espostoa melanostele, is a tall (typically less than 2m), clumping species with woolly, grey-white columns. This plant will tolerate a full sun position once acclimatised.


Ferocactus

Ferocactus wislizeni, also known as the Fishhook Cactus or Arizona Barrel Cactus, has thick, hooked spines and yellow to red-orange flowers during summer. This cactus will tolerate full sun to part shade and is tolerant of frost.


Gymnocalycium

G. baldianum – The Chin Cactus is a small, flat-globose cactus with short stemmed flowers forming on the crown. Flowers can be magenta, pink, red, orange or white and form in early summer.

G. mihanovichii – Known as the Chin Cactus or Moon Cactus, this species is commonly grown as a grafted ornamental plant. The brightly coloured cacti (yellow, orange, pink, red or purple) lack chlorophyll and are grafted onto another plant to survive, typically Hylocereus (Dragonfruit). This species prefers a warm position; however it can be harmed by the full hot sun. Flowers appear in summer.


 

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Hatiora gaertneri and related hybrids are commonly known as the Easter Cactus or Spring Cactus as they typically form star-like flowers in spring. They are suitable for hanging baskets and thrive in a bright position.


Isolatocereus

Isolatocereus dumortieri, or Candelabra Cactus, is a sun hardy, columnar, branching cactus with white flowers which open at night. This plant will grow up to 15m in nature.


Mammillaria

There are currently around 200 known species of Mammillaria, making the genus one of the largest in the cactus family. An attractive quality of this genus is the ring of petite flowers which form around the crown in most species.  Listed below are some of the more commonly found Mammillaria:

M. albilanata – Usually solitary species, with a cylindrical habit, short spines and some wooliness. This cactus will grow in the full hot sun to partial shade. A ring of pink, magenta or red flowers form in summer.

M. bocasana – A small, clustering, woolly species known as the Powder Puff, Pincushion or Snowball Cactus. Flowers range from cream to pink.

IMG 9259rM. bombycina – Known as the Silken Pincushion, this species can be solitary or clumping and has hooked reddish-brown spines. It is globose in shape and flowers of pink or white form in spring. Full sun to part shade is preferable, with a light frost tolerance.

M. celsiana – The Golden Pincushion is a globose cactus with gold radial spines and woolly areoles. It requires a well-lit position and protection from frost. Rings of small carmine flowers form in spring.

M. elongata – The Lady Finger Cactus is a small (usually 15cm or less) species with densely packed clusters of elongated oval stems, which requires full sun to part shade. Spring flowers are cream to yellow.

M. elongata cristata – Often referred to as the Brain Cactus because of its brain-like appearance, this cactus will form white, yellow or pink flowers in summer and requires full sun to part shade. The undulating, wavy crests eventually grow into a mass around 30cm.

IMG 9212rM. gracilis fragilis – The Arizona Snowcap is a petite, prolifically branching, cylindrical speciesdensely covered with white radial spines. It prefers a well-lit position and protection from frost. Cream coloured flowers can form for most of the year but are most common in late summer to early autumn.

M. haageana elegans – Usually solitary but clustering with age, this cactus forms dark pink flowers in spring and tolerates full sun to part shade.

M. hahniana – The woolly Old Lady Cactus grows around 25cm tall, with a solitary, globose, slightly squat habit. It prefers a warm position of full sun to part shade and forms a ring of dark pink flowers in spring, summer and sometimes winter.

M. marksiana – A flattened globose species with bright yellow flowers in late winter and spring. It prefers a sunny position.

IMG 9221rM. matudae – A cylindrical species known as the Thumb Cactus which forms clusters with age, usually around 10-20cm in height. It prefers full sun to part shade and protection from frost. Dark pink flowers form in late spring to early summer. 

M. microhelia – A small (usually around 15cm), columnar cactus which can be solitary or clumping. Flowers appear in spring and can be white, cream, yellow, pink, magenta or red.

M. spinosissima – Commonly available in the cultivar Pico, this ovate species features distinctively long, white, delicate, single spines. It typically reaches around 15cm in height and produces dark pink flowers in spring.

M. zeilmanniana – The Rose Pincushion usually reaches a height of around 15cm and prefers a sunny position, however protection from the hot afternoon sun is ideal, as well as protection from frost. Young plants are solitary but will clump with age. Pink flowers form in summer.


 

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Mammilloydia candida is a globose cactus which can become cylindrical with age and can eventually reach 30cm in height. The short, white spines and woolly appearance have earned this species the common name Snowball Cactus. Flowers are pink or pinkish-white and form around late winter and well into spring.


Melocactus

Melocactus azureus, commonly known as Blue Turk's Cap, is a blue-grey, globose species. Mature plants develop a cephalium, which is a dense mass of wool that forms a cap on the apex of the cactus. Once this cap forms, the main stem stops growing, but the cephalium will continue to grow.


Myrtillocactus

Myrtillocactus geometrizans is a blue, branching, columnar cactus known as the Blue Torch which can grow up to 4.5m in nature. This plant can burn in the full sun when young, but will take the sun later into maturity.


 

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Oreocereus celsianus, commonly named Old Man of the Andes or Old Man of the Mountain, is a columnar cactus with distinctively long, silky white hairs which help to protect the plant from intense sunlight and heat. Red tubular flowers form in spring on mature plants.


Parodia (Syn. Notocactus, Eriocactus)

P. leninghausii – The Golden Torch is a columnar cactus with delicate golden spines. It grows to approximately 1m tall and is tolerant of heat and frost. Yellow flowers are produced in spring to late summer.

P. magnifica – The Balloon Cactus (sometimes known as the Ball Cactus) requires full sun to part shade and protection from frost. Yellow flowers form near the apex at any time of the year but mostly through summer.

IMG 9210rP. ottonis – The Indian Head cactus is a globose cactus which can reach approximately 30cm tall and requires light shade. Yellow flowers are produced in late spring to early summer.

P. submammulosa – A solitary, globose cactus with a squat apex. This species is both frost and heat tolerant and prefers full sun to part shade. Yellow flowers form in spring and summer.

P. werneri – Still commonly sold under the synonym Notocactus uebelmannianus, this small (usually around 15cm) and slightly squat, globose cactus is usually solitary with a glossy green body. It prefers a warm, sunny position but will need protection from the full hot sun in summer. Pink or magenta flowers form in spring and early summer around the apex.


Pilocereus

Pilocereus azureus is a blue, columnar cactus with yellow spines commonly named the Blue Torch. This plant prefers a warm, full sun position or partial shade and will need protection from frost. White flowers appear in summer.


Rebutia (Syn. Sulcorebutia)

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R. albiflora – A small, profusely clumping cactus covered with delicate, white, hair-like spines. Flower buds are pink which open into white flowers in spring. This species will need protection from the hot summer sun.

R. fabrisii – A compact, heavily clumping cactus with red flowers forming in spring. This species prefers a well-lit position.

R. fabrisii v. aureiflora – A compact, heavily clumping cactus which forms a mound up to 30cm tall. It requires a sunny to part shade position, however it will need protection from the hot summer sun. Yellow flowers appear in spring.

R. pulvinosa – A compact, heavily clumping cactus with bright orange flowers which form in spring. This plant grows best in part shade, as it can be easily scorched by the full sun.

R. heliosa var cajasensis – A clumping cactus which prefers a well-lit position but will also tolerate light shade. Red flowers form profusely in spring


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R. baccifera – Commonly known as the Mistletoe Cactus, this species does best in shade to part-shade and will need protection from frost. Typically planted into hanging baskets, this trailing cactus can form slender stems up to 1.8m long.

R. houlletiana - Typically planted into hanging baskets, this trailing cactus forms thin, wide stems up to 1.8m long and does best in part to full shade. Pale yellow or white flowers form in spring to early summer.

R. paradoxa – The Chain Cactus is a trailing species suited to hanging baskets in a shade or part shade situation. Small, white flowers bloom in late winter to early spring.

R. pilocarpa – Tolerating full sun to partial shade, this trailing cactus is suited to hanging baskets. The higher tolerance to sun compared to the other Rhipsalis species is due to a covering of soft, white hairs. White flowers form at the tips of the stems in autumn to early winter.

R. teres syn. Capilliformis – Sometimes known as Old Man’s Beard or Link Cactus, this trailing species requires full to light shade and is suited to hanging baskets. White flowers form at the tips in late summer, autumn and winter.


Schlumbergera (Syn. Zygocactus, Epiphyllum)

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Known commonly as the Christmas Cactus, Thanksgiving Cactus, Holiday Cactus or Crab Cactus, Schlumbergera prefer a lightly shaded but warm position and are suited to hanging baskets. Spectacular flowers form at the tips of the thick, flat stems in winter.


Stenocactus/Echinofossulocactus

Stenocactus multicostatus is a small (usually 15cm or less), usually solitary, globose cactus with multiple thin, wavy ribs and flattened spines. Flowers are white or pink and form in spring and summer.


Stenocereus

Stenocereus pruinosus is a columnar cactus known as the Grey Organ Pipe or Grey Ghost Organ Pipe. This species will accept full sun once acclimatised and will need protection from frost.


Thelocactus/Hamatocactus

Thelocactusrinconensis ssp.freudenbergeri is a usually solitary, depressed or globose cactus which usually reaches approximately 10cm in height and has long, thin spines. Magenta flowers form in spring. 

 

Succulents

Adenium

Adenium obesum is commonly known as the ‘Desert Rose’. It usually grows around 1m tall in a domestic environment and makes an excellent specimen for bonsai. Leaf drop can be common after drought or frost. Eye-catching flowers form in late spring through to autumn.


Adromischus

Adromischus cristatus, commonly known as the ‘Crinkle Leaf Plant’, is a small (rarely exceeding 15cm) succulent which prefers part sun to part shade and protection from frost. This species will send up a small flower spike during spring.


Aeonium

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Aeonium is a genus of around 35 species and many cultivars, all forming succulent rosettes on stems. A spear of yellow or white flowers forms in spring. They will tolerate both sun and shade positions; however they will need protection from the hot afternoon sun until they have acclimatised and will usually only tolerate light frost. Listed below are some of the more commonly found


 Aeoniums:

‘Blushing Beauty’ – Leaves are red-bronze at the tips and green in the centre, usually less than 80cm in height.

‘Cyclops’ – Forms large heads which are bronze at the tips and green in the centre, usually less than 1m in height.

‘Chocolate Rose’ – Dark burgundy leaves with a touch of green in the centre, usually less than 50cm in height.

‘The Green Rose’ – Green-leaved Aeonium, usually less than 80cm in height.

‘Schwarzkopf’/ ‘Black Rose’/ ‘Black Beauty’ – Deep burgundy, almost black leaves with a touch of green in the centre, up to 1m in height.

‘Short Black’ – Deep crimson to black leaves, compact, usually around 60cm in height.

‘Sunburst’ – Colourful, variegated leaves with a hint of pink, usually less than 50cm tall.

‘Suncup’ – Variegated leaves, small growing, usually less than 30cm in height.

‘Velour’ – Burgundy leaves with a touch of green in the centre, usually around 50cm in height.

A. tabuliforme – ‘Saucer Plant’ or ‘Dinner Plate Plant’, a green, flat growing species which can reach 45cm in diameter.


 Agave

Agave is a genus of around 225 species. They grow in a full sun to part shade position and some species will need protection from frost. Listed below are some of the more commonly found species:

A. attenuate – This species forms rosettes of blue-green, fleshy leaves atop stems which typically grow to around 1.5m tall.

A. geminiflora – The ‘Twin-Flowered Agave’ has narrow, dark green leaves and usually grows no bigger than 80cm in height.

A. ferdinandi-regis - The ‘King Ferdinand Agave’ or ‘King Agave’ is a small growing species (usually around 45cm) which forms a rosette of rigid, dark green foliage with prominent white streaks.

A. victoriae reginae –The ‘Queen Victoria Agave’, ‘Royal Agave’, or ‘Century Plant’ typically reaches approximately 50cm in height and forms a rosette of rigid, dark green foliage with prominent white streaks.

A. tequilana - The ‘Blue Agave’ (popularly known as the base ingredient for tequila) has distinctive blue foliage and typically gets to around 1.5 metres tall in a domestic environment. 


Aloe

Aloe is a genus of around 550 species. Most aloes form a rosette of fleshy leaves and prominent flower spikes and generally require full sun to part shade. Listed below are some of the more commonly found species:

A. vera – Commonly known for the medicinal uses of this species, Aloe vera grows to around 1m in height in a natural environment but can also serve happily as a houseplant. It prefers a sunny position, but will need protection from the hot afternoon sun and protection from frost.  Orange flower spikes form in spring and summer.

A. aculeata – This species typically grows to around 60cm tall and is covered in small spines. Flower spikes of yellow, red and orange form in summer. Protection from frost is required.

A. x alworthia ‘Black Gem’ – A hybrid of Aloe and Haworthia, this small growing (usually around 10cm tall), densely clumping plant will be greener when grown in the shade and green to almost bronze/black when grown in the sun.

A. arborescens – The ‘Candelabra Aloe’ can reach up to 3m in height when fully grown, with vibrant red-orange flower spikes in winter. The leaves are serrated and often blue-green in colour.

A. dorotheae – The ‘Sunset Aloe’ is a clumping species which reaches approximately 30cm in height. The leaves will turn a brilliant orange when grown in the sun and will be green with white speckles when grown in the shade. Red flower spikes form in spring and summer.

A. barberae – The ‘Tree Aloe’ reaches approximately 15m in height in nature, bearing red-orange flower spikes in winter when mature. It will need protection from frost.

A. humilis var. echina – Commonly known as ‘Croc Jaws’, this small (usually less than 20cm) species forms red-orange flower spikes in spring and summer and will need protection from frost.

A. deltoideodonta ‘Delta Lights’ – A distinctively variegated hybrid which usually grows to around 45cm tall.

A. juvenna – The ‘Dainty Aloe’ or ‘Tiger Tooth Aloe’ is a small (typically less than 30cm tall) species which is greener when grown in the shade and red-bronze when grown in the sun. It will need protection from frost. Red-orange flower spikes form in summer to early autumn, though flowering can be infrequent.

A. spinosissima – The ‘Spider Aloe’ can reach approximately 90cm in height and has long leaves with small teeth along the margins. Red-orange flower spikes form in winter.


Ceropegia

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Ceropegia woodii (commonly known as ‘Chain of Hearts’ or ‘Rosary Vine’) is a trailing succulent ideal for hanging baskets which has mottled, heart shaped leaves and distinctive flowers. Each vine typically reaches approximately 90cm in length. This plant will need protection from the hot afternoon sun.


Cotyledon

C. ladismithiensis – Commonly known as ‘Bear’s Paws’, this species typically grows to around 20cm and requires a sunny or partly shaded position. It will need protection from frost. Yellow-orange bell shaped flowers form in spring.

C. macrantha – Commonly known as the ‘Paddle Plant’, this species will grow to around 90cm in height and prefers a sunny to partly shaded position, however it will need protection from the hot afternoon sun. Orange to red flowers appear in winter.

C. orbiculata – Commonly known as ‘Pig’s Ear’, this species usually reaches around 1m in height when mature and comes in a green or blue-grey leaved form. Red-orange flowers appear in summer. It prefers the full sun and will tolerate moderate frost. Common cultivars of this species include ‘Silver Waves’, which has distinctive rippled foliage, and ‘Delight’, which is a smaller growing form (usually around 40cm).


Crassula

Crassula is a large genus of around 300 species which range in size, habit, appearance and growing conditions. Listed below are some of the more commonly found species:

C. anomala – This groundcover species grows well in full sun or partly shaded positions. The densely clustered foliage is green with burgundy tips. Tiny white flowers appear in spring.

C. arborescens – Commonly known as the ‘Silver Dollar’ plant or ‘Silver Jade’, this species displays silver, rounded foliage with red margins and prefers a full sun to partly shaded position. Clusters of white, star-shaped flowers appear in late spring and summer.

C. arborescens undulatifolia – Commonly known as ‘Rippled Jade’, this species has green to blue-grey foliage with red, rippled edges. It does best in a sunny to partly shaded position and will need protection from frost.

C. capitella – Sometimes known as ‘Campfire Plant’, this species displays small, pointed, brightly coloured leaves of green and red colouring. It rarely exceeds 30cm in height and grows best in a full sun or partly shaded position with protection from frost. Small white flowers appear between the foliage during the summer.

C. erosula – Usually sold as ‘Campfire’, this brightly coloured succulent displays foliage of bright green, yellow, orange and red, becoming more vivid in winter. It grows well in full sun to part shade. White flowers will appear from late autumn and into spring.  

C. muscosa – This succulent displays feathery green foliage of small, densely packed leaves and typically reaches approximately 45cm in height. Small white flowers appear between the leaves in both summer and winter. It prefers a partly shaded position.

C. ovata – Generally known as ‘Jade’, ‘Giant Jade’, ‘Friendship Tree’, ‘Lucky Plant’, and ‘Money Tree’, this commonly grown species features thick stems with rounded foliage which is green with red edges, particularly vibrant when grown in the sun. A mass of pink-white flowers will form at the beginning of spring. It prefers a full sun to partly shaded position.

C. ovata ‘Bluebird’ – Also known as the ‘Blue Jade’, this plant has rounded blue-grey foliage with red margins and typically grows to around 30cm in height and 45cm wide. It will grow in full sun to full shade and tolerates light frost. White flowers appear in winter.

C. ovata ‘Gollum’, ‘Hobbit’ – Also known as ‘Green Coral’, ‘Baby Toes’, ‘Trumpet Jade’ and ‘Hobbit’s Pipe’, this cultivar has uniquely shaped leaves which are green with red, concave tips. Thick trunks form with maturity, making it a popular bonsai specimen. It generally grows to around 90cm in height and 60cm wide and forms pink-white flowers in late autumn and early winter.

C. ovata ‘Hummel's Sunset’ – Sometimes known as the ‘Golden Jade’, this shrubby succulent bares a similar resemblance to the original C. ovata form, however it displays brightly coloured foliage of green, yellow and red. It will grow well in a full sun to fully shaded position and develops pink-white flowers in late autumn and throughout winter. Protection from frost is required.

C. ovata variegata – This variegated form displays ivory white and green striped foliage which can develop a red blush along the margins when grown in the sun. Pink-white flowers appear from spring to the end of autumn. It can grow up to 1m in height and prefers a full sun to partly shaded position.

C. perforata – This dainty species forms triangular blue-green leaves with red edges. It typically grows to around 30cm tall and wide and develops white flowers in spring and summer. A full sun to partly shaded position is preferred, needing protection from the hot afternoon sun. C. perforata variegata is the variegated form.

C. pyramidalis – This species displays interesting foliage of thin, triangular, tightly pressed leaves which form quadrangular columns. The leaves are emerald green and develop a red-purple blush at the tips when grown in the sun.

C. sarmentosa variegata – This species displays pointed leaves which are green with broad, creamy yellow margins which often develop a pink blush. It does best in a full sun to partly shaded position and forms pink-white flowers in summer to early winter.

C. ‘Spring Time’ – This small growing species typically gets to a height of around 15cm and displays thick, dark green leaves with a silvery sheen. Dense clusters of pink flowers form during winter and spring. It prefers a position of full sun or part shade.

C. tetragona – This species displays dark green, elongated leaves and does best in a full sun to partly shaded position. It usually grows to around 60cm tall and makes a good specimen for bonsai. White flowers develop in spring and early summer.


 Echeveria

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The genus Echeveria is host to multiple cultivars presenting fleshy rosettes of different colours, sizes, leaf shapes and growing habits, making it a popular plant for succulent collectors. Listed below are some of the more commonly found species and cultivars:

E. ‘Afterglow’ – The incandescent foliage of this species displays lavender to pink colouring, forming rosettes which are around 30cm in diameter. Red-orange flowers form in summer. It grows best in a sunny to partly shaded position and will need protection from the hot afternoon sun.

E. albicans – This clumping species displays densely packed rosettes of blue-grey foliage, usually just over 10cm in diameter. Coral pink and yellow flowers develop in spring. It is tolerant of frost and prefers a full sun to partly shaded position with protection from the hot afternoon sun.

E. ‘Black Prince’ – This clumping succulent features distinctive rosettes of dark brown to black leaves with green in the centre. Red flower spikes form in autumn and winter. It will tolerate full sun to full shade.

E. derenbergii – This species produces multiple offsets, forming a clump of grey-blue rosettes which are 5-10cm in diameter. Flower spikes of red-orange and yellow bloom in spring. It will tolerate both sun and full shade.

E. ‘Doris Taylor’ – Sometimes referred to as ‘Wooly Rose’, this succulent forms a white fuzz over pale green foliage and occasionally develops a red blush at the tips of the leaves. It will need protection from frost and grows well in a sunny to partly shaded position. Orange and yellow flowers form on spikes during the summer.

E. elegans – Commonly known as the ‘Mexican Snow Ball’, this species displays blue-grey, fleshy rosettes which are densely packed to form a mound. Bright pink and yellow flowers form on stems during winter and spring. It grows best in a full sun to partly shaded position.

E. ‘Emerald Ripple’ – This species features low growing clumps of emerald green foliage. Orange flowers on stems may form during spring, summer and autumn. A full sun or partly shaded position is required.

E. ‘Fanfare’ – The delicate, elongated leaves of this species are a pale green-grey. It prefers a partly shaded position. It forms orange-yellow flowers.

E. glauca – Known widely as ‘Blue Hen and Chicks’, this species offsets profusely to form a mound of flat, blue rosettes. It prefers a sunny to partly shaded position and will need protection from frost. Yellow flowers appear on stems during summer and autumn.

E. ‘Golden Glow’ – This cultivar is usually solitary, producing offsets with age. It is recognised for the golden green foliage it displays, which develops pink blushes along the margins when grown in the sun. It will tolerate full sun to full shade and is tolerant of frost.

E. gibbiflora – This species is the parent plant to many cultivars such as ‘Mauna Loa’ and ‘Perle Von Nurnberg’. It displays eye-catching foliage which is blue-green in the centre and pink-red closer to the edges. It will grow in full sun to full shade.

E. halbingeri – This clumping succulent forms many small, densely packed rosettes of grey-green foliage, displaying blushes of pink around the tips of the leaves. It will tolerate a full sun to full shade position and develops coral flower stems with yellow flowers from the middle of spring to the middle of autumn.

E. ‘Mauna Loa’ – This cultivar is often solitary and develops a stem over time. It forms a large rosette up to 60cm in diameter which is blue-green in the centre and pink-purple around the rippled edges. It does best in a full sun to partly shaded position but will need protection from the hot afternoon sun. It will tolerate light frost. Purple flower spikes form in autumn and winter with pink-orange flowers.

E. pallida – This species forms loose rosettes of pale lime green leaves which often develop a pink blush at the edges. It grows best in full sun to part shade and displays pink flower stems during winter.

E. ‘Perle Von Nurnberg’ – This cultivar displays pearly lavender rosettes which are usually around 15-20cm in diameter. Coral flowers appear on stems during spring and summer. It prefers sunny or partly shaded positions but some protection from the hot afternoon sun may be required. This plant tolerates light frost.

E. ‘Raindrops’ – This usually solitary cultivar features blue-green foliage with pink-red edges, forming a single raindrop-like growth in the centre of each leaf which develop with age. It prefers a sunny or lightly shaded position and requires protection from frost.

E. subsessilis – This succulent forms rosettes of blue-grey foliage with bright pink margins around the leaves, particularly noticeable when grown in a sunny position. Pink-orange flowers form on stems from spring to autumn. It grows best in a full sun to partly shaded position and will need protection from frost.

E. runyonii ‘Topsy Turvy’ – This unique cultivar features grey-blue foliage which is keel-shaped, with the leaf tips pointing towards the centre of the plant. Red and orange flowers appear on stems in late summer and autumn. It will tolerate a full sun to full shade position with protection from the hot afternoon sun.


Euphorbia

Euphorbia is a large and diverse genus of around 2,000 species which exhibit varying life cycles, growth habits, colours shapes and sizes. Some species fall into the category of succulents. Listed below are some of the more commonly found of those species:

E. aeruginosa – This branching species features blue-green, quadrangular stems with red thorns which appear all over the plant. It typically only grows to around 30cm and prefers a partly shaded position. Yellow flowers are prolific in late spring.

E. ferox – This species forms branches from the lower part of the plant and features long thorns which are red at first, turning dark purple and eventually to grey over time, contrasting well over the green stems. It will take on a burgundy hue during the colder months and put on small green leaves in summer. This plant prefers a sunny to partly shaded position, with protection from frost and the hot afternoon sun. Yellow flowers form in spring.

terrariumE. horrida - This species forms branches from the lower part of the plant and features long thorns which are red at first, turning brown over time. Yellow flowers bloom in summer. It will tolerate full sun to part shade but will need protection from the hot afternoon sun.

E. milii – Commonly known as ‘Crown of Thorns’, this species is the parent to many hybrids, such as ‘Lipstick’ which has large leaves and large flowers, ‘Sanoma’ which has large leaves and small flowers, and the dwarf E. milii which has small leaves and small flowers. They feature spiny grey-brown stems which become a leafy shrub, with small yellow flowers housed by petal-like bracts, available in a variety of colours. These can appear throughout the year, particularly prolific in summer. These plants will tolerate full sun to part shade, with protection from the hot afternoon sun until acclimatised.

E. pentagona – This branching species forms green columns with red spines which turn brown over time. It also forms small green leaves which are early deciduous. It is tolerant of light frost and grows well in a sunny to partly shaded position but will need protection from the hot afternoon sun. Dark red and purple cyathia form at the top of the plant.

E. pugniformis – Sometimes referred to as ‘Medusa’s Head’, this uniquely shaped species displays rows of upright green stems which branch from a thick caudex. It forms small green leaves and yellow cyathia, usually atop the central new growth, during spring. It prefers a sunny to partly shaded position, with protection from the hot afternoon sun until acclimatised. An equally unusual cristate form is also available, E. pugniformis cristata.

E. tirucalli – Known under a variety of common names such as ‘Firesticks’,‘Firestick Plant’, ‘Sticks on Fire’, ‘Milk Bush’ and ‘Pencil Tree’, this spectacular species features branches of long, thin stems which can show colours of green, yellow, orange, pink and red (particularly when grown in the sun). It will grow in full sun to part shade. Red and yellow cyathia form in late spring and summer.

E. trigona – Commonly known as the ‘African Milk Tree’, this branching species tolerates full sun to part shade and needs protection from frost. The spiny green stems feature white striations and small green leaves. E. trigona rubra is another form which displays burgundy colouring on both the leaves and stems.


Faucaria

F. felina tuberculosa is a low-growing, clumping succulent which displays fleshy, triangular, green leaves with white tubercules and tooth-like growth along the margins (giving it common names like ‘Tiger Jaws’ and ‘Knobby Jaws’). Yellow flowers appear in autumn. It will grow in full sun to part shade.


Fenestraria

Fenestraria aurantiaca is commonly known as ‘Baby Toes’, referring to the clumping, upright habit of the blue-green, finger-like leaves. Each leaf has a translucent window at the tip to allow sunlight in. It prefers a sunny position and requires protection from frost. Yellow or white flowers appear in spring.


Gasteria

G. batesiana – Often referred to as ‘Ox Tongue’, this species features dark green, thick, rough leaves with white, mottled cross bands made up of small tubercules. A red hue develops when grown in the sun. A pink and yellow inflorescence forms during spring. It will grow best in a sunny or partly shaded position, with protection from the hot afternoon sun.

G. pillansii – This species forms leaves in two opposite rows, which are long and dark green with mottled white markings. A yellow and pink-red inflorescence forms periodically in spring and summer. It prefers a sunny to partly shaded position.


Graptopetalum

G. pentandrum subsp. superbumforms flat rosettes which are a powdery grey-lavender colour, each rosette reaching approximately 10-15cm in diameter. It will tolerate a full sun or shaded position and is tolerant of frost. Branching spikes of interesting flowers appear in winter and spring, which are star-like in shape with a white centre dotted with red marks and finished with red tips.


Graptoveria

Graptoveria are a group of hybrid crosses between Graptopetalum and Echeveria which typically developclusters of fleshy rosettes. Listed below are some of the more commonly found cultivars:

G. ‘Acaulis’ – This cultivar displays a blue-green centre with pink at the tips of the leaves which becomes deeper in colour during winter. It prefers a sunny to partly shaded position and develops cream flowers which appear on spikes in spring.

G. ‘Darley Sunshine’ – This cultivar displays green leaves with red along the margins, forming a clump of rosettes. It prefers a sunny or partly shaded position and will need protection from frost.

G. 'Debbi' – This cultivar features stunning lavender leaves, with each rosette reaching approximately 15cm in diameter. It grows best in a sunny to partly shaded position. Purple-pink flowers form on spikes from late winter to early summer.

G. ‘Tricolour’ – This cultivar features thick, densely packed rosettes of grey to powdery purple leaves which occasionally blush with pink, eventually forming a clump approximately 20-30cm in height. It prefers a full sun to partly shaded position.


 Haworthia

H. attenuata – Commonly sold as ‘Zebra Plant’, this species displays dark green clumping rosettes of upright, pointed leaves which are horizontally striped with bands of white tubercules. Cream coloured flowers appear on spikes at any time of the year. It prefers a full to part shade position. This species is often confused with the similar looking H. fasciata, which has wider leaves and less conspicuous tubercules.

H. cooperi – The foliage of this species is mostly green featuring blushes of maroon and is very translucent towards the fibrous leaf tips. It forms densely packed rosettes to create a mound. White flowers appear on spikes during spring and summer. A sunny to partly shaded position is preferred, with protection from the hot afternoon sun and frost.

H. cymbiformis – This species forms clumps of fleshy green rosettes which feature translucent striations along the leaves. It prefers a full to partly shaded position. White flowers appear on spikes throughout the year, particularly in spring and early summer.

H. mirabilis – This species forms clumps of thick green rosettes which feature vertical translucent striations along the leaves and small, tooth-like growths along the margins. The colour changes to a dark brown, purple-red colour when grown in the sun. They prefer a lightly shaded position and will form a small white inflorescence.

H. retusa ‘Grey Ghost’ – This cultivar features pale green leaves with white striations and translucent tips. The rosettes are typically 15cm in diameter and form many offsets. Dainty white flowers form in spring. They require full to partial shade.


Hoya

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There are around 200 species of Hoya, commonly known as ‘Waxplant’ or ‘Waxflower’. They are typically vine-like creepers, with succulent leaves and clusters of spectacular flowers, which can be grown on a support or in a hanging basket. Listed below are some of the more commonly found species and cultivars:

H. carnosa compacta – Usually referred to as ‘Indian Rope’, this species features tightly packed leaves which curl towards the vine. It prefers a sunny to partially shaded position. Clusters of pink and red fragrant flowers bloom from spring to early autumn. A variegated form is also available, H. carnosa compacta variegata.

H. heuschkeliana – This specieshas oval shaped leaves which are lighter green on the underside, developing a red hue when grown in the sun. Clusters of small, urn-shaped flowers appear throughout the year when growing conditions are right, which are scented and come in pink, yellow or burgundy. H. heuschkeliana variegata is the variegated form.

H. kerrii – Often sold as ‘Sweetheart Plant’ or ‘Valentine Hoya’ due to the heart-shaped leaves, this species produces scented clusters of star-shaped white flowers with a dark red centre. It prefers a sunny to partly shaded position and requires protection from frost. A variegated form is also available, H. kerrii albomarginata.

H. lauterbachii – Commonly known as the ‘Giant Wax Plant’, this species develops some of the largest of the Hoya flowers, forming a large, scented cluster of yellow and burgundy blooms. Flowering starts once the plant is mature, usually when the vines are around 2m in length. It requires a sunny to partially shaded position.

H. magnifica – This species develops scented clusters of white, star-shaped flowers from late winter and throughout summer. The green foliage is large, elongated and fuzzy to the touch. It will grow best in a partly shaded position.

H. multiflora ‘Shooting Stars’ – This species features unique blooms, forming clusters of yellow and white elongated flowers which are maroon at the tips. The leaves are green and elongated. It prefers a partly shaded position.

H. pubicalyx ‘Royal Hawaiian Purple’ – This species features deep green, elongated foliage which is mottled with white markings and turns purple-red when grown in the sun. The clusters of flowers can come out as pink to purple to almost black. It prefers a full to partly shaded position and will tolerate short periods of frost.


 Kalanchoe

Kalanchoe is a genus of around 135 succulent species, displaying a variety of different growth habits, colours, shapes and sizes. Listed below are some of the more common varieties:

K. beharensis – This species is sometimes known as ‘Elephant’s Ear’ or ‘Felt Bush’, displaying large, elongated, triangle foliage with undulating edges. The leaf colour is blue-grey to olive green with a covering of felt-like brown hairs. It prefers a full sun to partly shaded position and will need protection from frost. Branched flower spikes of yellow-green flowers appear in winter on mature plants.

K. blossfeldiana – This compact species typically grows less than 30cm x 30cm, preferring a full sun to partly shaded position. Eye-catching bunches of flowers can be singles or doubles and come up predominantly in winter, available in red, purple/mauve, yellow, white, pinks and oranges.

K. fedtschenkoi – This shrubby species features oval, somewhat serrated leaves which are blue-grey with seasonal blushes of pink. Red-orange and pink flowers appear on stems during winter and early spring. It will grow in full sun to part shade, needing protection from the hot afternoon sun.

K. hildebrandtii – Commonly sold as ‘Silver Spoons’, this shrubby succulent forms smooth, silver, oval shaped leaves. Orange flowers form on branching stems in winter. It prefers a full sun to partly shaded position.

K. luciae – Often mistakenly sold as the similar looking K. thyrsiflora, this species is commonly known as ‘Paddle Plant’ or ‘Flapjacks’ due to the rounded, flat leaves it displays. The foliage is blue-green at the centre, becoming a vibrant bronze-red towards the tips. Yellow blooms form on spikes with maturity. It grows best in full sun to part shade, with protection from the hot afternoon sun.

K. marmorata – Commonly known as the ‘Pen Wiper Plant’, this species features flat, rounded, lightly serrated, blue-grey foliage with deep burgundy spots. It prefers a full sun to partially shaded position with protection from frost. Spikes of white flowers appear in winter and spring.

K. ‘Medusa’ – This cultivar features large, serrated leaves which are dark green to burgundy in colour. It prefers a full sun to partly shaded position.

K. ‘Pixiebells’ – This compact, trailing cultivar looks magnificent in a hanging pot, forming masses of coral red, bell-shaped flowers during spring. The foliage is round and glossy, dark green. It grows well in a full sun to mostly shaded position.

K. pumila – This low growing groundcover succulent does well in any situation, including hanging pots where it will trail over the sides. It features rounded, somewhat serrated leaves which are silver-grey and covered in a soft fuzz. Lavender pink flower clusters appear on short spikes during winter and spring. It grows best in a sunny or partly shaded position.

K. ‘Queen’ varieties – This brand of cultivars develop beautiful, long lasting clusters of flowers atop flower spikes which are close to the deep green foliage. Flower colours can be red, purple/mauve, yellow, white, pinks and oranges. They prefer a full sun to partly shaded position. For more information visit www.queen.dk.

K. tomentosa – Often referred to as ‘Panda Plant’ or ‘Pussy’s ears’, this species is the parent to a handful of cultivars, all featuring a covering of hair-like fuzz and requiring a sunny or partly shaded position. Flowers are red and appear in winter. The original species has silver leaves with dark brown markings along the toothed margins, however other cultivars display colourings of brown, rosy pink, amber and pale green.


Lithops

Commonly known as ‘Living Stones’, these succulents get their name from their stone-like appearance, which they have developed as a defence mechanism against being consumed by wildlife in their natural environment. They are translucent at the top to allow sunlight into the plant, as they typically grow beneath a surface of sand in nature. Individual plants appear as two succulent leaves which are gently fused together. During winter, a new set of leaves form within the shelter of the two existing leaves, which part in spring and die off, revealing the new leaf pair. Yellow or white flowers appear from the centre of the leaves during late summer and autumn. They prefer a sunny or partly shaded position, with protection from the hot afternoon sun.


Mesembryanthemum

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Popularly known as ‘Pigface’, this groundcover succulent typically sprawls for around 80cm and is often used in difficult areas because it is tolerant of drought, salinity, sand, wind and sun. It forms a dense mat of elongated green or grey-green leaves and puts on a magnificent display of flowers which can be red, pink, purple/mauve, yellow or white. The flowers appear predominantly in spring and open wide in the sunshine and close up at night. It prefers a full sun position but will also tolerate partial shade. 


Pachyphytum

Pachyphytum are sometimes referred to as ‘Moonstones’, particularly P. compactum, which is a small growing species which forms thick, pointed foliage with powdery white markings over a deep purple coloured leaf, becoming green over time. They prefer a sunny to partly shaded position with protection from the hot afternoon sun.


Portulacaria

Portulacaria afra is a common succulent known as ‘Jade’ or the ‘Money Tree’. It has small, round, jade green leaves which contrast against the brown stems. When left to grow, this species becomes a large, dense shrub. It is also popular as a bonsai specimen, proving the versatile nature of the plant. A full sun to partly shaded position is preferred. Small pink flowers appear in late winter and spring. Portulacaria afra variegata is the variegated form.


Sansevieria

S. hahnii – Often sold as a ‘Bird’s Nest’ form, this species forms low growing rosettes of upright, pointed green leaves with lighter green horizontal markings. It prefers a full shade position. It is also available in a selection of variegated forms, featuring yellow margins.

S. trifasciata – Popularly known as ‘Mother-In-Law’s Tongue’ or ‘Snake Plant’, this plant displays long, pointed, upright foliage, forming around a basal rosette. The leaves are dark green with lighter green horizontal markings. The variegated version, S. trifasciata laurentii, is more common, which has thick, yellow margins. An inconspicuous yellow-green flower occasionally develops between the leaves. These plants prefer a full to partly shaded position.

S. superba – This species features the variegated colouring of S. trifasciata laurentii, the wider leaves of S. hahnii, and falls just short of the height of S. trifasciata. It prefers a fully shaded position.

S. trifasciata ‘Moonshine’ – Sometimes known as the ‘Silver Snake Plant’, this variety shows faint green horizontal markings but is mostly silver green. The leaves are pointed, long and upright. It prefers a fully shaded position.


Sedum

Sedum is a large genus of around 600 succulent species, all displaying differences in colouring, shape, size, growth habit and growing requirements. Listed below are some of the more commonly found varieties:

S. albiflora – This low growing species features rounded leaves which are green in the centre and a bright, deep red around the margins. It grows best in a full sun to partly shaded position.

S. ‘Blue Feather’ – This groundcover cultivar displays tightly packed, short, slim leaves which are blue and feather-like in overall appearance. It typically grows approximately 5cm in height and 40cm wide. It prefers a full sun to partly shaded position.

S. ‘Bronze Delight’ – This low growing cultivar typically grows to around 10cm in height and 20cm wide and features pink-bronze rosettes on stems. Pale yellow, star-shaped flowers appear periodically. It grows in full sun or part shade.

S. makinoi ‘Ogon’ – This groundcover cultivar displays vibrant, yellow-green foliage which trails over the edges of pots and looks effective in rockeries. It prefers a sunny to partly shaded position with protection from the hot afternoon sun to avoid bleaching. Yellow flowers develop in the middle of summer.

S. mexicanum – Usually sold as ‘Gold Mound’, this groundcover succulent features golden to lime green feather-like foliage and prefers a sunny to partly shaded position. It can spread up to 60cm and looks effective in a hanging pot and in rockeries. Masses of yellow flowers appear in spring.

S. morganianum – Popularly known as ‘Burro’s Tail’, ‘Donkey Tail’ or the compact variety ‘Burrito’, this species produces trailing stems of fleshy, blue-green leaves and looks effective in a hanging pot. Pink flowers appear in summer. It prefers a sunny to partly shaded position with protection from the hot afternoon sun.

S. pachyphyllum – Commonly known as ‘Blue Jelly Beans’, this species displays rounded, glossy, jelly-bean like leaves which are blue-green in colour, often developing a pink hue at the tips. They prefer a full sun to partly shaded position and develop yellow flowers during the summer.

S. rubrotinctum – Commonly known as ‘Red Jelly Beans’ or ‘Pork and Beans’, this species displays rounded, glossy, jelly-bean like leaves which are green with red tips, particularly vibrant when grown in the sun. They prefer a full sun to partly shaded position and develop yellow flowers during spring.

S. rubrotinctum aurora – Commonly known as ‘Pink Jelly Beans’, this species displays rounded, glossy, jelly-bean like leaves which are pale green with pink tips, particularly vibrant during winter. They prefer a full sun to partly shaded position and develop yellow flowers during spring.

S. spathulifolium – Available in cultivars ‘Silver Blob’ and ‘Cape Blanco’, this groundcover succulent displays silver grey foliage, which forms a dense mat of small rosettes on short stems. Yellow flowers appear in summer. It prefers a full sun to partly shaded position.

S. spathulifolium purpureum ‘Purple Blob’ – This groundcover cultivar displays blue-green to purple foliage, which forms a dense mat of small rosettes on short stems. It prefers a full sun to partly shaded position, with protection from the hot afternoon sun.

S. spectabile ‘Autumn Joy’ – This cultivar features blue-green foliage and is known for the spectacular floral display it puts on starting from summer, when broccoli-like flower buds form on stems above the plant. These buds open into brilliant pink flowers, which become a deep red closer to winter. It prefers a full sun or partly shaded position.

 


Sempervivum

succulents

With around 50 species and thousands of cultivars, Sempervivum have become a popular plant for succulent collectors, with a huge variety of colours and growth habits. They are all comprised of offsetting rosettes and often form clumps. The common name for these plants is ‘House Leeks’. Listed below are some of the more commonly found varieties:

S. tectorum syn. Alpinum – this rosette forming evergreen perennial displays thick grey-green foliage and forms clusters of red-purple flowers on tall shoots in summer. Extremely drought resistant and prefers full sun but can tolerate some light shade.

S. tectorum ‘Oddity’ - Evergreen succulent displaying bright green, dense clustering leaves. Similar to S. tectorum, but the leaves of ‘Oddity’ fold around to create small hollow tubes. Rosettes are roughly 10cm in diameter, with star shaped, red-purple flowers forming on upright stems in summer. The plant will dies off after flowers but is quickly replaced by offshoots. Cold tolerant, full sun to part shade in hotter climates. 

S. calcareum – This species forms large rosettes of 15-20cm displaying blue green leaves with red tips. Prefers full sun with some afternoon shade in hotter areas.

S. montanum (Dwarf) - Small succulent forming clustered rosettes to 5-8cm diameter. Mid green, fleshy leaves typical to Sempervivum, with star shaped red-purple flower forming on stalks in early summer, after which the mother plant will die off. Suitable for sun to light shade in hotter areas, cold tolerant.

S. arachnoideum rubrum - Commonly known as ‘Red Cobweb Hens and Chicks’, this plant produces very small clustered rosettes with grey green leaves, showing a flush of red in spring. Will spread to form a dense mat with pink to red flowers forming in summer, when the plant will die off. Prefers sun to part shade in hotter areas, and is drought tolerant.

S. arachnoideum -Commonly known as ‘Cobweb House Leek’, this species forms small, clustered, grey-green coloured rosettes which are covered in silvery cobweb-like filaments. Pink flowers form in clusters on stems over summer, when the plant will die off. Grows well in full sun and prefers well drained sandy soils.

S. wulfenii – Rosette forming species with blue-green leaves. Reaches 3-6cm in diameter, and will form a fleshy stem bearing yellow star shaped flowers in summer to autumn, followed by the mother plant dying off. Forms mats up to 30cm across. Prefers full sun to some light shade in hotter areas.

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S. ‘Weirdo’ – Medium sized rosettes formed of narrow, yellow-green leaves with flushed red tips.

S. heuffelii - Commonly known as ‘Purple Haze’, this perennial succulent forms rosettes of 3-10cm. The leaves are green, grading to red or brown at the tips. Forms a fleshy stem bearing yellow-white flowers and will die off after flowering. Prefers full sun to some shade in hotter areas.


Senecio

One of the largest genus of flowering plants, Senecio contains over 1200 species. This genera is distributed globally, and species can vary in their habit and growing requirements. Listed below are some of the more commonly found varieties:

S. rowleyanus (String of Pearls) - Commonly known as ‘String of Pearls’, the succulent produces round pea-like leaves on thin, trailing stems. Can produce small white flowers in spring to summer. Prefers a sheltered positon with little direct sunlight, and does well when placed indoors.

S. mandraliscae - Commonly known as ‘Blue Chalk Sticks’ or ‘Blue Finger’, this species produces blue-grey finger shaped leaves, forming a groundcover mat with leaves pointing upwards from the ground. Will form yellow flower on stalks in summer. Prefers full sun to part shade.

S. serpens - Commonly known as ‘Dwarf Blue Chalk Sticks’, forms a more compact groundcover mat then Senecio mandraliscae, but with many of the same characteristics. Small finger shaped blue-grey leaves point up from the ground and forms white flowers on stalks in summer. Prefers full sun.

S. haworthii - Commonly known as ‘Woolly Senecio’, this perennial dwarf shrub displays densely felted, light grey-pale blue succulent leaves. Yellow flowers are produced on clusters. Drought tolerant and prefers full sun to part shade.

S. scaposus - Commonly known as ‘Silver Coral’, this species forms finger shaped grey-silver succulent leaves, angling upwards in clusters. Yellow flowers are produced in groups on stems over summer. Prefers full sun to part shade in hotter areas.

S. articulatus - Commonly known as ‘Candle Plant’, this species reaches 40-60cm in height, with pale green succulent stems and flat green/purple leaves forming only about 50% of the time. This species is dormant in summer, only actively growing throughout winter. Can produce small white cup like flowers. Prefers full sun to part shade and is suitable for indoors.


Stapelia

With flowers that smell of rotting meat, it’s easy to see how many species of Stapelia have gotten the common name ‘Carrion Flower’. With 50 species of clump forming succulents, this genus is often grown by collectors for their unique appearance and scent, which has been developed to attract flies as pollinators.

 

 

Climbers

Climbers can be prefect plant for along that narrow fence line or narrow space which is not wide enough to grow a shrubs or tree to cover the space. Select the right climber and not only will climbers provide an assortment of colourful foliage but a brilliant show of flowers and in some cases perfume to go with it. Heynes stock a variety of evergreen and deciduous climber’s.

 

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 Evergreen climbers: Bougainvillea sp, Ficus pumila “Climbing Ficus”, Hardenbergia sp, Hedera sp “Ivy”, Hibbertia scandens, Lonicera japonica “Japanese Honeysuckle” Pandorea sp, Pyrostegia venusta “Orange Trumpet Vine”, Rosa banksiae “Banksia Rose white/yellow”, Stephanotis floribunda and Trachelopermum jasinoides “ Star Jasmine”

Deciduous climbers: Parthenocissus tricuspidata “Boston Ivy”,Parthenocissus quinquefolia “Virginia Creeper”,Vitis vinifera “Ornamental Grape Vine”, Wisteria floribunda, Wisteria sinensis “Chinese Wisteria”.

 

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Please check for seasonality and availability of climber’s by giving us a call, e-mailing or visiting the Nursery. 

Pond Plants

Please check for seasonality and availability by giving us a calling, e-mailing or visiting the Nursery.

 

pondplants07 MarsileaPonds create peaceful and relaxing environments that help cool the air on a hot summer’s day. A place to relax, be inspired, or to entertain family and friends. A range of plants will give you the right balance for crystal clear water, creating habitat for a variety of creatures such as fish, frogs and even dragon flies. Your own mini ecosystem in the backyard.

Water gardens can be large or small. They can be a real feature in a beautiful glazed pot, on a balcony or a versatile way of bringing inspiration and tranquility into the renter’s garden.

No need to weed, mulch or compost. Apart from some seasonal maintenance and the occasional water top up, all you need to do is sit back, relax, and enjoy the peace of your own backyard water feature.

N - Denotes Native Plant

pondplants06E - Denotes Evergreen  

D - Denotes Deciduous  

SD -  Denotes Semi Deciduous


Waterlilies nymphaea - Hardy – not available in winter

Prefers to grow in 45cm of water or up to 1.8m deep. Will tolerate some shade for part of the day, but requires 5 hours of sun for best flowering results. Comes in apricot, pink, red, white and yellow. Dies down in winter.


Lotus – Nelumbo nucifera (N) – pink - available from October to march


Submerged Aquatic plants

growing lilies potAponogeton distachyos- Water Hawthorn – avail winter

An attractive plant with white perfumed flowers and dark green strap-like floating leaves. It loves the cold & is good for Winter coverage. It is one of the few water plants to flower at this time. The plant can go dormant in warmer weather. Prefers semi-shade 20-40cms deep.


Ceratophyllum demersum (N) – Hornwort – E

A quick growing, rootless floating plant. Will develop roots if planted. Will grow in sun to shade. Being a fast grower it  can take up nutrients quickly making it a good competitor with algae.


Hydrocleys nymphoides – Water Poppy – D

A spreading water plant with oval to round leaves and yellow flowers in late spring into summer. Prefers full sun but will grow in shade. Up to 40cms deep


Ludwigia nutans – Water Primrose – E

Fast growing as a marginal, partially or fully submersed. Will creep across the water. Foliage becomes redder the higher the light levels.  


pondplants01Marsilea mutica (N) – SD

Very attractive light green to rustic brown clover-like leaves that float on the water's surface. Submerge pot in water up to 60cm deep. Will grow in semi-shade to full sun. Dies down in winter.


Marsilea drummondi (N) - SD

An attractive pond plant with attractive four-leaf clover like foliage which floats on or just above the water. Plant no deeper than 30-60cm


Myriophyllum  variifolium(N) – E

A vigorous native with dark green plumes on stems which trail across the water surface. Leaves can vary in shape & tip growth is highlighted with small pink-red buds & flowers in Spring/Summer. Ideal for protection & spawning of fish. Submerge 0-40cm deep. Prefers full sun to semi-shade.


Nymphoides geminate(N) - Fringe Flower – E

Attractive fully submersible plant with small round floating leaves. Star-shaped yellow flowers stand just above the water in summer. Submerge in water to 40cm deep. Frost tolerant


pondplants02Ranunculus inundatas(N) – E

Perennial herb that grows in wet mud, ponds or streams with leaves floating or submerged. Grows to 30cms. Has finely divided leaves and small yellow flowers in Spring/Summer. Loves a moist position or can be submerged to 20cm deep.


Villarsia reniformis(N) – Marsh Flower – E

Large kidney shaped leaves with yellow flowers on stems to 50cms. Will grow in boggy soils or ponds to 40cm deep where leaves float on the water surface.


Vallisnera spiralis(N) –Ribbon weed – E

Grass like plant with thick or thin leaves. Provides shelter for aquatic life. 20-40cms deep.

 

Marginal Plants

Creepers for shallow water

Bacopa monniera(N) – Water Hyssop - not available in winter

A creeping herb with small white flowers in summer and autumn.  Water Hyssop is an excellent plant for shallow and deeper ponds. Medicinally it is used to help with memory. To 40cms deep


pondplants03Crassula helmsii(N) –Swamp Stonecrop – E

Swamp crassula is a fast growing perennial.  This creeping plant forms dense mats of bright green small leaves & cream flowers from Spring to Summer.  It is ideal in shallow water or a moist position.


Myriophyllum  Creeper – D - Upright Water Milfoil

A very attractive plant with bright green feather like emergent foliage. Ideal for spawning & protection of fish. Submerge plant in water 20 to 40cms deep. Will grow in semi-shade to full sun.


 

Water Iris -  Various colours - Available spring and summer

Comes in a variety of colours - yellow, purple, white, bronze-red and flower in the Spring. Require only shallow water.

 

Lower growing marginal

Acorus calamus – D

A decorative hardy evergreen plant with glossy dark green iris-like leaves approximately 60-100cm tall.  It prefers a moist position or shallow water up to 15cm deep. It is ideal for pot watergardens.

 

Medium growing marginal

planta de myriophyllum aquaticum1[1]Mentha aquatica   - Water Mint – D

A perennial edible herb that grows to 1m.  It has heart-shaped toothed leaves with a strong mint scent & violet flowers in summer.  It prefers a semi-shaded position in moist to wet soils.


Saururus cernuus– Lizard Tail – D

Lizard’s tail or water-dragon, is a rhizomatous, deciduous, marginal aquatic perennial that typically grows to 60-120cms  tall in its natural habitat. In cultivation, it will grow to about 30- 60cms tall. Plant 15-20cms deep. Will also grow in shallow water or in moist, boggy soils. Best in full sun to part shade, but will flower in full shade.


Pontederia cordata– Pickeral Rush – D

Attractive plant with heart shaped, shiny green leaves and small blue flowers in spring and summer. Grows up to 60cm in height & in water up to 30cm deep. Must be moist at all times.Will grow in part shade to full sun.


Triglochin procera(N) – Water Ribbon – E

Wetland plant with long, slender strap-like leaves floating on the water’s surface. Can grow up to 2mtrs long. Will grow in shallow water in part shade to full sun. Erect flower spike is greenish-yellow to 30cm. Immerse the pot completely in pond so that the leaves float on the surface. Frost tolerant.


 

Tall growing marginal

pondplants03Colocasia esculenta– Taro – Edible – D

Moist to wet soils in full sun to part shade, however in the hot summers do best in part shade. A large, showy, marginal plant with heart-shaped, dark green leaves, taro can reach 5 feet tall and is often grown as a summer annual. Divide in winter or early spring.


Thalia dealbata – Asian Canna – D

Thalia dealbata is a vigorous aquatic plant. It can be planted in the pond, container or the bog garden. Prefers to grow in full sun. Grows about 1.2 to 1.8m


Zantedeschia aethiopica – White Arum Lily – E


Zantedeschia aethiopica minor – Mini White Arum Lily – E    Good in winter

Usually found in seasonally damp places. Known as Arum lilies or Calla lilies, they are a popular cut flower which can be fragrant.


Lythrum salicaria – Purple Loosestrife – D

Hardy, clump forming perennial growing up to 90cms. Will grow in part shade to full sun. Flowers are slender pinkish-mauve spikes.


 

Grasses and Sedges

pondplants08Acorus calamus – D

A decorative hardy evergreen plant with glossy dark green iris-like leaves approximately 60-100cm tall.  It prefers a moist position or shallow water up to 15cm deep. It is ideal for pot water gardens.


calamus variegatus – D

Variegated sweet flag is a deciduous, aquatic perennial with metre long bright green leaves with creamy, longitudinal stripes. Its flowers are insignificant, but its leaves are aromatic.


Baumea articulate(N) –Bamboo Reed – E

This is attractive native sedge which grows up to 2m in height in water up to 1m deep in full sun to semi-shade. It has drooping flowers/seed heads in summer and bamboo-like stems on older growth.  It is excellent for water features and makes a valuable habitat for water birds.


Baumea juncea(N) – Twig Rush -  E

Perennial spreading sedge with creeping rhizomes from which new vertical stems arise. 0.2-1.2m high. It forms dense colonies therefore is a good soil stabiliser. Prefers light soils with fairly constant moisture such as creeks, floodways, bogs, lake edges and even seasonally saline water.


Bolboschoenus caldwelli – Sea Club Rush – D

Erect perennial semi-aquatic plant growing 30-90cms that dies down in winter. Good bird habitat for saltmarshes and wetlands.


Carex appressar(N) –E

Dense tufted grass-like sedge semi aquatic. Grows well in water ways with occasional inundation. .5 -1.2m shade tolerant.


Cyperus alternifolius – Umbrella Grass – E

Umbrella Grass has graceful dark green, umbrella-like heads up to 1m in height. Will grow larger in a full sun position than in a partially shaded spot. position. It is frost tolerant and will grow happily on pond edges or submersed to 40cms.


- gymnocaulos (N) –Spiky Rush -  E

pondplants09 Thalia dealbataPerennial, clumping sedge, 0.35-1m high. Excellent soil stabiliser and oxygenator for sediment which in turn assists essential microbial activity. Grows on edge of ponds, bogs, waterways fresh or saline. Moderately salt tolerant but will not tolerate inundation for long.


  - papyrus – Egyptian – D

Cyperus Papyrus is a tall sedge (1.5 - 2.4m) from ancient Egyptians. It is a very popular plant & does well at the waters edge or in a boggy ground.  Its leafless triangular stems are topped with a dense head of fine branchlets. It prefers full sun and a mild climate.


- haspan – Small – D

A grass like plant with delicate slim leaves and flower spikes which give an umbrella like appearance. In warm climates it will need constant moisture or submerse the pot in the pond. Full sun is preferred in winter, but will take semi-shade through our hot summers.  Decorative marginal plant growing to 1m.


Eleocharis acuta(N) –D

A  wetland plant to 60cm tall, forming dense stands of upright cylindrical stems.
Used by waterbirds for nesting material and the seeds as a food source.
Prefers shallow water 10-30cm deep.


Gahnia filum(N)  – E – Chaffy Saw Sedge

A tussock-forming perennial with flat grassy leaves and brown flower spikes in spring and summer. Grows in coastal saltmarshes and wetlands and attracts moths and butterflies. Height about 1-1.5metres.


Ficinea  nodosa(N) –Knobby Club Rush – E

Popular plant for planting around pond margins. A fast growing perennial plant that forms clumps of upright, arching, dark green stems.  Brownish, globular flower heads are formed on the ends of the stems through the year.  It is a tough, hardy plant which thrives in full sun in a range of soils.  It tolerates waterlogging, salt spray and saline soils. It adds texture and colour to seaside gardens, ponds and water features.  It can also be used for general garden planting.


 

Water Plant Hardy Lily Red 1024x768[1]Juncus pallidus – Pale Rush – E

A tall rush growing 1.5-2m. This drought and frost tolerant erect tussock has dull green stems which produce pale flower heads. It prefers moist to wet soils in sun or shade. 


Lepidosperma  longitudinale(N) – E

Fast growing sedge up to 2m with a shallow, spreading root system. Prefers a sunny position and occurs in salty estuarine rivers and swamps. A good bog plant for stabilising soil and providing habitat for smaller fauna especially frogs and birds. Will tolerate some inundation. 


Miscanthus sinensis  -  zebrinus – bog plant

Useful as a specimen, in the border, or for mass planting As foliage dries and turns a light tan shade for the winter, trim to the ground in late winter or early spring. Divide clumps in spring before new growth appears. Height 180-240 cm . 


Cladium(N) –Saw Sedge – E

pondplants10 vallisneria giganteaGrows in boggy areas and lakesides. It can be up to 2.5 metres tall, and has leaves with hard serrated edges and flowering stems 1–3 m tall bearing a much-branched inflorescence.


Schoenoplectus albescens- D- Candy Stripe Rush

A tall rush to 1.5m, with alternating cream & green stripes along the length of its cylindrical leaves. Plant to a depth of 20cm in pond or in permanently moist soil in a sunny to partly shaded position.


Restio tetraphyllus– Tassel Rush – E-bog plant

Hardy  rush up to 1.5m tall. Unusual bright green, finely divided feathery stems with brown flower spikes in spring and summer. Will grow in part shade to full sun. Prefers moist cool position to shallow water with some shade. Good cut flower (foliage). Frost tolerant. Attractive container plant.

Ferns

Ferns create a beautiful, lush tropical feel to your garden. A great place to relax and unwind after a hot summers day. Given the right conditions ferns can grow well in our climate. There are many different ferns available. From low growing varieties, tall tree ferns, plants suitable for hanging baskets and for growing indoors. Ferns need a shady spot with protection from strong winds and frost. A well composted, friable, slightly acidic soil covered with thick mulch is ideal. By implementing a good watering system, your fern garden will thrive all year round. Ferns can make even the hottest day feel cooler.

 

Adiantum  – Maidenhair Ferns

maidenhairfern01Finely foliaged, evergreen plants that grow from underground rhizomes. Maidenhairs need to be kept moist, like a very shaded position outside and a brightly lit position indoors. Keep away from draughts and feed regularly with a weak fertiliser solution, such as Powerfeed or Nitrosol. If Maidenhairs dry out their fronds will very quickly go brown. Remarkably though they can come back from what looks like certain death. There are hundreds of species of this attractive plant, but only a small selection is regularly available.

Adiantum aethiopicum – Common Maidenhair Fern
|Spreading clumps of fronds to 45cms found growing by creeks and open forests. Fairly easy to grow inside or out, in hanging baskets or terrariums. 


Adiantum fulvum – New Zealand Maidenhair

Erect fronds to 30cms. Hardy fern for indoors or in the shade outside.


Adiantum hispidulum – Rough Maidenhair Fern

Hardy slower growing fern to 55cms. New growth is pink turning green. Found in rocks, rainforests or open forests. More tolerant of sun and drying out than other Maidenhairs. 


Adiantum raddianum  ‘Elegans’ – Fine Maidenhair

Erect spreading fern to 50cms. Will grow in shady gardens or indoors.


Adiantum raddianum ‘Fragrans’

Probably the most widely grown Maidenhairs. An excellent plant for indoors.


Adiantum raddianum  ‘Pacific Maid’

Hardy erect fern with large leaflets and black stems. Grows indoors or outside in the shady garden.

 

Asplenium - Spleenworts

hmBirdsnestfernA large grouping of highly variable ferns that require a cool shady position with ample water and humidity. Hardiness can vary from plant to plant, many being frost tender. Spread by rhizomes and rarely developing a trunk, growing mostly from a single crown. Many species are epiphytic. (A plant that grows upon another plant i.e. a tree and gets its moisture and nutrients from the air, rain, and sometimes from debris accumulating around and in it. They use their host tree for physical support but do not necessarily harm them like parasitic plants do).

Asplenium australasicum – Bird’s Nest Fern
A hardy reliable native that can grow in trees, on rocks, in pots or in the soil. Its large fronds emerge from its central stem and can reach a diameter of 3metres. It likes plenty of moisture but must have good drainage to avoid rotting off. Tolerates moderate frosts and filtered sunlight. Makes an excellent container plant for indoors or outdoors.


Asplenium australasicum cristatum – Crested Bird’s Nest Fern

Similar to the Birds Nest Fern but has unusual crests at the ends of the fronds that grow to a metre. Shade loving, great in a pot and tolerant of dryish positions.


Asplenium australasicum lasagne – Lasagne Bird’s Nest Fern

This Bird’s Nest fern has lovely wavy edges looking just like wavy edge lasagne. Hence the name. Grows to about 1 metre.


Asplenium australasicum nidus – Bird’s Nest Fern

A tropical Bird’s Nest preferring warm humid conditions. Will perform better if grown in a glasshouse or indoors.

 

Blechnum  – Water Ferns

Most species tend to have very short creeping rhizomes or erect stems with rosettes of fishbone-type fronds. Occasionally they form a short, scaly trunk. They grow in a semi-shaded to shaded position, with regular watering.

Blechnum gibbum – Silver Lady
Attractive fast growing dwarf tree fern to about 1metre high. Develops a short trunk with age. Great container plant.


Blechnum minus – Soft Water Fern

A short creeping fern to about 40cms found along creeks and open forests. Frost hardy. New fronds have a pinkish tinge.


Blechnum nudum – Fishbone Water fern

A tufted creeping fern of wet habitats. Can grow up to a metre tall and is found along creek banks and in rainforests eucalypt forests in eastern Australia. Older plants form a black fibrous trunk.


Blechnum patersonii – Strap water fern

An attractive, water-loving fern with hanging lobed fronds which are pinkish-brown when new. Slow growing to about 40cms, resents being disturbed. Great in a pot or hanging basket. Needs to be kept moist.

 

Cyathea – Tree Ferns

frans lanting tree ferns dicksonia antarctica in eucalyptus forestMostly terrestrial ferns with course slender brown trunks topped by a crown of fronds. They can grow in various habitats from cool temperate forests to tropical rainforests and prefer well-drained acidic soils rich in organic matter. They will look and grow much better with regular watering and fertilising. With our hot summers they appreciate a shady position, although some varieties may tolerate small amounts of sun. Cyathea tree ferns must be dug up to transplant not cut in half like you can do when transpalnting Dicksonia tree ferns.

Cyathea australis – Rough Tree Fern
An attractive cold-hardy tree fern that may tolerate small amounts of sun as long as it is well watered. Fertilise with well-rotted animal manure or organic fertilisers, and mulch well. A very tall tree fern, with older specimens in the wild growing up to 10 metres tall. Makes a great specimen plant in a pot and is tolerant of salty winds.


Cyathea brownii – Norfolk Island Tree Fern

Vigorous tree fern very similar to C. cooperi, and probably the largest tree fern species in the world. Endemic to Norfolk Island, it is reported to reach more than 20 metres in its natural habitat. Likes well-drained, organic rich, neutral to slightly acidic soils with frequent watering needed to keep this fern at its best. Prefers shelter from the hot sun, and is tolerant of very light frosts only.


Cyathea cooperi – Lacey or Scaly Tree fern

A popular fast growing and highly variable tree fern to around 15metres in its natural habitat. Prefers a protected, shady, well-watered position. Heavy frosts may kill fronds but the plant usually recovers quickly. Fertilise with well-rotted animal manure or organic fertilisers, and mulch well.


Cyrtomium falcatum – Holly Fern

Native to eastern Asia where it grows in rock crevices and along stream banks.  A popular hardy ornamental plant for the fernery. With its large leathery holly-like fronds it makes an attractive indoor plant tolerating cooler, dryer air than other ferns. Water and fertilise regularly to keep it looking its best.


Davallia species – Hare’s Foot Fern

Ideal for hanging baskets where their rhizomes growing over the sides of the basket resemble Rabbit or Hare’s feet. Sheltered, shady position in the garden. More tolerant of lower humidity than other ferns.


Dicksonia antartica – Soft Tree fern

A popular majestic tree fern native to eastern Australia. This fern thrives in cool, moist conditions and will tolerate a small amount of sun if well-watered. Forms a large fibrous trunk up to 15metres in its natural habitat. With their large canopy of fronds they provide shelter and shade for smaller ferns. Mulch and water well. Unlike the Cyatheas they can be cut in half to transplant, and will occasionally be available for sale as stumps of various sizes in Garden Centres.


Doodia aspera – Prickly Rasp Fern

Beautiful, spreading, tough little fern to about 35cms. The new growth is bright pink to red, and is undemanding as far as soils go, but must have good drainage. Tolerant on some sun and dryness once established.


Doodia media – Common Rasp fern

A great small clumping fern for shady rockeries or as a groundcover. Reddish new growth. Likes a well composted soil with good watering. 


Dryopteris erythrosora – Autumn Fern

autumn fern detail june1A cold tolerant hardy small fern native to east Asia, China and Japan, where it thrives in deep shade to dappled sun positions in a range of soils where the drainage is good. The new coppery/bronze growth contrasts beautifully with the older green fronds. The new growth may be red in colder conditions. A very adaptable fern which also makes a good pot specimen.

 

Nephrolepis – Boston Ferns, Sword Ferns

An extremely popular genus of ferns grown extensively around the world. A very adaptable group of ferns that will grow in sun or shade, boggy sites and hot dry locations. They do prefer a well-drained, friable, acidic soil. They can be grown in pots or hanging baskets and make a fantastic hardy indoor plant. They can cope well with being pot bound as long as they are watered well. Fertilise during the warmer months, avoiding putting fertiliser on the fronds.


 Nephrolepis cordifolia – Fishbone or Sword Fern

Hardy, spreading, shade loving fern in the temperate regions but will take full sun in the tropics where it is regarded as a weed. With its ability to grow in soil, rocks, as an epiphyte, in pots, hanging baskets and indoors, it is no wonder that it is such a widely distributed fern. The erect growth reaches about 80cms.


Nephrolepis exaltata ‘Bostoniensis’ – Boston Fern

A vigorous graceful fern which is well suited to a hanging basket, where the long arching fronds, that can reach up to 1metre, boldly hang. Makes an excellent indoor plant in a location with good light, avoiding temperature extremes. A bathroom with its high humidity is an excellent place to grow your Boston fern. Water well during the warmer weather.


Pellaea falcata – Sickle Fern

Commonly growing in the eastern states along the coast and ranges, in eucalypt forests and rainforests. A variable, spreading fern up to 60cms that will happily grow in shady to partial sun positions in well-drained soils. Likes plenty of water especially when grown as a container specimen.


Pellaea rotundifolia – Button Fern

A popular small fern from New Zealand only reaching a height of 20cms. This shade loving fern with its small round leaflets makes an excellent indoor plant, or grows well in an acid, humus rich soil in the garden.


Phlebodium aureum - ‘Blue Star’

An interesting fern with wavy blue-green foliage. Makes an attractive indoor plant for a pot or hanging basket. They will grow happily in the garden if given plenty of shade, well-drained soil and regular watering.

 

Platycerium – Staghorn and Elkhorn Ferns

There are about 18 species in this family of ferns native to tropical and temperate areas of Australia, Africa, Southeast Asia, New Guinea and South America.  Staghorns and elkhorns are some of the most amazing-looking plants and, despite their exotic appearance, they are relatively easy to grow. The reason they look so different from most other plants is that they have adapted to survive in the treetops. Stags and elks are epiphytic, which means that they grow high up in the rainforest canopy. Stags and elks have minimal root systems (just enough to anchor them to the tree) but they have adapted to catch leaves, debris and rainwater falling from above. Unlike most other plants, which absorb water and nutrients through their roots, these ferns survive by capturing sufficient quantities of moisture and nutrients form the surrounding air.

Hydrangeas

Our great range of Hydrangea includes many varieties including rounded (Mop heads), Flat-top (Lacecaps) and some conical in a full range of colours and sizes. Whites, reds, pinks, purples, blues and all shades in-between.  These plants provide quite fabulous colourful flowers during Spring and Autumn and can be planted in part shade to full sun. Quite hardy and reliable, a must for any garden. 

Tea Time Hydrangeas are a new varietiy that Heyes is now stocking. Tea Time Hydrangeas are easy to grow and will reward you with a wonderful flower display on a compact hardy shrub. The excellent branching ensures a well-balanced neat compact habit with enables plants to produce more flowers than other Hydrangea varieties. Flowers are medium sized mopheads. Tea Time will grow to 30cm in a pot; to 1.5m after 5 years when planted in a garden.

Strawberries and Cream/Blueberries and Cream are a lacecap Hydrangeas with a difference, blooms surrounded by cluster of lacy white buds. Are free flowering and very compact in habit.

 

FLOWERING: Late spring to summer. As with all Hydrangeas the soil acidity will contribute to the flower colour. SEE HYDRANGEAS FACT SHEET


CARE: Hydrangeas prefer a dappled shade position and moist conditions. Regular watering is recommended during the warmer months. Fertilize with a complete fertilizer in spring, prior to the flowering season. After flowering prune back into the green stem, this will encourage plant growth and flowering for the next season.

 

 

Indoor plants

Please check for seasonality and availability of indoor plants variety by giving us a call, e-mailing or visiting the Nursery.

It’s time to bring the garden inside. Just as an outdoor garden creates a sense of peace, growing plants indoors can helps us to relax, just one plant per room can help purify the air.

With a huge selection of house plants available, planter boxes or large pots can be planted out with indoor plants of different growth, leaf shapes and sizes.  There is an immense range of colourful indoor foliage plants available to choose. A dull, dark corner with a skylight or artificial lighting can be turned into a miniature jungle with the right type of indoor plants. Try unusual foliage shapes, straight lines, and easy-care plants like Zanzibar Gem, Bromeliads and Sansevieria. 

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When creating a garden indoors, think about the plants that will suit the interior style. Why not try big, bold indoor plants that create impact. Plants with textural foliage and sculptural shape such as the Dracaena marginate, lady palm or golden cane palm. Shade loving plants like Impatiens, Begonias, and even cyclamen make good temporary substitutes for cut flowers. They are a great way to bring some flowers in.

It’s time to bring back indoor plants.

 

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Remember there is no such thing as an indoor plant in nature, only plants that will survive growing indoors. So make sure to look after them and don’t just neglect them.

Palms

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White sandy beaches, crystal clear water, tropical fruits and cloudless blue skies as far as the eye can see. We may not all be able to enjoy this tropical paradise but with a few wise plant choices you can transform your own garden into an Oasis. There is a range of palms to suit most situations, from the garden to potted specimens for indoors. A tall stately Bangalow is an impressive addition to any garden. With the right soil preparation and good summer watering you can enjoy the tropical lifestyle without leaving your back yard.

Archontophoenix cunninghamiana
Bangalow Palm, Piccabeen Palm
Australia (Queensland, N.S.W.)
Height: Up to 15m.

Graceful fern-like fronds 2-3m long, with green undersides in contrast to the Alexandra Palm's silver undersides. The trunk is smooth and straight, ringed by scars of fallen leaves, with a rusty scurf coating the base. In autumn it produces pendulous panicles of shell pink flowers.
Can be grown as an indoor plant, tolerating slightly darker conditions than the Alexandra Palm. As an outdoor plant it tolerates slightly cooler conditions but is still unsuitable for growing in the Adelaide hills. It requires regular watering in summer to be at its best.


Chamaedorea elegans,

Chamaedorea eleganssyn. Neanthe bella, Collinia elegans 
Parlour Palm, Mexican Dwarf Palm 
Mexico, Central America 
Height: Up to 2m high, more commonly 1m.

A graceful slow growing small palm that becomes multi-stemmed with age. Bears insignificant yellow-green flowers on long stalks, female plants bearing small black fruit on orange panicules. An ideal indoor plant, the Parlour Palm can take less light than most indoor plants and can tolerate a reasonable degree of neglect. Fertilise in the warmer months and water well in summer.  


 Chamaedorea seifrizii 

Bamboo Palm
Mexico
Height: Up to 2m

Small palm with clustering cane like stems with broadly spread pinnate fronds.
Can be used as an indoor plant, but requires more light than the Parlour Palm. It is also more sun tolerant, and can withstand a moderate degree of cold. Fertilise regularly to promote bushiness.


Dypsis lutescens

Golden Cane Palm, Butterfly Palm
Madagascar, Mauritius
Height: 2-10m.

This palm thrives in the warm coastlines of the tropics, where it is larger and more robust than in temperate regions. It makes an excellent potted specimen growing to about 2 metres. If grown outside it will need protection from the hot sun and the cold winters, and may not always look its best. A dense clustering palm with arching feathery fronds and golden/green stems. Often used as an indoor plant, requiring good, indirect light.


Howea forsteriana

Kentia Palm, Thatch Palm, Sentry Palm
Lord Howe Island
Height: 3-9m.

Graceful, pinnate fronds to 2m, with glossy, fern-like arching fronds above a tall slender trunk. It bears yellow-green, olive shaped fruit in heavy clusters. It makes an excellent indoor plant . As an outdoor plant, it is most effective when planted in clusters. Somewhat slow growing, it enjoys warm climates, prefers a moist well drained soil and can withstand coastal conditions. Can be grown on the Adelaide plains, but not outdoor in the Adelaide hills. Prefers a shady position when young. 


Phoenix roebelenii

Dwarf Date Palm, Pygmy Date Palm,
Laos, Vietnam and southern China
Height: 1m to 3m in ideal conditions, width similar.

An attractive small palm for a sunny to partially shaded position in the garden or pot. Long arching deep green fronds atop a short rough stem. Will perform better with some regular summer watering. A great palm for creating a tropical feel around pools and smaller gardens.


Rhapis excelsa

Lady Palm, Miniature Fan Palm
Southern China and Taiwan
Height: Up to 4.5m

A beautiful palm forming a dense multi-stemmed plant with dark glossy green fronds, deeply divided into 3-8 finger like segments. An excellent indoor palm for low light situations. For outdoor cultivation, the Lady Palm prefers a warm climate with some shade - the leaves may burn if in full sun. A slow growing palm which makes it ideal for container gardening. Will tolerate some dryness but prefers regular watering in the warmer months.


Syagrus romanzoffiana

syn. Cocos plumosa
Cocos Palm, Queen Palm
Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia,South America
Height: 12-21m.

The grey trunk is smooth and upright. The arching plume like fronds reach 1-5m long and are a soft, dark shiny green. The flowers are insignificant, but it produces edible orange-red dates which can attract bats and insects. Can self seed readily if the flower stems are not removed. It is not self-cleaning.
Can be grown in cooler climates than many palms. It is one of the hardier palms for cultivation in the Melbourne and Adelaide areas. They prefer fertile, moist, well-drained soil in full sun or semi-shade.


Trachycarpus fortunei

Chinese Windmill Palm, Chusan Palm
Northern Myanmar to Central China
Height: 7m to 10m in ideal conditions 

An extremely cold tolerant slow growing palm which prefers cooler, temperate areas in full sun. It must have good drainage as it can suffer from root rot if too wet, but regular watering in summer will produce a more robust plant. As the palm ages it produces a trunk covered with dense brown fibers and large metre wide dark green fan shaped fronds. These large leaves can become quite tatty if in a windy exposed site. It is not self-cleaning so will have a skirt of dead branches hanging under the uppermost fronds.

 

These palms are occasionally available:

Archontophoenix alexandrae
Alexandra Palm
Australia (Queensland)
Height: Up to 15m.

An elegant palm with arching fern-like fronds 3-3.5m long; the silver-grey underside of the leaves catches light beautifully. Cream flowers appear mostly in autumn.
Thrives in wet, tropical climates, and can be grown indoors in a well-lit situation. Can be grown outdoors in the Adelaide plains, but will not tolerate the colder winters of the Adelaide hills.


Dypsis decaryi

Triangular Palm, Three-Cornered Palm
Madagascar
Height: 4 – 6m

This palm is particularly noted for its trunk, which is triangular in the cross section. It is generally short and stout and ringed with scars from fallen fronds. The pale, greyish-green fronds can grow up to 2.5m long.They prefer a tropical or subtropical climate and full sun, but may be planted in more temperate climate including the Adelaide plains and Perth. They must have well drained soil with regular watering in the warmer months.  They will tolerate sandy soils and brief periods of dryness particularly if planted in a shadier spot.


Ravenea rivularis

Majestic Palm
Madagascar
Height: up to 30m in ideal conditions 

A very tall palm with a thick trunk that takes full sun but will tolerate low light and cool conditions. It needs good summer watering and magnesium to keep the fronds green. 

Cycads: 

Cycads revoluta
Cycas revolutaSago Palm, Sago cycad, Japanese Sago Palm
Southern Japan
Height: 2-3m

A very slow growing plant that will eventually develop a stem. The fronds have narrow, densely packed, spine tipped leaflets and are a deep green. Can be single or multi stemmed.
Grows happily in the shade as long as it is not too wet, but will also tolerate a full sun position. Prefers a tropical to sub-tropical climate, but will grow quite easily in Adelaide, although it will be slower. All parts of the plant are poisonous especially to animals. Makes a good pot specimen.


Zamia furfuracea

Cardboard cycad, Cardboard Palm
Mexico
Height: 1.3m x 2m

Slower growing when young this plant has tough fern like leaves that radiate from the centre. They will grow in the full sun or part shade in well-drained soil, and are quite salt and drought tolerant, but do not like the extreme cold. Grows well in a pot. All parts are poisonous. 


Beaucarnea recurvata

Ponytail Palm
Mexico
Height: Up to 4.5m

A very slow growing evergreen plant with a single stem, a bulbous base, which stores water, and tufty grass-like leaves on top. Grows in full sun to part shade, needs excellent drainage and minimal watering. Drought tolerant. Makes a great container specimen indoors or out.

 

Please check for availability by giving us a call, emailing or visiting the nursery.

Natives

natives7Not only are they sustainable, with lower maintenance requirements than other gardens, but native plants are surprisingly easy to maintain and propagate, they’re fauna friendly and are generally less water hungry than other plants.
Many people think Australian native plants are difficult to grow, but they aren’t really.

As with all plants, it mainly depends on matching suitable plants to a particular garden environment. The diversity of the Australian landscape means there are native plants to suit almost any garden situation. Australian plants are great for adding color and texture to provide year round interest.

So bring a little bit of the bush into your garden. With a wide selection of Australian native plants available at Heynes. Choose from, Acacia, Alyogyne, Banksias, Callistemon, Correa and Grevilleas and many more.

 

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Deciduous Trees

Trees are one of the main structures of the garden. They are available in a range from small and tall growing, bushy and narrow types.Trees provide great benefits to our environment and gardens.

Deciduous trees are ideal for shade in the summer for both the garden and buildings, but will allow the warming winter sun and light through the branches permitting light to enter into the garden and buildings. Constantly changing with the seasons, deciduous trees provide you with interests throughout the year from bare winter branches to spring time blossom and fresh green foliage, then the spectacle autumn colour and foliage before leaf fall.

As trees are the largest and longest lived plant in the garden and tend to have the most impacted on the garden environment, it’s worth taking time when choosing and planting them. SEE PLANTING GUIDE.

Heynes stock a range of beautiful small and advanced trees. Including the a range of small to large, narrow to wide growing trees, together with a select range of standards and weeping trees.

ACER ‘Lipstick Maples’
Acer x freemanii ‘Autumn Blaze’
Acer. rubrum ‘October Glory’


BIRCH

Betula pendula ‘Silver Birch’


FRANGIPANI

Plumeria sp.


FRAXINUS ‘Ash’

Angustifolia Raywood 'Claret Ash'
Excelsia  Aurea  'Golden Ash'  


GINKGO

G. biloba 


GLEDITSIA

Triacanthos 'Sunburst' 


TALLOW

Triadica sebifera ‘Chinese Tallow’
LAGERSTROEMIA ‘Crepe Myrtle’
L. indica


LILACS

Syringia vulgaris 'Charles Joly'  
Syringia vulgaris "Edward Harding"  
Syringia vulgaris 'Katherine Havemeyer'  


MALUS ‘Crap Apple’

M. floribunda
M. loensis ‘Plena’


PISTACIA

P. chinensis‘Chinese Pistachio’


PRUNUS

P. cerasifera ‘Oakville Crimson Spire’
P. cerasifera ‘Nigra’
P. cerasifera x ‘Bilreana’


PYRUS ‘Ornamental Pear’

P. calleriana ‘Dancer’
P. calleriana ‘Captial’
P. calleriana ‘Chanticleer’  
P. ussuriensis ‘Manchurian pear’   


ROBINIA

R. pseudoacacia  'Frisia'   


ULMUS ‘Elm’

U. glabra ‘Lutescens’ Golden Elm     


TALL STANDARDS

Malus 'Ethtermayer (weeping crab ) 
Morus Alba 'Pendula' (Weeping Mulberry)

Deciduous trees can be planted at any time of the year providing that stock is still available at the time needed. Deciduous trees are available for sale in container or as bare root, depending on the season.


BARE ROOTED TREES (Winter Planting Only)

Trees that are for sale as “bare rooted” come in bags with the roots surrounded in damp sawdust/potting mix. The trees are dormant, they have no leaves and are only available in winter (June/July).When selecting bare rooted trees make sure that both the bud union and the stems are healthy and strong.


CONTAINER GROWN TREES

Trees growing in pots are available for sale all year round and can be planted at any time of the year providing that the weather is not extreme (hot), however it is important to take care of the trees according to the season it is planted.

Please check for seasonality and availability of deciduous trees variety by giving us a call, e-mailing or visiting the Nursery. 

Hedge and Screens

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Hedges and screens can be used to create privacy or to screen out unwanted views. But they have many other uses, block out unwanted winds or the heat of the western sun, they can also be used to divide up the garden into areas and provide structure to the garden.Although most hedges are thought of as clipped and formal in appearance, they can be shaped in a loose informal way, but still provide that much needed screen.

Heynes offer a selection of shrubs and screened plants for full sun to part shade to full shade. From low growing too tall growing, which are available in range of sizes.

Most hedges need to be a certain height to fulfil a role in a garden, therefore the easiest way to look and choose a hedge is to group them according to their growth heights. Larger growing plants can certainty be pruned/trimmed to any size, but keeping them small takes more work, then selecting one that will naturally grow the desired height.

Here is a selection of some of the hedging plants according to their full height that Heynes stock. If we don’t have what you’re looking for feel free to ask us if we can source it for you.

 

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Abeliaxgrandiflora'Nana'
Euonymus sp, Green Rocket, Easy Hedge or Tom Thumb
Syzygium smithii var. minor ‘Allyn Magic’ Lilly Pilly
Syzygium australe Dwarf ‘Tiny Trev’ Lilly Plly

1m to 2m
Buxus microphylla, Japanese Box
Buxus sempervirens, English Box
Buxus microphylla 'koreana'   Korean Box
Syzygium australe ‘Bush Christmas’ Lilly Pilly
Syzigium australe ‘Winter Lights’ Lilly Pilly

 

 

 

 

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Abelia grandiflora 
Acmena smithii var.minor 'Cherry Surprise' Lilly Pilly
Choisyaternate, MexicanOrange/Mock Orange
Murraya paniculata, Orange Jessamine
Pittosporum tenuifolium, ‘Sliver Sheen’
Viburnum tinus ‘laurustinus’ or ‘Lucidum’
Viburnum Suspensum, Sandanqua Viburnum
Viburnum odoratissimum,Sweet Viburnum 

 

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Photinia x fraseri ‘Red Robin’ or ‘Robusta’
Pittosporum tenuifolium ‘Screenmaster’ or ‘Variegated Sreenmaster’
Acmena smithii ‘Goodbye Neighbours' Lilly Pilly
Syzygium australe ‘Big Red’ Lilly Pilly 

 

 

Please check for seasonality and availability of Hedges variety by giving us a call, e-mailing or visiting the Nursery.

Magnolias

Magnolia01Magnolias can be both Deciduous and Evergreen with many different species. They both have beautiful big fragrant flowers in spring, in a range of colours from white, pink, burgundy and yellow. The deciduous variety flower before the leaves appear in spring, which makes quite a statement in the garden. The deciduous magnolia is more cold tolerant than the evergreen variety. From shrubs to trees, there is a Magnolia for every garden size and situation.

 

 

DECIDUOUS MAGNOLIAS

DENUDATA: Large pure cream perfumed flower. Broad spreading small tree to about 5-6m.


LILIIFLORA Nigra (Purple Lily Magnolia): Dwarf. Suitable for small & average sized gardens, with shrubby, erect growth. The flowers have the deepest purple outer surface, and are white within. 2m wide x 3m high in 10 years.


LOEBNERI Leonard Messell: Large shrub or small tree. Attractive fuchsia-purple buds open to a lovely pink, star-shaped flower. The darkest star-shaped flower. The darkest star-shaped flower to date. 2.5m wide x 2.5m high in 10 years.


SOULANGIANA Alba Superba: Small tree. Beautiful tulip-shaped flowers, white, faint pink flush at base. 2m wide x 2.5m high in 10 years.


SOULANGIANA Brozzonnii: Late flowering, white candle-like buds. Faint pink flush at base. 2.5m wide x 3.5m high in 10 years.


SOULANGIANA Burgundy Glow: Spreading small tree. Deep pinkish-purple and white tulip shaped flowers. Mid spring flowering. Fragrantly perfumed. 2.5m wide x 3.5m high in 10 years.


SOULANGIANA Lennei Alba: Outstandingly beautiful form of the Lennei Magnolia with immense globular flowers of pure creamy white. 2m wide x 2.5m high in 10 years.


SOULANGIANA Pink: Beautiful purplish-pink and white tulip shaped flowers. Early spring flowering and fragrantly perfumed. The original classic. 2.5m wide x 3m high in 10 years.


SOULANGIANA Rustica Rubra: Excellent Magnolia, vigorous grower with deep red-purple goblet shaped flowers. 2.5m wide x 3.5m high in 10 years.


SOULANGIANA San Jose: Large, rosy purple and white flowers and a vigorous growth habit make it an excellent magnolia. 3m wide x 4m high in 10 years.


STELLATA (Star Magnolia): Multi-branched, compact bush. Pure white star-shaped flowers in profusion. Excellent for smaller gardens or tubs. 1.5m wide x 1.5m high in 10 years.


STELLATA Rosea: Multi-branched compact bush. Pink in bud. The star-shaped flowers open to a light pink and fade to almost white as they age. Excellent for the smaller garden or tubs. 1.5m wide x 1.5m high in 10 years.


X BALLERINA: Small compact bush, heavily branched. Free flowering fragrant star-shaped flowers with white petals flushed pink at the base. An excellent magnolia for the smaller garden. 1.5m wide x 1.5m high in 10 years.


x ELIZABETH: A deciduous shrub or small tree that has sweetly scented lemon yellow flowers in early spring, borne before the plant comes into leaf. 2.5m wide x 3m high in 10 years.


x GALAXY: Beautiful, showy, upright grower with exceptionally strong branches. Large dappled red-purple blooms. Mid season flowering. One of the best new magnolias. Suited to smaller gardens and tubs. 2m wide x 3m high in 10 years.


x HEAVEN SCENT: Vigorous small , erect tree, large, fragrant flowers, dappled pinkish lavender. A very beautiful new form. 2m wide x 3m high in 10 years.


x IOLANTHE: Beautiful new introduction. Huge cup and saucer flowers of clear pink outside and white inside. Vigorous grower. 4m high x 4m wide in 10 years.


x JANE: A new compact variety, beautifully shaped fragrant flowers, with a red-purple outer surface, and white inner surface. Excellent for smaller gardens or tubs. 1.5m wide x 1.5m high in 10 years.


x LILLIPUTIAN: Beautiful mauve and white blooms on a compact bush. Flowers as the classic soulangiana Pink, but much slower growing. Ideal for the smaller garden. 1.5m wide x 2m high in 10 years.


x PINKIE: Beautiful pale red-purple flowers with a white inner surface. Plant of compact rounded habit, flowering in late spring. Excellent for smaller gardens and tubs. 1.5m wide x 1.5m high in ten years.


x PRISTINE: Small upright tree. Flowers are pure white and are held upright on branchlets as with M. denudata. A compact and very desirable magnolia. 1.5m wide x 2m high in 10 years.


x RICKY: Red-purple flowers that twist unusually. Very compact habit. Excellent for smaller gardens. 2m wide x 2.5m high in 10 years.


x ROYAL CROWN: Outstanding large, red-violet flowers held upright. A free flowering vigorous grower. Flowers sparsely in early spring, followed by a strong main flush, then easing in late spring. Extremely long flowering period. 2.5m wide x 3m high in 10 years.


x SERENE: Small upright pyramidal tree with cup or bowl shaped flowers that are held erect. The short broad petals are bright rose. Flowers at an early age. 2.5m wide x 3m high in 10 years.


x STAR WARS: Huge showy soft pink flowers, very dark red in bud. Vigorous grower. 4m wide x 4m high in 10 years.


 

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EVERGREEN MAGNOLIAS

MAGNOLIA GRANDIFLORA: A large specimen tree for parks or bigger gardens. Can reach a height of 25m x 10m. Large white cup-shaped flowers adorn this tree from spring into summer, against the backdrop of the glossy green leaves with a brown velvety underside. Requires organic, well-drained soils with good summer watering. Tolerates pollution.


MAGNOLIA GRANDIFLORA ‘LITTLE GEM’: A smaller growing magnolia reaching about 4m high by 2.5m. With its large cream fragrant flowers in spring and summer, and the rusty brown undersides of the large glossy green leaves, it is a show stopper in any large or small garden. Little Gem prefers a composted, well-drained soil in a sunny position, but will thrive if given some late afternoon shade. Regular deep watering in summer and a good mulch is essential for a healthy robust tree.


MAGNOLIA GRANDIFLORA ‘KAY PARRIS’: Similar to ‘Little Gem’ in height, although slightly wider. These plants differ in that Kay Parris flowers are larger, the leaves have a wavy edge and the new growth is bright pink. Enjoys the same conditions as ‘Little Gem’.


MAGNOLIA GRANDIFLORA ‘TEDDY BEAR’: Another beautiful small specimen tree to 4m similar to Little Gem, but has slightly turned up leaves which gives it a more compact appearance. Also enjoys the same conditions as ‘Little Gem’.

 

Please check for availability by giving us a call, emailing or visiting the nursery.

Roses

 

Please check for seasonality and availability of Rose varieties by giving us a call, e-mailing or visiting the Nursery.

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Roses are a must for any garden lover who has a sunny spot in the garden and Heynes Garden Centre has a large selection for you to choose from.

Roses can be planted at any time of the year providing that stock is still available at the time you need them. However the winter months are still the best time to select from a larger range of roses.Whether you choose bare rooted or container plants make sure that they have strong green canes.

BARE ROOTED ROSES (Winter Planting Only)

Roses that are for sale as “bare rooted” come in bags with the roots surrounded in damp sawdust/potting mix. The roses are dormant, they have no leaves or flowers and are only available in winter (June/July). When selecting bare rooted roses make sure that both the bud union and the stems are healthy and strong. There should be no withered dry stems or long, soft, yellow shoots appearing along the branches.


CONTAINER GROWN ROSES
Roses growing in pots are available for sale all year round and are actively growing with leaves and possibly flowers. Roses grown in containers can be planted at any time of the year providing that the weather is not extreme (hot), however it is important to take care of the rose according to the season it is planted. 

TYPES OF ROSES

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Heynes stock a wide range of roses which include: Hybrid tea, Floribunda, Standard, Climbing, Miniature, Weeping Standards, Groundcovers, David Austin Roses and Delbard Roses.


Hybrid Tea Roses
The most commonly grown rose. Large flowers are borne singularly to a stem, they are supported by long, straight and upright stems. Great for cut flowers. Usually about 1.5m to 2.0m, and up to 1.5m width. 


Floribunda or Cluster Flowered Roses
Small to medium size blooms (Flowers) come in clusters; ideal for massed planting effect. 1m to 2m tall and 1m width.


Standard or Stem Roses

Hybrid Tea, Floribundas, Shrubs or Miniatures are budded onto a single stem of a standard height. Heynes stock 3ft or 900mm tall standards. The rose grows to its usual height on top of the stem. Standard roses give height and allow easy under-planting.


Climbing, Rambling Roses

Long climbing canes, used on walls, fences, pillars and posts, trellises, entrance ways or over an arch. Ramblers are usually only spring flowering, where most climbers repeat their flowers from spring to late autumn.


Miniature Roses

Miniature Roses are roses on a small scale. Miniature roses are great in containers, make lovely borders. Miniatures are grown on their own roots, and come in a range of colours.

 


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Budded onto single 1.5m to 2m tall stem, flowering canes cascade downwards. Making a great specimen plant. Will need rose ring for support.


Ground Covers

Easy and hardy plant. Low spreading plants to 50cm in height. Small flowers in great numbers. 


David Austin Roses 

David Austin, combine the form of flower, fragrance and character of an old rose with the range of colour and repeat flowering characteristics of modern hybrid tea rose and floribunda rose. Height and spread vary enormously.


Delbard Roses

Roses in this collection are intense and individual. Healthy, exquisitely different, delightfully fragrant and free-flowering and variable splashes of colour.

 

See our BAREROOT LIST for rose variety Heynes stock in winter. 

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Shrubs

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Shrubs are a must for any garden, providing year round color and structure to the garden. Shrubs can be added to mixed borders or used as hedging or to create privacy.

Heynes offer a wide selection of evergreen and deciduous shrubs to brighten up any garden all year round.From low growing to large growing shrubs, which are available in range of sizes from 140mm pots up to large advance specimens.

Full Sun, Partial Shade, Full Shade there is a shrub for you, so come in and see our range. If we don’t have what you’re looking for feel free to ask us if we can source it for you.

 

Please check for seasonality and availability of Shrubs variety by giving us a call, e-mailing or visiting the Nursery.