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Landscaping plant selection

Discussion in 'Renovation & Home Improvement' started by Paterson00, 12th Jan, 2016.

  1. Paterson00

    Paterson00 Well-Known Member

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    Hi all.

    I'm curious to know which plants you would look to install as hardy, tenant resistant plants that also give great looks which could transform a non landscaped property?

    Thanks

    Paul
     
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    In my recent development I used cordylines, lomandras, liriopes, capital pears and mondo grass. Ask me again in 6 months how many are still alive :p
     
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    Thanks WestOz. If we are local to each other might be good for a coffee sometime?
     
  5. Liam Blanden

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    Good rule of thumb is check your local park/ median strip for things planted as mass plantings or trees. Usually whatever the council uses can tolerate low water, pollution and have non invasive growing habits.

    As many of the trees are planted in close proximity to roads and houses, they are carefully selected to have non invasive root systems, low tendency to drop **** (leaves flowers ect), deep root systems and can cop a hell of a beating and water once a week during infancy.

    Many of the plants bred by OZbreed are good quality and hardy as buggery (lomandras, gravilias, dianellas) and as they are aus natives, they are suited to hot dry spells and ****ty soil.

    If all else fails, yukkas, sacred bamboo, agaves, agapanthus, japanese box, and a pare tree for your partridge.
     
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    What Liam said.
     
  7. DoubleD

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    Frangipani, mothers laws tongue, kangaroo paw all these plants I grow at home and are drought tolerant and multiply like rabbits.
    You will need to buy more rentals to keep up with plants or supply the family for their gardens.
     
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    Agave also very hardy image.jpeg
     
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    Kangaroo paw image.jpeg
     
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    Frangipani image.jpeg
     
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    Mother laws tongue image.jpeg
     
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    I find kangaroo paw a bit hit and miss. I had some large well established plants that I couldn't kill... Bought half a dozen more and they all died.

    Others have mentioned that they have found them hard to grow too.
     
  13. Paterson00

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    Perfect, thank you for your input all and the photos helped a lot. Saves googling. I will look to find some. Thanks again.

    Paul