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Plant Descriptions 


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This page gives further information on some of the plants that we have found to be popular and that may be useful in your landscape.

Accent          Cordylines         Croton        Dracaena        Gazania           Groundcovers   

    Ixora        Rhoeo     Phalenopsis Orchids        Plumeria         Shrubs - Screen plants 

          Shrubs -small        Lillipilly         Strelitzia        Textural plants        

       Trees          Strap leafed Plants

GARDENS of a Nurseryman - Noel Percy


Crotons are one of the tropical shrubs that are a must in a tropical garden There are many different varieties that will introduce colour into the landscape. 

Croton Little Mia Croton Petra

Croton Little Mia has thin leaves with a predominantly yellow new growth with it fading to copper highlights as the leaf ages. It is one of the faster growing crotons.

Croton Petra is a slower growing croton with broad leaves with a green and yellow veined leaf that changes to green an red as it ages.

Codieum Mammy

croton mammy

Croton Mammy is one of the best of the crotons available as the leaf has a range of colours from red, yellow green and orange. It also has a leaf that curves creating an interesting textural highlight. It's tough and hardy and will grow in sun and part shade.


Cycas and Zamia

Cycas revoluta leaf cycas revoluta
Cycas revoluta is one of the staples of a Queensland landscape, they do need some care to keep their lush green leave pristine. When the new leaf sheath appears it needs to get a quick spray of insecticide to deter moth damage once done the will harden as it grows older proving less prone to damage.
Zamia furfuracea Zamia furfuracealeaf
Zamia furfuracea is one of the extremely hardy plant plants that give a primeval look to the landscape yet are very hardy with minimal pest problems. It is happy in sun and shade and could be combined with Cordylines, Crotons, Heliconia for a simple tropical garden



Rhoeo (Tradescantia)


rhoeo discolour hawian dwarf rhoeo spathacea rhoeo stripe me pink

Rhoeo discolor Hawaiian dwarf

Rhoeo discolor

Rhoeo Stripey Pink

Enjoying extraordinary popularity due to their texture and colour Rhoeo also is one of the hardiest , drought tolerant plants that is available. Hawaiian Dwarf can be used as an edging plant, an groundcover highlight in a pot or planted in large drifts where other plants won't survive. Rhoeo discolour is the larger form that gives a heavier texture, and is suited to specimen planting. Keep them very dry after establishment and they won't look back.

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