Archive for January, 2023

How to grow Cordyline australis

Growing cordyline australis (New Zealand Cabbage Tree)

Looking to grow Cordyline australis? This hardy evergreen tropical plant commonly known as New Zealand cabbage tree, tī kōuka or cabbage-palm. Cordyline australis is native to New Zealand, however varieties of Cordyline which are native to Australia as well. Over the years there has been much hybridisation so there are many different styles of Cordyline australis now available for gardeners.

January 18, 2023 | 0 Comments More
Growing viburnum odoratissimum

Viburnum odoratissimum

Viburnum odoratissimum, commonly called ‘sweet viburnum’, is a fast-growing evergreen shrub which is known for its powerful sweet fragrance. A low-maintenance plant, with it’s lush foliage and beautiful blooms a wonderful edition to any garden.

If you have ever wondered how to grow Viburnum odoratissimum then look no further.

January 10, 2023 | 0 Comments More
Growing bird of paradise in Perth

Growing Bird of Paradise in Australia

Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia reginae) also known as Strelitzia, Bird’s Tongue Flower, Crane Flower is a herbaceous perennial. It is part of the Strelitziaceae family and is native to South Africa.

Birds of Paradise look great planted in a tropical style gardens, poolside, grassy borders or as a feature plant.

January 7, 2023 | 0 Comments More
Growing Chinese Hibiscus trees

Growing Chinese Hibiscus trees

Chinese Hibiscus has the scientific name Hibiscus rosa-sinensis, but is known by a few different names including China rose, Hawaiian hibiscus, rose mallow and shoeblack plant. Chinese Hibiscus plants produce stunning blossoms. Colours range from white, yellow, pink and even bright red, which is my personal favourite.

January 2, 2023 | 0 Comments More