Native grasses and friends. An exciting thing is happening in the world of Australian plants. Wild species that have tantalised gardeners in the past are now being improved to create a diverse palette of new varieties that offer all kinds of advantages. In particular, the necessity for water-wise, low maintenance gardens has inspired interest in plants that can be used as ground covers that will not only suppress weeds and erosion but also look fantastic.
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Bulletproof landscape plants. Not all plants are equal. Many require the soil and climate (amongst other things) to be 'just right'. The plants described in this article are the ones that deserve the title of 'bulletproof' and are a good starting point for an easy-care garden.
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The Tahitian lime tree is a large evergreen shrub to small tree. It has glossy green dense foliage, perfumed white flowers, followed by attractive,tasty and nutritious fruit. Citrus have been grown as ornamental plants as well as for their fruit. The perfume of citrus blossoms is a delightful feature in the garden.
Citrus thrive in a sunny, humid environment. The Tahitian lime is somewhat frost tolerant. They grow best on well drained, fertile soil with regular watering. If they go through dryness at flowering time, they can drop the developing fruit. Prone to a few pests and diseases, they do need regular attention.
The Tahitian lime is a seedless fruit, small and green when ripe, but can be left till it turns yellow on the tree. It produces fruit year round, and is an easy care, reliable citrus.
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Flower colour: White
Flowering season: spring summer autumn winter
Citrus flowers have a tangy citrus fragrance
Maximum height: 6 metres
Minimum height: not specified
Maximum width: 6 metres
Minimum width: not specified
This plant will tolerate full sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is not salt tolerant.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: temperate, subtropical, tropical.
Loam: moist, well-drained.
Clay: not specified.
Sand: moist, well-drained.
Soil pH: 6-8
White fly, citrus leaf miner, bronze-orange bug (stink bug), borer, scale
Planting season: All.
Types of fertiliser: Citrus fertiliser applied regularly through the growing season.
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