Stone Gabion fencing and retaining walls. Gabion is a wire basket or wire form, filled with stones and shaped into a fence or retaining wall type structure. Read this article to learn more.
External privacy screens. External privacy screens began to appear in Australian residential and commercial building during the 1950's and 1960's, as a direct result of high density living and higher incomes. For more information and some examples read this article.
Top plants for hedges and screens. Hedges and screens in gardens create privacy or screen out an unwanted view. Learn about which plants are best for this.
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.
Anigozanthos 'Landscape yellow' is a tough and tall kangaroo paw whith long stems of furry yellow flowers with dark red stems. It is a sturdy plant that is fast growing, and can adapt to most soils from moist to dry. Likes a sunny spot. It flowers in spring and they attract birds and are great cut flowers. Once established the plant is very hardy and low maintenance, cut back the stems to the ground after flowering to keep the plant tidy. Fertilise with a good all purpose plant food.
Further reading: Growing Kangaroo Paws (an article written by native plant expert Angus Stewart).
Flower colour: Yellow and red
Flowering season: spring
Maximum height: 2 metres
Minimum height: 1 metres
Maximum width: 0.6 metres
Minimum width: 0.4 metres
This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is not salt tolerant.
Yes. Attracts: Birds, bees.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: temperate.
Loam: dry, moist, well-drained.
Clay: moist, well-drained.
Sand: moist, well-drained.
Native to: Australia.
Planting season: Any.
Types of fertiliser: Good general purpose fertiliser.