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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.
Native Hibiscus. An ever increasing interest in native hibiscus has led to the horticultural development of a number of new cultivars which rival the exotic types in beauty and flower size.
Best Australian natives for pots & small gardens. The trend towards smaller gardens has inspired the plant lovers in the nursery industry to respond with an ever-increasing range of Australian plants that will delight those who want to attract birds and butterflies and bring a little bit of the bush onto their balconies. From banksias to bottlebrush there are plants that will add colour and texture to provide year round interest.
Babingtonia virgata 'Howie's Sweet Midget' is a very useful low growing shrub that is virtually maintenance free due to its very compact growth habit. The tiny leaves and bun-shaped growth make it suitable as a low hedge or feature shrub with its bright green foliage and masses of small, starry, white flowers in spring. It grows to around half a metre high and wide. Good for cool temperate to subtropical climates. Very frost and drought tolerant. Feed with a low phosphorus native fertiliser in spring.
Flower colour: white
Flowering season: spring
Maximum height: 1 metres
Minimum height: 0.5 metres
Maximum width: 1 metres
Minimum width: 0.5 metres
This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is not salt tolerant.
Yes. Attracts: Bees.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate, arid.
Loam: dry, moist, well-drained.
Clay: dry, well-drained.
Sand: dry, moist, well-drained.
Soil pH: 5.5-6.5
Native to: Australia.
Planting season: not specified.
Types of fertiliser: low phosphorus native plant fertiliser.