This week we've got the green team up against the red team!
In team green we have two all time favourites, Crinum Pedunculatum and Schefflera Alpine Junior:
Crinum pedunculatum, a large lily with clusters of fragrant, white flowers in summer, both versatile and hardy. It makes a great feature plant and can be grown in full sun to half shade, tolerates poor drainage, clay soils, frost and is suitable for understory planting and coastal areas, tolerates frosts and will grow to a height of 2-3m and a width of 2-3m in ideal conditions.
Schefflera Alpine Junior (Umbrella Tree) boasts glossy foliage and an upright habit. An attractive tropical plant that makes an excellent indoor plant in low light areas, is also great for containers and small spaces indoors and out. Requires a shaded position in moist soil. Keep dryer in cooler weather. Pinch out growth tips to encourage branching and a more compact growth habit. Will grow to a height of 15m and width of 6m in ideal conditions.
Our red team feature Nandina Obsession with it's bright red new growth in spring, autumn and summer and a flush of red in winter. In the perfect conditions it'll have a dense, upright growth habit and growing to 60-70cm tall and wide. Description: Obsession™ Nandina is the improved selection of the popular dwarf Nandina ‘Gulf Stream’. It gets about the same size, but has new red growth for most of the year. Thrives in full sun to moderate shade, tolerates cold, drought and well drained soils.
Leptospermum nanum rubrum is our final member of the red team, is a species of tea tree that produces prolific flower displays of deep red to burgundy during winter to spring. It's dwarf growth habit makes an ideal low hedge or a perfect addition to waterwise gardens and is a stunning feature when in flower. Leptospermum nanum rubrum will thrive in an area of full sun to semi shade with well draining soils, is hardy and tolerant of drought, frost, wind and overall coastal conditions, needing little maintenance. Prune after flowering as this will encourage dense new growth. Use a suitable mulch to prevent weed growth and to retain soil moisture. In ideal conditions this can grow to a height and width of 1 meter.
Have a great week.
Best wishes. Jo Joanne Hughes Wanneroo Plant Farm Ph: 08 9405 2615