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Gardening Hacks On A Tight Budget

Who says you can’t have a garden that’s both affordable and attractive? With a little…

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Mundi™ Westringia and Tanika® Lomandra growing on a steep slope

Planting on a Slope

Don’t let a hilly area in your yard be left to waste. Due to difficulties…

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Sweet Burst™ Callistemon spp 'CNU15’ PBR Intended

What’s New 2021

Exciting New Plant Releases From Ozbreed

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how to remove weeds from your garden

How to Reduce Garden Weeds

There are few things in gardening worse than having your masterpiece being taken over by…

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Ozbreed Aussie Box® Westringia

How to Mulch Your Garden

Many people think there is not much to know about mulching, but there are many…

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How to Attract Wildlife to Your Garden

Australia is full of gorgeous wildlife. Familiar magpie songs, the buzz of native bees and…

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Small backyard landscape design Elizabeth Weyer

Landscape Professional Spotlight – Elizabeth Weyer

Elizabeth Weyer’s latest project blew up over social media. Featured by Better Homes & Gardens,…

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Best Plants For Erosion Control

In research conducted by Todd Layt and Ian Paananen, Ozbreed set out to discover the…

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Shara lomandra 2021 flood richmond indicating peak water level

Shara™ Lomandra Survives Two Floods

Shara™ Lomandra continues to prove its incredible wet feet tolerance. Our in-ground production area at…

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Blue Horizon Eremophila close up of rough leaves for capturing pollution

Fight Roadside Pollution with Plants

Improving air quality in our traffic dense cities is an important issue with many companies…

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Green wall trial testing a variety of Ozbreed plants

Plant Breeding and Testing – From Concept to Landscapes

Did you know that the average Ozbreed plant undergoes 5-10 years of rigorous testing before…

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Testing Plants for Myrtle Rust Resistance

Testing Plants for Myrtle Rust Resistance

Testing Plants for Myrtle Rust Resistance Below is a table of results from tests completed…

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Mulch in playgrounds trial studies

Playground Mulch Trial

There is demand and interest in growing non-woody plants in playground mulch in and around…

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Landscape Gardening Plants – How to Mass Plant for Large Gardens

For very large gardens, mass planting with reliable landscaping plants can be the most effective…

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Evaluating Many Lomandra Types For Wet Feet Tolerance & Reliability

By Todd Layt Lomandra are known for their drought tolerance, general toughness, and low maintenance.…

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Shara – It’s one tough Lomandra through drought and flood!

Shara™ – It’s One Tough Lomandra Through Drought & Flood

Shara™ Lomandra fluviatilis ‘ABU7’ PBR continues to prove its toughness and versatility. As you might already know our…

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Phytophthora in Australia and Resistant Lomandras

Phytophthora in Australia and Resistant Lomandras

Phytophthora is a root rot disease caused by the fungi Phytophthora cinnamomi. It is a major cause…

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Winter fertiliser trials

Winter Fertiliser Trials: Preliminary Update

According to preliminary results below from the 2012 Winter Fertiliser trials at Ozbreed, winter may…

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Does a Green Wall Count As Green Space?

Does a Green Wall Count As Green Space? – Ozbreed Plants

Well, let’s look at that question. Firstly we need to be clear – a green…

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Grey Box - Plant of the Year 2015

Grey Box Westringia crowned Plant of the Year 2015

On the 24th of March 2015, at the prestigious Nursery & Garden Industry Australia Awards,…

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Why Are Australian Native Plants Better?

Why Are Australian Native Plants Better?

Australian native plants have long been preferred options for home gardeners and landscapers alike. They…

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Happy 10th Birthday Tanika

Happy 10th Birthday Tanika

TANIKA®  Lomandra longifolia ‘LM300’ PBR Australia’s most popular and reliable landscape plant celebrates 10 years…

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Recent Research Into Myrtle Rust Resistance on Australian Natives

Recent Research Into Myrtle Rust Resistance on Australian Natives

Ozbreed Plants found to be Highly Resistant to Myrtle Rust Myrtle Rust is a recently…

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Lomandras for Queensland

Lomandras for Queensland

Lomandra is a genus of native grass-like plant. There are 51 recognised naturally occurring species.…

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Showy Kangaroo Paws Toughen Up

Showy Kangaroo Paws Toughen Up

In the past breeders of Kangaroo Paws have bred very weak, disease prone, smaller, short…

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4 Great Low Maintenance Landscaping Plants

4 Great Low Maintenance Landscaping Plants

Below we have listed 4 great low-maintenance landscaping plants. These plants will make maintaining your…

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Turf is a Positive Sequester of Carbon

Turf Takes In More Than 4 Times The Carbon Emission Of A Lawnmower! Its official!…

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Recommended Green Wall Plants

Ozbreed have extensively trialed a selection of our plants in green walls here and at…

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Biodegradable Staples Holding Capacity for Nara™ Native Turf Compared to Couch

Introduction Turf in recent research has proven to be one of the best erosion control…

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Barricade (Prodiamine) and Carbon Trader – for the Professional Nurseryman

Barricade (Prodiamine) and Carbon Trader – for the Professional Nurseryman Recent research by Todd Layt…

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