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Frequently asked gardening questions

The Ozbreed website contains a wealth of information on landscape gardening and plant breeding. Below you’ll find a list of frequently asked gardening questions. Can’t find what you’re looking for? Try the search function at the top right of the page or contact one of our friendly staff.

Ozbreed plants are available online and at most good retail nurseries. Not all nurseries will have every Ozbreed plant available, get in contact with your local nursery or wholesaler to find out the best place to buy from.

For a list of online, retail and wholesale suppliers check out our Where to Buy pages.

The majority of Ozbreed Ranges (excluding the Advanced Tree Range) and the Emporium Range can now be purchased as tube stock from a growers. Visit the where to buy pages to find a grower.

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Shade tolerance trials of Ozbreed plants were conducted to determine which would perform best in shady environments. As a result, we’ve produced a list of top 10 shade tolerant plants for each state as well as specific recommendations for your garden at Best Plants, our quick selection plant guide.

Excellent shade tolerance (full shade)
These various trees and Liriopes can handle full shaded positions. For more plants that work in over 70% shade, check out Best Plants.

Great shade tolerance (up to 70% shade)
These various plants work well in up to 70% shade. For more plants that work in up to 70% shade, check out Best Plants.

Ozbreed have extensively trialed a selection of plants on our green walls. For a successful green wall irrigation is key and it’s best to group plants that can handle the same amount of water together.

Our recommendations for green wall plants include Shara™ Lomandra, Tropic Cascade™ Lomandra, Liriope Amethyst™  and Blush™ Nandina.

For the full results of the trial and a complete list of suitable options see Recommended Green Wall Plants. You might also want to check out our articles ‘How to make your own vertical garden‘ and ‘Does a green wall count as green space?

Ozbreed have a range of plants to address all of your screening needs. Thin Red™ Photinia and Pinnacle™ Syzygium are great for screening in narrow spaces, Dense Fence™ Viburnum is a dense screening hedge with subtle red new growth, and Sublime™ is a thick compact screening Acmena, just to name a few.

To find the best screening plant for your garden check out Best Plants, a quick selection site based on your preferences and location. We also have a website dedicated to Screening and Hedging Plants.

You might want to check out some of our articles on hedges, plants and trees:

This depends on the plant variety, but a general guide of the sizes can be found on each plant page.

Slow release fertiliser is the best option for both turf and plants. For high quality fertilisers for your lawn and garden, visit our online store.

The following articles include information on the different options and how to choose the best fertiliser:

The Ozbreed turf division was acquired by Turfbreed Pty Ltd in November 2017. Please contact Turfbreed or the specific turf website below for further enquiries.

We don’t sell mulch at Ozbreed, you’ll need to visit your local landscaping supply business. To find out which type is best check out The Good, Bad and Ugly of Mulch.

Yates Gypsum Clay Breaker (available in our online store) is a soil conditioner for improving the structure of compacted clay soil. This product allows water to better penetrate the soil and increases aeration.

The Lawn Guide also offers a variety of methods to break up clay in the soil, including spiked rollers, fertilisers and wetting agents.

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