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Ozbreed have extensively trialed a selection of our plants in green walls here and at another location in Western Sydney. A few plants hadn’t performed as well and need further testing, but below is a short list of the best performers from our trials. More plants will be added in the future once trialled, but for now you can be confident in using the selections below.

For a successful green wall irrigation is key. Green walls tend to get over watered so determining the frequency and amount of irrigation based on what plants are used, aspect, season and weather conditions is very important to the performance of plants. Most green walls if using the plants below won’t need to be watered everyday depending on plant selection and the system used.

It’s best to group plants that can handle the same amount of water together. For example Tanika® Lomandra does great in green walls, but it will fail if over watered, so make sure not to group it with plants that need a lot of water. If you want a Lomandra planted near water hungry plants there are two varieties that will handle that, Shara™ and Tropic Cascade™. Please refer to the watering conditions on the table below to help you group plants together.

Another tip when designing a green wall is to use more drought tolerant plants up the top of a green wall or irrigation should be modified for the top sections. We have observed the top of the wall will dry out quicker, whereas the bottom cells tend to collect more water.

Ozbreed’s Recommended Greenwall Plants

Below is a list of plants we recommend for use in green walls based on trials. There are more plants listed at the bottom that are still recommended, but need further testing.

*= needs slow release fertiliser or other nutrients

Plants recommended for: General conditions Wet feet Dry/Low Irrigation Full sun Moderate shade Heavy shade Southern NSW Sydney Northern NSW Qld Vic Sa Wa ACT TAS Growth habit on wall
NATIVE GREEN WALL PLANTS
Shara Lomandra fluviatilis ‘ABU7’ PBR Hangs down
Tanika® Lomandra longifolia ‘LM300’ PBR Grows out/slightly upwards then hangs down when mature
Sungold Lomandra longifolia ‘LMV100’ PBR Grows out/upwards
Tropic Cascade Lomandra hystrix ‘LHWP’ PBR * Hangs down
Grey Box™ Westringia fruticosa ‘WES04’ PBR Grows out and upwards with full coverage
Mundi™ Westringia fruticosa ‘WES05’ PBR Hangs down with some spread sideways/outwards, full coverage
Yareena™ Myoporum parvifolium ‘PARV01’ PBR Hangs down with some spread sideways
EXOTIC GREEN WALL PLANTS
Amethyst Liriope muscari ‘LIRTP’ PBR New foliage upwards, mature foliage hangs, flowers upwards
Isabella® Liriope muscari ‘LIRF’ PBR New foliage upwards, mature foliage hangs, flowers upwards
Just Right® Liriope muscari ‘LIRJ’ PBR New foliage upwards, mature foliage hangs, flowers upwards
Pink Pearl Liriope muscari ‘VS001’ PBR New foliage upwards, mature foliage hangs, flowers upwards
Silverlawn Liriope muscari ‘LIRSS’ PBR New foliage upwards, mature foliage hangs, flowers upwards
Blush™ Nandina domestica ‘AKA’ PBR Grows outwards with full coverage in all directions
Flirt™ Nandina domestica ‘MURASAKI’ PBR Grows outwards with full coverage in all directions
Obsession™ Nandina domestica ‘SEIKA’ PBR Grows outwards with full coverage in all directions
Little Ruby™ Alternanthera dentata ‘LRU30’ PBR Grows outwards with full coverage in all directions

For More Selection

These plants are worth a try if you want more selection or to experiment as we have had feedback they perform well on green walls. Although we want to test them ourselves to confirm their performance and growth habit.

Plants recommended for: General conditions Wet feet Dry/Low Irrigation Full sun Moderate shade Heavy shade Southern NSW Sydney Northern NSW Qld Vic Sa Wa ACT TAS
NATIVE GREEN WALL PLANTS
Blaze Dianella tasmanica ‘NPW2’ PBR
Tasred Dianella tasmanica ‘TR20’ PBR
Wyeena® Dianella tasmanica ‘TAS300’ PBR
Anigozanthos hybridAmber Velvet‘ PBR
Anigozanthos hybrid ‘Gold Velvet’ PBR
Anigozanthos hybrid ‘Regal Velvet’ PBR
Ruby Velvet™ Anigozanthos hybrid

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Plants from top right counterclockwise – Flirt™, Tanika®, Mundi™, Blush™, Shara™, Little Ruby™, Isabella®, Pink Pearl™. Middle right – Silverlawn™.


Shara and Tropic Cascade on a south facing green wall tolerating extreme wet.


Liriopes on south facing green wall. Tolerating extreme wet and dry conditions where other plants had died.


Tanika on east facing green wall.


Liriopes on west facing wall reshooting after being cut back.


Shara™ and Tropic Cascade™ on a west facing green wall tolerating extreme wet.


Liriopes on west facing green wall (higher planting rate gives fuller look). Tolerating extreme wet and dry conditions where other plants had died.


Yareena on east facing green wall.


Grey Box on north facing green wall, tolerating extreme wet and dry conditions where other plants had died.


Obsession on west facing wall, tolerating extreme wet and dry conditions where other plants had died.

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