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GARDENS of a Nurseryman - Noel Percy
SCREEN PBR the best new variegated lillipilly
Crotons are one of the tropical shrubs that are a must in a
tropical garden There are many different varieties that will introduce colour
into the landscape.
Croton Little Mia has thin
leaves with a predominantly yellow new growth with it fading to copper
highlights as the leaf ages. It is one of the faster growing crotons.
Croton Petra is a slower growing
croton with broad leaves with a green and yellow veined leaf that
changes to green an red as it ages.
Croton Mammy is one of the best
of the crotons available as the leaf has a range of colours from red,
yellow green and orange. It also has a leaf that curves creating an interesting
textural highlight. It's tough and hardy and will grow in sun and part
Enjoying extraordinary popularity due to their texture and
colour Rhoeo also is one of the hardiest , drought tolerant plants that is
available. Hawaiian Dwarf can be used as an edging plant, an groundcover
highlight in a pot or planted in large drifts where other plants won't survive. Rhoeo
discolour is the larger form that gives a heavier texture, and is suited to
specimen planting. Keep them very dry after establishment and they won't look
Rhoeo discolour Hawaiian dwarf
Rhoeo Stripey Pink
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Dracaenas can be used in a variety of ways, they make excellent
indoor and pot specimens and can be used in tropical gardens as a feature. They
can also be used as dramatic feature plants.
Plumeria or frangipani are one of the toughest plants
available for a sub tropical garden. The most popular is Plumeria obtusa the
"Evergreen Frangipani" with its deep green foliage and pure white
flowers. Now there is an alternative Plumeria pudica. P. pudica is an evergreen frangipani
with a distinct leaf shape and the same pure white flowers. It's
hardy, drought tolerant and fast growing.
Plumeria pudica 300mm
Plumeria pudica flower
Plumeria pudica 400mm