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Plants For Shade

FERNS | GRASSES & GROUNDCOVER | FLOWERING | INDOOR PLANTS

If you have a space under trees that you would like to plant with ground cover; a shady border by a wall or fence; or a balcony that doesn't get much direct sun - then these shade tolerant plants will be ideal.

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  1. Zoysia - No mow grass

    Zoysia - No mow grass

    Want a no-mow lawn? Velvet grass grows to only 10cm, perfect for ground cover, between pavers, around pools and ponds, and low-traffic areas. Drought tolerant once established. Fine slender leaf, gorgeous mass planted in Japanese or Balinese style gardens. Excellent at squashing those weeds down. Learn More
    $4.05

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  2. Yucca elephantipes - soft-tip yucca

    Yucca elephantipes - soft-tip yucca

    Easy-care robust foliage plant, impressive all year round. Tall white flower spikes on mature plants. For sun or shade, indoors or out, garden or container. Learn More
    $4.90

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  3. Westringia 'Jervis Gem'

    Westringia 'Jervis Gem'

    A compact form of the popular Wynyabbie Gem, with soft velvety silver-grey foliage, and lilac-blue flowers for most of the year. This native rosemary is great in coastal, roof-garden, and exposed sites as it puts up with salt and wind.

    "A dozen Callistemon 'Little John' and 6 Westringia fruticoa 'Jervis Gem' just arrived in top condition. Beautiful little plants bursting with good health and new growth. Couldn't be happier!" Anne - January 2017. Newcastle, NSW. Learn More
    $3.50

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  4. Wasabi Mazuma

    Wasabi Mazuma

    The authentic stuff, not dyed horseradish! Grow your own fresh sushi paste - it takes a little care and attention but you'll be so proud you did, especially if you love your Japanese cuisine. 'Mazuma' is a highly regarded variety for its elegance, heat and sweetness.
    Plants shipped as plugs inside our tubestock pots (see photo), ready to plant or pot up.
    field image: sk via Flickr; root image: t-mizo via Flickrsculpture image: vera46 via Flickr cropped to size.

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    $8.95

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  5. Viola Johnny Jump Up

    Viola Johnny Jump Up

    Cute funny-face viola for groundcover, baskets, patio pots, between paving, and rockeries. Low maintenance, easy care, always cheery. Grow them organically and they make pretty edible additions to salads and pastries. Learn More
    $3.50

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  6. Viola hederacea - native violet

    Viola hederacea - native violet

    Native neat pretty ground cover with petite mauve and white flowers. Ideal lawn substitute in under-plantings beneath trees, and in shaded spots. Tuck it between pavers for a soft green pathway.Try it in hanging baskets and windowboxes Learn More
    $3.50

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  7. Viola Baby Blue

    Viola Baby Blue

    Like the native violet but want more blue? This one's for you! Mini-pansy flowers in a soft lavender-sky, dainty dark green leaves, great groundcover for deep shade. Less spreading than the bicolour version, ideal for between pavers. Learn More
    $3.50

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  8. Viburnum odoratissimum - sweet viburnum

    Viburnum odoratissimum - sweet viburnum

    Fast growing, establishes quickly, especially from our tubestock. Thrives in milder climates of Australia. Evergreen dense hedge or shrub, great for screening to 4m or clip to size. Larger leaf and more open habit than Dense Fence. Learn More
    $3.50
  9. Viburnum Dense Fence™

    Viburnum Dense Fence™

    The ultimate fast growing evergreen hedge for privacy screening. Finer leaf and denser foliage than Viburnum odoratissimum. Low maintenance, but trim regularly and be rewarded with vibrant red new foliage. Learn More
    $4.90
  10. Viburnum 'Emerald Lustre'

    Viburnum 'Emerald Lustre'

    Fast-growing, glossy-leaved hedging shrub, great for establishing new gardens. Bronze new leaves. A shiny-leafed version of sweet Viburnum, needs a goldilocks climate to grow its best - not too hot or cold or dry or wet. Learn More
    $3.50
  11. Tulbaghia - society garlic

    Tulbaghia - society garlic

    Cottage garden favorite, delightful small plant with blue-green grassy foliage and dainty lilac flowers on tall slender stems. Lovely for ground cover plantings or something unusual for the kitchen garden (the leaves and flowers are edible).

    Group image: Awesome SA via Flickr cropped to size.

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    $4.95

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  12. Trachelospermum Tricolour

    Trachelospermum Tricolour

    Always a favourite with our customers for its versatility and year round colour. Grow as a twining low ground cover, or as a climber up a trellis. Can be clipped to an effective tight low hedge. Variegated pink-cream evergreen leaves, highly scented white starry flowers in spring and summer. Learn More
    $3.50

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    Trachelospermum SHOOTING STAR™

    A refreshing twist on a favourite groundcover. White-tipped evergreen foliage is almost hidden by white scented flowers during summer and autumn. Perfect for underplanting, ground cover and containers. Well-behaved, reaching only 1.5m wide unclipped. Learn More
    $4.90

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  14. Trachelospermum FLAT MAT™

    Trachelospermum FLAT MAT™

    Dense compact evergreen carpet plant, perfect over a patio railing to enjoy the scented flowers. Will spread to 4m to cover embankments, rockeries, under trees and shrubs where you need evergreen ground cover. Fast to establish. Learn More
    $4.90

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  15. Trachelospermum - star jasmine

    Trachelospermum - star jasmine

    Classic evergreen twining ground cover, low clipped hedge, or wall climber on a sturdy trellis. Highly perfumed white star-like flowers in spring and summer shine out against the dark green leaves. Learn More
    $3.50
  16. Tibouchina ‘Noelene’

    Tibouchina ‘Noelene’

    Pretty white buds open to pink blossoms on this big evergreen shrub. Plant as a feature or shade tree in frost free sites. Will reach 6m full-grown so plant with this in mind. Learn More
    $3.60
  17. Tibouchina 'Little Beauty'

    Tibouchina 'Little Beauty'

    Enchanting smaller version of a familiar favorite. Suited to borders, rockeries and mass plantings. Grows to 1m. More slender petals than Jazzie, in a warmer pink-purple tone; and neat pointed leaves. Learn More
    $5.45

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  18. Tibouchina 'Lilac Time'

    Tibouchina 'Lilac Time'

    Slim privacy hedge for frost free areas, covered in large lilac-pink flowers and rose-red buds spring through summer. A versatile height for feature shrubs, hedging, large container planting. Learn More
    $5.45
  19. Tibouchina 'Kathleen'

    Tibouchina 'Kathleen'

    Pretty pink tree with lots of colour in spring and autumn. Always striking in full flower, and Kathleen has the advantage of a more unusual and softer flower colour for a tibouchina. Grows to 5m in the right location - one for the larger back yard. Learn More
    $3.60
  20. Tibouchina 'Illusion'

    Tibouchina 'Illusion'

    Kaleidoscope of lilac shades, the perfect feature plant for small gardens. Grows to a small tree, to 2.5m. Frost tender. Learn More
    $5.45
  21. Tibouchina Elsa

    Tibouchina 'Elsa'

    Delightful unusual tibouchina.

    Flowers are white with a hint of purple in the centre and the leaves are silvery-sage. Perfect for contrast planting with mauve and purple varieties!

    Don't let this Elsa get frozen - she's for frost free gardens only. Learn More
    $3.60

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  22. Tibouchina 'Chameleon'

    Tibouchina 'Chameleon'

    A splendid mid-size variety with two flowering seasons, blooming in shades of white, mauve, lilac and purple. Ideal for small to medium gardens, grows to 1.8m unclipped. Learn More
    $5.45
  23. Tibouchina 'Allure'

    Tibouchina 'Allure'

    Gorgeous lilac purple blooms on a dense, low growing shrub to 1m. Suited to small gardens and container planting. All the style and colour of a tree tibouchina in a compact package! Learn More
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  24. Syzygium 'Little Tom' - lilly pilly

    Syzygium 'Little Tom' - lilly pilly

    Every 'Little Tom' sold helps to raise funds for Shine for Thomas Foundation. 'Little Tom' lilly pilly was developed by a nursery owner in honour of his young son who lost his life to Rhabdomyolysis, a rare genetic disease. Your purchase will help the fight to find a cure. Gorgeous compact upright syzygium with brilliant red new growth. Fast growing and conical in shape, perfect for container planting and low hedges. Attracts native birds when flowering.

    We are unable to sell this product to South Australia for bio-security reasons.

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    $5.70

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  25. Syzygium 'Glasshouse Select' - lilly pilly

    Syzygium 'Glasshouse Select' - lilly pilly

    Specially selected for compact, tight growth and bronze new leaves. Fast growing, and great resistance to pesky psyllids. Excellent for all hedging, edging and screening, and loved by wildlife. 3-5m unclipped, but happy to be pruned to size. A great all-rounder.

    We are Prohibited to sell this product to South Australia.

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    $3.75

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