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A lush, colourful, 'anything goes' garden in Northcote.
Coprosma repens 'Fireburst'
Coprosma 'Fireburst' is an evergreen shrub with striking green, cream and pink variegated foliage. The colour changes from cream/pink tones during the summer to fiery red foliage during the autumn and winter. 'Fireburst' is ideal for small hedges and general garden landscaping. It grows to 3 or 4 feet tall and the same in width. Prune to promote bushiness. Performs best on well drained soil and in full sun to partial shade. Hardy to 20F. Coprosma repens is a shrub or small tree that…
A Long-Lasting and Colorful Front Garden
This elegant front yard features a beautiful marriage of colors, shapes and textures for a long-lasting impact,
Renga Renga - Arthropodium
Renga Renga is the New Zealand Maori name for Arthropodium cirratum - one of the best landscaping native plants I have ever grown in my garden. Some local gardeners use the name Rock-Lily.
Carex Ice Dance -- Bluestone Perennials
Carex Ice Dance - Common name:Japanese Sedge, Sedge - Deep green leaves are edged in clean bright white - quite showy. Carex Ice Dance will brighten a shady area. Adds soothing movement to the garden when foliage dances in the breeze. Slow spreading habit. Evergreen in the south for nice winter interest.
Phormium 'Dark Delight' (New Zealand Flax)
One of the darkest New Zealand Flax cultivars, Phormium 'Dark Delight' boasts slightly arching, narrow, sword-like, dark reddish-brown leaves. Robust, this evergreen perennial is topped in summer with a dramatic flowering stalk, 5-6 ft. tall (150-180 cm), bearing panicles of tubular, red flowers which attract nectar-seeking birds. Native to New Zealand, this Phormium is primarily grown for its attractive foliage and makes a stunning focal point in the garden, specifically when combined with…