Natives are well suited to our warm and dry Aussie climate which isn’t great news for our friends in cool regions. Thankfully, there are a few native plants that will tolerate colder areas!

Lomandra

lomandra

Lomandras are a hardy grass like plant that thrive on neglect. There are many different varieties and cultivars available to suit your garden and style.

Position: Full Sun to Half Shade
Water: Water well after planting. Requires little water once established.
Soil: Can tolerate all soil types.
When to grow: All year

How To Grow:
*Step 1:
Choose a place in the garden that gets full sun to half shade. Prepare the planting area well by digging in Yates® Dynamic Lifter® Soil Improver & Plant Fertiliser.
Step 2: Dig the planting hole twice as wide and to the same depth as the root-ball. Remove the plant from the container, gently tease the roots and cut away any circled or tangled roots.
Step 3: Position in hole and backfill, gently firming down. Form a raised ring around the plant, creating a well so that water will go where it’s needed most. Water in well.
Step 4: Mulch around the base with organic mulch, keeping it away from the base of the plant.
Step 5: Feed in Autumn and Spring with Yates® Dynamic Lifter® Soil Improver & Plant Fertiliser to ensure strong root development.

Westringia

westringia

The Coastal Rosemary (Westringia fruticosa) is an attractive dense shrube that has grey-green foliage and small white or pale-lavender flowers. It is great as a hedge and can be easily shaped into balls. It is also highly adaptable as it can withstand salt sprays, strong winds and dry conditions.

Position: Full Sun to Part Shade
Water: Water well after planting. Water to keep soil lightly moist.
Soil: Well drained
When to grow: All year.

How To Grow
Step 1: Choose a place in the garden that gets full sun to part shade. Prepare the planting area well by digging in Yates® Dynamic Lifter® Soil Improver & Plant Fertiliser
Step 2: Dig the planting hole twice as wide and to the same depth as the root-ball. Remove the plant from the container.
Step 3: Carefully remove the plant from the pot ensuring not to disturb any of the roots.
Step 4: Position in hole and backfill, gently firming down. Form a raised ring around the plant, creating a well so that water will go where it’s needed most. Water in well.
Step 5: Mulch around the base with organic mulch, keeping it away from the base of the plant.
Step 6: Feed occasionally with Yates® Dynamic Lifter® Soil Improver & Plant Fertiliser to ensure strong root development.