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Diosmas are an ideal shrub for any garden & can be grown in most parts of Australia including sub tropical & coastal locations.  In late winter to spring, they are covered with gorgeous delicately scented pink, white & red star-shaped flowers.  Different varieties of diosmas grow from less than 1 m tall up to around 2 m and can be grown & used as massed plantings or trimmed into informal hedges.  Golden foliage forms are also available, which provide year round garden colour.


How to grow diosma in your garden

  1. Choose a sunny spot with well drained soil. Enrich the soil with Yates Dynamic Lifter Soil Improver & Plant Fertiliser. If the soil is clay based, improve soil structure by adding gypsum and forking in well.
  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.
  3. Position in hole and backfill, gently firming down. Form a raised or doughnut shaped ring of soil around the outer edge of the plant's root zone. This helps keep water where it's needed.  Always water in well after planting to settle the soil around the roots and keep the soil moist for several weeks while the new plant establishes.
  4. Mulch around the base with organic mulch like bark chips, sugarcane or pea straw, keeping it away from the trunk.
  5. Water deeply, once or twice a week, depending on weather conditions.  
  6. Feed in autumn and spring with Yates Dynamic Lifter Soil Improver & Plant Fertiliser to promote strong root development, healthy foliage and lots of colourful flowers.
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How to grow diosma in a pot

  1. Choose a compact or dwarf variety that’s suitable for growing in a container.  Choose a pot at least 400mm wide and deep. Position in full sun.
  2. Fill chosen pot with quality potting mix, such as Yates Potting Mix with Dynamic Lifter.  Remove the plant from the container, gently tease the roots and cut away any circled or tangled roots.
  3. Position in hole and backfill with potting mix, gently firming down. Water in well.
  4. Water deeply, once or twice a week, depending on weather conditions.  
  5. Feed in autumn and spring with Yates Dynamic Lifter Soil Improver & Plant Fertiliser to promote strong root development, healthy foliage and lots of colourful flowers.

Growing tips

  • Lightly prune after flowering
  • Can grow in part shade but will have less flowers

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