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Pittosporums vary greatly however the most popular hedging variety used in Canberra is Pittosporum ‘Silver Sheen’.
Shade can be very useful for keeping plants looking at their best but for some plants the shade can prevent good flowering or fruiting or lead to a misshapen/’leggy’ form.
Canberra soils generally have a high clay content. Clay can be great for water and nutrient retention but can sometimes impede plant growth because of poor drainage.
The first step is to ensure that your soil is prepared properly.
A silvery/brown effect has been more prevalent in recent years especially on Viburnum hedges and especially on Viburnum tinus.
A bare rooted or loose rooted plant is one that has been ground-grown, dug up when dormant or semi-dormant, soil removed, roots pruned and readied for transport to be planted into pots or straight into a garden.
At Professional Plant Supplies we recommend fertilising in Spring and Autumn. In Winter there is little point as the soil is too cold for the plants to take up the nutrients.
At Professional Plant Supplies we recommend planting 12 months of the year.
At Professional Plant Supplies we recommend planting 12 months of the year however there are times that are less stressful if you can plan it that way.
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