NOBBIES VIEW DROUGHT TOLERANT PLANT FARM
NOBBIES VIEW DROUGHT TOLERANT PLANT FARM
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Large drought tolerant shrubs (more than 3m)

Dodonea viscosa purpurea

(Purple leaved Hop bush) A vigorous upright to spreading tall shrub. Attractive glossy leathery leaves with a strong purple colour make this a desirable shrub for background planting or a quick growing informal hedge. A tough plant capable of thriving in drought and exposure to wind, salt & atmospheric pollution.

Height 3m Width 2m
Escallonia 'Iveyi'

Attractive glossy dark green foliage on a tall shrub to 3m. This quick growing plant makes a beautiful hedge and is completely resiliant to full exposure. Produces fragrant white flower clusters throughout summer & autumn.

Height 3m Width 2m
Escallonia macrantha

Broad glossy attractive foliage on this quick growing shrub make this plant ideal for informal hedging / screening. Throughout spring and summer clusters of pinkish-red flowers are produced. Will thrive in fully exposed coastal positions.

Height 3m Width 2m
Laurus nobilis (Bay Tree)

Large evergreen shrub or small tree valued for their glossy aromatic foliage, often used in cooking, and their adaptability to most growing conditions. Will eventually grow into a tall dense hedge if clipped annually, but they are just as effective grown in a container and clipped into attractive dome shaped specimens.

Height 5m Width 3m
Nerium oleander

Evergreen large shrub to small tree grown for their large colourful flower clusters and tough grow-anywhere nature. Lance shaped mid-green foliage can be trimmed into an informal screen / hedge and will withstand full coastal exposure and drought. All parts of oleander are poisonous if ingested. Pure white and soft pink flowered varieties are available.

Height 4m Width 3m
Olea europaea (Olive)

Well known tough Mediterranean large shrub or small tree. Evergreen leathery leaves grey-green in colour producing insignificant flowers but plentiful in fruit. Can be grown as a speciman tree or clipped into a hardy drought tolerant hedge.

Height 5m Width 4m
Plumbago auriculata

Evergreen shrub that can be grown as a single specimen in a mixed shrub border or as a fast growing hedge. Pale- to mid-green foliage is covered in spring / summer & autumn with soft sky-blue flowers. A tough old survivor that can be cut back hard annually if needed.
Both blue and white flowered forms are available.

Height 3-5m Width 2-3m

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