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Acmena smithii

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Acmena smithii
6” pots 6.90 ea.
BoxOz® Lonicera 

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Grow 4 metres of BoxOz® Lonicera hedge or border for $39.90.
Box of 20×3"pots of BoxOz® Lonicera $39.90
. 3"pots $2.50 each or 5 for $11.50
BoxOz® Lonicera fast hedge and topiary

Bloom 'in Box™ Cuphea
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Bloom 'in Box™ Cuphea
The perfect flowering border
5 plants per metre
6" pots only $3.90 ea.

A tray of 20×3" pots for  $39.90

Silver Stirling™ Pittosporum
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The Perfect hedge in just 12 months
7" pots Silver Stirling™ Pittosporum $11.90, 10" pots $29.90 each or 4 for $99.90

Box Leaved Privet
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Borders on a budget, Box Leaved Privet 6" pots $4.50, 3" pots $2.50 each or 5 for $11.50.
A tray of 20×3" pots only $39.90

Silver Stirling™ Pittosporum can grow 5-6ft per year
in the first few years

stirling28.jpg (14935 bytes)  At Chris and Marie’s Plant Farms we now cultivate and grow our own in house strain of Pittosporum, we call this strain of Pittosporum Silver Stirling™ Pittosporum. This came about because Chris noticed that with so manystirling24.jpg (22998 bytes) types of Pittosporums on the market people were becoming confused about which one to buy and often people would plant a hedge of one type and come back in twelve months for more and find it had become unavailable thereby making it impossible to extend or replace missing plants in their hedge. Its kind of like buying an exotic car and finding its gone off stirling22.jpg (20924 bytes)the market in a year or two and you can’t get parts or service easily or economically. That’s why most people buy a popular model car from a strong company.  

  Chris’ family have a long history of growing Pittosporum as Chris’ father Frank Lucas brought the first James Stirling to Australia in 1972. Frank still has the first James Stirling in his back yard and he has propagated 100’s of thousands of plants from it. Over the years lots of nurserymen have brought many strains of Pittosporum to Australia, the market has become quite confusing.

  The strain Chris has decided upon is one that has been planted as a hedge in stirling23.jpg (14937 bytes)Australia for the last 15 years with great success in terms of growth rate, beauty and hardiness, it is much faster growing than the original James Stirling with slightly larger leaves. Silver Stirling™ Pittosporum, Pittosporum tenuifolium (Silver Sheen) has a less grey, brighter green softer leaf than the James Stirling. Silver Stirling™ Pittosporum can grow 5-6ft per year in the first few years and when well clipped is extremely dense. Because Silver Stirling™ Pittosporum is very dense and leafy yet loves to be clipped hard it is ideal for creating tall narrow screens,stirling27.jpg (18777 bytes) even 3-4 metres tall.

  For optimum growth Silver Stirling™ Pittosporum, Pittosporum tenuifolium (Silver Sheen) loves to be planted without scruffing up the roots, feeding regularly with Devotion™ Time Release Fertiliser and to be planted with no grass around their base and most of all good drainage. If your stirling25.jpg (21423 bytes)soil is heavy or wet drain it or raise your bed.

  Because Chris and Marie’s Plant Farms grow their own Silver Stirling™ Pittosporums we have an abundance of 7" pots $11.90 and 10" pots $29.90 or 4 for $99.90.

  Chris’ daughter Amber is in charge of growing our 7” pot Pittosporums, this makes her the third generation Lucas growing Pittosporums in Australia.

stirling26.jpg (21314 bytes)   When we were taking photographs for our web site we saw a lovely young Silver Stirling™ hedge. The lady of the house was bringing in her shopping and we asked her how old the hedge was. She said that it had been planted just 12 months ago with bushy 3ft tall plants. The hedge was now 7ft tall and 2ft above the standard wooden side fence. We took a digital photo of this happy gardener to show that a well planted and tendered Silver Stirling™ Pittosporum can grow to provide the perfect privacy screen in just 12 months.

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