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Create Enchanting Garden With Magnolia, Pittosporum, Lilly Pilly, and Agapanthus

Create Enchanting Garden With Magnolia, Pittosporum, Lilly Pilly, and Agapanthus

Do you have a passion for gardening but unsure of which plants will bring your garden to life? Fear not, for we have curated a selection of top varieties that promise not only to enhance the aesthetic appeal of your garden but also to imbue it with an aura of tranquility and charm. Imagine a garden where the elegant Magnolia gently rustles in the wind, the robust Pittosporum stands boldly, the lively Lilly Pilly bursts with colour, and the peaceful Agapanthus sways with grace. These plants are not just additions to your garden; they are the essence of a living tapestry, offering a rich blend of textures, hues, and fragrances that captivate all who wander through.

Magnolia: The Aristocrat of the Garden

The Magnolia, with its large, glossy leaves and grandiose flowers, reigns supreme in any garden setting. This ancient genus, symbolising purity and nobility, offers a variety of species and hybrids ranging from towering trees to compact shrubs. Whether it's the majestic Southern Magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora) with its evergreen beauty and intoxicating fragrance or the deciduous saucer magnolia (Magnolia x soulangeana) dazzling with pink to purple blooms, there's a magnolia to suit every landscape.

Planting Tips:

  • Location: Choose a spot with well-drained soil and full sun to partial shade.
  • Care: Water regularly during the first few years and mulch to retain soil moisture.
  • Pruning: Minimal pruning is needed; just remove dead or crossed branches.

Pittosporum: The Versatile Guardian

Pittosporum species are the unsung heroes of the garden, providing structure, privacy, and an evergreen backdrop for other plants to shine. From the variegated leaves of Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Variegatum' to the compact and hardy Pittosporum tobira, these shrubs can be shaped into hedges, screens, or standalone specimens. Their resilience and ease of care make them a favourite among gardeners.

hedging varieties such as Pittosporum Tenuifolium LimelightPittosporum Screen MasterPittosporum silver sheen, sunburst, limelight, James Stirling, Pittosporum ivory sheenPittosporum green pillar and much more.


Planting Tips:

  • Location: Thrives in full sun to partial shade with well-drained soil.
  • Care: Water moderately; Pittosporum is drought-tolerant once established.
  • Pruning: Prune in spring to maintain shape and encourage bushier growth.

Lilly Pilly: The Vibrant Australian Native

The Lilly Pilly (Syzygium smithii) is a testament to the beauty and versatility of Australian native plants. Its glossy green leaves, fluffy white flowers, and colourful berries make it an attractive choice for hedges, screens, or as a feature plant. The berries are not only a feast for the eyes but are edible, offering a spicy apple-like flavour.

Planting Tips:

  • Location: Prefers full sun to part shade and well-drained soil.
  • Care: Water regularly during dry periods and apply a native plant fertiliser in spring.
  • Pruning: Prune regularly to maintain the desired shape and size.

Agapanthus: The Carefree Bloomer

Agapanthus, often referred to as the African Lily, enchants with its spherical clusters of blue, white, or purple flowers perched atop slender stalks. This hardy perennial is perfect for borders, pots, or as a mass planting for a stunning display. Its drought tolerance and low maintenance requirements make it a favourite among gardeners looking for impactful yet carefree blooms.

We stock almost all varieties of agapanthus plants, including Agapanthus Baby PeteAgapanthus Black PanthaAgapanthus Dwarf WhiteAgapanthus SnowballAgapanthus Peter PanAgapanthus Orientalis WhiteAgapanthus Strawberry Ice PinkAgapanthus Silver Baby and much more. 

Planting Tips:

  • Location: Full sun to partial shade with well-drained soil.
  • Care: Water during dry spells and feed with a balanced fertiliser in spring.
  • Pruning: Deadhead spent blooms to encourage more flowers.

Online Plants, a leading nursery in Melbourne, is proud to offer these exquisite plant varieties for sale, providing you with the opportunity to bring your dream garden to life. Understanding that each garden is unique, Online Plants extends beyond merely supplying plants; we offer personalised garden consultations. Our team of experts is dedicated to helping you make informed decisions about which plants will thrive in your garden, ensuring that your outdoor space is both beautiful and sustainable. 

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