Whether you are limited for space, time or experience, the impact one tree or shrub can have on your garden is astounding! A feature plant can have flower, colour, form or function to create that piece of living art.
Dragon tree - Dracaena draco
The dragon tree is a slow growing tree from the Canary Islands that is now endangered in its natural habitat. It is however one of the most unique feature trees with a striking sculptural quality. It creates presence with its smooth silver branches and trunk and blue-green leaves. It is hardy, dry tolerant and long lived.
Black Bamboo ‘Timor Black’ - Bambusa lako
This is a clumping variety of bamboo with black stems that is great for planter boxes and pots. It grows to 12m and is upright and tidy. The stems are glossy black making an excellent feature. This is not a cold or wind tolerant bamboo, preferring a warm sheltered site. Timor Black is one of the slowest bamboos and growth rate depends on climate, food and water as well as weed competition. Small bamboo plants are slow to get going, so starting off with a bigger plant will cost much more but an instant impact will be achieved.
Agave - Agave attenuata
Also known as The Century Plant this rosette shaped succulent with blue green foliage makes it an eye-catching variety in planter boxes and garden beds. The size that this plant can grow to, coupled with its architectural form, makes for a stunning feature. It is dry tolerant, good in pots, and long lived.
Snow Pear - Pyrus nivalis
This is a gorgeous tree that flowers in spring with clusters of pure white flowers. Following this are soft green leaves, which age to silvery green. The silvery foliage then changes to yellow and orange in autumn, creating a spectacular sight whilst highlighting the changing of the seasons. The broad rounded canopy spreads to 5m across and reaches 8m in height, so it is perfect for larger sized gardens and a great shade tree. It grows reliably in Perth, Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart and the Blue Mountains.