One of the stock highlights provided by Botanix Plant Supply was the Eucalyptus cladocaylx ‘EUC78’ Vintage Red PBR. This Eucalyptus was used in the display garden Refuge in the Avenue of Achievable Gardens category. Designed by Lincoln Flynn, Refuge won 1st place in its category, and won the coveted People’s Choice Award.
Vintage Red has purple foliage that appears almost black in certain light, and attractive silver-grey bark. Growing to around 8m x 4m wide, this small tree can be pruned to shape to fit into smaller spaces.
Botanix also proudly supplied Lincoln’s Refuge with Acacia cognate, Waterfall, a grafted native standard with fine foliage and a neat, weeping habit.
Each year the Tree and Shrub Growers Victoria (TSGV) stand heavily emphasises the use of plants in the landscape. This year was no exception. The house used in TSGV’s green display was overtaken by trees, including Acacia cognata Lime Magik and Eucalyptus leucoxylon Scarlet, which were supplied by Botanix Plant Supply.
Also supplied to this garden was another purple foliaged plant; Lagerstroemia x indica Plum Magic PBR. This small growing (1.8m) purple foliaged crepe myrtle is a great alternative for a hedge or screening plant, with a long flowering time and contrasting foliage.
For more information about the varieties supplied to the 2016 MIFGS, and other varieties stocked by Botanix Plant Supply, visit www.botanixplantsupply.com.au