Ozbreed offer a broad range of cost-effective plants that perform extremely well when planted as tubestock.
Shara™ Lomandra fluviatilis ‘ABU7’ PBR in Tubestock
After what seems like an endless run of trials and tribulations in 2020, it’s not surprising that some clients will have high expectations but with a reduced budget. In those situations, tubestock is the answer! Far from being the poor cousin to 140mm pots, tubestock from Ozbreed actually have lots of winner characteristics, including:
Tubestock is an extremely cost-effective solution for mass plantings, long borders and roadside zones, allowing for even the tightest of budgets to be met.
Significantly more plants can be installed in the design reducing or eliminating large unsightly gaps. The cost of a 140mm pot is usually the same as three tubes, so that’s three time as many plants going in the ground.
Tanika® Lomandra longifolia ‘LM300’ PBR in Mass Planting
Plants can be installed closer together to help outcompete weeds faster, which will help keep the site looking good as it grows out with less ongoing maintenance required. Its small size makes tubestock much easier to handle and faster to plant. This leads to significant savings in labour costs due to quicker planting out times.
Ozbreed offers a broad range of plants that perform extremely well when planted out as tubestock including grasses, strappy leaf plants, groundcovers and many shrubs. Tubestock grow fast, with young, vigorous plants usually catching up to a 140mm pot within 12 months of planting.
At Ozbreed, the team don’t guess, they test! Through the extensive long-term trialling Ozbreed know how its plants perform in different environments. This is the valuable information provided in each plant profile to set your designs up for success. Ultimately choosing reliable plants is far more important than the size of the pot.
Quality without Compromise
The secret to Ozbreed’s cost effective tubes is in the growing. Regular growing methods involve a two-step process of growing in plug trays first and then potting into tubes. Naturally this requires extra resources, labour and time, all of which adds to the final cost.
Left: Little Jess™ Dianella caerulea ‘DCMP01’ PBR in Mass Planting. Right: Katie Belles™ Lomandra hystrix ‘LHBYF’ PBR in Swale Trial
The one step system enables Ozbreed licensed growers to take splits or cuttings and grow them directly in the tubes. These are then sold as high-quality, ready to plant tubestock. This direct tube growing method is obviously smarter and more cost-effective. It enables great quality tubestock to be grown and sold at a cheaper price.
Remember that when it comes to jobs with real budget constraints you can count on Ozbreed tubestock to deliver those cost savings options but without compromising the landscape’s long-term success. The plants are grown to perfection by licensed growers and trialled constantly, so Ozbreed know how they perform in your region.
Want to learn more about Ozbreed? The team are now available for presentation bookings. Topics include Tubestock, Plant Selection and Ozbreed’s New and Familiar Favourite Plants with more topics in development.
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