WHOLESALE DARWINIA NURSERIES
Darwinia plants are a varied group of evergreen plants from southern Australia.
With over 70 species identified only a few are available from wholesale nurseries.
They do make excellent garden plants and many have outstanding flowers.
More often the grafted types are better in landscaping as they have more tolerant root systems.
Some varieties have attractive large and colorful ‘Bell Like ‘ flowers others are smaller flowered and not widely offered for sale.
All species require good drainage and all flower best in full sun.
Care and Pruning
Most Darwinia species can be tip pruned to maintain a bushy habit. All require excellent drainage and a position in full sun.
- Plant Type – Small Shrub
- Country of origin – Australia all, Western Australia, South Australia and Victoria
- Common Name – Varies with species, often called Mountain Bells.
- Growth Rate – Medium
- Evergreen / Deciduous – Evergreen
- Soil – Well drained – Water during very dry summers.
- Position – Full sun
- Height – Varying from .1m to around 2m – 4m.
- Width – Varying to 1m, some prostrate forms are available.
- Habit – Small shrub depending on species and cultivar.
Grown for the showy flowers, suited to native gardens as well as container growing.
Varieties / Cultivars
- Darwinia macrostegia – Brilliant flowers red and white striped and the plant is often called the ‘Mondurup Bell’. Weeping shrub to around 1m.
- Darwinia meeboldii – Also known as the ‘Cranbrook Bell’, white and red flowers, bell shaped on a bushy shrup to 3m in height.
- Darwinia purpurea – Deep red to purple flowers, usually more red. Low growing spreading shrub to 1m.
- Darwinia oxylepis – Attractive red flowers, on a bushy shrub to 1.5m in height.
- Darwinia citriodora – Known as the Lemon Scented Darwinia, for the fragrant foliage. Small rosey red flowers. Both upright and prostrate forms are available.
- Darwinia carnea – From Western Australia with very attractive green bell shaped flowers flushed with red, some cultivars have bright red flowers
Available from the following Wholesale Nurseries
1870 South Gippsland Hwy Cranbourne Vic 3977 - email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Growers of a wide range of native & exotic trees, shrubs, ground covers and climbers in 14cm pots Promotional & PBR Lines and garden hardy favourites. Supplying all states. www.faceysnursery.com.au
15 Falls Road Hoddles Creek Victoria 3139
phone: 59674244 fax: 59674239
Wholesale propagators specialising in Australian Native Tubestock. Our list comprises of hard to grow and pictorial lines. Monthly & Annual Forward Order catalogue. Accredited to all States.