Leionema ‘Green Screen’ – Phebalium

 

A great rewarding mid sized shrub for screening and hedging, especially for those difficult shady spots, as it will still grow dense and will flower in all positions. A very hardy, easy care and fast growing shrub. It has deep green fine leaves which are aromatic and the foliage grows dense to the ground. In spring to mid summer it is covered in masses of white flowers, and will flower well in shady spots as well as sun. It is butterfly attracting. It grows to around 2 metres high and wide, but can be pruned to smaller sizes.. Does well in most soil types, tolerates frost, and can take dry soil to constantly moist. If needed, lightly prune to shape after flowering.
Green Screen is a hybrid of Leionema elatius and L. lamprophyllum.

Family:Rutaceae
Scientific Name:Leionema
Cultivar:Green Screen
Common Name:Phebalium
Plant Type:Small shrub, Large shrub
Height:1.5 ~ 2 metres
Width:1.5 ~ 2 metres
Flower Colour:White
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade, Half shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage, Spreading
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Hedge, Topiary, Screen, Windbreak
Special Uses:Fast growing, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Butterflies, Other insects

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WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT

 

Once you have found the plant that you want, the next step is to find where to get it. Visit or ring your favourite nursery to see if they have it in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you.  Specialist nurseries are also able to give great advice, and if they don’t have the plant you want, they can often suggest an alternative to you. Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries, and some who do mail order. Click on the links for their details-

 

The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

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