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CASSICA pbr Lomandra longifolia
General description: Cassica is an improved broad leaf form of the popular blue form Lomandra longifolia. It grows to 1m high with a spread of 600mm. Distinctive blue/ grey colouring to leaves and very dense in its growth and leaf configuration.
Position: Grows well in full sun and moderate positions. Tolerates sandy and coastal positions. It will generally survive and prosper on natural rainfall in most of the populated areas of Queensland and Northern NSW, especially coastal areas. For desert inland type
areas occasional watering may be required. It can tolerate raised planting areas in both clay but prefers the sandier soil typess. Do not bury the crown of the plant when planting. Good for hot dry or poor, sandy soil areas.
Mulch type: For depressed or flat areas, and even preferably for raised areas, plant in mulch that is comprised of hardwood chips or other chunky wood material with no more than 5% fines by volume (preferably zero fines). The material must not contain any bark. The average size of the woodchip must be approximately 30 mm x 20 mm x 5 mm and the maximum length of chip is not to exceed 50 mm. It must be free of soil, weeds, stones, vermin, insects or other foreign material. Do not use raw tub ground mulch, or composted mulch with more than 5% fines, unless the area is well mounded, or raised, and generally of a dryer aspect. (Note; Mulch with less than 5% fines has many advantages, and should be used anyway, not to mention it is part of the Australian standards to have no more than 5% fines.)
Care: Water as required to keep the plant healthy for the first 8 to 13 weeks. After this irrigation is optional (not required) for most populated areas of Queensland and Northern NSW, other than particularly dry inland regions. If irrigation is used, set it so the soil has
time to dry out between waterings. Do not excessively irrigate, making the soil wet for prolonged periods. Trimming is rarely required, but if needed, trim using a sharp implement to 20cm above the ground. Avoid trimming in drought conditions, or in the middle of
summer. Fertiliser is rarely required, but in ornamental gardens if a darker blue colour is desired, fertilise with any good balanced 8 to 9 month slow release fertiliser, preferably in spring or autumn.
Uses: Ideal for specimen planting or mass planting in gardens, roadsides, factories, offices, and most types of residential and commercial planting. Ideal for patio pot plants and planter boxes. Good companion plant with Cassa Blue, Little Rev, Little Jess,
Breeze, Revolation, or Nyalla. Katrinus has developed a reputation of being a plant the does well in poor soil type and sandy coastal planting situations.
Roadsides: Viro-Tubes 50mmx 50mmx 90mm (Volume 130ml): After consultation with roads departments, we recommend planting Cassica at 9 Viro-Tubes per square metre in urban areas, and for rural roads, 6 Viro-Tubes per square metre. 85mm x 85mm x 100mm (410ml volume) square pots and 140mm diameter round pots (140mm deep) and (1.4lt volume): After consultation with roads departments, we recommend planting Cassica at 9 pots per square metre in urban areas, and for rural roads, 6 pots per square metre.
Garden Rates: Mass planting, 9 per sqaure metre for full coverage. For specimen planting, plant 1 to 3 per square metre. (These low rates are for where manual weed control is possible).
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