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Tasred® Dianella is a tough & reliable strappy leaf plant | via Ozbreed

December 6, 2013 | 0 Comments


With the Genus office located in Melbourne’s south eastern bayside region, we have plenty of opportunity to work on local projects and use local plant species.  While Dianella ‘Tasred’ is a cultivated variety, it comes from the locally indigenous Dianella tasmanica and is therefore a very suitable plant to use for many of our projects. […]
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A Different Kind of Gum Tree | Ozbreed’s VINTAGE RED Eucalyptus

November 1, 2013 | 0 Comments


The team at Genus are always on the lookout for different plant species and ways to make our client’s gardens stand out.  So it is with great interest that we have been reading about this variety of Eucalyptus from Ozbreed – Eucalyptus ‘Vintage Red’. Darker foliage and especially deep red colours are very popular in […]
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Exotic, Native, Indigenous. What is the difference?

October 1, 2013 | 0 Comments


The team at Genus gets asked this question often. While most people have an understanding of what is an exotic plant and what is a native plant, it is the definition of what is indigenous that causes confusion.  Much of the work we do is governed by guidelines of local councils and there is a […]
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Reforms to the Treatment of Victoria’s Native Vegetation and Who to Talk to About it

June 13, 2013 | 0 Comments


Recently the State Government reviewed the regulations for clearing native vegetation.  For 10 years, the landscape and development industry has operated according to the ‘Net-Gain’ guidelines.  These have now been superseded. So where does this leave the industry and what does it mean to you? The article below provides a good starting point to understanding […]
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