We recently came across this stunning tree in Yandina Queensland. We suspect it might be a Jaboticaba Fruit Tree, however we are unsure. It seems to grow it's red fruit on it's trunk. Do you know what it could be? Please comment below :)
More and more people are taking an interest in native ground covers. We are fortunate to have a large selection of varieties that are perfect for urban settings on the Sunshine Coast. These ground covers can be the feature of the garden, or a practical way to avoid weeds and pests growing in under-vegetated areas. We are often asked to name the best ground coverings that are native to the Sunshine Coast. One of our favorites is the Casuarina Glauce or 'Cousin It'.
the Casuarina Glauce or 'Cousin It' is a perfectly interesting ground cover for urban setting on the sunshine Coast.
Cousin It is an extremely tough native ground cover with amazing glaucous green, leafless stems. The Casuarina Glauce has a spreading cascading form that makes it ideal for arid or dry growing conditions. It can also spread over exposed pipes, small stumps or any unsightly garden feature.
The Cousin It plant is often referred to as a 'Swamp Oak' because of it's common occurrence near waterways and it's oak like appearance. It is also endearingly called 'Cousin It' after the famous hairy character from the Adams Family (pictured below). The Casuarina Glauce is can be kept in arid or wet soils and flourishes in a sunny position.