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 Post subject: Lomandra Longifolia
PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2013 4:52 pm 
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Hi!

I just bought 15 Lomandra Longifolia tube stock for a rain garden.

Does anyone know how close to each other they should be planted?

Thanks!

Sophia

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 Post subject: Re: Lomandra Longifolia
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They eventually grow to about a metre across. So if you want a clumpy look they'll need to be further apart than that. A dense look you can go closer.

(They are a Matt rush. Longifolia is the upland species, hystrix is the creek side one)


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 Post subject: Re: Lomandra Longifolia
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The Longifolia will also do fine on the edges of the rain garden you have built :)

I plant mine about 50cm apart for a dense look (they do eventually get pretty big).

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 Post subject: Re: Lomandra Longifolia
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Ok cool! That's all good to know.

I didn't realise they get so big!

With 15 plants I should have plenty for my landscaping needs lol. :rofl:

Will the Lomandra be ok with wood chip around it as a mulch? I might plant a Lomandra hedge all around the outside of the duck run as well.

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 Post subject: Re: Lomandra Longifolia
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Yes, it'll be fine with woodchip mulch. If it's happy it'll self seed and grow more of itself too (but not in a fast or invasive way).

Just might need to protect it from the ducks for a few months if it's tube stock.

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 Post subject: Re: Lomandra Longifolia
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Excellent! I'm planning on planting up the rain garden and then putting some temporary fencing in to protect it all while it gets established.

And while they are still young the ducks will strictly be on a under-supervision-only status when it comes to the rest of the yard.

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