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Dichondra - Ideal native lawn alternative for shady positions in the garden


Dichondra is an excellent Australian native lawn alternative for shady areas of your yard. It forms a low growing groundcover that is tough enough to walk on without damaging the plant, and it rarely, if ever, needs to be mown.


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Dichondra repens

Dichondra repens, also known as Kidney Weed because the leaves resemble a kidney is a tough Australian native ground cover for shady areas in the garden. Dichondra can be used as a lawn alternative in shady areas of the yard.


Height & Width

Grows from 5 to 10 cm high

Aspect

Semi to heavy shade, it will die out in hot full sun positions

Soil Type

Loamy soils which are free draining but hold moistrure are best

Maintenance

Fertilize in spring, mow only if needed

Mulch Type

If you use mulch keep it very thin to allow the plant to spread

Planting Rates

Plant out at 20 to 30cm centres

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