About Ozbreed New Zealand


“We encourage more green life for a better environment – by providing a range of no fuss, functional and reliable products – that are innovative and easier to use for nurseries, landscape professionals and gardeners alike.”

Ozbreed is an environmental green life company that was established in 2002, specialising in breeding landscape gardening plants.

At Ozbreed New Zealand, we focus on bringing you innovative plants that are bred for performance. The breeding and development of our products have been significant and testing vigorous. Before we put our products on the market, we want to make sure they are at a high standard.
Ozbreed plants are revolutionising gardens and the landscape industry by providing a full line of drought tolerant, low maintenance plants that can be used in many situations.

Ozbreed also identified, tested and developed a turf selection you can truly rely on. The Ozbreed turf division was acquired in 2017 and is now in the capable hands of TurfBreed Pty Ltd. These improved warm season turf varieties are leading the way in the industry and are readily adopted by landscapers, councils, architects, golf course superintendents – anyone who values superior aesthetics and functionality of reduced water and maintenance needs in their landscapes.

There are over 100 wholesale nurseries Australia-wide growing Ozbreed New Zealand  products.

About our Environmental Commitments

Environmental breeding

Ozbreed uses natural breeding to produce new varieties. The process mimics nature. Most plants have been bred by choosing a better plant from large batches of seedlings. Many of these new plants will not produce viable seed. E.g. TANIKA® is a male sterile variety. Plants like LITTLE JESS™ will rarely produce a viable seed, but if they do the seedlings will revert back to natural forms, making these plants an environmentally safe choice. The great thing about using these types of plants is that the design will not only look much better, but the performance of the landscape will be greatly enhanced, all without compromising any environmental factors.


Not only does Ozbreed employ environmental breeding, we try our best to be sustainable in any way we can and know that we can always improve. We recycle our E-waste, re-use our pots in the nursery and we are reducing our paper use (by using electronics records for the majority of our work and accounts).