Syzygium paniculatum $42.50/1000 seeds – upcoming fresh collection
Common Name: Magenta Lilly Pilly
A dense, bushy rainforest tree with glossy green leaves, native to New South Wales, growing to 15 m. Clusters of white flowers are followed magenta fruit. Fruit is edible with a sour apple flavour, eaten fresh or cooked as jam.
Jagera pseudorhus $82.50/1000 seeds – upcoming fresh collection
Common Name: Foambark
A rainforest tree native to north eastern Australia and Papua New Guinea, growing to 30 m tall in its natural habitat but generally smaller in cultivation. Panicles of yellow/brown flowers appear March to May followed by fruit enclosed in a hairy capsule that matures from pink to brown. The fruit attracts birds including King Parrots.
Philodendron bipinnatifidum syn. selloum $35.00/1000 seeds – just arrived in stock
Common Name: Tree Philodendron
A tropical plants native to South America. The leaves are the most notable feature – large, lobed and deep green colour, they can grow up to 1.5 m long on the ends on long smooth stems. Prefers sun but tolerates shade however direct hot sun can scorch the leaves. An ornamental plant for tropical gardens and can be grown indoors in containers with adequate light.
Tristaniopsis laurina $10/25 g, $260/kg – now in stock
Common Name: Kanooka
Endemic to the east coast of Australia from Brisbane to Gippsland region. Growing 5 to 15 m tall, found along creek banks and open rainforest. Suitable for large gardens and street trees (popular in Sydney). Flower clusters are cream to yellow/orange, January to February, attracting honeybees and native bees. Seeds germinate in three to four weeks, no pretreatment required.
Dracena draco $63.50/1000 seeds – available in stock
Common Name: Dragon Tree
Native to the Canary Islands and western Morocco. Slow growing and long lived with some specimens estimated to be 250 to 360 years old. Produces a spike of white perfumed flowers that are followed by red berries. Widely cultivated as an ornamental tree for parks and gardens and architectural landscaping. Drought tolerant.
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Cycas revoluta $575.00/1000 seeds – available in stock
Common Name: Sago Palm
The most popular cycad in cultivation. Native to southern Japan, slow growing, dioecious. Dark, rigid, glossy green leaves grow in a crown on a thick trunk. Used as an ornamental plant for gardens, is also a source of sago. Prefers warm temperate to subtropical climates with well-drained soil.
Brachychiton discolor $11.00/25 g – now in stock
Common Name: Lacebark, Pink Kurrajong
A rainforest tree of eastern Australia from Newcastle to Mackay, growing up to 30 m. Deciduous prior to flowering. Deep pink bell-shaped flowers with no petals appear November to February. Used as an ornamental plant for parks and large gardens. Prefers a sunny, well-drained position but will tolerate a range of soil conditions. Frost tolerant once established.
Arthropodium cirratum Matapouri Bay $89.50/1000 seeds – now in stock
Common Name: New Zealand Rock Lily, Renga Lily
An evergreen, hardy, clumping perennial with large green/blue leaves and pink/white star-shaped flowers in spring and summer. Drought tolerant and suitable for coastal conditions, an ideal specimen for lush tropical landscaping, mass plantings, understorey plantings and containers.
Cordyline stricta $45.00/1000 seeds – now in stock
Common Name: Slender Palm Lily
Native to south east Queensland and north east New South Wales. An upright plant with narrow, strappy green leaves that fall away from the stem and it grows. In the garden it can grow to 5 m with branching and denser growth however in pots is more likely to grow 2 to 3 m with a more compact habit. Purple panicles of flowers appear in summer, 20 to 40 cm long, followed by black berries. A popular ornamental for gardens and landscaping, grows in sun or shade, prefers moist conditions but is drought tolerant once established. Sensitive to frost.
Bothriochloa macra $120.00/kg – upcoming fresh collection
Common Name: Redgrass
Native to eastern Australia and New Zealand. A perennial, low growing tussock grass. Slender red stems bearing flowers grow to 1 m during summer and autumn. Highly drought tolerant, regenerates after fire, frost sensitive, long lived and benefits from grazing. Noted for soil conservation in waterways and grazed pastures.
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Agapanthus orientalis Blue – Special Price for March/April $15.50/1000 seeds (normally $17.00/1000 seeds)
Agapanthus orientalis White - Special Price for March/April $15.50/1000 seeds (normally $17.00/1000 seeds)
Common Name: African Lily
Native to South Africa. Grows to 1 m high in a clumping habit of long, strappy green leaves about 1 m in length. Flowers are arranged in clusters on stems in summer (November to February). Drought tolerant once established, hardy perennial, low maintenance. Used as background, border and mass plantings, also does well in pots and containers.
Caryota urens $185.00/1000 seeds
Common Name: Fish Tail Palm
Native to the Indian Subcontinent and south-east Asia, a single trunk, evergreen palm growing to 12 m. Arching leaves to 6 m long consist of triangular leaflets with jagged edges. Inflorescences about 3 m long emerge at the leaf node, producing pendulous clusters of white flowers. Prefers moist soil, full shade to semi-shade.
Bombax malabaricum syn Bombax ceiba $11/25 g, $159/kg
Common Name: Red Cotton Tree
Native to India. Grows to 25 m tall with some older trees reaching 60 m. Deciduous in winter, scented red flowers cover the tree in spring before new foliage appears. Flowers are followed by a seed capsule containing cotton-like white seed floss, maturing around April. The straight, short trunk is covered with spikes to defend against animals. Used as an ornamental garden and park tree for its mass flower display. Prefers full sun, drought tolerant once established.
Austromyrtus dulcis $83.50/1000 seeds
Common Name: Midgen Berry, Midyim
Spreading shrub/small tree to 2 m. Native to coastal eastern Australia from Valla, New South Wales to Fraser Island, Queensland. Dark, glossy green leaves with hairy underside. White flowers appear spring/summer, followed by fruit. Fruit are white with blue/black spots and are edible, aromatic with a sweet gingery taste.
Canna indica Red $10.00/25 grams
Common Name: Canna Lily
Native to South America, Central America, West Indies and Mexico. A perennial, herbaceous plant growing 90 to 180 cm tall, forming large, dense clumps with large green leaves up to 60 x 30 cm with tall flower spikes. A popular cultivated flower in tropical to temperate gardens. Effective at treating industrial waste water, this species can become invasive if released into waterways and wetlands, replacing native species.
Brachychiton bidwillii $110/1000 seeds
Common Name: Little Kurrajong
Native to tropical eastern Australia, a small deciduous tree growing 4 to 5 m with a spread of up to 4 m. Flowers spring through summer while tree is leafless. Flowers are pink to red and vary in size depending on regionality. Drought tolerant and frost tolerant.
Melaleuca bracteata $15.00/25 g, $429.00/kg
Common Name: Black Tea Tree
Endemic to northern Australia, a large shrub/tree growing to 10 m. White flower clusters on the end of branches are profuse from August to November. Naturally occurs in riparian vegetation but also grows well in dry and well-drained situations. Used as an ornamental in gardens, essential oil, wood and soil conservation for water courses.
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