Tabebuia argentea $89.50/1000 seeds – March / April harvest
Common Name: Caribbean Trumpet Tree
Native to South America, a small tree growing to 8 m tall. Silver/grey foliage is deciduous in dry season. Bright yellow flowers form a mass display during winter/spring when the tree is leafless. Used as an ornamental for subtropical and tropical gardens. Can be grown in containers or as a bonsai. Tolerates salt and drought.
Feijoa sellowiana $93.50/1000 seeds – April harvest, taking orders now
Common Name: Pineapple Guava
Native to South America, an evergreen perennial small tree to 7 m. Pink/red flowers in spring are followed by green fruit mature in autumn with a sweet aromatic flavour likened to fruit salad. Fruit fall from the tree when ripest and at fullest flavour. Prefers warm-temperate to subtropical climates. Flower petals are also edible and are used in salads. Used as an ornamental garden tree, screening, hedging and wind breaks. Moderately salt tolerant.
Acer buergerianum $29.00/25 grams
Common Name: Trident Maple
Native to eastern China, Japan and Taiwan, a small/medium deciduous tree to 10 m. Autumn foliage is green, red, yellow and orange. Grows upright and slender while young but matures into a rounded tree. Popular for bonsai.
Acer campestre $10.00/25 grams
Common Name: Field Maple
Native to Europe, southwest Asia and northern Africa, widely cultivated throughout the world. Deciduous medium tree growing 15 to 25 m with a trunk diameter up to 1 m. Small, dark green leaves turn yellow in autumn. Used as an ornamental tree for parks and gardens and a popular bonsai specimen.
Acer negundo $12.00/25 g or $315.00/kg
Common Name: Box Elder
Native to North America although highly cultivated and naturalized in most other continents. Fast growing medium tree 10 to 25 m tall and can develop multiple trunks. Used in ornamental plantings for parks and gardens and hedging. Green foliage turns yellow in autumn before falling.
Acer platanoides $12.50/25 grams
Common Name: Norway Maple
Native to eastern and central Europe, western Asia and Scandanavia. A deciduous medium tree growing 20 to 30 m with a trunk up to 1.5 m diameter. In its natural habitat in Norway, trees can live to 250 years old but generally only live to about 60 years old. Autumn colours mainly yellow with some orange and red.
Acer pseudoplatanus $12.00/25 grams
Common Name: Sycamore Maple
Native to central Europe and western Asia, a large deciduous tree growing to 35 m with broad leaves. Timber is used for musical instruments, furniture, flooring and firewood. An ornamental park and large garden tree. Tolerates wind and coastal exposure.
Zelkova serrata $17.00/25 g
Common Name: Japanese Elm
Native to Japan, Korea, Taiwan and eastern China. A medium deciduous tree growing to 30 m with a short trunk and spreading canopy in mature trees. Dark green leaves turn to yellow, orange and red in autumn. Used as an ornamental tree in parks in gardens, providing good shade when in foliage, also a popular bonsai specimen. Prefers a cool climate, full sun to part shade.
Ophiopogon jaburan $115.00/1000 seeds – fresh seed in stock, limited quantity available
Common Name: Giant Lilyturf
Native to Japan, a larger version of its relative Ophiopogon japonicas (Mondo Grass), with a clumping habit to 30 m. Dark green foliage with small white flowers in summer followed by blue berries containing a single seed. Uses include groundcover, mass planting, edging and understorey. Prefers semi-shade.
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Agapanthus africanus Peter Pan Blue $50.00/1000 seeds
Common Name: Agapanthus Peter Pan
Perennial, evergreen compact to 60 cm high. Blue flowers on tall stems appear late spring to early summer. Remove old flowers to encourage new blooms. Suitable for borders, full sun, well-drained soil, grows well in containers. Attracts bees.
Agapanthus africanus Queen Anne $37.00/1000 seeds
Common Name: Agapanthus Queen Anne
Perennial, evergreen, clumping habit 50 to 80 cm. Blue flowers appear in spring/summer. Suitable for mixed borders, pots and mass plantings. Hardy, low maintenance, remove old flowers to encourage new blooms. Prefers full sun to part shade, tolerates frost, drought and coastal conditions. Attracts insects and butterflies.
Agapanthus praecox Getty White $39.50/1000 seeds
Common Name: Agapanthus Getty White
Perennial, evergreen, clumping habit, foliage to 50 cm. Large white flowers appear spring to summer on stems to 1 m tall. Suitable for borders, mass plantings and containers. Full sun to part shade.
Chamaedorea atrovirens syn cataracturum $59.50/1000 seeds
Common Name: Cascade Palm
Multi-stemmed, clumping palm, grows to 2 m outdoors, to 1 m indoors in good light. Glossy, dark green foliage for tropical and subtropical gardens, containers and privacy screens. Prefers part shade to full shade.
Dioon edule $249.00/1000 seeds
Common Name: Chestnut Dioon
Cycad native to Mexico, grows to 1.8 m high and to 2.5 m wide although very old specimens can grow to 3 m tall. Blue/green leaves up to 160 cm long form a crown on top of the trunk. Evergreen, dioecious, will grow in sun and shade with good drainage. Drought tolerant and salt tolerant. Suitable to architectural landscaping, low maintentance.
Dioon spinulosum $925.00/1000 seeds
Common Name: Giant Dioon
Cycad native to Mexico, grows to 12 m, one of the tallest cycad species. Blue/green leaves 1.5 to 2 m long form a crown on top of the trunk. Evergreen, dioecious, grows in full sun to part shade. Drought and frost tolerant, low maintenance.
Zamia furfuracea $93.50/1000 seeds
Common Name: Cardboard Cycad
Native to Mexico. The short trunk grows to about 20 cm with a leaf crown up to 1.5 m tall and 2 m wide, each leaf 50 to 150 cm long. Can only be propagated by seed. Evergreen, dioecious, grows in full sun to part shade. Can tolerate drought and salt but protect from cold. Suitable for architectural landscaping, low maintenance.
Zamia pumila $275.00/1000 seeds
Common Name: Coontie Palm
Native to the West Indies. Leaves 60 to 120 cm long crown a short trunk up to 25 cm which often grows underground. Older specimens eventually form a multi-branch cluster. Evergreen, dioecious, grows in full sun to part shade.
Robinia pseudoacacia $9.00/25 g, $179.00/kg
Common Name: Black Locust
Medium, deciduous, legume tree native to North America, growing 10 to 17 cm tall with an upright, straight trunk. Young trees may produce spines at the leaf bases, generally not found in mature trees. Cream/white flowers appear early summer, very fragrant racemes 10 to 20 cm long with a scent of orange blossoms.
Indigofera tinctoria $15.00/25 g, $295.00/kg
Common Name: True Indigo
Legume growing 1 to 2 m high, annual or perennial depending on the climate. Native habitat is unknown as it has been in cultivation around the world for many centuries. The original source of indigo dye, extracted from the leaves. Racemes of pink/violet flowers. Widely grown as a soil-improving groundcover. Prefers tropical and subtropical climates.
Mimusops elengi $9.00/25 g, $159.00/kg
Common Name: Spanish Cherry
Medium evergreen tree of the tropical forests of south-east Asia and northern Australia. Grows to 15 m tall with a dense canopy that provides heavy shade with fragrant cream/white flowers. The timber is valuable and fruit is edible, used in Ayuverdic medicine. Grows in full sun to full shade in moist soil. Drought tolerant.
Punica granatum $11.00/25 g, $225.00/kg
Common Name: Pomegranate
Deciduous shrub growing 5 to 10 m, originating from around Iran and northern India, has been in cultivation for hundreds of years and can live long with some specimens in France around 200 years old. Red flowers are followed by fruit in March to April. Grown for the fruit it is also used as an ornamental specimen in gardens and parks. Drought tolerant and moderately frost tolerant.
Santalum album $9.00/25 g, $169.50/kg
Common Name: Indian Sandalwood
A small evergreen tree growing 4 to 9 m, native to southern Indian and south-east Asia. The most common source of sandalwood and oil, used in medicine, perfume and incense. Brown/purple flowers appear December to April followed by fruit that ripens to purple/black. Can live up to 100 years old. Prefers a tropical climate and likes to be planted near legumes for a source of nitrogen.
Gliricidia sepium $10.00/25 g, $189.00/kg
Common Name: Quickstick
Medium legume tree growing 10 to 12 m with an open canopy. Native to Mexico and Central America, deciduous in areas with a dry season. Nectar rich bright pink/lilac flowers appear on the ends of leafless branches. Fruit 10 to 15 cm long ripens to yellow/brown, containing about 4 to 10 seeds. Prefers subtropical and tropical climates. Plantation uses include green manure, fodder, intercropping and soil stabilization. The abundant floral display makes this a stunning ornamental for gardens and parks.
Sesbania grandiflora $9.00/25 g, $179.00/kg
Common Name: Hummingbird Tree
Fast growing small legume tree with an open canopy growing 8 to 10 m. Native to south-east Asia and northern Australia. Large pea-shaped flowers appear all year round. Uses include ornamental for floral display, green manure, edible leaves, flowers and pods are used in Asian cuisine. Prefers a sunny position, shelter from strong winds, frost sensitive.
Schizolobium parahybum $12.00/25 g, $197.50/kg
Common Name: Brazilian Firetree
Native to tropical South America, fast growing to 40 m with a single, straight trunk up to 80 cm diameter, branching only at the top of the tree. Nectar producing flowers appear October to December in masses. Prefers full sun and open position.
Backhousia citriodora $25/25 g, $720.00/kg
Common Name: Lemon Myrtle
Native to subtropical rainforests of central and south east Queensland. Can grow to 6 m but usually smaller with a dense canopy. Creamy white flower clusters appear summer to autumn. The source of lemon myrtle essential oil, leaves are also used fresh or as dried flakes in cooking and is a traditional bush food. Low maintenance, coastal and drought tolerant.
Brachychiton australis $15.00/25 g, $295.00/kg
Common Name: Broad-Leaved Bottle Tree
Native to eastern Australia growing to 5 m. Deciduous, leafless from June to August when white scented flowers appear. The characteristic bulbous trunk tapering towards the top of the tree is where the ‘bottle’ tree name comes from. Once established they are very drought resistant. Suitable for parks, gardens and containers with a non-invasive root system.
Brachychiton rupestris $25.00/25 g, $875.00/kg
Common Name: Queensland Bottle Tree
Native to Queensland, the characteristic bulbous trunk can grow up to 3.5 m in diameter and 10 to 25 m tall. Deciduous from September to December when creamy flowers appear, followed by seed pods November to May. Farmers and pastoralists use the native trees as shade and fodder for livestock. Adapts well to cultivation in a range of soil types, used as a street tree, in parks and large gardens as well as bonsai specimens. Prefers full sun and well-drained soil.
Waterhousia floribunda $83.50/1000 seeds – fresh collection
Common Name: Weeping Lilly Pilly
A medium/large evergreen native rainforest tree of eastern Australia growing to 30 m, smaller in cultivation. Foliage of green leaves with a wavy edge grows in a weeping habit. Panicles of white flowers appear November to January followed by green/pink berries containing a single large seed, maturing January to April. Suitable for large gardens, parks and street plantings, useful as a privacy screen. Attracts bees and nectar feeding birds.
Acacia iteaphylla $14/25 g, $275/kg – now in stock
Common Name: Flinders Range Wattle
Native to South Australia. A shrub with a weeping habit growing 2 to 5 high and wide. New growth has pink/red tips maturing to green/grey foliage. Yellow flowers appear March to September in spherical clusters. Used as an ornamental in gardens, parks and street plantings. Attracts native birds and insects. Can also be planted as a screen or wind break.
Tristania suaveolens syn Lophostemon suaveolens $10/25 g, $279/kg
Common Name: Swamp Mahogany
Native to Australia and New Guinea. A medium/large evergreen tree 2 to 10 m. White flowers appear October to December attract butterflies. Grows in most soil conditions including swampy situations. A good shelter/shade tree for stock.
Dalbergia latifolia $9/25 g, $150/kg – taking orders for incoming stock
Common Name: Indian Rosewood, Black Rosewood
Native to tropical monsoon forests of south east India, can be evergreen or deciduous depending on climate. Grown as a plantation timber in India and Java. Single trunk with dome shaped crown and dark green foliage growing 20 to 30 m tall. White flowers appear December to March followed by brown seedpods containing 1 to 3 seeds.
Agapanthus praecox Baby Blue $62.50/1000 seeds – upcoming collection
Common Name: Nile Lily
Perennial, clumping, semi-dwarf habit with green strappy leaves growing 40 cm high and wide. Blue flowers on upright stems through Spring and Summer. Flowers best in full sun. Used as a garden ornamental, edging and mass plantings for impact.
Clianthus puniceus Red $135/1000 seeds – upcoming collection
Common Name: Kaka Beak
Native to New Zealand’s North Island. Evergreen shrub to 2 m, can be grown as a climber. Flowers are red and named after their resemblance to the beat of the Kaka parrot. Flowers spring to summer in pendulous clusters. Not frost tolerant.
Phormium tenax (green) $32/25 g – upcoming collection
Common Name: New Zealand Flax
Native to New Zealand. Grows to 1.5 m tall and wide with a clumping habit. Leaves are large and sword-like. Grows in sun to part shade, is drought tolerant, low maintenance, tolerates coastal conditions and is suitable for garden and container plantings.
Zantedeschia aetheopica White $139/1000 seeds – upcoming collection
Common Name: Arum Lily
Native to Africa, South Africa and Swaziland. Grows up to 1 m. Preferred habitat is streams, ponds and waterway banks. Broad, dark green leaves with pure white flowers spring to autumn with a yellow spadix that produces a sweet fragrance. Cultivated ornamental garden and container plant.
Arthropodium cirratum Matapouri Bay $89.50/1000 seeds – fresh harvest
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.
Sophora tetraptera $47.50/25 g, $1575/kg – fresh harvest
Common Name: Large-leaved Kówhai
Native to New Zealand’s North Island. Grows 10 to 15 m tall with a spreading canopy of green/grey leaves, with occasional pendulous branches. Clusters of drooping yellow flowers appear September to December. Prefers full sun.
Passiflora mollissima $59/1000 seeds – fresh harvest
Common Name: Banana Passionfruit
Native to central Brazil, in its native habitat it can grow to the tree tops but in cultivation is more compact. A fast growing vine in subtropical and warm-temperate regions. Pink flowers are followed by oval, yellow fruit. The pulp and seeds are edible although considered not as sweet as Passiflora edulis. Prune in spring.
Fresh collection availability subject to crop. Prices exclude gst and postage.
Alpinia caerulea Red Back $125/1000 seeds – upcoming collection February/March
Common Name: Atherton Native Ginger
A variety of Alpinia caerulea, the broad green leaves have a red underside. Grows to about 2 m tall, 1 m wide. Prefers light to full shade and grows well indoors, with fragrant white flowers late spring to early summer, followed by blue berries.
Cordyline petiolaris $45/1000 seeds – upcoming collection February/March
Common Name: Broad Leaved Palm Lily
A native Queensland evergreen shrub growing o 5 m with large green leaves on long stems. Flowers are white/lilac followed by red berry clusters. Prefers moist soil and semi-shade, not frost tolerant. Also suitable as an indoor plant.
Cordyline rubra $45/1000 seeds – upcoming collection February/March
Common Name: Palm Lily
Native to coastal New South Wales and Queensland from Lismore to Bundaberg. An evergreen shrub to 4 m with large red/purple leaves. Lilac flowers appear in summer followed by panicles of red berries. Very hardy, prefers moist soil and semi-shade. Suitable as an indoor plant.
Cordyline stricta $45/1000 seeds – upcoming collection February/March
Common Name: Slender Palm Lily
Native to New South Wales and Queensland, evergreen shrub to 5 m with long, narrow leaves. Summer flowers are followed by purple/black berries on panicles up to 40 cm long. Useful as a screen plant with its tall, narrow habit. Adaptable to a range of situations, full sun to shade, not frost tolerant. Grows well in pots but tends to be a little more compact than plants in the garden.
Alphitonia petriei $52.50/1000 seeds – coming into stock soon
Common Name: White Ash
A rainforest tree of eastern and northern Australia. Small tree growing to 20 m although specimens to 40 m have been found. Leaves have a dark, glossy upper surface with fine white hairs on the underside. Small, creamy flowers appear September to November, followed by fruit February to July. Seed and fruit are bird attracting. Prefers moist, slightly shaded positions.
Syzygium australe $85/1000 seeds – upcoming collection February
Common Name: Creek Lilly-Pilly
A native rainforest tree of eastern Australia, coastal New South Wales north of Batemans Bay to Queensland. Grows to 35 m in its natural habitat, in cultivation it is more usually a small/medium shrub to 18 m. Juvenile leaves are bronze, maturing to dark, glossy green leaves. Clusters of powder-puff white flowers are followed by red edible fruits. Prefers full sun to part shade, frost tolerant once established, bird attracting.
Tulbaghia violacea $69/1000 seeds – fresh seed from Brisbane source
Common Name: Society Garlic
Native to South Africa, a clump forming perennial 60 cm tall, 25 cm wide with grassy foliage. Fragrant purple flowers appear mid-summer to autumn. Edible leaves and flowers have a strong garlic flavour. Good as a groundcover or border, suitable for pots.
Availability subject to crop. Prices exclude gst and postage.