Simmondsia chinensis $10.00/25 g, $189.00/kg, available in stock, coming up for June harvest
Common Name: Jojoba
A broad, dense tree/shrub native to southwestern North America, growing 1 to 2 m. Seeds are the source of Jojoba oil/liquid wax. Traditionally used by Native Americans as a skin and hair salve and for preserving hides. Now used commercially in cosmetics and personal care products. Prefers light, coarse soils with good drainage. Tolerates salinity and nutrient poor soils. Used for desertification control. For the home garden it can be used as a dense, shaped hedge.
Tristaniopsis laurina $10.00/25 g, $260.00/kg, fresh harvest May/June 2019
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.
Elaeocarpus obovatus $35.00/1000 seeds, available in stock, coming up for collection May
Common Name: Hard Quandong
A rainforest tree of eastern Australia growing to 45 m. White flower racemes appear September to November followed by edible blue fruit January to April. Seeds are used as beads.
Syzygium paniculatum $35.00/1000 seeds, fresh harvest April
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.
Polyalthia longifolia v pendula $11.00/25 g, $175.00/25, fresh harvest September, taking early orders now
Common Name: Falsa Ashoka
Native to India. An columnar evergreen tree growing to 30 m tall with weeping, pendulous branches of dense, lush green foliage covering the tree. Star shaped pale green flowers appear in spring an only last a short time, followed by clusters of fruit, green turning purple/black. An interesting addition to large gardens, parks and street plantings.
Genista monosperma syn Retama monosperma $14.00/25 g, $380.00/kg, available soon
Common Name: Bridal Veil Broom
Tree growing to 4 m tall with a 3 m spread of arching branches covered in scented white pea-flowers in early spring through summer. Attracts butterflies and bees. A beautiful ornamental for gardens. Prefers full sun/part shade, frost tolerant.
Moringa oleifera syn pterygosperma $10.00/25 g, $169.00/kg, available in stock, coming up for May harvest
Common Name: Drumstick Tree
A small tree from northern India, fast growing, deciduous to 12 m tall. Prefers subtropical and tropical climates. Flowers once a year April to July followed by long, hanging fruit pods. Leaves are used as a vegetable as they are highly nutrient rich, cooked and used like spinach or dried and ground for soups and sauces. Not frost tolerant.
Prices are subject to crop, exclude gst and postage
We are taking orders and inviting enquiries for these annual items coming up for collection.
Castenospermum australe $289.00/1000 seeds, coming up from fresh harvest May to July
Clivia Belgian Hybrids – prices to be confirmed, please advise interest for availability June/July
Monstera deliciosa – price to be confirmed, taking orders for availability August/September
Brachychiton bidwillii $110.00/1000 seeds – upcoming fresh harvest
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. Drough tolerant and frost tolerant.
Sophora prostrata – inviting enquiries for this interesting plant from New Zealand, seeds available from fresh harvest.
Common Name: Prostrate Kowhai
Native to New Zealand, a low growing shrub to 2 m high. Very small leaves along twisted branches with orange/yellow flowers. A very interesting specimen for indoor containers and bonsai.
Yucca whipplei $35.00/1000 seeds, taking orders
Common Name: Chaparral Yucca, Spanish Bayonet
Native to southern California and Baha California in Mexico, consisting of a stemless cluster of long rigid leaves with saw-tooth edges and sharp points, up to 90 cm long and green/grey in colour. A single flowers spike appears at maturity around 5 years, fast-growing and reaching to 3 m tall, bearing hundreds of bell shaped white/purple flowers.
Prices exclude gst, subject to crop.
Melia azedarach $10.00/25 g, $175.00/kg, upcoming fresh harvest
Common Name: White Cedar
Deciduous tree growing 7 to 12 m tall and 6 to 8 m wide canopy. Small fragrant pale lilac flowers appear in clusters in autumn followed by fruit containing a seed. The seeds where often used as rosarie beads. The tree is mainly used for its timber – medium density, light brown to dark red in colour. Prefers sun to part shade and is frost hardy except under extreme frost conditions.
Ginkgo biloba $12.00/25 g, $129.00/kg, coming into stock soon from fresh harvest
Common Name: Maidenhair Tree
Native to China and south Japan, growing 20 to 35 m tall with a conical canopy. A beautiful shade tree with green leaves that turn to golden yellow, deciduous in autumn, the leaves turn yellow before falling. Prefers milder climates and occurs as separate female and male trees. Used in traditional Chinese medicine, Ginkgo biloba has been found in fossils dating 270 million years. They adapt well to urban environments making a great garden tree or park planting, as well as interesting bonsai specimens. Resistant to wind and snow damage.
Austromyrtus dulcis $83.50/1000 seeds, coming into stock soon from fresh harvest
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.
Pittosporum angustifolium $17.00/25 g, $535.00/kg, upcoming fresh harvest
Common Name: Native Apricot, Berrigan, Gumbi Gumbi
Tree to 10 m with weeping branches of slender leaves. Distributed mainly inland, southern Australia. Small cream yellow flowers are lightly scented, appear from late winter to mid spring, followed by small orange fruit. Prefers full sun and good drainage. A good ornamental plant or shade for stock.
Acacia cambagei $110.00/25 g, available in stock from fresh harvest
Common Name: Gidgee
Endemic to semiarid and arid clay soil woodlands and forests of Queensland, extending into Northern Territory, South Australia and north-western New South Wales. Used for revegetaion and mine site rehabilitation.