Caesalpinia ferrea $13/25 g, $365/kg - upcoming collection
Common Name: Leopard Tree
Native to Brazil and Bolivia. Grows 6 to 7 m tall with a canopy spread of 4 to 5 m. Yellow flower clusters appear through summer and autumn, followed by hard seed pods. The common name ‘Leopard Tree’ is reference to the smooth mottled grey bark. Timber is used in guitar making, flooring, furniture and hand gun grips. Widely used as a street tree and in open parks and gardens. Prefers full sun.
Alpinia caerulea Red Back $129/1000 seeds
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.
Archontophoenix cunninghamiana $37.50/1000 seeds - upcoming collection
Common Name: Bangalow Palm
Native to Australia in subtropical and tropical climates. Grows 20 to 25 m tall. Evergreen fronds, hanging pannicles of purple flowers appear midsummer are followed by red berries that attract birds. Full sun to part shade.
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Adansonia digitata $13.00/25 g, $325.00/kg
Common Name: Monkey-bread Boabab
Native to Africa, typically found in the dry, hot sub-Saharan savannahs where their presence indicates a source of water. Grows 5 to 25 m high and the bottle-shaped trunk can grow 10 to 14 m diameter. Deciduous through winter, white, pendulous flowers appear early summer, 12 cm across, opening late afternoon and only staying open for one night. Specimens have been documented as old as 2450 years. A traditional food plant in Africa – fruit pulp is either eaten fresh or dissolved into a drink, leaves are made into relish or powdered for adding to cooking.
Adansonia gregorii $11.00/25 g, $290.00/kg
Common Name: Boab
Native to Australia, occurs in the Kimberley region of Western Australia through to Northern Territory. Grows 9 to 12 m high with a bottle-shaped trunk that can reach about 5 m diameter. Deciduous in winter with new leaves and large white flowers appearing December to May. Living specimens exist that have been estimated to be 2000 years old.
Liriope gigantea $63.50/1000 seeds
Common Name: Giant Liriope
An evergreen, clumping perennial with long strappy, dark green leaves to 60cm long. Purple-mauve flowers appear late summer to autumn, followed by green berries that turn purple/black as they ripen. Great for borders and as an understorey plant.
Radermachera sinica $12.00/1000 seeds
Common Name: China Doll
Evergreen native to the subtropical mountains of China and Taiwan, growing up to 30 m tall and 1 m diameter. Leaves are small, glossy and delicate looking, flowers are white and trumpet shaped. Hardy plant once established and an excellent indoor container plant.
Adenium obesum $310.00/1000 seeds
Common name: Desert Rose
Native to tropical and subtropical eastern and southern Africa. Evergreen, drought-deciduous, succulent shrub that grows 1 to 3 m. Flowers are generally pink or red with a white throat. A popular houseplant and bonsai specimen as well as container plantings outdoors. Prefers a sunny position in temperate climates, water as you would a cactus.
Dodonaea falcata $21.00/1000 seeds
Common Name: Thread-leaf Hop Bush
Native to Australia, a small to medium shrub growing 1.5 to 2 m. Fruits late in spring to summer are red/purple on female plants only. Cut stems of fruits can be used in floral arrangements. Used in revegetation and land rehabilitation as well as ornamental plantings.
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Corymbia ptychocarpa $17.50/25 grams, $575.00/kg – now in stock
Common Name: Swamp Bloodwood
Native to northwest Australia around lagoon and creek habitats. Grows 4 to 8 m in cultivation but can reach 20 m in its natural habitat. Trees can develop a crooked growth and can flop over when young with drooping branches. Leaves are lanceolate up to 30 m long and 7 cm wide. Pink flowers in large clusters appear February to May, followed by large woody pods. A popular ornamental park, street and garden tree. Prefers full sun and good drainage.
Hibiscus tiliaceus $63.50/1000 seeds – now in stock
Common Name: Beach Hibiscus, Coastal Cottonwood
A common coastal plant in east and north Australia as well as Oceania, Maldives and south-east Asia. Grows 4 to 10 m high with a spreading, dense canopy of heart shaped leaves making an excellent shade tree. Flowers are yellow with a deep red centre when open, during the day the flowers change to orange and then red before they fall. Tolerates salt and waterlogging. Timber is used for firewood, wood carving and furniture. Ornamental garden and park tree and popular as a bonsai specimen.
Peltophorum pterocarpum $13.00/25 grams, $239.00/kg, incoming stock
Common Name: Copperpod, Yellow Poinciana
Deciduous tree native to tropical south-east Asia, growing 15 to 25 m tall. Yellow flowers appear in summer in large racemes up to 20 cm long that cover the tree, followed by bronze pods, ripening to black. An ornamental shade tree for large gardens and parks. Timber is used in cabinet making, foliage as fodder crop. A source of soga, a yellow/brown pigment used for dying cotton and batik. Prefers tropical and subtropical climates.
Doryanthes excelsa $27.50/25 grams – now in stock
Common Name: Gymea Lily
Native to coastal New South Wales. A clumping perennial with a rosette formation, sword shaped leaves up to 1 m long. The flower spike emerges in winter, reaching up to 6 m tall. A large cluster of red trumpet-shaped flowers appear on top of the spike in spring. Nectar rich flowers attract birds, bees and other insects. Used as an architectural landscaping specimen, can be grown in containers. Hardy, low maintenance, tolerant to coastal conditions and drought resistant. Prefers sun to half shade.
Doryanthes palmerii $18.75/25 grams, $720.00/kg – now in stock
Common Name: Giant Spear Lily
Native to eastern Australia. A clumping perennial with a rosette formation, sword shaped leaves up to 3 m long. Red flowers appear in spring atop a 5 m stalk, rich in nectar, attracting birds, bees and other insects. Used as an architectural landscaping specimen, can be grown in containers. Hardy, low maintenance, tolerant to coastal conditions and drought resistant. Prefers sun to half shade.
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Coffea arabica $93.50/1000 seeds
Common Name: Arabica Coffee
Native to Ethiopia, wild plants can grow 9 to 12 m while cultivated plants are grown 2 to 5 m. An evergreen shrub/tree with glossy green leaves, fragrant white flowers and red berries. Arabica coffee makes up 60% of global coffee production. Trees take approximately 7 years to mature fully. Not frost tolerant.
Trema tomentosa $42.50/1000 seeds
Common Name: Native Peach, Poison Peach
Native to eastern Australia, Papua New Guinea and Indonesia, grows to 8 m in rainforests, vine thickets, woodlands, open forests and populates regrowth areas. Small greenish flowers appear year round followed by shiny black drupes, consumed by birds.
Ficus obliqua $16/25 g, $450/kg
Common Name: Small-Leaved Fig
Native to eastern Australia, New Guinea and Indonesia. Seedlings grow on other plants (epiphyte) or rocks (lithophyte), growing to 60 m high and nearly as wide with a buttressed trunk and canopy of glossy green leaves. Yellow to red fruits appear April to July are eaten by birds. Used as a shade tree in parks, indoor containers and bonsai.
Arthropodium cirrhatum Matapouri Bay $89.50/1000 seeds
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.
Clianthus puniceus $135/1000 seeds
Common Name: Kaka Beak
Native to New Zealand’s North Island. Evergreen shrub to 2m, can be grown as a climber. Flowers are red and named after their resemblance to the beak of the Kaka parrot. Flowers spring to summer in pendulous clusters. Not frost tolerant.
Zantedeschia aethopica $139/1000 seeds
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.
Phormium tenax green $32/25 g
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.
Passiflora mollissima $59/1000 seeds
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.
Passiflora edulis $30/25 g, $950/kg
Common Name: Passionfruit
Native to Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina, Passiflora edulis is a vigorous, long-lived, perennial vine with glossy, green leaves and coiling tendrils that support its climbing habit. Passiflora edulis is frost tender and can die off in winter but will regrow in spring. The striking flowers, appearing November through January, are 5 to 7 cm diameter. Passiflora edulis is cultivated for its fruit – sweet, yellow, juicy pulp with black seeds – delicious in many dishes including desserts, preserves and cocktails.
Mandevillea suaveolens $117/1000 seeds
Common Name: Chilean Jasmine
Native to South America, a deciduous vine growing to 6 m. Fragrant pure white flowers throughout summer. Can be planted in containers for trellising or used in the garden along fences.
Cordyline australis purpurea $37/1000 seeds
Common Name: Purple Cabbage Tree
Native to New Zealand, can grow 3 to 4 m tall with older plants developing trunks. Leaves are wine purple colour growing in dense tufts at the end of the branches. Frost and drought tolerant, low maintenance, prefers full sun. Can be grown in containers and makes an interesting specimen in architectural landscape designs.
Cordyline australis $33.50/1000 seeds
Common Name: Cabbage Tree
Native to New Zealand, growing to 20 m tall with older plants developing trunks. Strappy green leaves grow in dense tufts at the end of the branches. Perfumed flowers appear in spring/early summer in dense flower spikes 60 to 100 cm long. Flowers attract birds and insects.
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