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Podocarpus elatus and Ravenala madagascariensis are coming up for collection May/June.
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Podocarpus elatus $140/1000 seeds
Common Name: Plum Pine
Endemic to New South Wales and south Queensland coastal and subtropical rainforests, growing to 40 m tall. Fire tolerant and suitable to coastal/salty situations, Podocarpus elatus is a traditional food source, the fleshy, round stem is edible. The seed is attached to the stem rather than being found within the fruity flesh.
Ravenala madagascariensis $64.50/1000 seeds
Common Name: Travellers Palm
A native to Madagascar and member of the Strelitziacea family, Ravenala madagascariensis is not a true palm. The name Travellers Palm may come from the tendancy of the leaf fan to grow east/west, as a makeshift compass. Growing to 7 m to 30 m tall, it bears large white flowers that when pollinated produce bright blue seeds.
Eucalyptus neglecta $33.50/25 g
Common Name: Omeo Gum
A rare, small/medium evergreen mallee growing to 7 m tall, endemic to Victoria. Blue/green foliage with white flowers December to February.
To customers in colder climates: Eucalyptus neglecta is a remarkable species, thriving in heavy snow as well as it does in hot summer conditions. The juvenile foliage is worthy of cut foliage trade.
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Brunfelsia latifolia $27/25 g
Common Name: Yesterday Today and Tomorrow
Shrub growing to 1 m with a rounded habit with dense foliage. Native to Brazil, Brunfelsia latifolia prefers a warm, humid climate but can do well in milder climates although becomes semi-deciduous in cooler regions. The most striking feature are the heavily scented flowers in spring that start purple and fade to white, giving an interesting multi-coloured floral display on a single plant. Used in pots, hedges and as a feature specimen in landscaping.
Ginkgo biloba $12/25 g, $129/kg
Common Name: Maidenhair Tree
Native to China, growing to 25 m tall, Ginkgo biloba is a beautiful shade tree with green leaves that turn to golden yellow in autumn. Prefers milder climates and occurs as separate female and male trees. Used a 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.
Robinia pseudoacacia $9/25 g, $179/kg
Common Name: Black Locust
Growing 12 to 30 m tall with an upright, straight trunk. Native to south east USA, Robinia pseudoacacia prefers temperate to warm climates, is shade tolerant. A deciduous tree with large, fragrant clusters of flowers.
Monstera deliciosa $72.50/1000 seeds *Place orders now for delivery August/September 2018*
Common Name: Fruit Salad Plant
Native to the tropical rainforests of southern Mexico to Panama. Large, glossy green leaves, grows well in heavy shade. Spathe flowers are self-pollinating, bearing long fruit covered in hexagonal plates. When ripe, these plates fall away, revealing the creamy white pulp with a fruit salad flavour.
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Syzygium paniculatum $35/1000 seeds
Common Name: Magenta Lilly Pilly
A native to New South Wales, this dense rainforest tree grows 8 to 15 m tall. White flower clusters appear November to February followed by edible, magenta fruit in May. Fruit may also be pink, white or purple. Very attractive to nectar and seed eating birds, Syzygium paniculatum is useful as a hedge, windbreak and shade specimen. Fruit is traditional bush tucker and eaten fresh or made into jam. Prefers sun/part shade, is fast growing and pollution tolerant.
Virgilia capensis syn oroboides $13/25 g, $395/kg
Common Name: Pink Blossom Tree, Cape Lilac
Native to South Africa, this is a fast growing dense evergreen, growing to 8 m tall, 3 m wide. Fragrant flowers are attractive to birds and insects. Wind tolerant, frost tolerant when established.
Virgilia divariacata $13/25 g, $395/kg
Common Name: Pink Keurboom
A darker form of Virgilia capensis, V divariacata grows to 10 m but has a more compact growth habit and more luxuriant foliage.
Corymbia ptychocarpa $23.50/25 g
Common Name: Swamp Bloodwood
Native Australian evergreen tree growing 8 to 15 m. Red/pink flower clusters in February to May are followed by large woody capsules. An excellent ornamental garden specimen and useful as a coastal windbreak as it is salt tolerant and frost tolerant.
Dovyalis caffra $27.50/25 g
Common Name: Kei Apple
Native to South Africa, Dovyalis caffra grows to 6 m tall although can reach 9 m in naturalized environments. Flowers appear along branches followed by yellow/orange berries 2 to 4 cm diameter. The fruit is a traditional food source, is juicy and very acidic, eaten fresh or used for jam or pickled. An interesting ornamental/coastal landscaping specimen in subtropical climates, salt tolerant, drought tolerant and makes an impenetrable, thorny hedge/screen.