Araucaria bidwillii $229.00/1000 seeds
Common Name: Bunya Pine
A large evergreen conifer native to south east Queensland. Grows 30 to 45 m and lives for hundreds of years. Large seed pods 20 to 35 cm diameter and weighing up to 10 kg fall to the ground intact before splitting open to reveal the edible seeds, the flavour of which has been likened to a chestnut. Hardy once established.
Araucaria cunninghamii $129.50/1000 seeds
Common Name: Hoop Pine
Native conifer to Queensland and New South Wales, growing to 60 m and living to about 450 years old. Cones are about 8 cm diameter and disintergrate at maturity, releasing the edible seeds. Produces high quality timber. Prefers sub-tropical climates.
Hibbertia scandens $65.00/1000 seeds
Common Name: Golden Guinea Vine
Small to medium shrub with a climbing habit of dark green glossy leaves and bright yellow flowers spring/summer. Common in cultivation, adaptable to a wide range of growing conditions but flowers best in full sun. Fairly vigourous and tolerant of salty coastal conditions and moderate frost. Excellent screening plant for fences and walls.
Santalum acuminatum $9.00/25 g or $49.50/kg
(kg price applied to orders 250 g and over)
Common Name: Desert Quandong
Natural distribution is throughout southern Australia. A tall shrub/small tree growing 4 to 6 m high and 2 to 4 m wide. Leaves are slender and pale green. Fragrant flowers are green or white on the outer and red/brown on the inner. The fruit is a bushfood, ripening from green to shiny red in late spring/summer. Tolerates salt, drought and heat and can grow in poor quality soils.
Enchylaena tomentosa $13.00/25 g, $295.00/kg
Common Name: Ruby Saltbush
A small perennial shrub 1 m in diameter occurring throughout most of Australia. Blue/green cylindrical, hairy leaves cover the bush all year. Fruits ripen from green/yellow to red/orange. The fruit is edible, described as sweet-salty. Highly drought tolerant an adaptable to various soil conditions. A popular source of food for emus.
Eremophila longifolia – enquiries welcome
Common Name: Berrigan
A shrub/small tree growing 1 to 8 m, occurring throughout most of Australia in drier climates. Flowers are red to pink, flowering time is regional, spring/summer in Queensland, followed by yellow fruits that ripen brown to black. Grows in a wide range of soil types and habitats except high humidity coastal regions. Tolerant of heat, drought and regenerates well after fires.
Acacia cincinatta $22.00/25 g, $695.00/kg
Common Name: Daintree Wattle
We advise of availability of this rarely available, highly desirable tropical Acacia.
Native to Queensland, an evergreen tree growing to 10 to 25 m tall. White / pale yellow flowers are lightly scented. Uses include agroforestry such as shade for crops, support for climbing crops and nitrogen-fixation for improving degraded soils. The hard, closed-grain timber is used in cabinetry and turning. Prefers light, sandy soils in sunny position. Wind resistant but does not tolerate frost. Regrows well after coppicing.
Pittosporum phillyreoides syn angustifolium $17.00/25 g, $535.00/kg
Common Name: Weeping Pittosporum
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.