Araucaria bidwillii $229.00/1000 seeds from upcoming fresh harvest
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 from upcoming fresh harvest
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 disintegrate at maturity, releasing the edible seeds. Produces high quality timber. Prefers sub-tropical climates.
Grevillea baileyana $55.00/1000 seeds, available from fresh harvest
Common Name: White Oak / Brown Silky Oak
Native to rainforests of north east Queensland. In natural habitat it can grow to 30 m but in cultivation to 10 m. Creamy-white fragrant flowers appear August to December, prolific in tropical climates but slower in temperate regions. Flowers and foliage are used in floral arrangements, the leaves have a green upper with a bronze underside. Prefers compost rich acidic soil with good drainage in sunny to light shade positions. An attractive garden plant or street tree for bees, nectar birds, butterflies.
Backhousia citriodora $25.00/25 g, $720/kg (orders 250g and over) from upcoming fresh harvest
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.
Athropodium cirrhatum Matapouri Bay $89.50/1000 seeds from upcoming 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.
Angophora floribunda $25.00/25 g, $759.00/kg (orders 250 g and over) from upcoming fresh harvest
Common Name: Rough-barked Apple / Boondah
Native to the woodlands and forests of eastern Australia. Grows to 30 m and wide spreading. Cream/white flowers appear November to March. Bark sheds annually. Prefers a sunny well-drained but moisture retentive soil.