Brachychiton australis $12.00/25 g, $295.00/kg from upcoming fresh harvestBrachychiton australis 1

Common Name: Broad-Leaved Bottle Tree

Native to eastern Australia growing to 5 m. Deciduous, leafless from June to August when white scented flowers appear. The characteristic bulbous trunk tapering towards the top of the tree is where the ‘bottle’ tree name comes from. Once established they are very drought resistant. Suitable for parks, gardens and containers with a non-invasive root system.

 

Bauhinia carronii syn Lysiphyllum carronii $12.00/25 g, $372.00/kg from upcoming fresh harvestBauhinia carronii 1

Common Name: Queensland Ebony

Native to Queensland subtropical and tropical regions. Multi-trunked, growing to 10 m, evergreen but can be briefly deciduous in very dry conditions. Prefers a sunny, well-drained position in moisture-retentive soils. A good shade and fodder tree for stock. The timber in cross-section is pale around the outer with a dark centre, used in wood turning and cabinetry.

 

Passiflora edulis $30.00/25 g, $950.00/kg from upcoming fresh harvestPassiflora edulis 2

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.

 

Passiflora mollissima $59.00/1000 seeds from upcoming fresh harvestPassiflora mollissima 1 Fruit

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.

Germination Info: seeds may need pre-treatment before sowing: soak seeds 24 to 48 hours in warm water prior to planting; lightly scarify with sand paper to permeate the hard seed coat.

 

Gahnia aspera $9.00/25 g, $179.00/kg available soon from fresh harvestGahnia aspera 4

Common Name: Rough Saw Sedge

Endemic to eastern Queensland and New South Wales. Tussock forming perennial with grass like leaves up to 1 m high. Prefers moist conditions in semi-shade/partial sun. Spikes of creamy flowers appear October to January followed by red/brown seeds. A shelter plant for small birds and host for butterfly caterpillars. Used in revegetation and garden plantings, hardy, drought tolerant once established.

 

Gahnia sieberiana $9.00/25 g, $189.00/kg available soon from fresh harvestGahnia sieberiana 4

Common Name: Red-Fruit Saw Sedge

Endemic to eastern Australia from Tasmania to northern Queensland. Forms large tussocks 1.5 to 2 m diameter. Stems of black flowers up to 3m tall appear spring/summer, followed by red/brown seeds. Hardy in most soils but prefers moist ground in clay or sandy soils. The flower spikes are used in floral arrangements either fresh or dried. A host for butterfly caterpillars. Used in revegetation and garden plantings.