Enchylaena tomentosa $13.00/25 g, $295.00/kg, fresh seed now in stock
Common Name: Ruby Saltbush
Native to southern and central Australia, a small perennial shrub growing up to 1 m diameter. The leaves and stems are covered in woolly hairs. The fruit/berries mature from bright green/yellow to orange/red and is edible, eaten raw it has a salty-sweet taste, used as a traditional food. Highly drought tolerant, prefers slightly saline soils.
Simmondsia chinensis $10.00/25 g, $189.00/kg, fresh seed coming into stock soon
Common Name: Jojoba
A broad, dense tree/shrub native to southwestern North America, growing 1 to 2 m. Seeds are the source of Jojoba oil/liquid wax. Traditionally used by Native Americans as a skin and hair salve and for preserving hides. Now used commercially in cosmetics and personal care products. Prefers light, coarse soils with good drainage. Tolerates salinity and nutrient poor soils. Used for desertification control. For the home garden it can be used as a dense, shaped hedge.
Schotia brachypetala $9.00/25 g, $195/kg, fresh seed now available
Common Name: Drunken Parrot Tree
Native to southern Africa, grows 5 to 10 m high with a canopy spread of 5 to 15 m. Flowers are deep red, appearing in spring. They produce copious amounts of nectar that drips from the flowers, attracting birds and insects. Used as a shade/ornamental tree in warm climates for gardens, parks and street plantings.
Podocarpus elatus $155.00/1000 seeds, from upcoming fresh collection
Common Name: Illawarra Plum
Native to New South Wales and Queensland coastal rainforests. A medium to large evergreen tree growing 30 to 36 m tall with a trunk diameter up to 1.5 m. Leaves are shiny, narrow with pointed tips. Seeds are dark blue/purple consisting of a berry about 2.5 cm and a fruit covered seed about 1.5 cm. The berry is edible raw or made into condiments, ripening March to July. Prefers full sun to part shade, most soil types with adequate drainage. Tolerates coastal conditions.
Phoenix canariensis $45.00/1000 seeds, from upcoming fresh collection
Common Name: Canary Island Date Palm
A large solitary palm native to the Canary Islands (off the north-west coast of Africa), growing 10 to 20 m tall but can reach up to 40 m. A single trunk palm with a crown of leaves, does best in full sun and well-drained loamy soil but can grow in a wide range of soil types. Prefers Mediterranean climates and humid subtropical climates such as eastern Australia.