Coffea arabica $93.50/1000 seedsCoffea arabica 1 Ripe Fruit

Common Name: Arabica Coffee

Native to Ethiopia, wild plants can grow 9 to 12 m while cultivated plants are grown 2 to 5 m. An evergreen shrub/tree with glossy green leaves, fragrant white flowers and red berries. Arabica coffee makes up 60% of global coffee production. Trees take approximately 7 years to mature fully. Not frost tolerant.

 

Trema tomentosa $42.50/1000 seedsTrema tomentosa 1

Common Name: Native Peach, Poison Peach

Native to eastern Australia, Papua New Guinea and Indonesia, grows to 8 m in rainforests, vine thickets, woodlands, open forests and populates regrowth areas. Small greenish flowers appear year round followed by shiny black drupes, consumed by birds.

 

Ficus obliqua $16/25 g, $450/kgFicus obliqua 1

Common Name: Small-Leaved Fig

Native to eastern Australia, New Guinea and Indonesia. Seedlings grow on other plants (epiphyte) or rocks (lithophyte), growing to 60 m high and nearly as wide with a buttressed trunk and canopy of glossy green leaves. Yellow to red fruits appear April to July are eaten by birds. Used as a shade tree in parks, indoor containers and bonsai.

 

Arthropodium cirrhatum Matapouri Bay $89.50/1000 seedsArthropodium cirratum

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.

 

Clianthus puniceus $135/1000 seedsClianthus puniceus 2

Common Name: Kaka Beak

Native to New Zealand’s North Island. Evergreen shrub to 2m, can be grown as a climber. Flowers are red and named after their resemblance to the beak of the Kaka parrot. Flowers spring to summer in pendulous clusters. Not frost tolerant.

 

Zantedeschia aethopica $139/1000 seedsZantedeschia aethiopica 1

Common Name: Arum Lily

Native to Africa, South Africa and Swaziland. Grows up to 1 m. Preferred habitat is streams, ponds and waterway banks. Broad, dark green leaves with pure white flowers spring to autumn with a yellow spadix that produces a sweet fragrance. Cultivated ornamental garden and container plant.

 

Phormium tenax green $32/25 gPhormium tenax green 1

Common Name: New Zealand Flax

Native to New Zealand. Grows to 1.5 m tall and wide with a clumping habit. Leaves are large and sword-like. Grows in sun to part shade, is drought tolerant, low maintenance, tolerates coastal conditions and is suitable for garden and container plantings.

 

Passiflora mollissima $59/1000 seedsPassiflora 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.

 

Passiflora edulis $30/25 g, $950/kgPassiflora 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.

 

Mandevillea suaveolens $117/1000 seedsMandevilla suaveolens 1

Common Name: Chilean Jasmine

Native to South America, a deciduous vine growing to 6 m. Fragrant pure white flowers throughout summer. Can be planted in containers for trellising or used in the garden along fences.

 

Cordyline australis purpurea $37/1000 seedsCordyline australis atropurpurea 1

Common Name: Purple Cabbage Tree

Native to New Zealand, can grow 3 to 4 m tall with older plants developing trunks. Leaves are wine purple colour growing in dense tufts at the end of the branches. Frost and drought tolerant, low maintenance, prefers full sun. Can be grown in containers and makes an interesting specimen in architectural landscape designs.

 

 

 

Cordyline australis $33.50/1000 seeds

Cordyline australis 1

Common Name: Cabbage Tree

Native to New Zealand, growing to 20 m tall with older plants developing trunks. Strappy green leaves grow in dense tufts at the end of the branches. Perfumed flowers appear in spring/early summer in dense flower spikes 60 to 100 cm long. Flowers attract birds and insects.

 

 

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