Corymbia ptychocarpa $17.50/25 grams, $575.00/kg – now in stock
Common Name: Swamp Bloodwood
Native to northwest Australia around lagoon and creek habitats. Grows 4 to 8 m in cultivation but can reach 20 m in its natural habitat. Trees can develop a crooked growth and can flop over when young with drooping branches. Leaves are lanceolate up to 30 m long and 7 cm wide. Pink flowers in large clusters appear February to May, followed by large woody pods. A popular ornamental park, street and garden tree. Prefers full sun and good drainage.
Hibiscus tiliaceus $63.50/1000 seeds – now in stock
Common Name: Beach Hibiscus, Coastal Cottonwood
A common coastal plant in east and north Australia as well as Oceania, Maldives and south-east Asia. Grows 4 to 10 m high with a spreading, dense canopy of heart shaped leaves making an excellent shade tree. Flowers are yellow with a deep red centre when open, during the day the flowers change to orange and then red before they fall. Tolerates salt and waterlogging. Timber is used for firewood, wood carving and furniture. Ornamental garden and park tree and popular as a bonsai specimen.
Peltophorum pterocarpum $13.00/25 grams, $239.00/kg, incoming stock
Common Name: Copperpod, Yellow Poinciana
Deciduous tree native to tropical south-east Asia, growing 15 to 25 m tall. Yellow flowers appear in summer in large racemes up to 20 cm long that cover the tree, followed by bronze pods, ripening to black. An ornamental shade tree for large gardens and parks. Timber is used in cabinet making, foliage as fodder crop. A source of soga, a yellow/brown pigment used for dying cotton and batik. Prefers tropical and subtropical climates.
Doryanthes excelsa $27.50/25 grams – now in stock
Common Name: Gymea Lily
Native to coastal New South Wales. A clumping perennial with a rosette formation, sword shaped leaves up to 1 m long. The flower spike emerges in winter, reaching up to 6 m tall. A large cluster of red trumpet-shaped flowers appear on top of the spike in spring. Nectar rich flowers attract birds, bees and other insects. Used as an architectural landscaping specimen, can be grown in containers. Hardy, low maintenance, tolerant to coastal conditions and drought resistant. Prefers sun to half shade.
Doryanthes palmerii $18.75/25 grams, $720.00/kg – now in stock
Common Name: Giant Spear Lily
Native to eastern Australia. A clumping perennial with a rosette formation, sword shaped leaves up to 3 m long. Red flowers appear in spring atop a 5 m stalk, rich in nectar, attracting birds, bees and other insects. Used as an architectural landscaping specimen, can be grown in containers. Hardy, low maintenance, tolerant to coastal conditions and drought resistant. Prefers sun to half shade.
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