Feijoa sellowiana $83.50/1000 seeds – upcoming fresh collection
syn Acca sellowiana
Common Name: Pineapple Guava
An evergreen, perennial shrub/small tree growing to 4 m, native to South America, not a true guava. Summer flowers attract birds and bees, petals are edible, said to have a cinnamon taste. Edible fruits appear autumn to early winter, about the size of an egg, olive-green in colour. Described as having a sweet, aromatic flavour of pineapple, apple and mint, the ripe fruit falls from the tree. Prefers a sunny positions sheltered from wind in warm-temperate and subtropical gardens.
Nelumbo nucifera $12.00/25 g – just arrived in stock
Common Name: Sacred Lotus
An aquatic perennial growing to 150 cm high, spreading up to 3 m in water up to 2.5 m deep with a minimum depth of 30 cm. Native distribution is from central and northern India across to East Asia. The leaves grow up to 60 cm diameter with pink/white flowers up to 20 cm diameter.
Brachychiton rupestris $25.00/25 g, $875.00/kg – in stock now
Common Name: Queensland Bottle Tree
Native to Queensland, the characteristic bulbous trunk can grow up to 3.5 m in diameter and 10 to 25 m tall. Deciduous from September to December when creamy flowers appear, followed by seed pods November to May. Farmers and pastoralists use the native trees as shade and fodder for livestock. Adapts well to cultivation in a range of soil types, used as a street tree, in parks and large gardens as well as bonsai specimens. Prefers full sun and well-drained soil.
Ceratonia siliqua $10.00/25 g, $179.00/kg – in stock now
Common Name: Carob Tree
Ceratonia siliqua is native to the Mediterranean region. Grows up to 15 m, is deep rooted and adaptable to a variety of soil conditiions. Trees are male or female with some occurence of bisexual trees. Only female trees fruit. With dense foliage, shiny green leaves and bronze new growth, it is ideal as an ornamental shade tree for gardens. Flowers in summer followed by large pods. Dried pods are ground to make carob powder, used as a substitute for chocolate.
Liriope gigantea $63.50/1000 seeds – in stock now
Common Name: Giant Liriope
An evergreen, clumping perennial with long strappy, dark green leaves to 60cm long. Purple-mauve flowers appear late summer to autumn, followed by green berries that turn purple/black as they ripen. Great for borders and as an understorey plant.
Roystonea regia $69.50/1000 seeds – just arrived in stock
Common Name: Cuban Royal Palm
A tropical/subtropical evergreen native to Mexico, Caribbean and southern Florida. Grows 20 to 30 m tall with a single trunk about 45 cm diameter, grey with a green crownshaft. Leaves are up to 4 m long. White flowers are followed by green fruit which turn red then purple as it matures. Seeds are dispersed after the fruit is eaten by birds and bats.
Brachychiton australis $12.00/25 g, $295.00/kg from upcoming fresh harvest
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 harvest
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 harvest
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 harvest
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 harvest
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 harvest
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.
Acacia baileyana purpurea $39.00/25 g, $1125.00/kg from upcoming fresh harvest
Common Name: Cootamundra Wattle
Native to south east New South Wales. A small tree with a short trunk and arching branches growing 5 to 8 m tall and 3 to 5 m wide. Foliage is silver-grey with purple juvenile foliage. Masses of yellow flowers appear June to August. Evergreen, prefers full sun, low maintenance, frost tolerant, drought resistant once established. Foliage and flowers make this an interesting colour specimen for gardens.
Bauhinia purpurea $10.00/25 g, $225.00/kg
Common Name: Orchid Tree
An evergreen, subtropical to tropical climate small tree growing 4 to 10 m tall and to 2 m wide. Native to south east Asia and south China. Leaves are two lobed characteristic of Bauhinias. Large, fragrant, purple orchid-type flowers appear in autumn. Great ornamental garden tree as it is low maintenance and reasonably drought tolerant once established.
Stenocarpus sinuatus $10.00/25 g, $220.00/kg from upcoming fresh harvest
Common Name: Firewheel Tree
Native to eastern Australia, a medium to large rainforest tree that grows to 40 m in its natural environment although smaller in cultivation and in cooler climates of southern states. Flowers are circular red umbels appearing February to March. A popular ornamental garden tree in Australia and around the world. Suitable as street trees and for large parks and gardens. Prefers sun to part shade and grows best in rich loamy soils. Attracts bees, butterflies, insects and nectar-feeding birds.
Mandevilla suaveolens $117.00/1000 seeds from upcoming April harvest
Common Name: Chilean Jasmine
Native western countries of South America. A vine/climber to 6 m with glossy green leaves, is deciduous in cooler climates. White flowers appear in masses in summer and are heavily fragrant, especially in the evening. Ideal for fences, pergolas and arches. Prune to shape after flowering. Not frost tolerant.
Metasequoia glyptostroboides $49.00/25 g from upcoming May harvest
Common Name: Dawn Redwood
A deciduous, fast-growing conifer, growing 35 to 50 m, it is the sole species of the genus Metasequoia. First described from fossils 50 million years ago, living trees were discovered in south-central China in 1941, where it is now endangered from deforestation. Bark becomes deeply fissured and the base of the trunk flares as the tree matures. Tolerates wet soils. Monoecious. A popular ornamental park, large garden and street tree worldwide.
Diploglottis campbellii $260.00/1000 seeds from upcoming fresh harvest
Common Name: Small-leaved Tamarind
Native to northern New South Wales and southeast Queensland. A small, dense, rainforest tree growing 7 to 10 m. Rare and threatened in nature but widely cultivated and available in nurseries. Small creamy brown flower pannicles appear November to January. Orange coloured fruit ripen February to April are edible with a tangy pulp that is used in sauces, preserves, jellies and spreads, delicious consumed with cheeses and cold cuts. Prefers part shade, an excellent ornamental shade tree for all gardens.
Dietes iridioides $37.50/1000 seeds available in stock
Common Name: Wild Iris, Butterfly Iris
Dietes iridioides is a compact, evergreen perennial. The attractive flowers on long stems only last one day. Like D. grandiflora, it is ideal as a border/edging plant as well as useful for erosion control on steep slopes. Drought and frost hardy.
Dietes grandiflora $27.50/1000 seeds from upcoming fresh harvest
Common Name: Large Wild Iris, Fairy Iris
Dietes grandiflora is a clumping, evergreen perennial with flowers that last several days. A drought and frost hardy plant, it is ideal for border/edging in low maintenance gardens, waterway banks and erosion control.
Alpinia caerulea Red Back $125.00/1000 seeds available in stock
Common Name: Atherton Native Ginger
A variety of Alpinia caerulea, the broad green leaves have a red underside. Grows to about 2 m tall, 1 m wide. Prefers light to full shade and grows well indoors, with fragrant white flowers late spring to early summer, followed by blue berries.
Alpinia caerulea $125.00/1000 seeds available in stock
Common Name: Native Ginger
Native to eastern Australia. An understorey clumping perennial growing to 3 m. A bush tucker plant/edible herb, the new leaf shoots and berries have a mild ginger flavour, eaten fresh or used in cooking. Fragrant white flowers appear throughout the year followed by blue fruit. Fast growing, prefers light to full shade and does well indoors, attracts bees, butterflies and other insects.
Aralia elegantissima $25.00/1000 seeds from upcoming fresh harvest
Common Name: False Aralia
Native to New Caledonia, an evergreen large shrub growing 2 to 3 m but more compact as a houseplant. Leaves are deeply serrated and textured with coppery tones. Prefers good light but not direct sun. Clusters of pale green flowers are followed by black fruit in autumn. Excellent indoor foliage plant.
Aralia sieboldii syn Fatsia japonica $18.00/1000 seeds from upcoming fresh harvest
Common Name: Japanese Aralia
Native to Korea and Japan. Grows 1 to 3 m with deeply loped fan-like leaves. Prefers part to full shade. Clusters of small creamy-white flowers appear autumn to winter. An interesting indoor foliage specimen, also used as a hedge/screening plant and pool-scaping specimen.
Wodyetia bifurcata $235.00/1000 seeds available from fresh collection
Common Name: Foxtail Palm
Native to Queensland. Grows up to 10 m tall with leaves 2 to 3 m long. White flowers followed by large orange/red fruit. The trunk is smooth grey/white and self-cleaning. Interesting ornamental garden specimen and highly sought after around the world.
Dypsis lutescens $37.50/1000 seeds from upcoming fresh harvest
Common Name: Areca Palm, Golden Cane Palm
Clumping trunks 6 to 12 m tall with leaves 2 to 3 m long. Prefers full sun/part shade. Pannicles of yellow flowers in summer are bird and insect attracting. Excellent ornamental garden plant used for screening or poolside and as an indoor container plant.
Phoenix canariensis $45/1000 seeds from upcoming fresh harvest
Common Name: Canary Island Date Palm
Native to Canary Islands, usually grows 10 to 20 m but can reach up to 40 m. A single trunk palm with a dense dome of feathery, arching foliage. Grows best in Mediterranean and humid Subtropical climates, is slow growing and exclusively propagated by seed. Best suited to large gardens and parks. Related to Phoenix dactylifera, the true Date Palm.
Chamaerops humilis $149.00/1000 seeds from upcoming fresh harvest
Common Name: Dwarf Fan Palm
Native to the Mediterranean region such as the rocky coastal mountains of Morocco, Spain and France. Grows 3 to 6 m, spiny multi-trunked palm with fan-shaped leaves. Prefers full sun, well drained position, is slow growing.
Agapanthus orientalis White $17.00/1000 seeds
Agapanthus orientalis Blue $16.00/1000 seeds
Available in stock
Common Name: African Lily
Native to South Africa. Grows to 1 m high in a clumping habit of long, strappy green leaves about 1 m in length. Flower are arranged in clusters on stems in summer (November to February). Drought tolerant once established, hardy perennial, low maintenance. Used as background, border and mass plantings, also does well in pots and containers.
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