Brachychiton discolour $11.00/25 g, $329.00/kg – upcoming collection January
Common Name: Lacebark, Pink Kurrajong
A rainforest tree of eastern Australia from Newcastle to Mackay, growing up to 30 m. Deciduous prior to flowering. Deep pink bell-shaped flowers with no petals appear November to February. Used as an ornamental plant for parks and large gardens. Prefers a sunny, well-drained position but will tolerate a range of soil conditions. Frost tolerant once established.
Schinus molle $11.00/25 g, $179.00/kg – limited quantity available in stock
Common Name: Peruvian Pepper
Native to the Peruvian Andes, an evergreen, dioecious tree growing to 15 m with a drooping habit. Small white flowers appear in profuse panicles followed by green berries which ripen to red/pink in dense clusters late spring to early autumn. Fruit are referred to as pink peppercorns although it is no related to true pepper (Piper nigrum). Hardy, drought tolerant.
Dietes bicolor $29.50/1000 seeds – available in stock
Common Name: African Iris
Native to South Africa, a perennial growing 60 to 100 cm high with a clumping habit and long grass-like leaves. Flowers appearing spring/summer are creamy yellow with three dark purple spots surrounded by an orange halo. Popular in mass plantings, can be used for weed suppression and erosion control. Drought tolerant.
Harpullia pendula $159.00/1000 seeds – fresh collection in stock
Common Name: Tulipwood
A small to medium rainforest tree in tropical and subtropical climates, grows to 24 m in natural habitat but as a street tree only to 6 m. A popular ornamental with a compact canopy and timber is used in cabinetry and turning. Panicles of green/yellow flowers appear November to January followed by orange/yellow/red fruit containing two shiny black/brown seeds. Hardy, fast growing and non-invasive.
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Tabebuia chrysantha $65/1000 seeds – upcoming collection
Common Name: Yellow Ipé, Araguaney
The national tree of Venezuela, native to South America. A deciduous tree growing 6 to 12 m tall. Large tubular yellow flowers appear February to April while the tree is leafless. It has become naturalized in south east Queenland and northern New South Wales. A popular ornamental street, park and large garden tree.
Tabebuia chrysotricha $63.50/1000 seeds - upcoming collection
Common Name: Golden Trumpet Tree
Native to Brazil, growing 5 to 8 m tall with a spread of 8 to 11 m. Semi-deciduous with golden yellow to red nectar rich flowers appear in spring. Naturalized in tropical/sub-tropical Australia, used as a street tree, in large parks and ornamental garden plantings.
Beaucarnea recurvata $42.50/1000 seeds
Common Name: Pony Tail Palm
Native to eastern Mexico where some specimens are known to be about 350 years old. An evergreen perennial growing 4 to 5 m with a swollen base for storing water that can grow up to 50 cm diameter. Leaves are long and strappy. Occasional panicles of white flowers appear on mature plants. A popular garden plant or container plant indoors and outdoors. Slow growing, drought tolerant, prefers full sun/light shade.
Phoenix robelenii $43.50/1000 seeds
Common Name: Pygmy Date Palm
Native to south eastern Asia. A small/medium palm 2 to 3 m tall, dark green slender feathery leaves crown a spiny trunk. A popular ornamental garden plant, moderately drought tolerant, pest resistant, prefers full sun/part shade. As an indoor plant it is a good filter of common household air toxins.
Dianella congesta $69.00/1000 seeds – fresh collection
Common Name: Coastal Flax Lily
Native to the coastal dunes, forests and woodlands of Queensland and New South Wales. Perennial clumping/mat forming to 20 cm diameter with leaves up to 45 cm long. Flowers appear spring to summer, dark blue star shaped followed by purple/blue berries. Rhizomatous, fibrous roots help stabilize dunes from erosion. Prefers a sunny, well drained position.
Dianella revoluta $72.00/1000 seeds – fresh collection
Common Name: Blue Flax Lily
Native to eastern and southern Australia in coastal extending inland regions. A clumping evergreen perennial growing to 1 m high and 1.5 m spread with long strappy leaves up to 10 cm long. Flowers appear spring to summer are deep blue/purple on stems up to 1.5 m followed by blue/purple fruit. Very hardy once established, drought and frost resistant. Suitable for most soil types but prefers well-drained in part to full sun. Used as borders, understorey and mass plantings.
Dianella longifolia $15.50/1000 seeds – REDUCED PRICE!
Native to northern and eastern Australia, growing to 0.8 m with leaves up to 80 cm long. Pale blue flowers appear spring to summer following by purple/blue berries. Very hardy, used as understorey, borders and mass plantings as well as median strip and roundabout plantings.
Prices exclude gst and postage. Availabilty subject to crop.
Leptospermum arachnoides $15/25 g, $295/kg
Common Name: Spidery Tea Tree
Native to eastern Australia, growing in moist coastal heaths, 1 to 3 m. Small sharp leaves release an aroma when crushed/rubbed. White flowers appear November through January. Tolerates poorly drained soils and will grow in full sun to shade.
Leptospermum liversidgei $15/25 g, $295/kg
Common Name: Lemon Scented Tea Tree, Olive Tea Tree
Native to wet coastal heaths of eastern Australia. Grows 2 to 4 m tall. The small leaves release a lemon scent when rubbed/crushed. White/pink flowers appear in summer followed by a woody seed pod which does not open until removed from the plant or the plant dies. A source of citronellal oil, cultivated as a mosquito repellent. Very hardy, sun/part shade, tolerates poor drainage and moderate frost.
Rhapis excelsa $350/1000 seeds – incoming stock
Common Name: Lady Palm, Bamboo Palm
A multi-stemmed, clumping palm with lush evergreen tropical foliage. No wild populations are known but it is most likely native to southern China. Thrives in subtropical and tropical climates, prefers a shady/sheltered position in the garden. Suitable for pots and an excellent indoor plant as it can tolerate low light.
Cupaniopsis anacardioides $10/25 g, $210/kg – taking orders for January collection
Common Name: Tuckeroo
Native to eastern and northern Australia, a small tree growing to 10 m. Green/white flowers appear May to July followed by orange, bird-attracting fruit that contains glossy seeds. Suitable as an ornamental garden or street planting tree. Salt tolerant.
Crinum pedunculatum $579/1000 seeds (special price for November/December, normal price $589/1000 seeds) – taking orders for December/January collection
Common Name: Swamp Lily
Endemic to coastal Northern Territory, Queensland and New South Wales, also found in New Guinea and some Pacific Islands. A large, bulbous evergreen perennial with broad strappy leaves, 2 to 3 m tall, spreading up to 3 m. Prefers full sun to part shade, well-drained to boggy/poorly drained soils. Flowers are white and fragrant on tall stems appearing November to March.
Prices exclude gst and postage. Availability subject to crop.
Xanthorrhoea glauca $52.50/1000 seeds – upcoming collection
Common Name: Grass Tree
Endemic to eastern Australia, growing to 2 m high but can exceed 5 m and may form branches. Leaves are grey/blue. Tolerates dry conditions once established, prefers very well drained soil in full sun. Position carefully as the sensitive roots do not respond well to replanting/repositioning. Slow growing but not as slow as other Xanthorrhoea species. An iconic flora of Australian culture, it is an interesting architectural landscape feature in gardens or containers.
Syzygium luehmannii $37.50/1000 seeds – upcoming collection
Common Name: Cherry Satinash, Riberry
Native to Australia. Medium sized tree up to 30 m. Small pink/red juvenile leaves mature to glossy green leaves. White/cream flowers November to December in pannicles followed by red berries December to February, containing a single seed, attractive to birds and flying foxes. Fruit is used as a bushfood eaten straight off the tree as well as cooked into jams and sauces. Ideal ornamental garden specimen or street tree planting.
Acanthus mollis $325/1000 seeds – taking orders
Common Name: Bear’s Breeches, Oyster Plant
Native to the Mediterranean region, growing 30 to 80 cm high. Perennial, evergreen clustered habit with shiny dark green leaves up to 40 x 20 cm. The inflorescence spike can ready about 40 cm high with as many as 120 purple/white flowers. Prefers moist soil in sun or part to full shade in the garden, containers or indoor. Flowers can be used for floral arrangements. The leaf-shaped motif is used extensively on the top of Corinthian columns and in Greco-Roman architecture.
Brachychiton australis $15/25 g, $295kg – upcoming collection
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.
Prices exclude gst and postage. Availability subject to crop.