Pandanus pedunculatus $375.00/1000 seeds
Common Name: Pandanus, Screw Pine
Native to eastern Australia, from Port Macquarie to northern Queensland, and Pacific Islands. A dioecious evergreen growing to 15 m tall and 5 m wide. Leaves are strap-like with toothed margins on branches in a screw-type arrangement. Large fruit (pineapple sized) occur on female trees can take up to a year to mature. Does not tolerate frost but is salt and wind tolerant, supported by prop roots to protect against strong coastal winds. Prefers full sunlight to light shade.
Albizia julibrissin $9.00/25 g, $165.00/kg
Common Name: Persian Silk Tree
Native to south-western and eastern Asia. A small deciduous tree growing 5 to 16 m. Flowers are sweet-scented and a source of nectar for birds, butterflies and bees. Used as an ornamental garden or park plant as the arching canopy of fine foliage provides excellent shade and flowers make a showy display. Grows well in full sun in hot climates and tolerates low water.
Cyphomandra betaceae syn Solanum betaceae $27.00/25 g
Common Name: Tamarillo, Tree Tomato
Native to north-west South America and cultivated in subtropical regions around the world. Fast growing shrub/small tree to 5 m. Flowers are pink/white in clusters of 10 to 50 flowers, followed by fruit set of 1 to 6 fruit per cluster. Fruits are egg-shaped, edible, 4 to 10 cm long, ripening from green to yellow/orange or red/purple. Prefers a Mediterranean climate such as where citrus grows, must be protected from the wind and does not tolerate frost or drought.
Ardisia crenata $89.50/1000 seeds
Common Name: Australian Holly, Christmas Berry
A compact shrub to 1 m, native to eastern Asia. Leaves are glossy, dark green. Flowers are small white/red and fragrant in clusters, followed by glossy red fruit in autumn/winter. Prefers part shade.
Gardenia thunbergii $17.00/25 g or $495.00/kg
Common Name: Tree Gardenia
An evergreen ornamental shrub native to South Africa. Grows to 2 m. An attractive garden specimen with glossy, green leaves used in hedge plantings and containers. Most notable for the heavily fragrant white flowers in spring.
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Festuca ovina var. glauca $29.50/25 g
Common Name: Blue Fescue
Native to the Mediterranean region, growing to 30 cm tall and 30 cm round. Clumping blue/green foliage with blue/green flowers in spring and summer. Will grow in part shade to full sun, is drought and frost tolerant. An interesting accent plant for borders or mass plantings as groundcover.
Brachychiton australis $295.00/kg
Common Name: Broad Leaved Bottle Tree
Native to eastern Australia, growing 5 to 8 m. Deciduous June to August when it the white, scented flowers appear. Non-invasive roots are suitable for parks and garden plantings. Also suitable for container and indoor plant specimens. Tolerates light frost and is very drought resistant.
Brachychiton discolor $329.00/kg
Common Name: Lace Kurrajong
Native to eastern Australian dry rainforests. Grows to 30 m, is deciduous through early summer. Pink, bell-shaped flowers appear November to February. Hardy in a range of climates and tolerates a range of soil conditions. The compact root systems make this an ideal specimen for parks, gardens and street plantings.
Allamanda neriifolia $179.00/1000 seeds
Common Name: Bush Allamanda
Native to Brazil, growing to 2.5 m. Large yellow flowers appear almost year round, leaves are dark green and glossy. Low maintenance, tropical to subtropical ornamental garden or container plant. Can grow as a bush or a climber on fences.
Strelitzia juncea $475.00/1000 seeds
Common Name: Crane Flower
Strelitzia juncea is a slow growing, non-spreading plant with green-grey, rush-like leaf stalks. Flowers are similar to S. reginae, also good as cut flowers. Growing 1 to 2 m tall, Strelitzia juncea makes a very interesting landscape feature plant. Drought resistant.
Strelitzia reginae $95.00/1000 seeds
Common Name: Bird of Paradise
Strelitzia reginae is a popular ornamental landscaping plant growing to 2 m tall. It is low maintenance and prefers warm, sunny climates. Flowers are good as cut flowers in arrangements.
Strelitzia reginae ‘Mandela’s Gold’ $625.00/1000 seeds
Mandela’s Gold is the yellow form of the orange Strelitzia reginae. Growing to 1.5 m, it prefers a warm climate, full sun and well drained soil. Mandela’s Gold makes an interesting landscaping feature in the garden and can be grown in large tubs/containers. Grows in a clumping habit. Flowers in winter/spring are excellent for cut arrangements.
Strelitzia nicholai $95.00/1000 seeds
Common Name: Giant White Bird of Paradise
An interesting landscaping plant in frost-free, tropical to sub-tropical gardens, Strelitzia nicolai grows to 10 m tall and 4 m wide. Large banana-like leaves grow in a fan-like arrangement. A great indoor pot plant.
Dracena draco $63.50/1000 seeds
Common Name: Canary Island Dragon Tree
Native to the Canary Islands, Cape Verde, Maderia to western Morocco. Young trees are single-stemmed. Generally slow growing, taking 10 to 15 years to reach about 1.2 m, before flowering and then branching. Flowers are creamy white and perfumed, followed by red berries. Established older trees are interesting, sculptural garden specimens. Younger plants grow well as ornamentals garden plants and indoor container plants.
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