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Feijoa sellowiana $83.50/1000 seeds – upcoming fresh collectionFeijoa sellowiana 1 Flower

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 stockNelumbo nucifera 1

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 nowBrachychiton rupestris 1

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 nowCeratonia siliqua 1

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 nowLiriope gigantea 2

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 stockRoystonea regia 1

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 harvestBrachychiton australis 1

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 harvestBauhinia carronii 1

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 harvestPassiflora 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.

 

Passiflora mollissima $59.00/1000 seeds from upcoming fresh harvestPassiflora 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.

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 harvestGahnia aspera 4

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 harvestGahnia sieberiana 4

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 harvestAcacia baileyana purpurea 1

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/kgBauhinia purpurea 1

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 1

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 harvestMandevilla suaveolens 1

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 harvestMetasequoia glyptostroboides 1

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 harvestDiploglottis campbellii 1

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.