Moringa pterygosperma $9.00/25 g, $159.00/kg
syn Moringa oleifera
Common Name: Koepanger Tree
Small tree originating from northern India. Fast growing, deciduous to 12 m, suitable to tropical and subtropical areas. Flowers once a years followed by hanging fruit, is a source of ben oil. Not frost tolerant.
Bombax malabaricum $9.00/25 g, $159.00/kg
syn Bombax ceiba
Common Name: Red Cotton Tree
Medium tree originating from Asia with a tall, straight trunk covered with spikes to deter animals. Deciduous in winter with red flowers in spring followed by new foliage. Flowers attract insects, birds and bees. Fruit up to 13 cm in length contain cotton-like fibre that contains the seeds.
Brachychiton populneus $15.00/25 g, $379.00/kg
Common Name: Kurrajong
Medium size tree to 10 m tall. Native to eastern Australia. Agricultural/pastoral uses include provision of dense shade, drought fodder, supports honey production and the deep roots don’t impact on surrounding crops. Widely used as a street plant, also as an ornamental garden specimen. Flowers are bell shaped with a red/brown inner and whitish outer.
Caesalpinia pulcherrima $13.00/25 g, $249.00/kg
Common Name: Pride of Barbados
A perennial shrub to 3 m tall, native to Asia and introduced to the West Indies. Can tolerate light/moderate frost but does best in warm climates with mild winters. A showy ornamental plant with flowers of red/orange/yellow that attract birds and insects.
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Podocarpus elatus $140/1000 seeds
Common Name: Plum Pine
Endemic to New South Wales and south Queensland coastal and subtropical rainforests, growing to 40 m tall. Fire tolerant and suitable to coastal/salty situations, Podocarpus elatus is a traditional food source, the fleshy, round stem is edible. The seed is attached to the stem rather than being found within the fruity flesh.
Ravenala madagascariensis $69.50/1000 seeds
Common Name: Travellers Palm
A native to Madagascar and member of the Strelitziacea family, Ravenala madagascariensis is not a true palm. The name Travellers Palm may come from the tendancy of the leaf fan to grow east/west, as a makeshift compass. Growing to 7 m to 30 m tall, it bears large white flowers that when pollinated produce bright blue seeds.
Eucalyptus neglecta $33.50/25 g
Common Name: Omeo Gum
A rare, small/medium evergreen mallee growing to 7 m tall, endemic to Victoria. Blue/green foliage with white flowers December to February.
To customers in colder climates: Eucalyptus neglecta is a remarkable species, thriving in heavy snow as well as it does in hot summer conditions. The juvenile foliage is worthy of cut foliage trade.
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Brunfelsia latifolia $27/25 g
Common Name: Yesterday Today and Tomorrow
Shrub growing to 1 m with a rounded habit with dense foliage. Native to Brazil, Brunfelsia latifolia prefers a warm, humid climate but can do well in milder climates although becomes semi-deciduous in cooler regions. The most striking feature are the heavily scented flowers in spring that start purple and fade to white, giving an interesting multi-coloured floral display on a single plant. Used in pots, hedges and as a feature specimen in landscaping.
Ginkgo biloba $12/25 g, $129/kg
Common Name: Maidenhair Tree
Native to China, growing to 25 m tall, Ginkgo biloba is a beautiful shade tree with green leaves that turn to golden yellow in autumn. Prefers milder climates and occurs as separate female and male trees. Used a traditional Chinese medicine, Ginkgo biloba has been found in fossils dating 270 million years. They adapt well to urban environments making a great garden tree or park planting, as well as interesting bonsai specimens.
Robinia pseudoacacia $9/25 g, $179/kg
Common Name: Black Locust
Growing 12 to 30 m tall with an upright, straight trunk. Native to south east USA, Robinia pseudoacacia prefers temperate to warm climates, is shade tolerant. A deciduous tree with large, fragrant clusters of flowers.
Monstera deliciosa $72.50/1000 seeds *Place orders now for delivery August/September 2018*
Common Name: Fruit Salad Plant
Native to the tropical rainforests of southern Mexico to Panama. Large, glossy green leaves, grows well in heavy shade. Spathe flowers are self-pollinating, bearing long fruit covered in hexagonal plates. When ripe, these plates fall away, revealing the creamy white pulp with a fruit salad flavour.
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