Ardisia crenata $89.50/1000 seeds – upcoming fresh collection
Common Name: Christmas Berry, Coral Berry
A compact, multi-trunked shrub to 1 m, native to southern and eastern Asia. A popular garden ornamental with dark green, thick glossy leaves, small white/pink clusters of fragrant flowers followed by glossy red fruit which contrasts the foliage. Prefers partial shade in tropical and subtropical climates.
Buckinghamia celcissima $63.50/1000 seeds – upcoming fresh collection
Common Name: Ivory Curl Tree
Endemic to wet tropical rainforests of Queensland, grows to 30 m in natural habitat but only to 10 m in cultivation. Dense canopy of glossy, dark green leaves with a white underside. White flower spikes appear summer to autumn in drooping racemes that cover the tree. Bird and insect attracting, a popular street tree in Brisbane.
Harpullia pendula $159.00/1000 seeds – available in stock, collecting now
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.
Pandanus tectorius syn pedunculatus $375.00/1000 seeds – upcoming collection
Common Name: Screwpine
Native to coastal areas eastern Australia, Pacific Islands and Malesia, a small tree growing 4 to 14 m. Single trunked, forking at about 4 to 8 m high, supported by prop roots, the long leaves are spirally arranged on the end of the branches. Dioecious – male flowers are small, fragrant racemes that only last one day, female flowers resemble pineapples. The female trees produce large, segmented fruit up to 20 x 30 cm in size. Drought, salt and wind tolerant, ideal for coastal gardens.
Ravenala madascariensis $69.50/1000 seeds – upcoming collection
Common Name: Travellers Palm
Not a true palm, closely related to Strelitzias. Grows 7m to 20 m, the large banana-like leaves in a fan formation tend to grow on an east-west line and the older, lowest leaves fall away as the plant grows, revealing a grey trunk. Large white flowers similar to Strelitzia nicolai are followed by brilliant blue seeds. Ornamental tropical and subtropical plant.
Schefflera actinophylla $13.50/1000 seeds – ordering soon
Common Name: Umbrella Tree
Native to tropical rainforests of eastern Queensland and Northern Territory. Evergreen, grows to 15 m, is multi-trunked and sometimes grows as an epiphyte. Flower racemes on the end of the trunks appear early summer for several months and can reach up to 2 m long, covered in small red, nectar rich flowers. Flowers are followed by small purple fruit.
Schefflera arboricola $25.00/1000 seeds – upcoming collection
Common Name: Dwarf Umbrella Tree
An evergreen plant native to Taiwan, growing 8 to 9 m tall. Panicles of green/yellow flowers up to 20 cm long are followed by green fruit that matures to orange then purple. Very hardy and good houseplant or bonsai. Keep moist but not wet. Outdoor plants should be protected from direct, hot sun.