Murraya exotica syn paniculata $69.50/1000 seeds – upcoming fresh collection
Common Name: Mock Orange, Orange Jessamine
A tropical evergreen ornamental plant native to South Asia. Grows to 7 m tall. Leaves are glossy deep green. White flowers appear throughout the year, are highly scented resembling an orange blossom. The fruit that follow are orange/red, small (about 10 mm long), resembling citrus fruit. Commonly used as a garden hedge.
Cyphomandra betacaea $43.50/25 g seeds – upcoming fresh collection
Common Name: Tamarillo
A small tree/shrub growing to 5 m. Native to South America but cultivated in many countries. Fast growing, bearing fruit in two years. Clusters of up to 50 pink/white flowers produce one to six fruits per cluster. Edible fruit are egg-shaped, 4 to 10 cm long, yellow/orange to red/purple. The yellow/orange fruit tend to be sweeter. Prefers subtropical climates and is frost tender. Can be grown as an indoor plant.
Buckinghamia celsissima $63.50/1000 seeds – available from 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.
Tipuanu tipu $9.00/25 g, $225.00/kg – available from fresh collection
Common Name: Pride of Bolivia
Deciduous tree growing to 30 m high with a canopy 20 m wide. Flowers are bright yellow, blooming briefly in late summer. Tolerates a wide range of growing conditions such as cold, salty and drought.
Schefflera arboricola $25.00/1000 seeds – available from fresh 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.
Prices exclude gst and postage. Kg price applies to orders 250 grams and over. Subject to availability.
Ceratonia siliqua $10/25 g, $179/kg – available in stock
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.
Brachychiton rupestris $25/25 g, $875/kg – available in stock
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.
Harpullia pendula $159/1000 seeds – available 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.
Delonix regia $55/1000 seeds – fresh harvested available in stock
Common Name: Poinciana
Native to Madagascar. Typically grows to 5 m but can reach 10 to 12 m. Foliage of light green fine leaves creates a shady canopy. Most notable for the showy floral display of red flower clusters that cover the tree throughout summer. Used as an ornamental garden / shade tree in tropical /subtropical climates and is a common street tree in Brisbane.
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Asparagus meyerii $150.00/1000 seeds – available in stock soon
Common Name: Asparagus Fern, Basket Fern
Native to southern Africa, a compact, clumping evergreen with needle-like leaves growing 60 to 80 cm high. Not frost tolerant. Suitable for coastal gardens in subtropical and tropical climates in hanging baskets, containers or as a groundcover in gardens. Drought resistant, low maintenance, prefers full sun to part shade
Adansonia digitata $13.00/25 g, $325.00/kg – available in stock soon
Common Name: Monkey-bread Boabab
Native to Africa, typically found in the dry, hot sub-Saharan savannahs where their presence indicates a source of water. Grows 5 to 25 m high and the bottle-shaped trunk can grow 10 to 14 m diameter. Deciduous through winter, white, pendulous flowers appear early summer, 12 cm across, opening late afternoon and only staying open for one night. Specimens have been documented as old as 2450 years. A traditional food plant in Africa – fruit pulp is either eaten fresh or dissolved into a drink, leaves are made into relish or powdered for adding to cooking.
Trema tomentosa $42.50/1000 seeds – upcoming fresh harvest
Common Name: Native Peach, Poison Peach
Native to eastern Australia, Papua New Guinea and Indonesia, grows to 8 m in rainforests, vine thickets, woodlands, open forests and populates regrowth areas. Small greenish flowers appear year round followed by shiny black drupes, consumed by birds.
Stephanotis floribunda $225.00/1000 seeds– upcoming collection
Common Name: Madagascar Jasmine
An evergreen, woody, vigorous climber native to Madagascar, grows to 6m or more in sunny, tropical climates and indoors in sunny positions. Requires trellising and prefers to be root bound. Glossy leathery oval leaves. Clusters of pure white waxy, highly fragrant star-shaped flowers only appear on new growth. Flowers are popular in bridal bouquets and floral decorations.
Banksia ericifolia $85.00/1000 seeds – upcoming collection
Common Name: Heath-leafed Banksia
Native to eastern Australia, growing to 6 m high and wide in its natural habitat but more commonly 1 to 2 m in cultivation. Flowers in autumn – winter in cooler climates – long red/orange flower spikes are bird attracting, particularly to honey-eaters for the nectar produced. Relies on fire for regeneration. Prefers a sandy, well-drained soil in a sunny position. Used as a street tree, garden ornamental, coastal gardens and cut flowers.
Bolusanthus speciosus $17.00/25 g, $495.00/kg
Common Name: Tree Wisteria
Native to South and East Africa, a fast growing small to medium tree to 6 m, weeping habit and deciduous in early spring. Hanging clusters of fragrant violet/blue flowers can cover the tree, appearing August to January. Prefers a sunny position, frost resistant but not drought tolerant. Uses including ornamental garden specimen, containers plantings on sunny verandahs, bonsai and street and park trees.
Availability subject to crop. Prices exclude gst and postage.
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Flindersia australis $20.00/25 grams, $595.00/kg
Common Name: Crow’s Ash, Australian Teak
Native to dry and subtropical rainforests of New South Wales and Queensland, growing to 40 m. Bird attracting white/creamy flowers appear in spring, followed by woody pods 7 to 10 cm long which split open in five segments to release the winged seeds. The timber is cream/yellow in colour with a close grain, used for flooring, furniture, decking and boat-building due to is strength and durability. Drought resistance, non-invasive roots. Ideal shady tree for street plantings and large gardens or as a wind break. Prefers a sunny position or filtered sunlight.