Latania lontaroides, Latania verschafeltii and Bismarckia nobilis:  Fresh seed is available therefore please indicate your interest allowing us to offer firm.

Latania lontaroides $517.00/1000 seedsLatania lontaroides 1

Common Name: Red Latan Palm

  • Native to Reunion Island
  • Grows up to 12 m, single trunk
  • Young plants have red leaf base and stalks, reverting to all green when plants are older
  • Prefers sunny, moist, well-drained position, tolerates short periods of cold but may drop leaves

 

 

 

Latania verschaffeltiiLatania verschafeltii $443.00/1000 seeds

Common Name: Yellow Latan Palm

  • Native to Mascarene Islands
  • Grows up to 12 m, single trunk
  • Young plants have yellow leaf base and stalks, reverting to all green when plants are older
  • Dioecious
  • Prefers sunny, moist, well-drained position in warm temperate to subtropical climates.

 

 

Bismarckia nobilis 2Bismarkia nobilis $575.00/1000 seeds

Common Name: Madagascar Palm

  • Native to Madagascar
  • Grows to 25 m but typically 12 m tall in cultivation, spread up to 12 m
  • Silver-blue, wide spreading leaves from a single trunk
  •  Grows in full sun, well-drained soils in tropical and subtropical climates

 

 

Brachychiton populneus 7 FlowersBrachychiton populneus $15.00/25 g, $329.00/kg

Common Name: Kurrajong

  • Native to eastern Australia
  • Medium size tree to 10 m tall
  • 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.

 

 

Juncus usitatus 1Juncus usitatus $25.00/25 g, $675.00/kg

Common Name: Common Rush

  • Australian native occurring through Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria
  • Used in landscaping, wetland rehabilitation and stabilizing waterways
  • Commonly found along streams and riverbanks, irrigation channels and swampland, along the water edge or in shallow water
  • Habitat for frogs and nesting sites for birds
  • Salt tolerant, not effected by heavy grazing

 

Nelumbo nucifera 1Nelumbo nucifera $12.00/25 g

Common Name: Sacred Lotus

  • An aquatic perennial growing to 150 cm high, spreading up to 3 m
  • Native distribution is from central and northern India across to East Asia
  • Leaves up to 60 cm diameter, flowers up to 20 cm diameter
  • Grows in water up to 2.5 m deep, minimum depth 30 cm

 

 

Schefflera actinophylla 1Schefflera actinophylla $13.50/1000 seeds

Common Name: Umbrella Tree

  • Native to tropical rainforests of Australia
  • Evergreen, multi-trunked tree growing to 15 m
  • Flowers appear at the top of the trunks, racemes up to 2 m long of red flowers in early summer for several months
  • Produces large amounts of nectar which attracts honey-eating birds
  • Fruits attract birds and animals such as lorikeets, flying foxes and pademelons

 

 

Moringa pterygosperma 2

  

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.

 

 

 

Leptospermum laevigatum 1

 

Leptospermum laevigatum $32.50/25 g

Common Name: Coastal Tea Tree

Native to south eastern Australia. Grows 1.5 to 6 m tall as a large, bushy shrub. White-pink flowers appear April to October. Very hardy, salt tolerant, used in coastal plantings, windbreaks and soil stabilization in sandy soils and rehabilitation projects.

 

 

Wodyetia bifurcata 1

 

 

 Wodyetia bifurcata $195.00/1000 seeds

Common Name: Foxtail Palm

Native to Queensland. Grows up to 10 m tall with leaves 2 to 3 m long. White flowers followed by large orange/red fruit. The trunk is smooth grey/white and self-cleaning. Interesting ornamental garden specimen and highly sought after around the world.

 

 

 

Zamia pumila syn floridana 1

 

Zamia pumila $275.00/1000 seeds

Common Name: Coontie Palm

Native to West Indies and Florida, USA. A low-growing, woody cycad, the trunk is often subterranean. The leaves grow up to 120 cm long. Grows in various habitats with well-drained sands or sandy loam soil in full sun to heavy shade. Dioceous – in late winter the brown male and female cones emerge for pollination. Orange seeds are released in late autumn.

 

 

 

Sourcing Eremophila species

We are looking for collectors/suppliers for Eremophila nivea, E maculata, E mitchellii and E longifolia.

Please contact us on 07 3821 0745 if you can source any of these seeds.

 

 Eremophila nivea 1Eremophila maculata 1Eremophila mitchellii 1Eremophila longifolia 1

This week we are featuring Acer species, commonly known as Maple trees.  Most species are native to Asia.  Trees vary in height from 10 m to 45 m while shrubs grow up to 8 m.  In autumn, Acers have a stunning display of foliage before the leaves fall.  Flowers appear in late winter/early spring.  Beautiful ornamental garden plants and popular as bonsai plants, Maples also have a number of other uses:  source of syrup (most commonly from Acer saccharum); timber for sports equipment such as baseball bats, pool cues, bowling pins; tonewood timber for musical instruments such as guitars, violins and drums; pulpwood for paper and are also a major source of pollen in early spring for honeybees.

 

Acer buegerianum 1

 

 

 

 

 

Acer buergerianum $25.00/25 g

 

 

 

 

Acer campestre 1

 

 

 

Acer campestre $10.00/25 g

 

 

 

 

 

Acer negundo 1

 

 

 

Acer negundo $12.00/25 g, $315.00/kg

 

 

 

Acer platanoides 1

 

 

Acer platanoides $12.50/25 g

 

 

 

 

Acer pseudoplatanus 1

 

 

 

Acer pseudoplatanus $12.00/25 g