Austromyrtis dulcis $83.50/1000 seeds – available from fresh collection
Common Name: Midgen Berry, Midyim
Spreading shrub/small tree to 2 m. Native to coastal eastern Australia from Valla, New South Wales to Fraser Island, Queensland. Dark, glossy green leaves with hairy underside. White flowers appear spring/summer, followed by fruit. Fruit are white with blue/black spots and are edible, aromatic with a sweet gingery taste.
Fraxinus griffithii $10.00/25 g, $195.00/kg – coming up for fresh harvest
Common Name: Himalayan Ash
Native to south-east Asia and India. An evergreen small/medium tree growing to 10 m. Grows well in warmer areas of eastern Australia, used as a street tree or garden ornamental as it is drought tolerant and fast growing. The leaves are glossy green with silver/hairy underside. White flower panicles appear in spring.
Brachychiton bidwillii, $110.00/1000 seeds
Common Name: Little Kurrajong
Native to tropical eastern Australia, a small deciduous tree growing 4 to 5 m with a spread of up to 4 m. Flowers spring through summer while tree is leafless. Flowers are pink to red and vary in size depending on regionality. Drought tolerant and frost tolerant.
Brachychiton australis, $15.00/25 g, $295.00/kg
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.
Alpinia caerulea Red Back, $125.00/1000 seeds
Common Name: Atherton Native Ginger
A variety of Alpinia caerulea, the broad green leaves have a red underside. Grows to about 2 m tall, 1 m wide. Prefers light to full shade and grows well indoors, with fragrant white flowers late spring to early summer, followed by blue berries.
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Acacia simsii $9.00/25 g, $210.00/kg
Common Name: Sims Wattle
Native to Northern Territory and Queensland. A shrub growing 1 to 4 m with a scraggly habit, usually found along roadsides. Fine green leaves and bright yellow ball shaped flowers appearing January to March.
Tabebuia chrysotricha $59.00/1000 seeds
Common Name: Golden Trumpet Tree
Native to Brazil, growing 5 to 8 m with a canopy spread 8 to 10 m. Semi-deciduous in late spring. A showy display of yellow flowers appears in spring, attracting nectar-feeding birds. Used for street or garden plantings in tropical and subtropical climates. Prefers a sheltered sunny position.
Pongamia pinnata $11.00/25 g, $225.00/kg
Common Name: Pongame Oil Tree
Native to tropical temperate Asia, a legume growing 15 to 25 m with a large leafy canopy. Fragrant flower clusters of white/purple/pink shades appear throughout the year. Seed oil is being explored as a biodiesel fuel. Used for street plantings and gardens, is deep rooted and drought tolerant.
Nitraria billardierei $12.00/25 g, $325.00/kg
Common Name: Nitre Bush
Native to Australia, primarily grows in saline soils of inland, coastal and disturbed/overgrazed areas. White flowers appear in spring followed by fruit from yellow to red to purple in colour. The edible fruit have a flavour of salty grapes and can be stored dried or made into preserve. A traditional food source for indigenous Australians. A low spreading shrub suitable to revegetation and erosion control.
Zamia furfuracea $93.50/1000 seeds
Common Name: Cardboard Cycad
Native to Mexico, grows up to 1.5 m high and 2 m wide. The trunk is short and often subterranean. Leaves are very rigid, sightly furry and grow in a circular crown, erect in full sun, horizontal in shade. Prefers moist, well-drained soil, full sun to part shade, does not like the cold. In warmer climates it can grow well in containers and as houseplants. A low maintenance ornamental species for the garden.
Schefflera arboricola ‘Caroline’ $47.50/1000 seeds - Replacing Schefflera arboricola ‘Pitman Pride’
Seed of Schefflera arboricola ‘Pitman Pride’ is no longer available so we are now offering Schefflera arboricola ‘Caroline’, another dwarf variety. A single or multi-trunked plant growing up to 2 m. Low maintenance, indoors or outdoors in warm climates, prefers a bright position but not direct sunlight. Leaflets are arranged in an ‘umbrella’ shape, red flowers on long stems are followed by berries that attract birds and insects.
Mimusops elengi $9.00/25 g, $159.00/kg, available soon
Common Name: Spanish Cherry
A medium evergreen native to south Asias and northern Australian tropical forests growing 15 to 30 m tall. Glossy, dark green leaves and dense canopy provides deep shade. Fragrant flowers appear in April followed by edible fruit, yellow/orange when ripe with a sweet flavour, eaten raw or in preserves. The seeds and flowers are used for making necklaces and garlands as the flowers retain their fragrance even when dried. The bark, flowers and fruit are used in Ayuvedic medicine. The timber has a rich, deep red colour. A popular ornamental garden specimen.
Backhousia myrtifolia $40.00/25 g, coming up for fresh collection
Common Name: Grey Myrtle
A small, riparian tree of subtropical rainforests of eastern Australia, growing 3 to 7 m. Leaves are cinnamon scented/flavoured and can be used in place of cinnamon to flavour cooking or steeped into tea. Small cream flowers appear November to January. Prefers sun or mostly sunny position.
Clivia miniata $475.00/1000 seeds (orange flower), available soon
Native to woodland habitats in South Africa. Grows to about 45 cm high in a clumping habit with glossy, strappy leaves. Grows well in shady areas and does not like exposure to hot, direct sunlight. Orange trumpet-like flowers appear in clusters.
Brunfelsia latifolia $13.00/25 g, coming up for fresh collection
Common Name: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
Native to Brazil, grows 1 to 2 m with a 2 m spread, evergreen but semi-deciduous in cooler climates. Flowers start out purple but fade to white, are sweetly fragrant, appearing September to November. All three flower colours are present on the bush at the same time, creating a wonderful floral display. With dense green foliage and mixed flowers, it makes a lush and showy garden specimen, in hedging and mass plantings.
Tipuana tipu $9.00/25 g, $225.00/kg, coming up for 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.
Randia fitzalanii $129.00/1000 seeds, available from stock and coming up for fresh collection
Common Name: Native Gardenia, Yellow Mangosteen
Native to tropical Queensland, a small shrub/tree growing 3 to 10 m. Lush, glossy foliage with highly scented creamy flowers followed by large, yellow edible fruit which attracts birds. Flowers appear September to November and open in the afternoon. Suitable for shady positions or well-lit indoor containers.
Livistona australis $53.50/1000 seeds – apx June/July
Common Name: Cabbage Tree Palm
A tall, slender palm growing to 25 m with a 0.35 m diameter trunk. Endemic to coastal north Queensland, New South Wales and south east Victoria. Grows best in moist, organically rich soils in sheltered, light shade situations. Tolerant of salt, frost and wind, it is an excellent ornamental coastal palm. A traditional source of food and fibre, colonial peoples used the fibres to make cabbage tree hats.
Livistona decipiens syn decora $53.50/1000 seeds – apx June/July
Common Name: Ribbon Fan Palm
Native to Queensland coastal woodlands between Magnetic Island and Rainbow Beach. A tall, slender palm growing to 18 m. Leaves up to 3 m long, fan shaped with ribbon-like hanging fronds. Tolerates a wide range of soils with good drainage. Full sun to part shade, drought tolerant. Used as a landscaping feature plant.
Melicope elleryana $10.00/25 g, $235.00/kg – apx June/July
Syn Euodia elleryana
Common Name: Pink Euodia, Corkwood
An evergreen, small to medium tree growing 5 to 8 m (up to 25 m in its natural habitat in rainforests of northern New South Wales to northern Queensland. Masses of pink flowers bloom along the branches in summer, attracting nectar feeding birds, insects and butterflies, including the Blue Ulysses butterfly. Tolerates mild frost. It shallow root system makes is suitable for planting in gardens and street plantings.
Phoenix roebellini $39.50/1000 seeds, available in stock
Common Name: Pygmy Date Palm
Native to south east Asia, a small to medium single, spiny trunk palm growing 2 to 3 m with arching fronds up to 1 m long. A popular ornamental in tropical and subtropical gardens. Tolerates most soils and moderately drought tolerant, prefers full sun to part shade positions. Suitable for pots (although can get top heavy) and pool side plantings. When planted in clumps they bend away from each other as they grow, making an interesting arrangement.
Dietes bicolor $29.50/1000 seeds
Dietes grandiflora $27.50/1000 seeds
Dietes iridoides $37.50/1000 seeds
Availability and prices subject to crop. Prices exclude gst and postage.
Enchylaena tomentosa $13.00/25 g, $295.00/kg, fresh seed now in stock
Common Name: Ruby Saltbush
Native to southern and central Australia, a small perennial shrub growing up to 1 m diameter. The leaves and stems are covered in woolly hairs. The fruit/berries mature from bright green/yellow to orange/red and is edible, eaten raw it has a salty-sweet taste, used as a traditional food. Highly drought tolerant, prefers slightly saline soils.
Simmondsia chinensis $10.00/25 g, $189.00/kg, fresh seed coming into stock soon
Common Name: Jojoba
A broad, dense tree/shrub native to southwestern North America, growing 1 to 2 m. Seeds are the source of Jojoba oil/liquid wax. Traditionally used by Native Americans as a skin and hair salve and for preserving hides. Now used commercially in cosmetics and personal care products. Prefers light, coarse soils with good drainage. Tolerates salinity and nutrient poor soils. Used for desertification control. For the home garden it can be used as a dense, shaped hedge.
Schotia brachypetala $9.00/25 g, $195/kg, fresh seed now available
Common Name: Drunken Parrot Tree
Native to southern Africa, grows 5 to 10 m high with a canopy spread of 5 to 15 m. Flowers are deep red, appearing in spring. They produce copious amounts of nectar that drips from the flowers, attracting birds and insects. Used as a shade/ornamental tree in warm climates for gardens, parks and street plantings.
Podocarpus elatus $155.00/1000 seeds, from upcoming fresh collection
Common Name: Illawarra Plum
Native to New South Wales and Queensland coastal rainforests. A medium to large evergreen tree growing 30 to 36 m tall with a trunk diameter up to 1.5 m. Leaves are shiny, narrow with pointed tips. Seeds are dark blue/purple consisting of a berry about 2.5 cm and a fruit covered seed about 1.5 cm. The berry is edible raw or made into condiments, ripening March to July. Prefers full sun to part shade, most soil types with adequate drainage. Tolerates coastal conditions.
Phoenix canariensis $45.00/1000 seeds, from upcoming fresh collection
Common Name: Canary Island Date Palm
A large solitary palm native to the Canary Islands (off the north-west coast of Africa), growing 10 to 20 m tall but can reach up to 40 m. A single trunk palm with a crown of leaves, does best in full sun and well-drained loamy soil but can grow in a wide range of soil types. Prefers Mediterranean climates and humid subtropical climates such as eastern Australia.