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Roystonea regia $69.50/1000 seeds
Common Name: Cuban Royal Palm
A tropical/subtropical evergreen native to Mexico, Caribbean and southern Florida. Grows 20 to 30 m tall with a single trunk about 45 cm diameter, grey with a green crownshaft. Leaves are up to 4 m long. White flowers are followed by green fruit which turn red then purple as it matures. Seeds are dispersed after the fruit is eaten by birds and bats.
Samanea saman $9.00/25 g, $175.00/kg
Common Name: Monkeypod Tree
Native to tropical South America. Grows to 25 m with a wide canopy up to 40 m. Small green leaves fold closed in rain and in the evening. Flowers are white on the bottom with pink ends. A long living tree, one specimen is known to be over 200 years old.
Grevillea robusta $10.00/25 g, $275.00/kg
Common Name: Silky Oak
Native to eastern coastal Australia. A fast growing evergreen up to 40 m tall. Flowers are arranged to one side like a toothbrush, yellow/orange from September to November. Timber is used in furniture and cabinetry. Prefers full sun in warm climates. Young trees need protection from frost.
Lysiphyllum gilvum syn Bauhinia gilvum $12.00/25 g, $295.00/kg
Common Name: Bean Tree
Native to New South Wales and South Australia. Bushy small tree to 6 m tall. Fl
owers occur through spring and summer and vary in colour between plants from white to pink to red. In its natural habitat it grows along creek lines.
Spring is here and we have some interesting exotic species available!
Yucca brevifolia $69.50/1000 seeds
Common Name: Joshua Tree
Native to arid southwestern USA, specifically California, Arizona, Utah and Nevada. In its natural habitat it grows up to 15 m tall and some wild specimens are over 100 years old. Leaves are dark bluish-green, linear and tapering to a sharp point, in dense spiral arrangements, leaf margins are white and serrated. Creamy white flowers appear February to April in pannicles up to 50 cm long and 35 cm wide. Prefers a hot, sunny spot with sandy, well-draining soil.
Zamia furfuracea $189.50/1000 seeds
Common Name: Cardboard Plant
Native to Mexico, grows up to 1.3 m high and 2 m wide. The trunk is short and often subterranean. Leaves are very rigid, slightly 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.
Radermachera sinica $12.00/1000 seeds
Common Name: China Doll
Evergreen native to the subtropical mountains of China and Taiwan, growing up to 30 m tall and 1 m diameter. Leaves are small, glossy and delicate looking, flowers are white and trumpet shaped. Hardy plant once established and an excellent indoor container plant.
Livistona australis $52.50/1000 seeds
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, is an excellent coastal ornamental plant. A traditional source of food and fibre, colonial peoples used the fibres to make cabbage tree hats.
Livistona chinensis $52.50/1000 seeds
Common Name: Chinese Fan Palm
A subtropical palm of south east Asia, native to southern Japan. Grows 9 to 15 m tall, canopy about 4 m diameter and a slender 0.3 m diameter trunk. An ornamental tropical and subtropical palm preferring light shade/sunny, moist position. Leaves are used to make fans in China, as well as hats, brooms and raincoats.
Leptospermum polygalifolium $9.00/25 g, $215/kg
Endemic to east coast from Cape York, Queensland to the south coast of New South Wales. In its natural environment it stabilizes river banks and tolerates floods. As an ornamental garden specimen, it is useful as hedges and screens, growing to 4 m high and up to 3 m spread. Small green leaves and profuse white flowers from spring to early summer can be used in floral arrangements.