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.