Hakea salicifolia syn H saligna $69.50/1000 seeds from fresh collectionHakea salicifolia 1

Common Name: Willow-leafed Hakea

A shrub/small tree native to eastern New South Wales growing to 5 m. White flowers appear late winter/spring. Used as a hedge or street planting. Grows best in temperate and sub-tropical climates in open, sunny, well-drained positions.

 

Magnolia grandiflora $159.00/1000 seeds from fresh collectionMagnolia grandiflora 1 Flower

Common Name: Southern Magnolia

Native to south-eastern USA, a large tree growing 25 to 30 m with dense foliage of large, dark green leaves with a bronze underside. Flowers appearing spring to summer are white, very fragrant and large, up to 30 cm diameter. An excellent feature or shade tree for large gardens. Timber is used for furniture and veneers.

 

Michelia champaca $12.00/25 g from fresh collectionMichelia champaca 1

Common Name: Golden Champaca

Native to south-eastern Asia, in its native habitat grows to 30 m but in cultivation grows to about 10 m. Cream to yellow/orange fragrant flowers appear June to September. Timber is used in woodworking. Essential oil is used in perfume such as Jean Patou’s ‘Joy’. Prefers a sunny, well-drained position. Bird attracting.

 

Angophora subvelutina $25.00/25 g, $659.00/kg from fresh collectionAngophora subvelutina 1

Common Name: Broad-leaved Apple

Native to woodlands of eastern Australia, grows 12 to 20 m high. Flowers appear December to February. An important source for honey production. Butterfly attracting. Grows in most soil types in part to full sun.

 

Cissus hypoglauca $49.50/1000 seeds from fresh collectionCissus hypoglauca 1

Common Name: Water Vine, Billangai

Native to eastern Australia. A large, woody vine with yellow flowers spring and summer followed by purple fruit maturing in winter.

 

Cissus antarctica $50.00/1000 seeds from fresh collectionCissus antarctica 1

Common Name: Kangaroo Vine

A vine/ground cover endemic to New South Wales coast up to south Queensland. Used as an ornamental garden planting or indoor specimen with glossy green leaves. New foliage has a copper colouring. Cream flowers appear in spring. Tolerates shade well, fast growing.

 

Strelitzia juncea $475.00/1000 seeds from fresh collectionStrelitzia juncea 3

Common Name: Crane Flower

Strelitzia juncea is a slow growing, non-spreading plant with green-grey, rush-like leaf stalks. Flowers are similar to S. reginae, also good as cut flowers. Growing 1 to 2 m tall, Strelitzia juncea makes a very interesting landscape feature plant. Drought resistant.

 

Acacia baileyana purpurea $39.00/25 g, $1125.00/kg from fresh collectionAcacia baileyana purpurea 1

Common Name: Cootamundra Wattle

Native to south east New South Wales. A small tree with a short trunk and arching branches growing 5 to 8 m tall and 3 to 5 m wide. Foliage is silver-grey with purple juvenile foliage. Masses of yellow flowers appear June to August. Evergreen, prefers full sun, low maintenance, frost tolerant, drought resistant once established. Foliage and flowers make this an interesting colour specimen for gardens.

 

Tectona grandis $19.50/25 g, taking orders nowTectona grandis 2

Common Name: Teak

Native to south and south-east Asia, a large deciduous tree growing to 40 m. Small, white fragrant flowers appear June to August followed by fruit September to December. Mostly known for its high quality wood. Seeds require pre-treatment to germinate, by alternating wetting and drying of the seed (soak for 12 hours, dry for 12 hours, repeat for 10 to 14 days), sow shallow.

 

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Feijoa sellowiana $83.50/1000 seeds – upcoming fresh collectionFeijoa sellowiana 1 Flower

syn Acca sellowiana

Common Name: Pineapple Guava

An evergreen, perennial shrub/small tree growing to 4 m, native to South America, not a true guava. Summer flowers attract birds and bees, petals are edible, said to have a cinnamon taste. Edible fruits appear autumn to early winter, about the size of an egg, olive-green in colour. Described as having a sweet, aromatic flavour of pineapple, apple and mint, the ripe fruit falls from the tree. Prefers a sunny positions sheltered from wind in warm-temperate and subtropical gardens.

 

Nelumbo nucifera $12.00/25 g – just arrived in stockNelumbo nucifera 1

Common Name: Sacred Lotus

An aquatic perennial growing to 150 cm high, spreading up to 3 m in water up to 2.5 m deep with a minimum depth of 30 cm. Native distribution is from central and northern India across to East Asia. The leaves grow up to 60 cm diameter with pink/white flowers up to 20 cm diameter.

 

Brachychiton rupestris $25.00/25 g, $875.00/kg – in stock nowBrachychiton rupestris 1

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.

 

Ceratonia siliqua $10.00/25 g, $179.00/kg – in stock nowCeratonia siliqua 1

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.

 

Liriope gigantea $63.50/1000 seeds – in stock nowLiriope gigantea 2

Common Name: Giant Liriope

An evergreen, clumping perennial with long strappy, dark green leaves to 60cm long.  Purple-mauve flowers appear late summer to autumn, followed by green berries that turn purple/black as they ripen.  Great for borders and as an understorey plant.

 

Roystonea regia $69.50/1000 seeds – just arrived in stockRoystonea regia 1

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.

Brachychiton australis $12.00/25 g, $295.00/kg from upcoming fresh harvestBrachychiton australis 1

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.

 

Bauhinia carronii syn Lysiphyllum carronii $12.00/25 g, $372.00/kg from upcoming fresh harvestBauhinia carronii 1

Common Name: Queensland Ebony

Native to Queensland subtropical and tropical regions. Multi-trunked, growing to 10 m, evergreen but can be briefly deciduous in very dry conditions. Prefers a sunny, well-drained position in moisture-retentive soils. A good shade and fodder tree for stock. The timber in cross-section is pale around the outer with a dark centre, used in wood turning and cabinetry.

 

Passiflora edulis $30.00/25 g, $950.00/kg from upcoming fresh harvestPassiflora edulis 2

Common Name: Passionfruit

Native to Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina, Passiflora edulis is a vigorous, long-lived, perennial vine with glossy, green leaves and coiling tendrils that support its climbing habit. Passiflora edulis is frost tender and can die off in winter but will regrow in spring. The striking flowers, appearing November through January, are 5 to 7 cm diameter. Passiflora edulis is cultivated for its fruit – sweet, yellow, juicy pulp with black seeds – delicious in many dishes including desserts, preserves and cocktails.

 

Passiflora mollissima $59.00/1000 seeds from upcoming fresh harvestPassiflora mollissima 1 Fruit

Common Name: Banana Passionfruit

Native to central Brazil, in its native habitat it can grow to the tree tops but in cultivation is more compact. A fast growing vine in subtropical and warm-temperate regions. Pink flowers are followed by oval, yellow fruit. The pulp and seeds are edible although considered not as sweet as Passiflora edulis. Prune in spring.

Germination Info: seeds may need pre-treatment before sowing: soak seeds 24 to 48 hours in warm water prior to planting; lightly scarify with sand paper to permeate the hard seed coat.

 

Gahnia aspera $9.00/25 g, $179.00/kg available soon from fresh harvestGahnia aspera 4

Common Name: Rough Saw Sedge

Endemic to eastern Queensland and New South Wales. Tussock forming perennial with grass like leaves up to 1 m high. Prefers moist conditions in semi-shade/partial sun. Spikes of creamy flowers appear October to January followed by red/brown seeds. A shelter plant for small birds and host for butterfly caterpillars. Used in revegetation and garden plantings, hardy, drought tolerant once established.

 

Gahnia sieberiana $9.00/25 g, $189.00/kg available soon from fresh harvestGahnia sieberiana 4

Common Name: Red-Fruit Saw Sedge

Endemic to eastern Australia from Tasmania to northern Queensland. Forms large tussocks 1.5 to 2 m diameter. Stems of black flowers up to 3m tall appear spring/summer, followed by red/brown seeds. Hardy in most soils but prefers moist ground in clay or sandy soils. The flower spikes are used in floral arrangements either fresh or dried. A host for butterfly caterpillars. Used in revegetation and garden plantings.