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Bush Treasures - The Gumby Gumby Tree

There is something to be said for planting a native tree!  

Over generations they have uniquely adapted to their environment in such a way that success is almost guaranteed.  Being around for a long time, the native trees have revealed their unique properties to Australia's Aboriginal people - who discovered the use, healing properties and food potential of many, many plants and trees and passed down the knowledge through word of mouth.

The Gumby Gumby Tree is a special tree.  It sports very attractive, weeping willow-like foliage and is slow growing, making this tree suitable for parks and gardens.

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Native Australian Kurrajong Tree (Bottle Tree, Brachychiton populneus) - edible, useful, hardy & versatile.

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Bottle Tree / Kurrajong (Brachychiton populneus) Introduction

Australian native, extremely drought hardy tree. Grows 5-15m tall. Edible seeds, leaves, flowers & roots - roast the seeds and grind into flour, make coffee out of them, or make nets from the fibrous bark and catch some fish. Bird & Insect attracting. Very easy to grow and suitable for just about any position. Suitable as wind break, cattle fodder, pot plant, feature tree, street tree, shade tree, this tree has got it all! Frost hardy to -5.

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HIbiscus Insularis-Philip Island Hibiscus

Hibiscus Insularis - Philip Island Hibiscus

Hibiscus Insularis is also known as Philip Island Hibiscus, due to its’ being found in only ONE spot in the wild (can you guess where?)

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Gardenia plants - fragrant flowering shrubs

 

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Hibiscus; Growing Hibiscus Plants

Hibiscus

Tropical Hibiscus trees have beautiful, huge flowers. Many hybrids of Hibiscus (rosa-sinensis) have been developed, making blooms available in almost any colour imaginable. Hibiscus are tropical plants and grow well in frost free areas of Australia.

Growing Hibiscus & Hibiscus Care

Hibiscus are sun lovers, they need to be grown in full sun. They are very drought hardy once established, but may require some additional watering during dry weather periods. Hibiscus plants detest having wet feet, and you will need to ensure the soil is well draining. If your soil does not drain freely, add some sand to your soil, or add some perlite or vermiculite. This may not be as easy if you want to grow your Hibiscus plant in the ground. A solution would be to plant the Hibiscus on a mound to enable easy water draining.

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