Callistemon - Wildfire; We love Callistemons! It is such a joy to see the birds drinking up the sweet smelling nectar in the Spring.
Wildfire is true to name! Firey red bottlebrush flowers bloom enmass to create a magnificant display.
The Pemba Palm is a fast growing palm from Pemba, a small island of the coast of Africa. It grows up to 12m tall and has beautiful deep green, bamboo-like, ringed trunks. It is similar to Dypsis lanceolata.
Bottle Palm (Hyophorbe lagenicaulis) is a solitary dwarf palm 3-3.5m tall with a hugely swollen trunk up to 60cm in diameter. Trunks are rounded in young specimens and flatten out a little when it gets older. It has upwardly arching feather leaves (pinnate) on top of a smooth green crown shaft. Leaves grow up to 3m in length. Bottle Palms originate in Round Island but is almost extinct in native habitat. It is however widely cultivated for its unique beauty all around the world. Plants for sale: strong little palms approx 25cm tall
Lady Slipper - Striking succulent from the Euphorbia family with light green stems in a zigzag shape. 2mx2m. Frost hardy to -5. Full sun to part shade. Drought tolerant. Pretty bird attracting orange red flowers.
Zamia integrifolia (Coontie Palm)- This amazing palm was harvested almost to extinction in the USA in the 1800's, thousands of plants were harvested from the wild and their roots processed into a type of arrowroot powder. Drought, frost and salt tolerant, this palm is a survivor!
Old Mans Beard - Spanish Moss - Tillandsia Usneoides - Super interesting air plant to add to your garden! Native to the southeastern United States, Bahamas and Central and South America, it is now well naturalised in Queensland and French Polynesia. This tiny angiosperm (or flowering plant) is in fact an epiphyte and a bromeliad which grows on hanging branches in sun to partial shade. Although grown historically as a packaging material for use in furniture, fibre and insulation, it is now grown as a rare and interesting curiosity for your garden! It looks fantastic draped over a tree limb or growing on your tressis.
The Garlic Vine (mansoa allicea) is native to Tropical South America. It is named for the garlicky smell of its leaves and flowers, especially when crushed. It is a rare tropical plant, not often seen in gardens or cultivation. Plants available - strong young plants, beautiful roots 20cm tall
Kurrajong Tree - Brachychiton populneus Seeds - Very drought hardy Australian native tree which grows 5-15m tall. Seeds, leaves, flowers and roots are edible, and fibre from the bark was traditionally used to make rope and nets. Frost hardy to -5, possibly lower. Extremely adaptable to any position, suitable as feature tree, shade tree, canopy tree, emergency stock fodder
Giant Bird of Paradise - Strelitzia nicolai - Incredibly fast growing in the right position, perfect for a quick screen! Beautiful plant from Natal, South Africa. Tall, striking foliage plant growing up to 6m high and 4m wide. It is evergreen, with multiple stems that form a dense clump. Very hardy with large dramatic leaves for a true tropical effect. Will grow as far south as Melbourne if it is provided a frost-free position. Huge flowers resemble birds’ heads and can be used in floral arrangements. Flowers appear within a year in the right conditions. Excellent indoor and potted plant, even in exposed positions, but provide some shelter from strong winds. Flowers are eye-catching, white and blue. Easy care, mulch garden specimens, provide water as required, and slow release fertilizer in spring and summer.
Kurrajong - Very drought hardy Australian native tree which grows 5-15m tall. Seeds, leaves, flowers and roots are edible, and fibre from the bark was traditionally used to make rope and nets. Frost hardy to -5, possibly lower. Extremely adaptable to any position, suitable as feature tree, shade tree, canopy tree, emergency stock fodder
White Orchid Tree (Bauhinia Alba) - Coming Soon! Large, fragrant, snow white flowers resembling orchids, which is where the common name originates from, and are absolutely stunning. Leaves are large and shaped like a butterfly. The Orchid Tree is native to Asia, and it is the emblem of Hong Kong. Plants for sale: Seedling trees approx 25-30cm tall
Foxtail Palm - Foxtail Palm's habitat is the gravel hills on Cape Melville in Cape York. It is a very attractive palm with 2-3m long leaves which grows up to 10m tall with a grey trunk. It produces large orange fruits (about the size of a duck egg!)
This palm was only discovered in the 1970’s and its seeds were always in high demand, the QLD government still has the Foxtail on their endangered species list, even though there are now many of these palms growing throughout the world.
Black Bean Tree, Magic Bean Tree, Moreton Bay Chestnut - Castanospermum australe. During October - November, you will be treated to a gorgeous display of red and yellow pea-shaped flowers 3-4 cm long, amongst the lush foliage. The flowers will attract native birds and bees a-plenty.
Jaboticaba (Myrciara cauliflora) - Brazillian Tree Grape - This native of Brazil is a truely amazing tree! I love cauliflorous trees (trees that grow their fruit on their trunks), well, just because it is so unusual!
Dragon Tree (Dracaena draco), Living Fossil! Fascinating plant with thick trunk which branches widely, crown of thick blue-green foliage. Very hardy, frost & drought tolerant. Full sun, and well suited to pots. Plants for sale: 30cm tall
Lady Palms - Rhaphis Excelsa, are very elegant, graceful multi stemmed palms, which grow to 3-4m tall. They have deep green, glossy leaves. Easy to grow, adaptable to a wide range of conditions and soil types. Lady Palms are quite cold hardy, handling temperatures as low as -5C. Plants for sale: approx 20- 25cm tall. (See photo in full description).
Sabal Minor originates in the low lying areas of south-eastern America. It is a low growing and slow growing palm, which normally grows up to about 1 meter, but can grow up to 2,5 max. It typically has no more than 10 leaves, but it can live up to 400 years old. Sabal Minor has a short trunk (up 30cm in diameter), but usually appears trunkless due to its subterranean trunk which actually grows down into the soil. It has blue green costa palmate leaves (‘stiff shredded fan shaped leaves’).
Pigeon Pea - Cajanus Cajan (Toor dal, Congo pea, Gungo pea)
We have been growing these super plants for years and they are so good for many reasons! Super popular for those interested in permaculture, biodynamics and survival foods.
The Orchid Tree (Bauhinia Varigata) - Large, fragrant, pink to purple flowers resembling orchids, which is where the common name originates from, and are absolutely stunning. Leaves are large and shaped like a butterfly. The Orchid Tree is native to Asia, and it is the emblem of Hong Kong. Plants for sale: Seedling trees approx 25-30cm tall
Saltbush is now popular as an Australian Bush food with the dried leaves offering a salty substitute! They are great to sprinkle over breads, used in meals such as pasta or even in dukkah. Leaves can also be used as bed or wrap for grilled meat or vegetables. The foliage does make a lovely hedge or you can do what I have done and add it to my herb garden ( keep it trimmed!)
Dwarf Date Palm Tree - Phoenix roebelenii. The Dwarf Date Palm is a beautiful, solitary palm which grows to around 3m tall. The old leaves form a Hula skirt around the trunk. Flowers are cream, and are followed by egg shaped, black, edible fruit.
Stunning plant with white and green upper leaves and beautiful purple colour underneath. Handles cold to about 0 degrees for a short amount of time. Spreading, will create a beautiful bushy patch in a very short amount of time. Non-invasive. Best in a shady to part shaded position, in moist fertile soil.
An absolutely stunning tree, and one of our own! The Native Frangipani is native to most of the East Coast of Australia, from Sydney to Cape York, and also PNG. Depending on where this tree grows, it usually grows to around 10m in warm/tropical areas of the country, smaller in cooler areas. Foliage is beautiful, glossy deep green up to 15cm long, and flowers are formed in spring. The whole canopy of the tree is covered in sweetly fragrant and yellowy cream flowers which age to a deep orange, and are borne throughout spring & early summer. Plants for sale: 30cm tall
Rangoon Creeper - Quisqualis indica - The Rangoon Creeper is a very beautiful tropical plant. It is a vine with a shrubby habit, and has gorgeous flowers which start out white, and age to pink and then a deep red. Fragrance is wonderful, very strong and exotic, a cross between ‘fruity, sweet and coconut’. It is often at its most fragrant at night and in early mornings. Flowers are long and tubular, form stunning clusters which hang down from the.....