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UNDERSTORY PLANTS

Lomandra longifolia Mat Rush

Lomandra longifolia - Mat Rush

Extremely versatile and hardy plants that will grow almost anywhere. An important stabilizing plant for river banks and streams as well as a useful ornamental grass in native gardens

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$1.95 498 Seedling FT

Alpinia caerulea - Native Ginger

A versatile plant for Aboriginal people.The ginger tasting roots were eaten and the flesh from the bright blue fruit.The large leaves were thatched and used to make shelters and to wrap food for cooking. Excellent landscape specimen.

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$2.95 471 Seedling FT Buy 8 or more @ $1.95ea
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Dianella atraxis - Blue Flax Lily

A tufted grass like plant native to North Queensland. It has deep blue fruits and flowers and grows to a height of 1 m.

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$2.95 334 Seedling FT Buy 8 or more @ $1.95ea

Melicope rubra - Little Evodia

This is a beautiful small rainforest tree from North Queensland. Fast growing and tolerant of light frosts the vibrant lolly pink flowers light up the tree in summer. It is one of the food plants for the brilliant blue Ulysses butterfly.

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$2.90 300 Seedling FT Buy 8 or more @ $1.45ea

Cordyline petiolaris - Broad leaved palm lily

This is an excellent container plant with palm like foliage. An native understory rainforest plant. Very hardy and attractive landscape specimen.

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$2.95 263 Seedling FT Buy 8 or more @ $1.95ea
Fingerlime fruits

Microcitrus australasica - Finger lime

A delicate rainforest tree that naturally occurs as an understorey tree in SE Queensland and Northern NSW . The fruits can be green and cylindrical in shape, up to 100mm long and only about 20-30mm in diameter. They have a thin skin that ranges in colour from green, yellow, red, purple to even a black. The inner cells are cylindrical balls filled with lime juice.

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$12.90 247 Seedling MT

Pouteria chartacea - Thin-leaved Coondoo

An understory tree of 10 - 12 m, from Byron Bay to the northern tip of Cape York.  Slow growing but forms a well shaped bushy tree.

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$2.95 151 Seedling FT Buy 8 or more @ $0.95ea
Archontophoenix cunninghamii - Bangalow Palm

Archontophoenix cunninghamii - Bangalow Palm

Bangalow PalmTall graceful, fast growing palm which can stand boggy ground, full shade or some exposure. Frost tender when young. Mature specimens display large clusters of bird-attractive red fruits.

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$2.95 138 Seedling FT
Davidson Plum - Qld

Davidsonia pruriens - Davidsons Plum - QLD

Outstanding small tree for warm position or indoors. Large pinnate leaves & many-trunked habit make it a striking specimen plant. The edible purple fruits make excellent jam. Prefers some shade.  Native to North QLD and SE QLD rainforests.

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$2.95 136 Seedling FT
Native Gardenia Flowers

Randia fitzalanii - Native Gardenia

An evergreen rainforest tree with attractive glossy foliage and highly perfumed, small, white, tubular flowers, in spring. They also produce a large, edible, yellow fruit. Ideal for large tubs, shade tree or somewhere the delicious scent can be enjoyed.

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$2.95 105 Seedling FT
Bangalow Palm

Bangalow Palm

Tall graceful, fast growing palm which can stand boggy ground, full shade or some exposure. Frost tender when young. Mature specimens display large clusters of bird-attractive red fruits.

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$12.90 90 Seedling MT
Birdwing Butterfly

Richmond Birdwing Vine

A large vine of temperate subtropical rainforests. The vine attracts one of the largest and most spectacular butterflies the Richmond Birdwing Butterfly which is considered an endangered species. This is the only food source for the catterpillars of this butterfly and is essential for the survival of the species.  Plants require support on which to climb, a trellis, a fence or over a stump.

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$12.90 57 Cutting MT Buy 2 or more @ $9.75ea
$3.90 4 Cutting FT
River Lily in flower

River Lily

A large lily that makes a great understory plant beneath eucalypts. Strap type leaves 2m long by 15cm wide. The white pleasantly perfumed flowers occur from November to March, are about 10cm across in clusters of 10-25.

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$9.90 54 Seedling MT

Hydrocotyle pedicellosa - Large Pennywort

A bright green suculent plants that creeps along the ground.  Thrives in moist sites and rainforest margins.  The smooth leaves are kidney shaped or round, to 10cm diameter.

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$3.95 50 Rhizome 100mm
Davidson Plum - Qld

Davidsons Plum - QLD

Outstanding small tree for warm position or indoors. Large pinnate leaves & many-trunked habit make it a striking specimen plant. The edible purple fruits make excellent jam. Prefers some shade.  Native to North QLD and SE QLD rainforests.

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$12.90 34 Seedling MT
Atherton Native Ginger (Red Form)

Atherton Native Ginger (Red Form)

Versatile plant used by Aboriginal people. The ginger tasting roots were eaten and the flesh from the bright blue fruit. This Red Coloured form is from Atherton Tablelands.The large leaves were thatched and used to make shelters and to wrap food for cooking.

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$9.90 34 Seedling MT
Cunjevoi

Cunjevoi Lily

 A clumping plant up to 1.5m in height with large, green, spade-shaped leaves. This plant has a fragrant flower and juicy sweet smelling, red fruits. All parts of this plant are poisonous. Believed to be the antidote for the Giant Stinging Tree.

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Native Violet flower

Viola hederacea - Native Violet

Small spreading ground cover forming extensive mats in damp areas. White and purple violet-shaped flowers for long periods. Flowers are edible and can be used in salads. Full sun to part shade. Dies back in winter. Useful for hanging baskets

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$3.90 32 Rhizome 100mm
Fingerlime - Jali Red

Finger Lime - Jali Red

Bright pinkish-red vesicles are held inside a dark brown to maroon coloured skin.  Good flavour and a high yielding variety.

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$34.00 27 Grafted 165mm
Glossy Laurel

Glossy Laurel

A native rainforest shrub appearing in subtropical rainforests north of Lismore. A highly ornamental tree with dark, glossy foliage and bunches of small, yellow flowers followed by striking bright-red fruit.

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$9.90 27 Seedling MT
Fingerlime - Judy's Everbearing - close

Finger Lime- Judys Everbearing

Large juice vesicles are clear light green to pink in colour with few seeds, the skin is Khaki, dark brown and maroon in colour.  The trees is most productive between Summer and Autumn with a light crop throughout the year.  Heavy crops of high quality fruit are produced, the flavour is aromatic with a lemon lime flavour.

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$34.00 22 Grafted 165mm
Finger Lime - Alstonville

Finger Lime - Alstonville

Mostly seedless fruit with lime green vesicles, the skin is smooth and brown with green tinges. A highly productive selection with excelent quality fruit.  Fruits are 7-12 cm long when fully ripe.

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$34.00 19 Grafted 165mm

Hoya

Native HoyaCommonly known as waxflower native hoya is found on rocky slopes of dry rainforest margins. It is a popular potted house plant where it enjoys a well lit position and is ideal for hanging baskets, verandahs and patios.  The native Hoya is noted for its fragrant flowers. It grows 4-10 m in ideal climates but can be pruned to a shorter length. It is the host plant for the caterpillars of the Common Australian Crow butterfly and its flowers are pollinated by the Grass-dart.

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$12.90 19 Cutting MT
Hibbertia Guinea Vine

Golden Guinea Vine

A sprawling native groundcover or climber with large golden flowers most of the year. Will flower best in full sun, this plant will grow in a variety of conditions from exposed coastal dunes to sheltered mountain areas. Prefers soils  with good drainage. Very hardy and salt tolertant.

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$9.90 15 Cutting MT

Alocasia brisbanensis - Cunjevoi

A clumping plant up to 1.5m in height with large, green, spade-shaped leaves. This plant has a fragrant flower and juicy sweet smelling, red fruits. All parts of this plant are poisonous. Believed to be the antidote for the Giant Stinging Tree.

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$2.95 12 Seedling FT

Rainforest Cassia - Senna acclinis

Also called the Brush Senna, this small shrub to about 3m is an endangered native senna that is found in small populations from Gloucester to Gladstone. The golden and lightly fragrant flowers appear in early summer and are visited by various native bees, the flowers are pollinated by the buzzing action on the flowers by these bees. Trees prefer rich soil, good drainage and protections from extreme heat and frost.

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Narrow-leaved Palm Lily ( Cordyline stricta )

Narrow-leaved Palm Lily ( Cordyline stricta )

Medium shrub found in all major types of rainforest north of to the McPherson Range. An elegant plant with purple to black fruit, well suited to smaller gardens to create a lushious rainforest feeling. It can grow in sun or shade, and in shallow or deep soils. Though it thrives in moist conditions, it is very drought tolerant; so an established plant should require little supplemental watering. Its tolerance of low light and water also make it an attractive and low-maintenance potplant for indoors or outdoors. 

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$9.90 9 Seedling MT

Austromyrtus dulcis - Midyim Berry

A low spreading shrub with dainty foliage developing a reddish shade in colder climates. The white tea tree like flowers are followed by sweet edible mauve-white speckled berries. A very decorative groundcover.

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Staghorn

Staghorn Fern (30cm)

The staghorn is one of the most prominent and stunning features of our native rainforest.  They are epiphytic and adorn the treetops with their spectacular foliage, they can also be lithophytic which means growing on rocks. It is important to give your fern a bright spot in filtered sunlight,  they do not like dense shade but will appreciate some humidity.  Protect from drying winds and do not over water your fern.  Feed with a liquid fertilizer during the warmer months. Stags are hung on a 30cm foam board for easy mounting.

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$27.00 8 Seedling 165mm

Graptophyllum ilicifolium - Holly-leaved Graptophyllum

An attractive understory shrub that is found along watercourses, where there is a break in the canopy allowing light to penetrate.  Clusters of red flowers in the spring or early summer attract nectar feeders.  Native to lowland rainforest near Mackay, it is also called the Mt Blackwood Holly, after the location where it was first discoverd and the holly like apperance of the foliage.

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$2.95 8 Seedling FT

Black Palm

The black palm is endemic to the wet tropics of north Queensland.  The edible flesh of the fruits are much sought after by cassowaries.  Black palms will only thrivein situations that are humid and warm year round.  They need rich soil and some shade when young.

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$12.90 5 Seedling MT
Callicarpa pedunculata - Velvet Leaf

Callicarpa pedunculata - Velvet Leaf

This 1-2m shrub has an attractive display of white, pink and mauve flowers throughout summer, followed by small purple bird attracting fruits. Fast growing, requires regular pruning to keep it bushy shape.

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$2.95 4 Seedling FT
Banana Bush Fruit Close up

Tabernaemontana pandacaui - Banana Bush

An understory plant native to mid north NSW to North QLD. Appreciates good light but not direct sun. These pretty yellow fruits resemble tiny bananas however they are not edible.

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$2.95 4 Seedling FT
Rough Maidenhair fern

Rough Maidenhair Fern

An excellent ground cover fern with an attractive pink flush.  Native to rainforest and wet schlerophyll forests it adapts readily to cultivation although may be slow growing. It is more tolerant of sun and drying out than other fern species and is perfect for hanging baskets.

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$12.90 4 Rhizome MT
Tree Fern

Tree Fern

This is a beautiful and hardy native Australian tree fern which is adaptable to many sites provided it has adequate moisture levels. It is fast growing with large lacy fronds and a slender trunk that is adorned with a pattern of oval scars where the old leaf bases are shed cleanly. It makes a very attractive garden plant where it will prefer a frost free moist position.

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$17.90 3 Seedling 165mm
Blueberry Ash

Blueberry Ash - Prima Donna

Small upright tree with masses of dainty, pink, fringed bell flowers followed by bird attractive blue berries. Hardy.

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Gymea Lily

Large leaves and large upright bright red flower heads. Grows best in partial shade but will tolerate full sun. Frost hardy although flowers can be damaged by heavy frost. Excellent accent plant or large container plant.

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Scaly Zamia Cycad

Scaly Zamia Cycad

A striking landscaping plant to 3 meters. Slow growing and as they age they develop  a  thick trunk much like a grass tree. A member of the cycad family. Ideal for using as an understory plant in a partial shade position.

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Linospadix monostachya - Walking Stick Palm

Linospadix monostachya - Walking Stick Palm

A small palm to about 2m, with weeping fronds and an elegant, slender habit. In autumn this palm produces long strings of sweet edible fruits. Loves shade, water and plenty of organic matter. It is suitable for tubs as it is slow growing.

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Foxtail palm from main street of Kyogle

Foxtail Palm

First discovered in 1978 in a tiny area with Melville National Park, this palm is now one of the most widely planted in the world.  Famous for it bushy fronds and slightly bulbous base.  Able to survive heat, salt winds and seasonally dry conditions.   Slow growing.

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Blue Tongue

Blue Tongue

Widespread native, very attractive bushy shrub with dark green leaves and large pink to mauve flowers over many months. Also produces sweet edible blue black berries. Very hardy. Often confused with the exotic tibouchina.

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Mountain Pepper

Attractive aromatic shrub growing 2- 5 m high, it has attractive red stems. Plants are male or female with the small black berries ripening in the autumn. The leaf and berry are both dried and used as a spice. The berries are sweet first at first with a peppery aftertaste.

Native to rainforest gullies from Tasmania north to the Barrington Tops where it prefers a cool climate.

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Stream Lily

Native to NSW and QLD rainforest creeks and gullies. They have long, dark-green strap-like leaves and form clumps that are up to 2 metres high. The tall flower spikes, which appear in the summer, are pale pink, look beautiful in their natural environment, landscaping the creeks of the Border Ranges. Loves moist shaded spots. 

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Walking Stick Palm

Walking Stick Palm

This native miniature palm is found as an uderstorey throughout the subtropical rainforests of Australia. Growth is very slow in it's initial stages but very worthwhile to nuture as it is very attractive as an indoor plant. Orange fruits are edible.

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Ervatamia angustisepala - Banana Bush

Open branching shrub to 4m, attractive jasmine scented white flowers are followed by interesting bright yellow fruits that resemble tiny bananas. NOT edible. Tolerates a wide range of conditions from dense understory to full sun regrowth.
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Alpinia caerulea - Atherton Native Ginger (Red Form)

Alpinia caerulea - Atherton Native Ginger (Red Form)

Versatile plant used by Aboriginal people. The ginger tasting roots were eaten and the flesh from the bright blue fruit. This Red Coloured form is from Atherton Tablelands.The large leaves were thatched and used to make shelters and to wrap food for cooking.

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Cordyline Stricta Narrow leafed Palm Lily

Cordyline stricta - Narrow-leaved palm lily

Medium shrub found in all major types of rainforest north of to the McPherson Range. An elegant plant with purple to black fruit, well suited to smaller gardens to create a lushious rainforest feeling. It can grow in sun or shade, and in shallow or deep soils. Though it thrives in moist conditions, it is very drought tolerant; so an established plant should require little supplemental watering. Its tolerance of low light and water also make it an attractive and low-maintenance potplant for indoors or outdoors. 

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Warrigal Greens - Native Spinach

An attractive scrambling, ground cover which enjoys semi-sun rich soil and a moist position. Once established, it will self seed prolifically. The thick leaf makes an excellent boiled spinach.

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Blueberry Ash

Elaeocarpus reticularis - Blueberry ash

Small upright tree with masses of dainty, white, fringed bell flowers followed by bird attractive blue berries. A strikingly beautiful with a dense crown of foliage,  needs little maintenance to thrive, surviving well in low nutrient and dry soils, grows well from shade through to full sun.

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Little Evodia

This is a beautiful small rainforest tree from North Queensland. Fast growing and tolerant of light frosts the vibrant lolly pink flowers light up the tree in summer. It is one of the food plants for the brilliant blue Ulysses butterfly.

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Cordyline rubra - Red-fruited Palm Lily

Cordyline rubra - Red-fruited Palm Lily

This is smaller and less bushy than other Palm Lillies, so is ideal for mixing with other plants. Flowers in late spring, grows to 2-3m, and has short, broad leaves with shiny, red berries.

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Lomandra hystrix - Forest Mat Rush

Lomandra hystrix - Forest Mat Rush

This tufted hardy plant has arching strap-like leaves yellow-green flower spikes in spring. Suited to wet soils and is ideal for use around water features. It prefers part shade though will tolerate full sun. It can also be used indoors and will accept a wide range of soils and climates.

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Rubus rosifolius - Rose Leaved Raspberry

A local bush food and ground cover plant, thorny but versatile. The fruit is sweet and pleasant flavoured when grown with good soil moisture, fruits ripen in winter in Eastern Australia.

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Dianella caerulea - Blue flax-lily

Dianella caerulea - Blue flax-lily

An evergreen tuft-forming perennial. Produces panicles of small star-shaped flowers in summer. Flowers followed by blue berries.
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Eupomatia bennettii - Small Bolwarra

This small shrub belongs to an ancient and primitive family of plants with only one other member the Bolwarra - Eupomatia laurina. The flowers appear for only one day during which time they are pollinated by a tiny weevil. they are one of the ealiest examples of flowering plant and are found as an understory plant in the rainforests of northern NSW and southern Qld. Plants require a shady position.

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Prickly Rasp Fern

Prickly Rasp Fern

This fern is found growing in a variety of habitats such as rainforest margins, eucalypt forests and rainforests. It is well adapted to both sunny and shaded areas. Its new growth is bright orange-pink and is a stunning understory plant.  The fern is usually easy to grow in gardens, containers and baskets. Having a spreading growth habit makes D. aspera suitable as a groundcover. It grows best in shady conditions and in acidic soil, with high organic composition.

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Burrawang

A native cycad with a sturdy trunk and palm-like, green leaves up to 1.8m long. Grows in full sun or full shade and tolerates light frosts. Ideal for large containers or general garden planting.

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Eupomatia laurina - Bolwarra

An adaptable, handsome plant useful for shady places or as a tub specimen. The fruits are pleasantly scented, sweet and edible. The flowers are strongly perfumed and the bark was used by Aborigines for making fishing lines.
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Golden Tip

Uncommon, this shrub grows to about 3m, it is native to rainforests of Springbrook and Mt Glorious.  Bright yellow pea flowers during the winter and spring make this an attractive adition to rainforest gardens and regeneration plots.

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Atractocarpus chartacea - Narrow-leaved gardenia

Gorgeous scented flowers, and ornamental fruit and flowers make this an attractive small shrub for any bush food garden. The fruit often appear in large numbers in the winter. The sweet pink pulp with a bitter after taste surrounds the hard cream coloured seeds. Slow growing.

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Small Leaf plum myrtle

This is an attractive dense rounded shrub that is ideal for hedging, screening and use in native gardens.  Small attractive white flowers are followed by black shiny fruits.  It is hardy and fast growing if given a little extra water in dry times.

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Syzygium wilsonii - Powderpuff lillypilly

Syzygium wilsonii - Powderpuff lillypilly

Small to medium pendulous shrub to 3m high. New foliage is a very attractive bright pink. Flowers are large and crimson occuring in large fluffy heads.
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Broad Leaved Palm Lily

Broad Leaved Palm Lily

This is an excellent container plant with palm like foliage. An native understory rainforest plant. Very hardy and attractive landscape specimen.

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Decaspermum humile - Silky Myrtle

Bushy shrub for average soil in sun or part shade. Masses of fluffy white flowers in summer and autumn are followed by small black fruit. Flushes of delicate silky new growth. Useful for a compact hedge. Height: 4m Width: 2m

Warning

This species is susceptible to Myrtle Rust (Puccinia psidii s.l.)It has been observed in the field with moderate to severe damage and will require ongoing treatment to control the rust.  For more information follow this link.

http://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/biosecurity/plant/myrtle-rust

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Wilkiea austroqueenslandica - Smooth Wilkiea

A shrub or small tree, large specimens often flanged at the base.  Distribution form the Richmond river to Mount Tambourine.

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Pavetta lanceolata - Weeping Brides bush

An evergreen shrub or small tree. In summer bears an abundance of fragrant white flowers that show up well against the dark green foliage followed by clusters of black berries.

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Cabbage Palm

Livistonia australis - Cabbage Palm

Tall palm with a large crown of fan-shaped fronds. Massed cream flowers are followed by black fruits. Hardy in full sun and various soils, but needs plenty of water. Attractive indoor plant, although prickly.

Sophora fraseri - Brush Sophora

Listed vulnerable species in the wild, attractive small shrub, yellow pea flowers in spring, sparsely branched, Subtropical and dry rainforest species.

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Blue flax-lily

Blue flax-lily

An evergreen tuft-forming perennial. Produces panicles of small star-shaped flowers in summer. Flowers followed by blue berries.

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Narrow-leaved gardenia

Gorgeous scented flowers, and ornamental fruit and flowers make this an attractive small shrub for any bush food garden. The fruit often appear in large numbers in the winter. The sweet pink pulp with a bitter after taste surrounds the hard cream coloured seeds. Slow growing.

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Native Gardenina

Native Gardenia

An evergreen rainforest tree with attractive glossy foliage and highly perfumed, small, white, tubular flowers, in spring. They also produce a large, edible, yellow fruit. Ideal for large tubs, shade tree or somewhere the delicious scent can be enjoyed.

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Syzygium Cascade - Syzygium luehmannii * wilsonii

This is a hybrid species of lilly pilly that looks similar to the powderpuff lilly pilly but it has pale pink flowers followed by yummy pale pink fruits. Excellent for Hedges
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Bolwarra

Large spreading shrub, often multi-trunked with foliage turning red-bronze tones in the cooler weather. The fruit is green 2-3 cm diameter, and the sweet creamy pulp is edible, but full of seeds, rather like a guava. They can be used in jams and jellies, and are quite good to eat raw, although the seeds are a bit of a nuisance. Fruit-eating wildlife love them. It is an understorey plant, common in coastal rainforests from north QLD to Vic.
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Pilidiostigma rhyterspermum - Small Leaf plum Myrtle

Pilidiostigma rhyterspermum - Small Leaf plum Myrtle

This is an attractive dense rounded shrub that is ideal for hedging, screening and use in native gardens.  Small attractive white flowers are followed by black shiny fruits.  It is hardy and fast growing if given a little extra water in dry times. 
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Pilidostigma glabrum - Plum Myrtle

An attractive shrub with flowers regularly in summer. The leaves are a dull dark green with a pale midrib and maroon stems. Droplet-shaped fleshy, black fruits appear during winter and early spring, each containing several rounded yellow-spotted seeds. 2m x 2m

Warning

This species is susceptible to Myrtle Rust (Puccinia psidii s.l.)It has been observed in the field with moderate to severe damage and will require ongoing treatment to control the rust.  For more information follow this link.

http://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/biosecurity/plant/myrtle-rust

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Alyxia ruscifolia - Prickly alyxia

Sometimes called a prickly alyxia due to the stiff prickly leaves. A rainforest plant from Wollongong. Attractive orange fruit. It is often seed used as a native alternative to the Murraya paniculata.
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Blue Tongue

Blue Tongue

Widespread native, very attractive bushy shrub with dark green leaves and large pink to mauve flowers over many months. Also produces sweet edible blue black berries. Very hardy. Often confused with the exotic tibouchina.

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Indigofera australis - Austral indigo

A small slender shrub of the pea family, the Austral indigo bears attractive mauve flowers in winter and spring.  The flowers are and excellent source of pollen and nectar for many native insects and it is the host plant for the Tailed pea-blue and Common Grass-blue butterflies.  Tip pruning will improve the appearance and encourage a bushy form.  Indigenous Australians used the crushed leaves or roots to kill or stun fish and eels.
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Mackinlaya macrosciadia - Forest umbrella tree

Medium shrub to 3m. Compound leaves similar to those of the Umbrella Tree. Bluish fruits with dark red flesh and juice.
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Macrozamia johnsonii

Macrozamia johnsonii is a large cycad that is endemic to New South Wales and is the largest of the New South Wales Macrozamia species, with a stout columnar trunk up to two metres in height.
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Native pomegranate

Straggly shrub that matures into a small tree. Large lightly scented white flowers with over 100 spreading stamens Nov to Jan.Round green fruits on long stalks from March to May. 6m

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Prostanthea incisa - Cut leaf mint Bush

Prostanthea incisa - Cut leaf mint Bush

Fine leaved bushy shrub with a strongly aromatic leaves. Violet flowers with small fruit. 1m

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Small Bolwarra

Slow growing, but flowers are well worth waiting for. Edible fruit, resembling guava in taste. This species belongs to an ancient and primitive family with only one other member, the more commonly encountered Eupomatia laurina. The flower needs to be pollinated by small beetles if it is to set fruit.

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Southern Swamp Orchid

This orchid has flower stems up to 2 m tall and large broad leaves with a pleated appearance, both arising from a fleshy bulb near ground level. The large, showy flowers, with up to 20 per stem, have four petals which are white on the outside and brown with white or yellow veins on the inside. The central tongue of the flower is pink and yellow with lobes slightly curved inwards.

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Wilkiea macrophylla - Large Leafed Wilkea

Shrub or small tree to about 4m, it is found in litoral and subtropical rainforests of northern NSW and southern Queensland.  It is a slow growing plant with stunning maroon new growth, well suited to semi shaded area or pot culture it can be grown indoors. It is the food plant for the grubs of the rainforest regent skipper butterfly Euschemon rafflesia.
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Pararistolochia praevenosa - Richmond Birdwing Vine

I really think that it is inportant to help the Richmond Birdwing Butterfly by planting this vine and it is extremely hard to purchase. | Leon Anders - Canberra, A.C.T 13-Jun-2010
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