SandPaper Figs grow naturally along waterways and produce a tasty fruit.

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Planting along water courses and creeks for controlling erosion. 

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Lomandra longifolia - Mat Rush

$2.90 ($2.90-$14.90 choose a size)

Extremely versatile and hardy bush tucker plants that will grow almost anywhere. An important stabilizing plant for stream banks, as well as a useful ornamental grass in native gardens. Pull the leaves out from the base of the clump and chew the white fleshy base of them, they taste a little like sweet peas. The lusher the growing conditions, the better the taste. Flowers are high in nectar and can be soaked in water for a flavoured, refreshing drink. Mature seed can be ground into a flour to make a damper. The strap-like leaves make great weaving material too.
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Blue Quandong

$3.90 ($3.90-$18.75 choose a size)

Fast growing rainforest tree. The species is well regarded for its timber and as a key in regenerating rainforest. The fruit of this species is round and blue, between 20 and 30 mm across, and has a seed with deep convolutions in its shell. These are eaten whole by cassowaries, woompoo pigeon and spectacled flying foxes, which pass the nut undamaged. A large tree up to 50 metres tall, usually with elaborate buttressed roots. Flowers, fruit, foliage and shape make this an ideal tree for large gardens or parks.
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Three-veined Cryptocarya

$2.50 ($2.50-$12.90 choose a size)

An excellent small spreading tree for coastal planting or other sites with very good drainage. Dense clusters of small greenish flowers are followed by bird attracting black fruit.
Special Offer: Buy 4+ @$2.50ea usually:$4.90ea
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Lomandra hystrix - Mat Rush

$2.75 ($2.75-$17.75 choose a size)

This hardy Bushfood plant has arching strap-like leaves and 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. Useful for drainage swales and erosion control. Like its cousin Lomandra longifolia the base of the leaves make a tasty snack. Pull the leaves out from the base of the clump and chew the white fleshy base of them, they taste a little like sweet peas. The lusher the growing conditions, the better the taste. Flowers are high in nectar and can be soaked in water for a flavoured, refreshing drink. Mature seed can be ground into a flour to make a damper. The strap-like leaves make great weaving material too.
Special Offer: Buy 16+ @$2.75ea usually:$4.90ea

Palm - Fan

$19.90 ($19.90-$19.90 choose a size)

Tropical native palm with striking, fan-shaped palm leaves, up to 2m in diameter. A single trunk supports the crown of bright green, almost round leaves, forming the sub canopy of North Qld rainforest. Endemic to the Wet Tropics, from Ingham to Cooktown, in rainforests and swamps. Prefers warm temperatures above 12C and high rainfall and humidity. Slow growing and tolerant of shade, and this is preferential when young. They prefer increasing light exposure as they grow. May make a beautiful indoor plant with care. Fruits are an important food source for Cassowaries during the wet season, when little else is available. For Aboriginal people, the trees are an important part of their cultural history, being used for food and shelter construction.
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Callistemon - Weeping

$12.75 ($4.90-$12.90 choose a size)

This callistemon is a very valuable tree for landscaping, as a screen plant, in erosion control or as a specimen or street tree. Bright scarlet red flowers appear in late spring and autumn and smaller numbers of flowers all year.
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Red Ash

$14.90 ($3.40-$17.75 choose a size)

This tree is a natural colonizer in a wide range of conditions. Fruits are round and black and the mealy flesh encloses two hard capsules. These usually fall, leaving red seeds attached to the twigs for months.
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Lilly Pilly - Broad-leaved

$9.90 ($4.90-$17.90 choose a size)

Cutting grown selection of the tasty and attractive Blue Lilly Pilly fruit. The delicate fruit is aromatic with a sweetish slightly gingery or turpentine flavour. Fruit is a distinctive blue colour.
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Blue flax-lily

$18.75 ($4.90-$18.75 choose a size)

An evergreen tuft-forming native perennial, with attractive strap like leaves. Produces panicles of small star-shaped purple flowers in summer that make them an excellent edging plant. Best results in part shaded areas. Flowers are followed by blue berries. This variety has sweet, edible fruits and can be eaten fresh or cooked. There are some reports of people having reactions to this fruit, so eat in moderation.
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Baeckia - Clarence River

$14.90 ($4.90-$14.90 choose a size)

Fine, weeping foliage and abundant white flowers in Spring and Summer, make this pretty shrub a good addition to a native garden. Perfect for a medium height, informal hedge
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Fig - Sandpaper Birds Eye

$24.00 ($18.75-$24.00 choose a size)

An outstanding selection of the native Sandpaper fig. Small, red fleshed fig with good flavour. The fruits ripen from red to dark-red almost black and are sweet and floral tasting. Heavy cropping and no splitting in wet weather. Ideal native fig for a wide range of climates. The leaves are rough and sandpapery and were used by Indigenous Australians to finish wooden tools.

Warrigal Greens - Native Spinach

$14.90 ($7.90-$14.90 choose a size)

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.

Eucalyptus - Forest Red Gum

$4.90

Frequently tall with a thick trunk gracing river flats on the east coast of Australia. Provides habitat and food for a wide variety of species - mammals, bird and insects. This is an important Koala food tree and as it is a hollow forming tree it provides nesting habitat for those species that depend on them for breeding. In areas of lower fertility and rainfall it can be stouter with a short trunk and heavily branched crown. To maximise the use of these trees by Koalas, an avenue planting providing an escape root from predators, including dogs and cattle, is very important. Long lived, helping to keep water tables low.

Fig - Sandpaper

$4.95 ($4.95-$18.75 choose a size)

This small fig occurs along watercourses along the east coast of Australia. An attractive small tree with sandpapery leaves and edible fruit. Grows densely in full sun, less so in shade. Very good for stream bank stabilisation.

Stream Lily

$12.90

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.

Lilly Pilly - Giant water gum

$4.90 ($4.90-$14.90 choose a size)

The trunk is generally buttressed with a large diameter and the canopy can spread over almost the same distance as the height of the tree. Sometimes cultivated as an ornamental but too large for household plantings.

Tuckeroo

$4.90 ($4.90-$17.75 choose a size)

An attractive, fast growing and hardy small to medium tree well suited to coastal areas. Good wildlife food source. Makes a excellent street tree or pioneer in reforestation.

Banksia - Coastal Prostrate

$19.75 ($12.90-$19.75 choose a size)

Low mounding or prostrate spreading ground cover. It is a hardy and versatile garden plant. It can be used as a dense cascade to flow over walls and embankments or as a feature in a rockery. The flowers are upright lemon brushes that appear from summer through to winter. grows 60 cm -1 m high and 1.5 - 2m wide. Requires a well drained, sunny position.

Melaleuca - Swamp paperbark

$4.90

This tall paper-bark is a common tree around coastal swamp areas. The white flowers appear in terminal spikes. Flowering is between to February to May, with some flower through winter. Warning This species is susceptible to Myrtle Rust (Puccinia psidiisl)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

Lilly Pilly Creek

$4.90 ($4.90-$17.75 choose a size)

Attractive small tree has the ability to survive in a wide range of habitats. The small white fluffy blossom are born in early summer with mass fruiting occurring in autumn every few years. The most hardy and frost tolerant lilly pilly

Fine-leaved Tuckeroo

$4.90 ($4.90-$17.90 choose a size)

A tree with an attractive rounded crown of pinkish to light green young pinnate foliage. Yellow-orange flowers are followed by pear shaped orange seed capsules in December. Relatively rarerainforest tree recorded from the Brunswick River, NSW to Nambour, Qld. It was known for its hard, tough light coloured timber

River Lily

$17.90 ($3.95-$17.90 choose a size)

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.

Sheoak - River

$4.90

Riparian species, tall, elegant and a good choice for windbreaks and compacted soils with the added advantage of being nitrogen fixing. It is a conical evergreen tree with pendulous needle-like foliage.

Lilly Pilly - Weeping

$4.90 ($4.90-$12.75 choose a size)

Medium to large tree, normally inhabiting creek banks. Drooping foliage, usually with some bright red leaves. White flowers. Very fast and hardy if ample water is available.

Hard quandong

$14.90 ($14.90-$14.90 choose a size)

A large and impressive tree, growing to 45 metres tall. It grows in tropical and sub-tropical lowland rainforests. It is less frequently seen in drier inland rainforests, littoral rainforests and in swampy areas at sea level. Revegetation species for middle bank of riparian zones.

Glossy Laurel

$9.90 ($3.95-$9.90 choose a size)

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

Jackwood

$3.95 ($3.95-$12.90 choose a size)

Medium to large tree with dense crown of dark leaves, paler underneath. Black wrinkled fruits are attractive to birds. Hardy in most areas, including southern Australia. Moderately fast growing.

Sheoak - Swamp

$3.95 ($3.95-$14.90 choose a size)

A strong growing species, native of wet sites. Well suited to use as a windbreak or as a shelter tree. Drought and frost resistant when established. Conical or rounded tree. Casuarina are nitrogen fixing plants

Red Bean

$3.90 ($3.90-$12.90 choose a size)

(Previously Dysoxylum muelleri) Native rainforest tree used for cabinet making. The heart wood is a rich red colour and resembles Rosewood or Rose Mahogony but lacks the odour of that wood

Banana Bush

$12.90 ($2.95-$12.90 choose a size)

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.

Australian Daphne

$1.95 ($1.95-$9.90 choose a size)

Dense Evergreen small to medium tree with sweetly perfumed cream flowers September to November, followed by showy orange berries in winter. Shiny, wavy edged leaves.

Swamp turpentine

$3.90 ($3.90-$9.90 choose a size)

Excellent farm tree for shelter and shade. Grows in most soils including swampy situations. Frost resistant. Older trees provide an ideal site for birds and wildlife shelter.

Melaleuca - Prickly-leaved Tea Tree

$1.95

This plant has peeling, light tan bark that forms as extremely thin sheets, papery, and the layers exfoliate in large sheets. As the bark ages, it turns charcoal, but most often the bark is peeled away before that occurs.

Red Kamala

$3.90

Common tree in regenerating rainforest areas, Very hardy tree to 10m. Suitable tree for reforestation purposes, expecially in difficult postions

Whalebone Tree

$3.95 ($3.95-$9.90 choose a size)

This is a graceful tree with weeping foliage that is commonly seen in warmer sub tropical, dry and riverine rainforests of NSW and QLD

Foambark

$3.95 ($3.95-$9.90 choose a size)

The bark and leaves of this tree are shaken in water to produce foam that contains a chemical that stuns fish. An attractive tree with ferny foliage and a rounded crown. Irritating hairs surround the orange capsule that releases brown seed. Fast growing pioneer to 8m

Water Gum

$2.95 ($2.95-$9.90 choose a size)

An attractive tree with dark glossy leaves and a dense crown. As a name suggests it prefers wet areas in rainforests such as creek banks. Water Gum provides food for the blue triangle butterfly. Fruiting occurs in Autumn.

Yellow Pear-fruit

$9.90

Heavy flowering and fruit make this an attractive addition to a rainforest garden. Flowers are scented and arranged in conspicuous panicles. Native from the mid coast of NSW to the Atherton Tablelands in Qld

Guioa

$3.90 ($3.90-$9.90 choose a size)

Common pioneer tree across the east coast. Makes a versatile fast growing, bird attracting tree for rainforest regeneration plots. Do not plant near dwellings as branches are brittle.

Tree Heath

$2.95

Excellent small tree or shrub for screening and riparian planting. Showy flowers and a bright, colourful flush of new growth make this a beautiful plant to grow. It is attractive to birds and makes are great host for epiphytes.

Myrsine variabilis - Muttonwood

$2.95

The muttonwood is a bird attracting shrub or small tree, it can grow to 15m in it natural state but is more commonly seen as a 2-3 m shrub in cultivation. It makes a fantastic screen with its bird attractind small blue fruits.

Mallotus discolour - Yellow Kamala

$3.95

Native to regrowth and rainforest areas form the Clarence River NSW to Townsville. A compact admirable garden tree to 15 m with bright yellow fruits, can be used as a yellow dye.
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Lomandra longifolia - Mat Rush

$2.90 ($2.90-$14.90 choose a size)

Extremely versatile and hardy bush tucker plants that will grow almost anywhere. An important stabilizing plant for stream banks, as well as a useful ornamental grass in native gardens. Pull the leaves out from the base of the clump and chew the white fleshy base of them, they taste a little like sweet peas. The lusher the growing conditions, the better the taste. Flowers are high in nectar and can be soaked in water for a flavoured, refreshing drink. Mature seed can be ground into a flour to make a damper. The strap-like leaves make great weaving material too.
Special Offer: Buy 4+ @$2.90ea usually:$4.90ea
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Blue Quandong

$3.90 ($3.90-$18.75 choose a size)

Fast growing rainforest tree. The species is well regarded for its timber and as a key in regenerating rainforest. The fruit of this species is round and blue, between 20 and 30 mm across, and has a seed with deep convolutions in its shell. These are eaten whole by cassowaries, woompoo pigeon and spectacled flying foxes, which pass the nut undamaged. A large tree up to 50 metres tall, usually with elaborate buttressed roots. Flowers, fruit, foliage and shape make this an ideal tree for large gardens or parks.
Special Offer: Buy 4+ @$3.90ea usually:$4.90ea
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Three-veined Cryptocarya

$2.50 ($2.50-$12.90 choose a size)

An excellent small spreading tree for coastal planting or other sites with very good drainage. Dense clusters of small greenish flowers are followed by bird attracting black fruit.
Special Offer: Buy 4+ @$2.50ea usually:$4.90ea
  Special  

Lomandra hystrix - Mat Rush

$2.75 ($2.75-$17.75 choose a size)

This hardy Bushfood plant has arching strap-like leaves and 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. Useful for drainage swales and erosion control. Like its cousin Lomandra longifolia the base of the leaves make a tasty snack. Pull the leaves out from the base of the clump and chew the white fleshy base of them, they taste a little like sweet peas. The lusher the growing conditions, the better the taste. Flowers are high in nectar and can be soaked in water for a flavoured, refreshing drink. Mature seed can be ground into a flour to make a damper. The strap-like leaves make great weaving material too.
Special Offer: Buy 16+ @$2.75ea usually:$4.90ea

Palm - Fan

$19.90 ($19.90-$19.90 choose a size)

Tropical native palm with striking, fan-shaped palm leaves, up to 2m in diameter. A single trunk supports the crown of bright green, almost round leaves, forming the sub canopy of North Qld rainforest. Endemic to the Wet Tropics, from Ingham to Cooktown, in rainforests and swamps. Prefers warm temperatures above 12C and high rainfall and humidity. Slow growing and tolerant of shade, and this is preferential when young. They prefer increasing light exposure as they grow. May make a beautiful indoor plant with care. Fruits are an important food source for Cassowaries during the wet season, when little else is available. For Aboriginal people, the trees are an important part of their cultural history, being used for food and shelter construction.
Free Freight

Callistemon - Weeping

$12.75 ($4.90-$12.90 choose a size)

This callistemon is a very valuable tree for landscaping, as a screen plant, in erosion control or as a specimen or street tree. Bright scarlet red flowers appear in late spring and autumn and smaller numbers of flowers all year.
Free Freight
  Special  

Red Ash

$14.90 ($3.40-$17.75 choose a size)

This tree is a natural colonizer in a wide range of conditions. Fruits are round and black and the mealy flesh encloses two hard capsules. These usually fall, leaving red seeds attached to the twigs for months.
Click Choose above to view Specials
  Special  

Lilly Pilly - Broad-leaved

$9.90 ($4.90-$17.90 choose a size)

Cutting grown selection of the tasty and attractive Blue Lilly Pilly fruit. The delicate fruit is aromatic with a sweetish slightly gingery or turpentine flavour. Fruit is a distinctive blue colour.
Special Offer: Buy 4+ @$9.90ea usually:$17.90ea Free Freight

Blue flax-lily

$18.75 ($4.90-$18.75 choose a size)

An evergreen tuft-forming native perennial, with attractive strap like leaves. Produces panicles of small star-shaped purple flowers in summer that make them an excellent edging plant. Best results in part shaded areas. Flowers are followed by blue berries. This variety has sweet, edible fruits and can be eaten fresh or cooked. There are some reports of people having reactions to this fruit, so eat in moderation.
Free Freight

Baeckia - Clarence River

$14.90 ($4.90-$14.90 choose a size)

Fine, weeping foliage and abundant white flowers in Spring and Summer, make this pretty shrub a good addition to a native garden. Perfect for a medium height, informal hedge
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