Riparian Trees

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Planting along water courses and creeks for controlling erosion. 

Three-veined Cryptocarya

$3.90 ($3.90-$9.90 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.

River Lily

$14.90 ($3.95-$14.90 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 - 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.

Lilly Pilly - Weeping

$11.90 ($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.

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

$11.90 ($3.95-$11.90 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

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.

Baeckia - Clarence River

$14.95 ($4.90-$14.95 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

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.

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.

Blue flax-lily

$16.90 ($3.95-$16.90 choose a size)

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

$4.90 ($4.90-$14.90 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.

Callistemon - Weeping

$12.75 ($3.90-$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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Eucalyptus - Forest Red Gum

$3.95

Frequently tall with a thick trunk but also occurs with a short trunk and heavily branched crown. Very common Eucalypt along river banks of eastern Australia. A Koala food tree.

Fig - Sandpaper Birds Eye

$19.75 ($17.75-$19.75 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.

Fig - Sandpaper

$14.90 ($4.95-$17.90 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.

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.

Guioa

$15.90 ($9.90-$15.90 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.

Hard quandong

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

A large and impressive tree, growing to 45 meters 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.

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.

Lilly Pilly - Broad-leaved

$17.90 ($3.95-$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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Lilly Pilly - Giant water gum

$4.90 ($4.90-$12.90 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.

Lilly Pilly Creek

$2.95 ($2.95-$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

Lomandra hystrix - Mat Rush

$3.90 ($3.90-$17.75 choose a size)

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.

Lomandra longifolia - Mat Rush

$3.90 ($3.90-$12.75 choose a size)

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

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.

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.

Melaleuca - Swamp paperbark

$3.95

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

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.

Red Ash

$4.90 ($4.90-$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.

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

Red Kamala

$3.90

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

Sheoak - River

$3.95

Riparian species. 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.

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.

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.

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.

Tuckeroo

$3.95 ($3.95-$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.

Warrigal Greens - Native Spinach

$12.90 ($4.90-$12.90 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.

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

River Lily

$14.90 ($3.95-$14.90 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.

Callistemon - Weeping

$12.75 ($3.90-$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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Lilly Pilly - Broad-leaved

$17.90 ($3.95-$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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Three-veined Cryptocarya

$3.90 ($3.90-$9.90 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.

Blue flax-lily

$16.90 ($3.95-$16.90 choose a size)

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