A precocious and heavy cropping variety in subtropical areas. Good quality medium to large oval nuts with a thin shell. A vigorous tree with an upright habit that makes an excellent backyard tree. Suited to high density plantings.
A moderately upright tree which is vigorous and bears at an early age.Precocious and prolific.The nuts are large, have purplish black stripes and splotches on clear, brown shells. They are moderately elongated. Ripens in mid-season
Slender erect green culms that when exposed at base will reveal long green internodes that turn yellow when in contact with the sun. Gracilis is a very popular variety and for good reason. Its growth rate is rapid and can handle almost any growing conditions and soil types and still look spectacular. Also known as Slender Weaver Bamboo it has dense evergreen foliage that can be left low to the ground or pruned away to show of its many culms. Gracilis is a non-invasive tight clumper that can easily grow in a narrow boxed garden bed. The fresh new shoots are edible. Culms can be split in long
A precocious producer of large (50 to 60 per lb), thin shelled nuts of high quality. This new cultivar is thought to have a high yield potential, and early nut maturity should contribute to regular bearing capability
A - SP - Proven variety that produces a large nut with a thick shell. The meaty kernel is of very good quality. Light producer in early years with good production by year 12 when it crops prolifically and consistently.
An excellent plantation timber tree for woodlots and farm forestry. Large usually deciduous tree growing to 30m in height. It has a smooth thick trunk, up to 1m in diameter with dark grey bark. It has glossy pinnate mid green leaves forming a thick canopy. Small creamy white blossoms are followed by small woody capsules to 8cm follow in the warmer months.
A valuable leguminous tree used for animal foliage, shelter and soil improvement. The high protein content of its foliage is excellent for animal fodder and at the same time improving soil fertility. Used extensively in permaculture as a multipurpose tree. Prefers well drained soil, but generally quiet hardy.
As a strangler fig the seeds germinate high in the canopy of the rainforest on a limb or in the fork of a tree. The small trees sends out aerial roots which head for the ground where they take root and begin the process of strangling the host tree, this can take 100 years or more to completely rot the original tree leaving a lattice work of roots and a hollow trunked fig tree. They can be grown as a free standing tree provided they have plenty of room, makes a lovely indoor potted plant or bonsai. Fruits are edible.
Medium sized evergreen oak. Long lived large spreading trees to 20m. The bark is harvested once every 9 - 12 years for use as wine cork, flooring and other products. Native to south western Europe and northwest Africa.
The common name of Parrot Tree derives from the large numbers of parrots attracted to the tree during its flowering season. Flowers appear in spring, are numerous, deep red, and filled with nectar, although exact flowering times vary from tree to tree. The name, Drunken Parrot Tree derives from the fact that the individual flowers contain so much nectar that it has a tendency to ferment before the birds can eat it all, resulting in a mild narcotic effect on the birds. A medium to large, spreading tree, growing up to 20 meters, but more commonly from 5 to 10 meters depending on conditions.
This well structured and very adaptable tree features some of the best autumn foliage colourings of the hybrid red maples, but is most useful as a medium to large shade tree for car parks, amenity areas around buildings, medium to large properties and for street, avenue or park plantings. Wide range of soil and climatic conditions including relatively wet sites and moderate air pollution. Heat, low levels of drought and cold conditions.
Considered to be the most beautiful selection of Canadian Maple. Displays brilliant red autumn colours and has a neat, upright growth habit making it an excellent choice for small gardens, avenues and street planting.
Fast growing with a straight trunk it is an excellent shade tree for stock. It is also very ornamental due to the dense canopy. Prune off the lateral branches to stimulate faster growth. The rich, red timber has distinct annual growth rings in it, it is easy to work and one of the most famous timbers for cabinet makers. Large logs were traditionally used for dugout canoes. Protect from frost when young.
Fast growing, medium sized tree that is a popular cabinet timber due to its fantastic colouring, it produces fine timber with yellow banding and red-brown stripes. The timber is similar to Australian Red Cedar but the tree is easier to grow. The wood has a strong aroma of onions which is reputed to repel insects such as cockroaches. Tolerant of some frost.
Young shoots are consumed as a vegetable. The culm is very useful as a building material and for making musical instruments and other handicrafts. Large, tufted, woody bamboo with dark green culms of 15-22 m high and 5-10 cm in diameter. Culm internodes are thin-walled and are on average 40–50 cm long. The lower part of the culms develop aerial roots from the nodes. It is a dense clumper, native to Malaysia.
The largest of the saltbushes, growing to 3m. The leaves are an attractive silvery-grey. Flowers appear throughout the year on separate male or female plants. Frost and salt tolerant, it is hardy and responds well to pruning. Can be used in wind breaks or pruned into an attractive hedge. Frequently used as a fodder plant for sheep and cattle as it is drought tolerant and is an excellent forage when other feed is scarce. Does best in a sunny, well drained position. It will not tolerate water logging.
B - SP - An outstanding all round variety. High kernel quality, extremely easy to shell. A good pollen producer and small to medium nut size. Ideally suited to commercial or backyard planting as it holds its green foliage until late in the season.
A large deciduous tree suitable for parks and larger gardens, it can grow to 50m tall and is the tallest eastern hardwood. It is fast growing and produces large attractive flowers that are pale green or yellow with bright orange centers.
If you have the space this is an excellent specimen tree for cooler climates.
These large evergreen trees have short main trunks or several main trunks supporting a dense canopy of lustrous dark green leaves on slightly pendulous branches. Produces small green figs which ripen to salmon pink. 20m
This beautiful, hardy tree is well adapted to harsh urban conditions. A deciduous tree with Yellow-green, serrated, lobed leaves. Fast growing and drought tolerant. Performs well in warmer areas in sun or semi-shade.
An excellent deciduous farm tree, quick growing and can tolerate most soil types. Does not drop branches and retains leaf to ground level. Ideal for avenues, windbreaks and shade. Well adapted to a wide range of climates. Autumn colours are a deep golden.
Evergreen tree growing to about 10 metres depending on growing conditions. Small smooth glossy leaves. Non suckering, arching almost weeping habit of growth. A splendid tree for many uses under all climatic conditions.