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Spring Catalogue Ready in October to November

Ready between October to December. When all your plants are ready your order is then sent. You can add both in-stock plants and plants part of this Spring Catalogue below. The entire order will not be sent until all the plants are ready. You will be notified by email and sms at this time with a dispatch date.

Spring Catalogue Ready in Oct-Dec

Cassabanana

$17.90

The fruit is large, up to 60 cm long, with skin of variable color. The fruit has a delicious, melon-like taste when it is ripe, which needs high temperatures to ripen. The sweet, aromatic, yellow-to-orange flesh of the mature fruit is eaten raw or made into preserves, pulp makes a refreshing drink. The immature fruit can be cooked as a vegetable. The fast-growing, fleshy vine can reach 15 m or more in height, climbing with four-part adhesive tendrils The large, hairy, lobed leaves grow to 30 cm in width. It needs good drainage to grow well, and does well on an acidic mix of sand or perlite and rich compost. Caution - Seeds are poisonous. 

Fig - Brown Turkey

$29.00

A brown skinned medium to large fig with copper-coloured skin and whitish to pink pulp. Very good quality with few seeds. A prolific bearer and popular commercial variety.

Jacaranda - White Grafted

$44.00

A beautiful white flowering form of jacaranda. A spectacular choice for a street tree or large shade tree. Long lived trees that can grow to be 200 years old. Flowers appear in late spring and early summer. Grafting ensures flower will be pure white.The foliage is delicate on young trees, and our potted plants are known for their older leaves to turn yellow and drop during transport to conserve energy. This is not a problem long term. With care and acclimatisation they will bounce back

Grape - Chambourcin

$19.75

A hybrid wine grape that is well suited to coastal climates. The black fruit is medium to large with excellent tolerance to Downey Mildew. Good table variety for backyards in humid climates, heavy cropper of rich flavoursome grapes when left to fully ripen on vines.

Kiwifruit - Hayward Female - Improved

$24.75

Most popular commercial kiwifruit variety. Excellent quality and size, but does require a higher chill requirement than most other varieties. The Chieftain Male is the superior pollinator for these and the Kiwifruit Male is an alternative pollinator

Muscadine Grape - Adonis

$23.90

Large ripe fruits (20-25mm) are golden bronze in colour, sweet and juicy with a delicious and distinctive fruity flavour. Highly disease resistant and should not require spraying making them ideal for coastal climates and the subtropics. This variety is owned by FAVGRO. The purchaser agrees that propagation of the vines for sale, without authorisation from the breeder is prohibited.

Vetiver Grass - Monto

$17.90

A non-invasive clumping type grass that does not produce viable seed. Excellent for erosion control as it produces a massive root system that grows straight down rather than out from the plant. It creates a sort of curtain beneath the soil, trapping sediment and slowing down the movement of water. Because the grass grows down instead of outward, it does not become invasive. The roots are very deep, so its best to decide carefully where to plant it because it is very hard to dig up. Watch this Youtube to show a great idea of hedging Vetiver and using it as mulch.

Weeping Willow

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

The Weeping willow is perhaps the most distinctive willow tree species. A moisture-loving tree it makes a spectacular shade tree. The leaves provide a good reserve of feed for stock when pastures are dry.

Grape - Ornamental

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

The ornamental grape offers fresh green leaves in spring that turn brilliant red, scarlet, purple and orange in autumn.It does well in a range of climates from hot and dry to cool moist and subtropical.

Panama Berry

$17.75

A highly ornamental tree that bears small red berries within its first year. Blossoming and producing all year round, the flowers are white and followed by small red fruit that is sweet with the taste of caramel. The trees are exceptionally attractive with long spreading branches that often droop down to the ground and soft weeping foliage. Trees are very fast growing and drought hardy once established. They can grow 5-10m in ideal conditions but respond well to being cut back so it is possible to keep them smaller than this making it easier to browse on the tempting little fruits. Panama berries will happily grow and fruit in large containers provided they have a good quality mix and a healthy layer of organic mulch to hold the moisture in. It is the ideal backyard tree if you have children as it is a lovely little shade tree as well as producing tempting little sweet treats. Used fresh or in jams.Weed Warning: Panama Berry is regarded as an environmental weed in northern Queensland and on Christmas Island.

Soursop - Kyogle

$64.00

This grafted selection was made from a tree cropping in a frost free region of Kyogle. The fresh flesh is juicy and slightly acid producing a rich creamy thirst quenching juice. Also known as Graviola or Guanaban. Prefers a tropical climate but worth trying in marginal climates by the enthusiast fruit grower. But its more than just a sweet treat. Graviola has antimicrobial and antioxidant properties, too. This has led some scientists to explore graviola as potential treatment options for a range of serious illnesses, including cancer.Although some laboratory studies do indicate that graviola may have anticancer properties, there isnt any clinical evidence that graviola can treat or prevent cancer in humans.Keep reading to find out what the research says about graviola and cancer and what you need to know about graviola supplements.https://www.healthline.com/health/cancer/graviola-cancer

Crepe Myrtle - Tuscarora

$29.00

This small to medium sized tree has dark green foliage that turns reddish-orange in autumn. New growth is red tinged. The bark is attractive and the beautiful dark pink flowers appear in late summer to early autumn. Suitable as a feature tree in gardens and parks. An excellent screening or street tree. Prefers an open sunny position with well drained soil. This cultivar has been bred to resist powdery mildew.

Hazelnut - Halls Giant

$44.00

Halls Giant is the main pollinator for Ennis. It does not produce a big crop of nuts but it does shed large amounts of pollen late in the season. Every planting of hazelnuts should contain at least 20% pollinators.

Oak - Pin

$19.75

Deciduous tall tree. Drooping branches, deeply cut shining green leaves turning rich scarlet in autumn. One of the best oaks for autumn colour. Ideal avenue tree or specimen tree.

Fig - Sandpaper

$14.90

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.

Bleeding Heart

$12.90

A shrub or small tree with soft green leaves above and grey/green underneath. The mature leaves often turn a dark red. The two-lobed bluish capsular fruits ripen from December through to March. 6m

Velvet Leaf

$12.90

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.

Palm - Cabbage

$12.90

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.

Kiwifruit - Male

$24.90

Preferred Male Kiwifruit pollinator. A non-fruiting, all purpose male used as a pollinator for female vines. 1 male is suitable to pollinate up to 8 females. This male kiwifruit vine is also used as a pollinator for female Kiwiberry, Actinidia arguta, which is also know as Hardy Kiwifruit.

Ginkgo

$29.90

A tall growing deciduous tree with maidenhair like foliage. The foliage colours golden yellow in Autumn. The female tree bears a plum-like cone with an ill smelling flesh, but the kernel is edible and sweet. Slow growing and requires good soil and plenty of water during summer. We are not able to determine which seedlings are male or female until they flower so that is why we recommend 3 plants to be assured you will get at list one female.

Crepe Myrtle - Sioux

$17.90

A showy, narrow-growing small tree with masses of intense pink flowers in summer, highly ornamental bark and very good autumn colour. This is an adaptable and disease resistant plant suitable for a range of situations.

Natal Plum - Desert Star

$14.90

Very attractive, dark, glossy evergreen foliage makes an appealing shrub year round In warmer months, the plant is scattered with large, white starry, scented flowers at the end of each branch. The small red fruits are edible and can be made into chutneys and relishes. Good for pots, tubs, dry borders and rockeries. Little maintenance needed, very hardy. Native to Mozambique.

Oak - Cork

$17.90

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.

Fig Black Genoa

$29.00

A large fruit with purple skin and red flesh that has a very sweet rich flavour. Grown commercially due to its high yields it is also a popular selection for home gardeners. Also known as San Piero abroad.

Chinese elm

$19.75

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.

London Plane

$19.75

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.

Silver Birch

$19.75

A medium sized deciduous tree to 15-25 meters. The bark of this ornamental tree is white with black markings. Silver birch prefers a cool winter and warm summer and it is tolerant of poor soils. Widely planted in parks and gardens where it it grown for its beautiful white bark and gracefully drooping shoots. Silver birch wood can make excellent timber for carving kitchen utensils such as wooden spoons and spatulas: its very mild, sweet flavour does not contaminate food, and it has an attractive pale colour. Bark can be heated and the resin collected; the resin is an excellent water proof glue and firestarter.

Maple - Japanese

$19.75

Maples are renowned for their brilliant Autumn colour in shades of yellow, orange or red. Attractive small tree. Prefers cool, deep, moisture retentive soil in a sheltered site.

Liquidambar

$19.75

A giant shade tree with magnificent maple-like leaves that turn brilliant shades of red, yellow and gold during autumn. Plant at least 10- 20 metres from buildings and powerlines. Reaches 15 -20 metres on maturity. Deciduous.

Palm - Ornamental Dwarf Date

$17.75

Ornamental, the very popular exotic Pygmy Date palm is the perfect miniature palm tree. The edible fruits are small - 1cm and resemble tiny, thin-fleshed dates. A slim trunk and a beautiful crown of feathery leaves. Suits the warm temperate, tropical or subtropical garden, Makes an excellent potted palm.

Cut leaf mint Bush

$17.90

Fine leaved bushy shrub with a strongly aromatic leaves that are distilled for their essential oils. Violet flowers with small fruit. 1m. In poorly drained soils it can be susceptible to root-rot. It has reasonable frost tolerance down to minus 5 deg. It is a fast-growing shrub, and consequently can be harvested within the first year. When pruned back to a height of 50cm it reshoots readily

Avocado - Edranol (B)

$79.00

The flesh is a buttery yellow creamy flesh with a delicious flavour. The skin is dark with bright green bumps and is rough textured. It grows best in coastal areas, in inland regions the skin turns russet brown.

Avocado - Reed (A)

$69.00

Large, round , thick skinned variety with a smooth, green skin. They have a mild to rich flavour and have a good storing ability once cut and placed in the fridge. They are also a great choice for using in salads as they tend not to go mushy as does a Hass when very ripe. H Aug - Dec

Cardamom

$29.00 ($27.00-$29.00 choose a size)

A pungent, aromatic, herbaceous perennial. The green three sides seed pods are popular in Indian and Asian cooking and can be used whole or ground into a spice.The flowers are white to lilac or pale violet, produced in a loose spike 30 to 60 cm long.

Myoga Ginger

$17.90

a native of Japan where it is grown commercially for its delicious spring shoots and young flower buds produced in autumn. Myoga flower buds are used in soups, tempura, pickled and as a spice. Like most gingers it is an understory of forests and so grows best under some shade. It can get sunburned leaves which will reduce its vigor if grown in full sun. In winter the top growth dies back and it regenerates in spring from the underground rhizomes.

Lilly Pilly - Aussie Compact

$14.75

Native with non-invasive roots. Grows to 3 metres high x 1.5 metres wide. Excellent for topiary. Foliage is compact, neat and glossy green through to bronze new growth.

Conifer Leighton Green

$12.90

A fast growing conifer that provides great green colour all year round. Upright and symmetrical. Used as a wind break on larger properties it can also be used as both a formal or informal hedge or screen. Forms a very tight hedge with regular pruning. Prefers a well drained, fertile soil in a full sun position, but will tolerate a semi shaded position. Hardy in most climates adnd conditions such as frost salt air pollution

Olive - Manzanillo

$32.95

Medium / large fruit (4.8g). High yields. Ripens early. Excellent pickling fruit, green or black. Fruit is of excellent taste and texture. Fruit should be processed before it is fully ripe to retain flesh firmness. Origin:Spain. Not recommended for oil, as oil extraction can be difficult. Suggested cross-pollinators are Frantoio, Picual, UC13 and Arbequina
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Lacebark

$9.75 ($9.75-$17.90 choose a size)

The large, bell-shaped flowers are usually deep pink and occur in clusters at the ends of the branches. The flowers are very spectacular and are followed by seed capsules which contain many large seeds.
Buy 2+ @$9.75

Bottle Tree - Broad-leaved

$17.90

A striking feature tree with the familiar swollen trunk of its cousin, having broad leaves and small enough for backyards with non-invasive roots. Long lived, semi deciduous, this tree originates in NW Qld, where it's found throughout the Brigalow Belt.
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