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Red Cedar

$2.75 ($2.75-$17.90 choose a size)

Fast growing deciduous rainforest tree highly valued for its timber in earlier days. Has now become rare. Easily grown on moist soils of eastern Australia.
Buy 4+ @$2.75
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Lomandra hystrix - Mat Rush

$2.45 ($2.45-$12.75 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.
Buy 8+ @$2.45

Teak or Crows Ash

$4.90 ($4.90-$15.90 choose a size)

A medium tree much sought after for its durable timber. The leaves are aromatic when crushed. The white flowers appear from Sept to Feb. The fruit is a woody, prickly capsule which opens into five segments releasing winged seed.
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Tamanu - Calophyllum inophyllum

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

Tamanu Oil, extracted from the fruit of Calophyllum inophyllum is renowned for its remarkable healing properties. Native to the Polynesian Islands it is frost sensitive, and grows into a very attractive shade tree.
Buy 2+ @$9.75

Cudgerie

$4.90 ($4.90-$15.90 choose a size)

Fast growing tall tree with large leaves and up-turned branches. Hardy in most conditions but prefers plenty of moisture. One of the best pioneer trees. A butterfly attracting tree.

Staghorn Fern (30cm)

$39.00

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. Each fern consists of two types of frond, the nest fronds are infertile and grow around the host tree holding the fern firmly in place as well as providing it with a nest at the top to catch falling leaves which rot down and feed the plant. The fertile fronds are the dramatic antler shaped fronds that produce the spore, these hang down from the center of the fern. 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.

Rose Maple

$14.90

Cryptocarya rigida is a small tree or shrub growing in high rainfall areas in north eastern New South Wales, Australia. Common around rainforest or eucalyptus ecotone areas, generally on the poorer soils at the edge of rainforests. It is found from Wyong (33 S) in New South Wales to the border of the state of Queensland at the McPherson Range (28 S). Reaches a height of ten metres and a trunk diameter of around 20 cm.

Blunt-leaved Tulip

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

Attractive small tree, although the species may grow to 20 meters high, most trees are less than 10 meters high. The new growth is an unusual bluish-black colour. Eye-catching orange fruits are produced in abundance and split to revel shiny black seeds that are surrounded by a bright red aril.

Cheese Tree - Umbrella

$11.90 ($4.90-$11.90 choose a size)

An attractive rainforest trees with glossy leaves and a graceful habit. The common name refers to the attractive umbrella shaped canopy when they trees are young and the cheese shaped fruits. Native to rainforest north of the Clarence River. Prefers moist soils in palm forests and swampy areas

Black bean

$14.75 ($14.75-$17.90 choose a size)

An attractive native Riperian Rainforest tree with glossy dark green foliage and profuse flushes of yellow and red pea-like flowers during summer. The timber is highly prized. Bird attracting. 40m
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Celerywood

$9.95 ($9.95-$15.90 choose a size)

A very elegant bird attracting tree that is fast growing. It is a very useful pioneer tree used for rainforest regeneration projects.
Buy 2+ @$9.95

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

Alectryon - Beach

$2.95

A small tree up to 11 metres in height. Only found growing near the sea from as far south as Newcastle to Maryborough in Queensland.

Alectryon - Hairy Birds Eye

$2.95

The fleshy aril is quite pleasing to the taste, although there isnt much of it; but the seeds are cyanide collectors, and toxic, especially if chewed. Great caution should be exercised if you are tempted to try these fruits.

Aspen - Hairy acronychia

$3.90

Fast growing and adaptable tree with broad, furry, trifoliate leaves, white flowers and clear yellow aromatic fruits with a sweet, refreshing and fragrant flavour. Prefers good soil and protection from frost.

Aspen - Silver

$9.90

A rainforest tree in the citrus family. Common names include doughwood, snowwood, and mushyberry as well as silver aspen. The fruit is a moist, fleshy drupe.

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.

Barklya

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

A spectacular small tree with brilliant yellow flowers in spring. Slow growing but worth the wait. Shiny heart-shaped leaves are pale green, creating a dense shady canopy.

Batswing coral

$4.90

Scarlet pea-flowers in spring occur usually when the tree is leafless making this an attractive addition to any garden. Birds are attracted to the showy flowers. Growing 6 to 10 meters they are commonly seen in dry rainforests. The thorny trunk is another interesting feature of this tree.

Birds Nest Fern

$17.90

An epiphyte fern that grows on rocks and on trees where large specimens can circle the tree trunk. native to eastern New South Wales and Queensland. The clumps can reach a large size, with the centre of the fern acting as a reservoir for debris. They make a spectacular understory planting in rainforest gardens, and are suitable for growing in shade houses and as house plants in a shaded position.

Black Walnut

$17.90 ($17.75-$17.90 choose a size)

Tall shrub to medium sized tree native to subtropical rainforest Northern NSW. Unrelated to the Northern Hemisphere Black Walnut

Black-leaved Silky Oak

$2.95

Ornamental bushy upright tree to 10m. Showy racemes of creamy white flowers, flattened leathery follicles. Not too slow, need protected site in sun or shade, lots of water.

Bleeding Heart

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

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

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.

Blueberry ash

$3.90 ($3.90-$14.90 choose a size)

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.

Blueberry Ash - Prima Donna

$17.90

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

Blunt-leafed Steelwood

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

Small tidy tree with slender trunk and compact crown. Red fruits are bird attractive. Suitable as a street tree. Hardy in full sun.

Booyong - Black

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

One of the largest buttressed trees of our native rainforest. Very attractive tree for planting in large gardens or rainforest restoration. Has proved quiet cold tolerant in recent frosts.

Booyong - White

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

Large buttressed tree in natural conditions, much smaller in cultivation. New growth is bronze-pink, foliage is dense. Hardy in full sun if ample water is available, otherwise, prefers shade when young.

Bower Of Beauty - Pink

$11.90 ($11.90-$17.90 choose a size)

The Bower of beauty is a vigorous climber that likes part shade but accepts full sun as well. This popular and well known variety is native to NSW and Queensland but is often seen growing all over Australia. It can be easily trained over fences and trellises forming a dense screen.

Brown Bolly gum

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

A fairly tough, easy to establish tree that attracts birds and other native wildlife. The green, red, purple or black fleshy fruits are a favourite of cassowaries and fruit pigeons. Not suitable for human consumption.

Brown Kurrajong

$9.90

Small, fast, pioneer species with an open spreading habit and horizontal branches layered with white flowers in December. Very hardy, withstands full sun. Provides a useful shelter for more tender rainforest trees.

Brown Silky Oak

$12.90

Rainforest tree native to North QLD. Very bushy and attractive tree with large glossy leaves and fragrant, nectar-rich, creamy-white flowers.

Brown Tamarind

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

A good shade tree with glossy, dark green foliage. Needs well-drained soil in a partially shaded position. Makes an excellent indoor plant. Leaves are pale grey and have a felt-like feel underneath.

Brush Cassia

$9.90 ($9.90-$16.90 choose a size)

Rare cassia, native to North NSW and South Qld, found in lowland subtropical rainforest. Dark bushy tree to 10m with spectacular showers of golden flowers in spring time.

Callicoma

$2.95

Candle Nut

$17.90 ($14.90-$17.90 choose a size)

A north Qld native, this large rainforest tree has a spreading crown of large leaves. The brown fruit envelopes the highly nutritious nuts that are delicious roasted. Commonly used in Indonesian dishes, curry pastes and as a meat tenderiser. The nuts should not be eaten raw as the toxin in the oil can induce nausea and vomiting. The early settlers found that the high oil content of the nuts enabled them to burn with a smoky flame for up to 20 minutes.Weed Warning: This large rainforest tree is a north Qld native, however it is a very vigorous self seeder and can cause concern outside of its local area, producing an abundance of the brown fruit.

Cassowary Pine

$18.90 ($14.90-$18.90 choose a size)

This is a beautiful tree with large glossy leaves and stunning pendulous flowers. The flowers produce large quantities of nectar which attract lots of wildlife. Cassowary love feeding on the large fruits when in season. Also called the mango pine, this deciduous or semi-deciduous tree is found in New Guinea and Australia chiefly in coastal areas. The glossy leaves tend to be whorled at the ends of the branches, The fragrant white flowers are in long pendulous spikes and appear just prior to the new growth flush. Will grow as far south as subtropical Northern NSW.

Cheese Tree

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

Fast growing bushy tree with spreading crown of smooth shining leaves. Pretty foliage and red fruits shaped like miniature round cheeses that are highly attractive to birds. A hardy pioneer tree which grows best in full sun. 6 to 8m

Cissus antarctica - Water Vine

$2.95

Great ground cover or screening plant that is very hardy, however looks its best when watered and feed well.Common food source for rainforest pigeons in late summer.

Climbing Pandan

$12.90

Found in the moist forests of the Queensland coast, from the far north eastern corner of NSW to Cape York.  Where penetrating light allows it forms dense columns where it can obscure the trunk of its supporting tree.  The spiralling leaves with their prickly edges overlap at the leaf base, older branching stems are naked with wirey clinging roots which attached themselves to the supporting tree as this pandan climps into the canopy seeking out light.  The bright red fruits are both attractive and the flesh is edible but with the typical pandan sting to them.

Coachwood

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

Coachwood is one of the very few rainforest species that flourishes in the gullies of Sydney bushland. The trees are very distinctive, tall, with dark green, glossy leaves, mottled grey and white bark and flowers with white petal-like sepals that later turn pink. Coachwood grows in coastal rainforests of NSW and QLD. As the name suggests, Coachwood was used in early days for coach building but it has a multitude of other applications. The timber is used extensively for decorative work and also for flooring, furniture and boat masts. Seating in the High Court of Australia in Canberra was manufactured from timber cut from the rainforests west of Wauchope on the NSW north coast. It is said that the freshly sawn timber has a fragrance not unlike caramel. If you have room, consider planting a Coachwood in your garden. Unlike eucalypts, they dont drop leaves, are reasonably slow growing and will provide you with lovely dark green foliage. Coachwoods provide suitable roosting sites for Powerful Owls, and parrots eat the mature seeds. Coachwood make an ideal Cabinet Timber Rainforest planting. They grow naturally together and are a perfect long term investment for a cabinet timber plantation. Problem will be that you may never want to cut them down as they make a beautiful single species Rainforest stand. Some superb stands of Coachwood can be seen up in the Washpool National Park between Grafton and Glenn Innes.

Coogera

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

This is a very attractive small tree especially when it is in full flush as the tree is cover with limp pink new growth.  It has a dense bushy habit and is excellent for coastal areas as it is tolerant of salt winds.  It is native to littoral and seasonally dry rainforests from the mid north coast of NSW through to north Queensland.

Coogera - Twin-leaved

$2.95

Small tree, with showy pink new leaf growth in winter, fruits are developed in summer and are bird attracting. Hardy once established.

Corduroy Tamarind

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

This is an easy to grow attractive rainfofrest tree, it has bright red new growth and delicious fruits for those who like tartness. The common name comes from ridges in the wood beneath the bark. The corduroy tamarind can grow into a large shade tree to about 30m.

Cordyline - Broad leaved palm lily

$16.90 ($4.95-$16.90 choose a size)

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

Cordyline - Narrow-leaved palm lily

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

Medium cordyline 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 lush, 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 pot plant for indoors or outdoors.

Cordyline - Red fruited Palm Lily

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

This is smaller and less bushy than other Palm Lilies, 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.

Staghorn Fern (30cm)

$39.00

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. Each fern consists of two types of frond, the nest fronds are infertile and grow around the host tree holding the fern firmly in place as well as providing it with a nest at the top to catch falling leaves which rot down and feed the plant. The fertile fronds are the dramatic antler shaped fronds that produce the spore, these hang down from the center of the fern. 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.
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Red Cedar

$2.75 ($2.75-$17.90 choose a size)

Fast growing deciduous rainforest tree highly valued for its timber in earlier days. Has now become rare. Easily grown on moist soils of eastern Australia.
Buy 4+ @$2.75
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Tamanu - Calophyllum inophyllum

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

Tamanu Oil, extracted from the fruit of Calophyllum inophyllum is renowned for its remarkable healing properties. Native to the Polynesian Islands it is frost sensitive, and grows into a very attractive shade tree.
Buy 2+ @$9.75
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Lomandra hystrix - Mat Rush

$2.45 ($2.45-$12.75 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.
Buy 8+ @$2.45

Macaranga

$17.90 ($7.50-$17.90 choose a size)

Very fast growing,vigorous tree for exposed sites. The broad heart shaped leaves are distinctive and ornamental. Suitable for shelterbelts, initial rainforest regeneration and as a background foliage plant in the garden.
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