Example of a rainforest tree reaching for the sunlight above the canopy

Example of a rainforest tree reaching for the sunlight above the canopy

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Plants that are grown as Rainforest Plants, Ornamental Trees, Landscaping and Native Australian Trees. Usually not grown for their fruit.

Smother Grass

$5.75

A shade tolerant grass providing thick cover of a soft, textured, broad-leaved lawn. Drought tolerant, resistant to weed invasion and only requires approximately 2 hours of sun per day. Useful in shady orchard inter-rows where a ground cover is desirable to resist erosion. Sub-tropical and perennial where it prefers good drainage. Best not mown too close to the ground. The variety is more suited for domestic lawns, parks and garden areas and should be used with caution near native bushland where it may out-compete delicate, native shade-tolerant herbs and grasses in the understorey.
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Daleys Indoor Plants

Trees and Plants > Daleys Indoor Plants


Indoor plants often have larger leaves and can be grown in low light conditions.
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Hedge Plants

Trees and Plants > Hedge Plants


The plants that are listed below are trees and shrubs that respond better to clipping into hedges than others. These tough hedging plants are used for protection, privacy screens and aesthetic value. If you wish to create a hedge which is really dense and bushy from the ground upwards it is advisable to plant young, small plants. Many people look at the small seedlings in tubes and imagine it will be years before they will achieve anything which looks like a hedge however, if larger plants are chosen the result can often be that the hedge is rather gappy at the base. Also larger plants are more expensive and are more likely to fail than small ones. Hedges like a sunny position. Generally hedges like reasonable well-drained soil. Planting and Pruning requirements for a new hedge are very important to follow. Some people hesitate to cut their hedging plants back, or forget to do it frequently enough and with many varieties this will result in a hedge which is not dense at the base.
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Native Plants

Trees and Plants > Native Plants

Dryland Trees and Shrubs
Over the last 50 years or so native gardening has surged ahead in popularity and is gaining the respect it deserves, not only for its beauty and uniqueness but the qualities of low maintenance, low demand for water and fertilisers and offering food and shelter for our wildlife. Variation between native foliage is vast, with planning you can have spectacular flowers throughout the year, and you can add the delicious scent of the Australian bush to your garden.
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Rainforest Trees

Trees and Plants > Rainforest Trees


Generally rainforest trees can be split up into Understorey Plants, Primary Species, Secondary Species and Mature but there is some overlap
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Shade and Ornamental Trees

Trees and Plants > Shade and Ornamental Trees


Ornamental trees and shrubs are the most important living elements in your home landscape. They beautify your house and garden whilst adding other features such as privacy, act as noise and dust filters, and provide a background of colour. From sprawling ground covers to the most majestic of large trees the following list offers plants to suit all purposes in the home garden.
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Pandanus - Edible

$29.00 ($24.90-$49.00 choose a size)

Widely cultivated for use in Asian cooking and basket making. It has a nutty fragrance and is most commonly used in rice dishes or tied in a bundle and cooked with food. Also useful in flower arrangements. A low growing plant to 1m with long narrow blade like leaves and woody aerial roots. In tropical climates it can be grown as a marginal plant in dams and ponds, used as a bedding plant in tropical landscaping. Outside of the tropics, well worth trying as indoor plant in winter with a warm, sunny aspect. Allow the plant to dry out over the winter months.
Buy 2+ @$29.00
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Macadamia Bush Nut

$14.75 ($2.90-$19.75 choose a size)

This was the first Australian native food plant to be grown by non-indigenous Australians as a commercial crop. Genetic diversity of this valuable nut species has been reduced significantly through land clearing. Very hardy and easily grown along most of Australia's east coast and even down into Victoria.
Buy 4+ @$14.75 Free Freight
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Grevillea Silky Oak

$3.40 ($3.40-$18.75 choose a size)

Very fast growing slender tree with ferny foliage and bright yellow toothbrush flowers. Grows in a wide range of conditions including southern and inland areas. Good indoor plant.
Buy 4+ @$3.40
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Red Cedar

$4.40 ($4.40-$18.75 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+ @$4.40

Cassowary Pine

$14.95 ($14.95-$21.90 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.

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