Rainforest Trees Native & OrnamentalsCategory
Example of a rainforest tree reaching for the sunlight above the canopy
Rainforest Trees Native & Ornamentals > 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 great used for protection, privacy screens and aesthetic value. A-Z list below Size and Growth 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. Position All plants listed will grow in a sunny or partially shady position with any with special requirements being stated on the label. Soil Unless otherwise stated the plants listed will all grow in any reasonable well-drained soil. Planting and Pruning requirements When planting and caring for a new hedge it is very important to follow the pruning and planting instructions that will come with the plants. 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. Hedge Plants A - Z Listing
Rainforest Trees Native & Ornamentals > Native Plants
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.
Rainforest Trees Native & Ornamentals > 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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How the plants are grown
In order to supply you with the healthiest plants possible we grow our forestry trees two different sized tubes, 50mm and 90mm mega tubes. These tubes have 'root trainers' - an open bottom design of the tube, that promotes air pruning of roots. This results in an increased number of young root tips that leads to a strong straight root system in contrast to a curled or root bound system. All trees are graded and spaced in mesh trays so that trees don't require staking when being planted out.
There is some variation in both the price and the size of tubestock plants. Prices begin at $1.95 however they can be priced up to $12.95 depending on the availability of seed, the degree of difficulty in growing and the pot size Some plants are grown from seed whilst others such as the grevilleas and aniseed myrtle are grown from cuttings.
The average size of most trees is 30-60cm however this can vary significantly with fast growing sturdy eucalypts reaching up to 45cm and smaller species such as the Native Violet reaching only about 10cm. During our trials seedlings planted out have obtained up to 3 metres growth in 12 months. Growth rates are dependent on many factors including species selection, however with a good quality slow release fertiliser, soil preparation and mulching our results are consistent.