Plant range

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Trachleospermum Jasminoides

Trachleospernum jasminiodes

Chinese Star Jasmine

Description:

Trachelospermum jasminoides, is a woody, evergreen climber with rich, dark green leaves which turn bronze in winter. From mid- to late summer, pure white, fragrant flowers are produced. It can be grown against a wall in milder climates or in a greenhouse or conservatory in areas prone to severe frosts. For best results they grow in well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade with protection from cold, drying winds. If growing indoors, plant in loam-based potting compost in full light but not direct sun. Water freely and apply a balanced liquid fertiliser monthly during the growing season, and water sparingly in winter.      

Myoporum parvifolium “Fine leaf”

Creeping boobialla

Description:

Myoporum parvifolium is a prostrate shrub which can form broad mats of foliage to about 3 metres in diameter. The leaves are linear to narrowly oblong up to 50 mm long by 5-8 mm wide with entire of slightly toothed margins. The flowers occur in the leaf axils in late spring through to early autumn. They are star-shaped, about 75 mm in diameter and may be white or pale pink with purple spots. The flowers are followed by globular shaped fruits. This plant is hardy in a range of soils and climates. It is an excellent, spreading groundcover for a sunny position; in shade it can become sparsely foliaged. Its hardiness has led to it being used as a root stock for grafting.

Lomandra hystrix

Spiny Head Mat Rush

Description:

Lomandra hystrix naturally grows on the edge of fresh and brackish water creeks, swamps, rivers and in moist gullies. It tolerates dry conditions, but does better in climates with summer rainfall or with top up summer watering. Ideal for moist soils.
Lomandra hystrix will grow in complete full sun and also up to 90% full shade, hystrix is one of the most shade tolerant Lomandra varieties. It needs a sheltered coastal aspect with protection from sea winds and is tolerant of high humidity. It will grow inland in frost free micro climates, it handles cold to –1ºC & very light frost.
These plants will eventually mature at 1 metre to 1.5 metres in height, with a width of 1.0 metres.
Large strappy leafed plant with broad, lime green to green foliage.
 Spring & Summer with openly arranged yellow flowers amongst, and slightly above, the foliage.
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Liriope ever green giant

Liriope ever green giant
This hardy, grass-like perennial plant is used extensively as a landscape plant. It forms tidy clumps of deep green, strap-like foliage, making it perfect for borders, edging along paths

Dietes grandiflora

Wild Iris

Description:

Dietes grandiflora is a clumping grassy type of plant that is handy in Landscape features, natural planting schemes, and as bank and weed control.  Flowers are iris like hence the name; large and white. These plants are both Drought and frost hardy so little maintenance is needed after initial planting these Dietes grow well in most situations and tolerates wet but well drained soil is preferred.  Responds to fertiliser and can be lifted and divided to get numbers. These plants will get to 1.2m in height and 1.2m wide.

Dianella caerulea

Flax Lilly

Description:

The Dianella caerulea is an Australian perennial with a profusion of bluish purple flowers over summer. These are followed by berries, that appear to be a few different shades of blue. These grow well in a sunny to a partly shaded position with a well drained soil. Keep well watered and mulched whilst they are maturing. Once matured, they are very hardy and can grow up to 1 metre in height.  

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Shrubs

Westringia fruiticosa Zena

Coastal Rosemary

Description:

A low-growing, evergreen, shrub with an attractive rounded habit and dense, grey-green leaves. Pale mauve to white flowers are present for most of the year. Ideally suited to low borders, hedging, in large patio pots and shrubberies. Grows well in coastal areas and does best in a sunny, open position in most well drained soils. Tolerant of dry periods and light frost once established. Trim after flowering to maintain compact growth.

Westringia fruiticosa

Coastal Rosemary, Native Rosemary

Description:

Westringia fruticosa is a hardy Australian native that is a compact shrub with dense rosemary like grey green foliage and produces white to light mauve flowers with purple blotches in the throat throughout the year. This adaptable native plant is ideal for seaside gardens, native gardens or general garden planting. Very useful as a formal or informal hedge. Tolerates a large range of soils and conditions. Frost hardy. Grows best in well drained soil in a sunny position. Great for coastal conditions, tolerates sea spray.

Viburnum odoratissimum “Emerald Lustre”

Sweet Viburnum, Viburnum Emerald Lustre

Description:

Viburnum Emerald Lustre’s are a  beautiful large evergreen shrub with vibrant lime-green foliage that becomes a rich shade once mature. New growth appears as soft copper tones. Ideally used for screening, hedges and feature planting in tropical gardens. Establishes quickly. They prefer sunny to part shade, suitable to more temperate climates of Australia. This variety prefers a moderate climate, not tolerant of drought or extreme heat. Mulch, water well and fertilise in spring with a slow release fertiliser. Prune twice yearly to promote new growth and encourage compact growth habit.

Viburnum odoratissimum

Sweet Viburnum

Description:

Viburnum odoratissimum commonly know as ‘Sweet Viburnum’ is a fast growing evergreen species well suited a large dense screening plant or hedge. Reaching around 4-5m depending on conditions a number of forms exist some with glossy foliage. These plants prefer full sun to part shade, a well drained humus rich soil and mulch is a good idea. As they take well to pruning ‘Sweet Viburnums’ are suited to use as hedging plants in a formal or informal style.

Syzygium australe “Southern form”

Southern form Lilly Pilly

Description:

The Syzygium australe “Southern Form”is a small shrub, generally growing to a height of 4 metres. These plants can be grown dense as a screen or hedge. Leaves are opposite, elliptic in shape, 2.5 long with the apex shortly narrowed to a fine point. Upper surface is dark green and glossy, lower surface is paler. Flowers are white and are borne in small clusters at the ends of branches, occurring in April and October. The fruits are a berry, pink to purplish-red in colour and are elliptic to rounded in shape to 2 cm long. Fruiting occurs in both early summer and early winter (December and June). Bark is brown and scaly. Fruits are succulent with a crisp texture and a pleasant, tangy flavour. They can be eaten raw or made into jam or cordial. Plants are suitable for a screen or wind break.

Syzygium australe “Select”

Select Lilly Pilly

Description:

A compact, bushy, large Australian native shrub with glossy dark green foliage and flushes of bronze-tinged new growth. ‘Select’ is a form of Syzygium australe that was introduced to replace the original species because of it’s resistance to Psyllid and ‘clean’ status. Fluffy white pendulous flowers are produced in mid Summer to be followed by edible purplish-red berries. Thrives in an open sunny position but will tolerate part shade. Prefers a moist, humus enriched, well-drained soil but is tolerant of most soil types and conditions and will withstand light frosts once established. Fast growing and responding well to pruning and shaping, this is a great plant for hedging, screening, topiary work and pots.

Syzygium australe “Hinterland Gold”

Hinterland Lilly Pilly

Description:

Syzygium ‘Hinterland Gold’ is a fast growing and dense shrub with mid-sized glossy green leaves with golden new growth. It has an upright and narrow shape, making it perfect for screening and hedging for limited areas.  It has white powder-puff flowers followed by pinkish fruits that attract birds. The fruit has a pleasantly sour taste and can be eaten fresh or made into jam. Good for temperate to subtropical climates. Likes most soil types as long as they are free draining, and a sunny position. Feed with a good general purpose fertiliser in warmer months.  

Syzygium australe “Bush Christmas”

lilly Pilly, Rose apple

Description:

Syzygium australe “Bush Christmas” is a native with non-invasive roots. Slow growing up to 3 metres high x 1.5 metres but it can be easily maintained which makes it an excellent option for topiary’s and hedging. Foliage is compact, with a dark green leaf and a bronze/reddish new growth. White flowers in Spring. Very dense shrub which gets covered in clusters of dark red edible bird attracting berries in late spring/summer.

Strelitzia reginae

Bird of Paradise

Description:

Commonly known as the Bird of Paradise, this robust clumping evergreen plant produces masses of crane looking flowers, which are blue and orange in colour. These plants required well drained soils, and prefer a full sun positions for the best results for flowering. Remove the old flower stalks once flowering finished to maintain a nice looking plant. The Strelitzia reginae will grow to approximate 2 metres in height, which makes them ideal for a low, but yet colourful hedge. Do not ever water these plants once established.    

Strelitzia Mandela’s Gold

Yellow bird of Paradise

Description:

Commonly known as the Bird of Paradise, this robust clumping evergreen plant produces masses of crane looking flowers, which are blue and Yellow in colour. These plants required well drained soils, and prefer a full sun positions for the best results for flowering. Remove the old flower stalks once flowering finished to maintain a nice looking plant. The Strelitzia reginae will grow to approximate 2 metres in height, which makes them ideal for a low, but yet colourful hedge. Do not ever water these plants once established.

Rhaphis excelsa

Lady Palm

Description:

Rhaphis excelsa are a highly desirable palm with a muli stemmed habit with 5 segments to a leaf. They are slow growing, but yet they can tolerate both the warmer and cooler climates. For the best results, grow in an area with filtered sunlight, ensuring to keep these plants moist, but not wet. For the best results, fertilize twice a year with a slow release all round fertilizer. This will ensure that they remain a darker green all year round.

Photinia fraseri Red Robin

Christmas berry

Description:

Photinia Red Robin’s are a hardy, evergreen shrub with deep red new growth. These plants will grow to 3 metres, making them an ideal hedge with colour. Photinia’s prefer an open position in full sun with well drained soil, and mulch to retain the moisture in the soil. There flowering has masses of white flowers which appear in spring. Once the flowering has stopped, give the plant an overall prune to encourage the new growth to be thicker.

Philodendron xanadu

Split leaf Philodendron, Xanadu Philodendron

Description:

Xanadu is a perfect plant for an outdoor tropical garden. The large distinctive lobed leaves form lush green layers to create a well structured, compact and tidy look which will add a cool ambience to any garden or patio.
These plants grow to generally to 1 metre, if they are kept moist in summer and drier in winter.
Ideal for mass planting in the garden or as an excellent feature plant in large containers. Xanadu is best used as an indoor or patio plant in cooler areas. Please note that the foliage of this plant has been known to cause eye or skin irritation and should not be ingested.

Nandina domestica “Nana”

Dwarf Sacred bamboo

Description:

Dwarf Nandina is a small mounding plant with green and red leaves that become brighter in the cooler months. Growing to 80cm in height, these plants are great as a formal border for other gardens, or to define a pathway. They grow in a sunny position or in a partly shaded position, in either dry or moist soil types. Be sure to prune annually to maximise the plants full colour potential.

Murraya paniculata “Min-a-Min”

Dwarf Mock Orange

Description:

Murrayas are evergreen shrubs from south-east Asia and Australia. They produce fragrant, creamy white flowers in abundance in spring then again in late summer or early autumn, and also after heavy rain. They have glossy green foliage and a dense, twiggy habit and are often planted as hedges and privacy screens. Murraya paniculata ‘Min-A-Min’ only grows about 1m (3′) tall, and so it makes an excellent low hedge or border. Fertilize with an all purpose fertilizer in Spring to maintain it’s vigour.

Murraya paniculata

Mock Orange

Description:

Murraya paniculata is an evergreen rounded shrub with rich green foliage. Masses of white perfumed flowers occur in summer. Growing to 3 metres, these plants have several growth spurts through out the year, making them the ideal hedge for screening or privacy. They love to be grown in a sunny or partly shaded position in a moist, well drained soil. Ensure to fertilize in spring, with an all purpose fertilizer.

Michellia figo

Port Wine Magnolia

Description:

Michelia figo is an evergreen shrub or small tree which grows to 3 metres in height. The leaves are glossy green and are oval in shape. The flowers are brownish-purple in colour and are fragrant. Flowering in in Spring and Summer. They like either full sun or part shade, in a well drained soil. Prune regularly after flowering to promote new growth.

Metrosideros thomasii

New Zealand Christmas Bush

Description:

Metrosideros thomasii are a hardy small to medium tree growing to 5 metres in height. They grow well in a sunny, warm position in a well drained soil. These plants can handle coastal positions and exposure to dry periods as well. They have masses of red-orange flowers at the start of Summer as well as the start of Winter. Once the flowering has finished, ensure to prune well to entice more new growth in the coming growing period.

Melaleuca polandii

Gold-tip Bottle brush

Description:

Melaleuca polandii is an evergreen shrub or small tree growing to 4 metres high. It is a hardy plant that is grown in full sun and can handle occasional dry conditions to occasional flooding conditions. The intense red flower occurs in spring and again in summer. This particular melaleuca variety can handle generally all soil types. This plant responds well to pruning once the flowering has finished. The Melaleuca polandii is has a medium growth, which makes it ideal as a shade tree or an informal screen if planted as a hedge.
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Melaleuca linarifolia Claret Tops

Honey Myrtle
A striking, evergreen, dwarf shurb producing vibrant, red, new growth throughout the year. In spring t his Australian Native Shrub produces a profusion of white flowers which attracts nectar feeding birds.

Grevillea splendours

Description:

This Grevillea often produces masses of attractive red flowers for most of the year.
It will attract birds to the garden and grows to between 1 and 2 metres high and wide. It’s a hardy plant preferring well drained soils and full sun but also grows nicely in part shade.
It’s a hybrid of Grevillea oleoides and Grevillea shiressii that is a very hardy plant accepting dry conditions well. It’s useful used as a low screen and works well clipped as a hedge. The small dark green leaves are attractive and the plant often has a bushy habit  providing shelter for small birds.

Grevillea ‘Moonlight’

Grevillea Moonlight

Description:

The Grevillea Moonlight is a tall growing grevillea which can grow as a small tree to about 5 metres  tall with soft cream flowers and is highly bird attracting. It flowers for most of the year, rarely being without the odd flower. In the spring time, these plants can be pruned back by a third, this will entice new growth with better flowering the next time around. These plants really add colour in a native garden, whilst attracting wildlife as well. They will flourish in a full sun position and a well drained soil. Not suitable to heavy frost areas or regular wet areas.

Grevillea “Robyn Gordon”

Grevillea Robyn Gordon

Description:

Grevillea ‘Robyn Gordon’ is a spreading shrub with clusters of pinking red flowers throughout the year. Grevillea ‘Robyn Gordon’ is a very popular grevillea cultivar and has been planted widely in Australia and other countries. It is a small to medium shrub with attractive divided leaves The flower inflorescences are about 15 cm long by 9 cm wide. Being a native, ensure to use a Native fertilizer when planting. They prefer a well drained moist soil, but not wet, as they have a tendency to go yellow and eventually die. These plants can be used as a hedge, or as individual plantings.

Grevillea “Ned Kelly”

Grevillea Ned Kelly

Description:

The Grevillea Ned Kelly is a medium shrub growing to 2-3 metres, with bright green foliage with orange/red brush type flower heads most of the year. These are rapid growing and hardy in a moist well drained soil in full sun. Pruning maintains denseness and encourages flowering. Tolerant of light frost and most soil types, this plant is very hardy in most climates and aspects benefiting from occasional pruning. It prefers full sun for maximum flowers though will accept part shade as well.

Croton variegatum “Petra”

Petra croton

Description:

The Croton “Petra” are a colourful, evergreen shrub that generally only grows to 1 metre with large decorative multi coloured leaves. These plants prefer to be kept moist in the Warmer months, and drier in the cooler months. They can be used for that “Eye Catcher” in the garden or even used as an indoor plant. Feed every 2 weeks from early spring through summer with a balanced liquid fertilizer diluted by half.

Croton little Mia

Croton "Little Mia"

Description:

The Croton “Little Mia” are a colourful, evergreen shrub that generally only grows to 1 metre with smaaller but longer decorative multi coloured leaves. These plants prefer to be kept moist in the Warmer months, and drier in the cooler months. They can be used for that “Eye Catcher” in the garden or even used as an indoor plant. Feed every 2 weeks from early spring through summer with a balanced liquid fertilizer diluted by half.

Cordyline fruticosa “kiwi pride”

Cordyline Kiwi pride

Description:

The Cordyline “Kiwi Pride” is a magnificent foliaged shrub, that makes any garden “Pop” with colour. The larger strappy leave are Pink, Green and yellow in colour, which really attracts your eyes to these plants. Growing to only 1 metre, these plants prefer a well drained soil in a warm and humid area, preferable in part shade. These plants will grow in full sun eventually, but does risk sunburn until they have hardened up. They do like to be fertilized with a Liquid fertilizer every 3 weeks. This will help maintain its decorative foliage all year round.

Cordyline australis

Giant dracaena, Cabbage tree Palm

Description:

Grown for it’s architectural shape, this slender tree can grow up to 10 metres in the rainforests, but generally reaches 7 metres in the urban street scape. Grown in full sun or part shade, this plant prefers a well drained soil that remains moist in the warmer months. Once established, they are drought tolerant. Small scented flowers occur in Spring.

Callistemon viminalis “Rose opal”

Bottle Brush

Description:

Growing to only 2 metres, the Callistemon Rose Opal is a narrow leaved compact shrub that has deep red flowers in Spring that change to a rose colour as the flower matures. These flowers are laden with honey which the birds love. If Grown in full sun, these will Grow in generally any soil type, these plants are a spectacle if grown as a hedge. These are probably one of the easiest Callistemon’s to look after.  

Callistemon viminalis “Captain Cook”

Red Bottle brush

Description:

The Large bright red bottlebrush shaped flowers on the Callistemon viminalis “captain Cook” can be seen to give a spectacular massed display of colour in spring and summer.  They are irresistible to nectar-feeding birds and insects.  Most species are frost tolerant. This Australian native shrub that can be pruned to shape after flowering. Growing to only 1.2 metres, the Captain Cook has smaller foliage and is tighter and smaller in habit than other varieties. Best used in native gardens to attract birds.  Ideal as a clipped hedge and in massed plantings. They are very hardy and forgiving in all types of soil.  Prefers full sun but will tolerate part shade. Don’t forget to mulch and water regularly until the plant is established, usually around 12 weeks. Prune after flowering to promote dense growth habit and prolific blooms during the next flowering season. Plant in a lime free soil which is medium to acidic.

Callistemon viminalis “Little John”

Dwarf Bottle Brush

Description:

The Callistemon Little John is a dwarf, evergreen shrub growing to only 1 metre which, in spring, is covered with bright red, bottle brush flowers that are attractive to birds. These are ideal for creating a low hedge, for rockeries and large tubs. Very hardy and forgiving in all types of soil. Prefers full sun but will tolerate dappled shade. Mulch and water regularly until the plant is established, usually around 12 weeks, Nut ensure not to over water. Prune tips while young to encourage dense growth and fertilise with a slow release native fertiliser in spring.
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Callistemon little john

Callistemon Little John
A dwarf, evergreen shrub which, in spring, is covered with bright red, bottle brush flowers that are attractive to birds. Ideal for creating a low hedge, for rockeries and large tubs.

Callistemon citrinus “Pink champagne”

Scented Bottle Brush

Description:

Growing to 2.5 metres,The beautiful “Pink Champagne”, has bottlebrush shaped flowers that can be seen to give a spectacular massed display of colour.  They are irresistible to nectar-feeding birds and insects.  Most species are frost tolerant. Callistemons are a rounded shrub that can be pruned to shape after flowering. Most ideal in native gardens to attract birds.  Ideal as a clipped hedge and in massed plantings. These are a  very hardy and forgiving in all types of soil.  Prefers full sun but will tolerate dappled shade.  Prune after flowering and feed with a native fertiliser.

Callistemon “Wilderness White”

White Bottle Brush

Description:

Growing to 2.5 metres, the Callistemon “Wilderness White” has large white bottlebrush shaped flowers can be seen to give a spectacular massed display of colour.  They are irresistible to nectar-feeding birds and insects.  Callistemons are a rounded shrub that can be pruned to shape after flowering. Best if used in native gardens and coastal landscapes to attract nectar feeding birds.  Perfect for native hedging or allow to grow naturally for an open screening plant. Plant in well drained soil in a full sun to partly shaded position in the garden. Plant in a free draining soil rich in organic matter. Tolerates drought and light frost once established. Mulch and water regularly until the plant is established, usually around 12 weeks. Prune after flowering and apply a slow release native fertiliser to promote dense growth habit and prolific blooms during the next flowering season

Agapanthus orientalis white

African Lilly -White

Description:

White Agapanthus have long arching strap leaves with tall showy white flowers that bloom in the spring and summer it is the perfect plant in times of drought and water restrictions. It is suitable for a full sun position is frost tolerant and requires little water once established. It is potentially invasive in some environments and should not be planted near bushland or other sensitive areas. Check local government restrictions and plant sterile or low-seeding varieties as an alternative. Agapanthus plants are the perfect plant for a wide range of garden aspects, great for edging a driveway or fence line. They are hardy, low maintenance plants that are tolerant of drought and poor soil. Producing an abundance of bright purple, blue and white flowers, makes them a beloved addition to many gardens.

Agapanthus orientalis Blue

African Lilly - Blue

Description:

Blue Agapanthus have long arching strap leaves with tall showy blue flowers that bloom in the spring and summer it is the perfect plant in times of drought and water restrictions. It is suitable for a full sun position is frost tolerant and requires little water once established. It is potentially invasive in some environments and should not be planted near bushland or other sensitive areas. Check local government restrictions and plant sterile or low-seeding varieties as an alternative. Agapanthus plants are the perfect plant for a wide range of garden aspects, great for edging a driveway or fence line. They are hardy, low maintenance plants that are tolerant of drought and poor soil. Producing an abundance of bright purple, blue and white flowers, makes them a beloved addition to many gardens.

Acmena “Cherry Surprise”

Lilly Pilly Cherry Suprise

Description:

Acmena ‘Cherry Surprise’ is a beautiful and very hardy small leaf Lilly pilly. Growing to 1.5 metres, this plant is is a great native shrub perfect for low hedging and screening as well as for topiary and bonsai work. It has bright red new growth which contrasts nicely with the dark green older foliage. It withstands frosts and drought and is psyllid resistant so doesn’t get the pimply leaves that some Lilly pillies can be prone to. It is low branching and naturally compact, and responds well to pruning. Mulch well after planting and water when dry until the plant is established. This plant responds well to being fertilized twice a year.  
Speciality plants

Syzygium australe “Bush Christmas”

lilly Pilly, Rose apple

Description:

Syzygium australe “Bush Christmas” is a native with non-invasive roots. Slow growing up to 3 metres high x 1.5 metres but it can be easily maintained which makes it an excellent option for topiary’s and hedging. Foliage is compact, with a dark green leaf and a bronze/reddish new growth. White flowers in Spring. Very dense shrub which gets covered in clusters of dark red edible bird attracting berries in late spring/summer.

Strelitzia reginae

Bird of Paradise

Description:

Commonly known as the Bird of Paradise, this robust clumping evergreen plant produces masses of crane looking flowers, which are blue and orange in colour. These plants required well drained soils, and prefer a full sun positions for the best results for flowering. Remove the old flower stalks once flowering finished to maintain a nice looking plant. The Strelitzia reginae will grow to approximate 2 metres in height, which makes them ideal for a low, but yet colourful hedge. Do not ever water these plants once established.    

Strelitzia Mandela’s Gold

Yellow bird of Paradise

Description:

Commonly known as the Bird of Paradise, this robust clumping evergreen plant produces masses of crane looking flowers, which are blue and Yellow in colour. These plants required well drained soils, and prefer a full sun positions for the best results for flowering. Remove the old flower stalks once flowering finished to maintain a nice looking plant. The Strelitzia reginae will grow to approximate 2 metres in height, which makes them ideal for a low, but yet colourful hedge. Do not ever water these plants once established.

Rhaphis excelsa

Lady Palm

Description:

Rhaphis excelsa are a highly desirable palm with a muli stemmed habit with 5 segments to a leaf. They are slow growing, but yet they can tolerate both the warmer and cooler climates. For the best results, grow in an area with filtered sunlight, ensuring to keep these plants moist, but not wet. For the best results, fertilize twice a year with a slow release all round fertilizer. This will ensure that they remain a darker green all year round.

Randia fitzalanii

Native Gardenia

Description:

Commonly known as the Native Gardenia, these plants are a large evergreen shrub with a sheen to there leaves. In the gardening environment, these plants will reach maturity between 3metres to 6 metres, but have be known to reach heights of up to 15 metres in the natural rainforest. The flowers are sweetly perfumed and white in colour. These plants grow well in warm and humid positions, as long as they are well mulched and fertilized in early spring.  

Michellia figo

Port Wine Magnolia

Description:

Michelia figo is an evergreen shrub or small tree which grows to 3 metres in height. The leaves are glossy green and are oval in shape. The flowers are brownish-purple in colour and are fragrant. Flowering in in Spring and Summer. They like either full sun or part shade, in a well drained soil. Prune regularly after flowering to promote new growth.

Magnolia grandiflora “Little Gem”

Little gem, Southern Magnolia

Description:

  The Magnolia Little Gem is a beautiful compact evergreen small tree with dark glossy green large leaves with the underside of the leaf being a soft velvety brown. It produces large white fragrant flowers usually in summer/autumn but will flower through-out the year. It makes a fantastic hedge / screen or a lovely specimen tree. ‘Little Gem’ will to 4 – 5mts tall and 2 – 2.5mts wide in the first 10 years and can potentially grow bigger. The great thing about this magnolia is its ability to respond to pruning if required. It likes full sun and well drained soil. It will take dry periods if mulched well. (don’t over water). Frost hardy and will stand up to our summers. *Growing tip. Evergreen Magnolia’s are hungry. Feed with ‘All Purpose Fertilizer’ at the end of September (Grand final weekend) and feed again at the end of January (Australia day weekend). This will ensure your plant stays lush and flowers well every year.

Draceana marginata “Colorama”

Colorama Draceana

Description:

The Draceana marginata “Colorama”  have Tufts of pointed leaves atop distinctly chevron-marked stems which help define the alien-looking Dragon Tree. Native to Madagascar, Dracaena marginata is the classic houseplant for most locations. Very cold sensitive, dragon tree is grown in the landscape in only the warmest regions. The leaves are long, linear, narrow, attached to the stem without a stalk. The cultivar ‘Colorama’ has green leaves with red-pink stripes on the margins, midrib and either side of the midrib.The stems or trunks usually are un-branched when young, eventually branching when mature to form spreading, vase-shaped trees. Flowers are fragrant, small, produced on stalks at the ends of the stems and followed by yellow-orange berries. Flowers and fruit are rarely produced on houseplants. Dragon trees grown as house plants likes bright indirect light, though will tolerate low light, the foliage will be less bright. Well-drained soil and high humidity are also required indoors; setting the container on a tray of moist pebbles will help keep the humidity high. Keep the soil evenly moist, but not wet; excess drying or water will cause leaf tips to turn brown. In the landscape, plant in partly sunny to partial shade locations with well drained soil. Dragon trees are easily pruned and propagated by removing a tuft of leaves and rooting the branch.

Draceana draco

Dragon's Blood Tree

Description:

There are a few trees that are named Dragon’s Blood Tree, but there is only one Dracaena draco. It originated from the Island of Tenerife in the Canary Islands and was introduced to Australia as seed, in the early colonial days. It’s a hardy tree and can live for well over 400 years. Dragon’s Blood trees grow in frost free areas across Southern Australia and prefer a warm, open, sunny aspect with good drainage. They can be propagated from cuttings, just remove a branched section at the node, up to a metre long and plant in a sandy mix in full sun and stake it so it doesn’t moves and be careful not to break the growing tip. It’s called a Dragon’s Blood Tree, because the red latex material is excised and mixed with another compound to make the red lustre varnish used to coat violins.

Dracaena marginata “Tricolor”

Tricolor Draceana

Description:

The tricolor Madagascar dragon tree (Dracaena marginata “Tricolor”) features long, strap-like leaves and a tall trunk growing up to 3 metres in height.. It grows upward, with the whorl of leaves remaining near the top of the trunk, although you can prune it so it branches and produces multiple leaf sets. Each leaf has cream, red and green stripes, making it colorful although it doesn’t flower. Dragon trees are often used as houseplants because they tolerate interior conditions so well. Grow dragon trees in well-drained soil in a location that receives bright, indirect sunlight, or direct morning sun and afternoon shade. Choose a frost-free location

Dracaena marginata “Black Knight”

Black Knight Draceana

Description:

The Dracaena “Black Knight” reaches height at maturity 5-10m, with a width of 1 to 2 metres. There growth habit is slow to medium, depending on there environment. The eventual height can be reached if they are placed in a well drained soil, but with out being over wet.The strap-like leaves are up to 24mm wide with red-purplish margins. The apex is long acuminate and the leaves are arranged spirally or alternately towards the top of the stems. The fruit is small and the seeds have a fleshy endosperm. The small seeds are viable but the plant is commonly reproduced vegetatively. These plants are both drought and frost hardy.  

Croton variegatum “Petra”

Petra croton

Description:

The Croton “Petra” are a colourful, evergreen shrub that generally only grows to 1 metre with large decorative multi coloured leaves. These plants prefer to be kept moist in the Warmer months, and drier in the cooler months. They can be used for that “Eye Catcher” in the garden or even used as an indoor plant. Feed every 2 weeks from early spring through summer with a balanced liquid fertilizer diluted by half.

Croton little Mia

Croton "Little Mia"

Description:

The Croton “Little Mia” are a colourful, evergreen shrub that generally only grows to 1 metre with smaaller but longer decorative multi coloured leaves. These plants prefer to be kept moist in the Warmer months, and drier in the cooler months. They can be used for that “Eye Catcher” in the garden or even used as an indoor plant. Feed every 2 weeks from early spring through summer with a balanced liquid fertilizer diluted by half.

Cordyline red sensation

Cordyline Red Sensation, Cabbage Tree

DESCRIPTION:

The Cordyline Red Sensation on average grows to 2 metres and they have dark red strappy leaves. The colour that the foliage provides works well in a decorative garden, or as a feature plant against a rendered concrete wall. It is recommended to remove dead foliage and cut back in spring if they get tall.  Cutting all foliage off is fine as the plant will regrow from the stem. Cordylines are surprisingly hardy and worth a go in most protected areas but will prefer full sun to part shade.  Plant in a well drained soil, mulch and fertilise when planting.  Surprisingly tolerant of cold and dry conditions but growth is restricted in these conditions.

Cordyline fruticosa “kiwi pride”

Cordyline Kiwi pride

Description:

The Cordyline “Kiwi Pride” is a magnificent foliaged shrub, that makes any garden “Pop” with colour. The larger strappy leave are Pink, Green and yellow in colour, which really attracts your eyes to these plants. Growing to only 1 metre, these plants prefer a well drained soil in a warm and humid area, preferable in part shade. These plants will grow in full sun eventually, but does risk sunburn until they have hardened up. They do like to be fertilized with a Liquid fertilizer every 3 weeks. This will help maintain its decorative foliage all year round.

Cordyline Australis purpurea

Purple Cabbage Tree

Description:

Cordyline Australis “Purpurea” is a very stylish yucca like landscaping plant with beautiful strappy purple leaves. Older plants develop beautiful trunks and grow in to small elegant evergreen trees with a maximum height of 3-4 metres. This stylish variety of Cordyline is often used in high-end designer gardens, plantings in high-visibility feature areas, including foyer and pot applications. The beautiful strappy purple leaves anchored to the sculptural stems/trunks provide an exquisite display all year round.. Despite the timeless appeal of Cordyline Australis “Purpurea”, the plants are actually very robust and quite easy to grow. They are generally pest and disease resistant and handle a very diverse range of growing conditions from very hot to quite cold, and are also drought tolerant. Unlike many of the common and wild varieties of Cordyline which tend to grow irregularly and are often difficult to establish, Cordyline Australis “Purpurea” is highly suitable for landscape applications because of its superior performance. Common names of Cordyline Australis “Purpurea” include Purple Cabbage Tree.

Cordyline australis

Giant dracaena, Cabbage tree Palm

Description:

Grown for it’s architectural shape, this slender tree can grow up to 10 metres in the rainforests, but generally reaches 7 metres in the urban street scape. Grown in full sun or part shade, this plant prefers a well drained soil that remains moist in the warmer months. Once established, they are drought tolerant. Small scented flowers occur in Spring.

Brachychiton acerfolius

Illawarra flame tree

Description:

The Brachychiton acerfolius is generally deciduous before the flowers are seen in early summer. However, the deciduous nature of the plant is variable; in some seasons foliage will be retained on all or part of the tree. In a “good year” the Illawarra flame tree is arguably the most spectacular of all Australia’s native trees. Flowering may take around 5-8 years from seed. The tree is hardy in a wide range of soils and is suited for temperate to tropical areas. Commonly known as the Illawarra Flame Tree, this small to medium sized tree which may reach 30-35 metres in height in a rainforest, although it is usually much smaller up to 20 metres in Urban areas. Leaves are about 250 mm long and may have entire margins or be deeply lobed. The bell-shaped flowers occur in clusters at the ends of the branches. The flowers are followed by large, leathery seed capsules which contain many corn-like seeds.

Beaucanea recurvata

Pony tail palm

Description:

The Beaucanea recurvate is an evergreen tree growing to 5 metres with a noticeable expanded base, for the purpose of storing water inside. The single palm-like stem produces terminal tufts of strap-shaped, recurved leathery leaves, sometimes hair lock-shaped in the ends, and with occasional clusters of small white flowers once the plant reaches over 10 years of age. The Pony Tail Palm is often grown as a indoor or outdoor plant in humid climate gardens. It is frost hardy to −5 °C, and grows in full sun to light shade. It needs a proper soil mix to drain when watered, and must never be over-watered. When repotted it must keep all its roots. To maintain its original shape, the ends of its leaves should not be snipped. It is very slow-growing and drought-tolerant.  
Trees

Waterhousia floribunda

Weeping Lilly Pilly

Description:

A native to Australian rainforests, Weeping Lilly Pilly’s are fast growing if adequately watered. Prefers moist soils but will tolerate periods of dryness. Tolerates light shade. With its relatively fast growth and dense, lush evergreen foliage, Waterhousia’s provide year round interest. Leaves are lance shaped with a wavy edge. Older growth is a lusterous dark green, while new growth is lighter, some leaves with a pale pink tinge. Clusters of small perfumed white flowers appear in Spring to mid Summer, followed by pale pink or whiteish berries that shed quickly. Tolerant of urban situations, Waterhousea floribunda is useful for screens and informal hedges, as well as performing well as a street or low branched shade tree.  

Syzygium tierneyanum

River Cherry, Bamaga Satin ash

Description:

A medium tree growing to an average height of 8 metres. They have dense glossy green foliage and bears fluffy white flowers followed by white edible fruit. They are generally best grown in a moist well drained soil in a full sun to lightly shaded position. They are native to Australasia areas. Generally found in rainforests or along creek banks.  

Syzygium leuhmanii

Small leaf Lilly Pilly

Description:

Syzygium leuhmanii is an evergreen tree with a dense, rounded crown of weeping, glossy, dark green foliage. Produces showy sprays of white, fluffy flowers in spring, which are followed by red, pear-shaped fruit. They can be used as an ornamental tree for shelter and shade. The dense nature of the foliage makes it suitable for hedging and topiary. Use the tasty fruit for jams. Prefers moist, well drained soil in a sunny to partly shaded position, and tolerates frost when established. These trees like to be pruned after flowering to maintain compact growth and shape.

Syzygium francisii

Giant Water Gum

Description:

Syzygium francisii are a native with non-invasive roots. Grows to 8-15 metres high x 6 metres wide. A great tree for a larger screen, or can be pruned to shape. Dense crown with wavy-edged leaves and pale violet fruits in autumn. New growth is a brilliant red or pink. They prefer full sun, but can tolerate light shade. They prefer loamy soils, but can also be grown in slightly acidic soil as well.

Randia fitzalanii

Native Gardenia

Description:

Commonly known as the Native Gardenia, these plants are a large evergreen shrub with a sheen to there leaves. In the gardening environment, these plants will reach maturity between 3metres to 6 metres, but have be known to reach heights of up to 15 metres in the natural rainforest. The flowers are sweetly perfumed and white in colour. These plants grow well in warm and humid positions, as long as they are well mulched and fertilized in early spring.  

Melaleuca viridiflora

Paper-bark Tea tree

Description:

Melaleuca viridiflora are a small to medium growing tree to between 3 metres and 10 metres in height. These trees are generally found tropical areas of Northern Australia, in swampy areas, or along creeks banks. These plants can flower either a creamy white , creamy green or an intense red, depending on the parent plant. Flowering usually occurs in November in the wild, but can flower numerous times in a garden environment. For best flowering, ensure to prune once the flowering has occurred, and fertilize which an all purpose fertilizer.

Melaleuca quinquinervia

Broad-leaved Paper bark

Description:

Melaleuca quinquenervia is widespread east of the Great Dividing Range in eastern Australia. It extends south from Cape York Peninsula in of north Queensland to the south coast of New South Wales with most occurrences are within 100 km of the coast. Melaleuca quinquenervia is a tall tree up to 25 m tall which favours acidic, poorly-drained clayey soils in swamps and along watercourses. This species flowers during March to July; capsules ripen October to November and may persist on plants for at least a year. . Without application of fertiliser seedlings of this species will not grow. known to be moderately drought tolerant and frost tolerant. Tolerates windy coastal areas. This particular variety can nearly handle any type of soil conditions.  

Melaleuca polandii

Gold-tip Bottle brush

Description:

Melaleuca polandii is an evergreen shrub or small tree growing to 4 metres high. It is a hardy plant that is grown in full sun and can handle occasional dry conditions to occasional flooding conditions. The intense red flower occurs in spring and again in summer. This particular melaleuca variety can handle generally all soil types. This plant responds well to pruning once the flowering has finished. The Melaleuca polandii is has a medium growth, which makes it ideal as a shade tree or an informal screen if planted as a hedge.

Melaleuca linariifolia

Snow-in-summer, Snowstorm

Description:

Melaleuca linariifolia is usually a hardy tree to about 8 metres in height. It is widely available in general horticulture and is used for both home gardens and in landscaping. These plants are found from East coast of New South Wales and southern Queensland usually along watercourses and swamps. The white flowers occur in prominant, fluffy clusters which cover the plant in late spring and summer to almost exclude the foliage from view. It is this flowering habit that has given rise to one of the plant’s common names, “Snow-in-Summer”. The leaves are linear in shape and about 25 mm long. The linariifolia has proven to be adaptable over a wide range of climates and will tolerate less than perfect drainage. In nature it is often found in areas which has large rainfall, but it does not thrive or flower well under dry conditions. Flowering is best in a sunny position.

Melaleuca leucadendron “Broad Leaf”

Cajuput

Description:

Melaleuca broad leaf is a fast growing tall tree to 30 metres that have a white papery bark, dark green leaves with a “Weeping” appearance. Masses of white flowers occur between Autumn and Spring. These plants are commonly found along coastlines, river banks and also in rual areas. As long as these is an ample water supply, these plants will just about handle any soil type.

Magnolia grandiflora “Little Gem”

Little gem, Southern Magnolia

Description:

  The Magnolia Little Gem is a beautiful compact evergreen small tree with dark glossy green large leaves with the underside of the leaf being a soft velvety brown. It produces large white fragrant flowers usually in summer/autumn but will flower through-out the year. It makes a fantastic hedge / screen or a lovely specimen tree. ‘Little Gem’ will to 4 – 5mts tall and 2 – 2.5mts wide in the first 10 years and can potentially grow bigger. The great thing about this magnolia is its ability to respond to pruning if required. It likes full sun and well drained soil. It will take dry periods if mulched well. (don’t over water). Frost hardy and will stand up to our summers. *Growing tip. Evergreen Magnolia’s are hungry. Feed with ‘All Purpose Fertilizer’ at the end of September (Grand final weekend) and feed again at the end of January (Australia day weekend). This will ensure your plant stays lush and flowers well every year.

Lophostemon suaveolens

Swamp box, Swamp mahogany

Description:

The Lophostemon suaveolens  is a medium-sized tree, maturing at 8 metres in height and it is native in Australia and New Guinea. Preferring the full sun, it can handle part shade as well. It can tolerate wet areas ahich is ideal for erosion control along river banks. In Australia, botanical sources describe it naturally occurring from the north coast of NSW through eastern Queensland to Cape York Peninsula, including the Queensland wet tropics where it extends up to 900m above sea level; it grows in swampy ground or alluvial river flats, in open forests, gallery forests, and the margins of rainforests.  

Lophostemon confertus

Brush box

Description:

The Lophostemon confertus is a moderate to fast growing medium sized evergreen tree typically developing a single trunk and rounded to pyramidal canopy,  In its natural environment the species can attain heights of up to 40m.  In southern Australia   mature dimension of about 10-15 m in height  x 6-12 m width can be expected. Tolerates a wide range of soils growing best in a  soil pH of  between 4-6.  Moderately tolerant of drought, frosts, aerial slat spray and air pollution. Useful in urban sites where adaptable species is required. Fire retardant. Moderate – Long lived.  Free of pest and disease. Rarely requires formative pruning.

Jacaranda mimosaefolia

Jacaranda

Description:

The Jacaranda has a splendid summer display  Its vivid lilac-blue clusters of trumpet shaped blossoms  makes it an eye catching specimen. Growing to 10 metres in height, this fast growing tree would be a wonderful addition to any medium to large garden. The Jacaranda has mid green soft graceful fern-like foliage which turns yellow in Autumn before becoming deciduous in Winter. Jacaranda’s are a shallow rooted tree and are excellent for use as ornamentals in large to medium sized gardens,  Also a good street and parkland tree that provides filtered shade. These trees thrives in fertile, well-drained sunny positions, and prefer for the soil not to be heavily wet. Young plants require a little protection from frost in their first year, but if the tops blacken off simply prune them and new shoots will sprout.

Grevillea robusta

Silky Oak

Description:

The Grevillea robusta is commonly known as the Silky Oak. The Silky Oaks is a fast-growing large upright tree, growing up to 20 metres in height and up to 14 metres in width. It is the largest species of Grevillea. Produces 8cm – 15cm long bottlebrush shaped  golden-orange flowers in spring and summer, which attracts birds as well as Possums. The leaves are dissected bipinnatifid, and look a bit like fern fronds. Leaves are 15-30 cm long with greyish white or rusty underside Trunk diameter can reach 1m. Fruits are dark brown leathery follicles, about 2cm long. These plants can be found in subtropical and dry rainforest environments in New South Wales as well as Queensland. They have been known to grow in areas with over  with over 1000 mm annual rainfall.

Gardenia augusta “Florida”

Fragrant Gardenia

Description:

The Gardenia augusta Florida is one of the best gardenias available. It produces masses of perfumed flowers on a hardy plant. ‘Florida’ grows to about 1m x 1m. Gardenias like a slightly acidic, cool, moist, well-drained soil. They need some shade, particularly from the full summer heat in a hot or tropical climate. In cooler areas they are quite happy in full sun. Yellow leaves (particularly in spring) can be treated with an application of Epsom salts (sulfate of magnesium), but the plant is probably more in need of an all purpose fertiliser and a dose of iron (iron chelates). Apply in spring, when the weather begins to warm and yellow leaves begin to show. Gardenias are warm climate plants, which are at their best in a mild, humid climate. They are seen to perfection in frost-free areas north of Sydney and Perth, but will grow in cooler areas in a warm protected position.

Flindersia australis

Australian Teak, Crows Ash

Description:

The Flindersia australis is a semi deciduous plant that can grow up to 40 metres in the rainforest, but generally not much bigger than 15 metres in the urban street scene. From October to May, these plants have dark green leaves, which turn yellow in Autumn until eventually dropping most of there leaves of in Winter. These plants are found in New South Wales and Queensland and are adaptable to most soil types, and are able to take full sun or even part shade. The Flindersia australis are an ideal tree free shade, or even to act as a wind break if required.

Ficus obliqua

Small leaved fig

Description:

The Ficus oblique is a medium growing up to 15 metres in height and spreading up to 6 metres, this native fig has a dense shady crown.   This form is indigenous to northern NSW and Queensland and has glossy dark green leaves. Important food host to a wide range of native fauna. These trees can be used as a Street Tree, as a windbreak or even that Specimen tree you have been looking for. These Ficus’s are full sun and are suitable to sandy loam, loam or even Acidic soil types. Their  frost resistance and coastal tolerances make them an ideal tree for places along the Eastern seaboard of Australia.

Ficus macrophylla

Moreton Bay Fig

Description:

The Ficus macrophylla is a large tree growing up to 35 metres in the urban areas or up to 55 metres in the rainforest. These trees are densely foliaged with large shiny green leaves which have a distinctive rusty brown underside. They are suitable to coastal conditions as they are salt tolerant and grow an dry and sandy soil types. Ficus macrophylla are more suited to large open parks, as there roots are invasive and if planted around the house, they can cause damage to paths, driveways, foundations as well tap into pools.

Eucalyptus tessellaris

Moreton Bay ash, Carbeen

Description:

The Eucalyptus tessellaris is a medium growing tree to a height of 15 metres. This particular variety of Eucalyptus is an evergreen Australian Native which flowers in spring, is also a common Koala food source as well. Suitable in tropical heat and full sun. These will grow in Salty or clay soil types, but prefers a well draining sandy loam soil. This variety is both drought tolerant and salt tolerant, with a non invasive root system.  

Eucalyptus ptychocarpa

Swamp Bloodwood

Description:

Eucalyptus ptychocarpa is also known as Corymbia ptychocarpa, This is a bloodwood tree species grows to 15 metres in height and is widespread from the western Kimberley region of Western Australia east to the Top End of the Northern Territory extending further east to Doomadgee in far north-western Queensland. Preferring habitats around springs, lagoons and along creeks. It has extensive rough brownish fibrous bark, with green leaves,  and large cylindrical to barrelled shape fruit. The Flower colour may be red or shades of pink to creamy white. Flowering has been recorded in February, March, April, May, June and December. A popular ornamental specimen grown in parks and gardens in northern Australia.

Eucalyptus creba

Narrow - leaved Red Ironbark

Description:

Eucalyptus creba is a large hardwood with deeply furrowed, grey or black bark. Grows to 30 metres in height and 0.7 m in diameter. It is the most widely distributed of the ironbarks occuring across the Great Dividing Range and inland. Extends from Sydney to Cairns, growing on a wide variety of soils and is drought and frost resistant. These plants flower late Winter into early spring. Bee keepers try to have hives in and around these trees, as the honey produced by these bees can yield up to 15 percent protein.

Eucalyptus citriodora

Lemon scented gum

Description:

The Eucalyptus citriodora are afFast growing tree, 20-30 metres tall. It has a smooth, straight white trunk, an open crown and lance-shaped, narrow leaves. The leaves have a strong, citronella aroma. The pale green buds open to creamy white flowers in winter. Commonly known as the Lemon-scented gum, these plants occurs naturally in northern Queensland from Atherton to Maryborough, but it is widely grown in many more temperate areas. Lemon-scented gums like full sun and well-drained soil. Protect from frost when young.  They do have a very strong and well developed root system, so keep planting away from all forms of infrastructure.  

Eucalypts tereticornis

Forest Red Gum

Description:

A tall tree growing to 50 metres in height. It has smooth bark that tends to shed in irregular patches leaving a mottled surface with shades of blue, grey, white and cream. Narrow, shiny green leaves and profuse white flowers in winter and spring. Adaptable to a range of climates. Naturally found in soils with medium to high fertility. Often the dominant species in its natural habitat. Drought and frost tolerant. These plants are found from Northern Victoria right up to North Queensland and including Papua New Guinea. This particular variety of Eucalyptus is also known as a staple food for Koala’s.

Elaeocarpus obovatus

Hard Quandong

Description:

The Elaeocarpus obovatus can be a medium sized shrub to 6 metres in the urban environment, or a large rainforest tree to 25 metres. Commonly called the Hard Quandong, these plants require well drained soils and like to be kept moist during the drier periods. They thrive in full sun, but can also grow well in part shade areas as well. The masses of white, belled shape flowers appear in spring, followed by the edible blue berries.

Elaeocarpus eumundii

Eumundii Quandong, Smooth bark Quandong

Description:

The Elaeocarpus eumundii is large tree that can be found to grow heights of up to 25 metres in the Rainforest. But generally speaking, these will only reach up to 15 metres in the urban environment. They have a slow to medium growing habit that has magical flushes of deep bronzed red new growth. They like well drained soils that are rich in organic matter. Keep well watered and mulched in the drier periods to maintain the full affect of this tree. The deep cream coloured flowers are sweetly perfumed which occur in summer. This is followed by edible blue berries.

Draceana draco

Dragon's Blood Tree

Description:

There are a few trees that are named Dragon’s Blood Tree, but there is only one Dracaena draco. It originated from the Island of Tenerife in the Canary Islands and was introduced to Australia as seed, in the early colonial days. It’s a hardy tree and can live for well over 400 years. Dragon’s Blood trees grow in frost free areas across Southern Australia and prefer a warm, open, sunny aspect with good drainage. They can be propagated from cuttings, just remove a branched section at the node, up to a metre long and plant in a sandy mix in full sun and stake it so it doesn’t moves and be careful not to break the growing tip. It’s called a Dragon’s Blood Tree, because the red latex material is excised and mixed with another compound to make the red lustre varnish used to coat violins.
Delonix regia

Delonix regia

Royal Poinciana, Flamboyant Tree

Description:

The Delonix is a beautiful, deciduous tree that grows to 12 metres, with a spread of up to 10 metres. This tree has masses of red flowers in Summer, followed by big seed pods. These plants make ideal shade trees in parks or acreage. For best growing, plant in full sun with a well drained soil. Deciduous in Winter, or in extremely dry conditions. Mulch drying the drier conditions. Moderate watering is required until they establish themselves.  

Cupaniopsis anacardiodes

Tuckeroo

Description:

The Cupaniopsis anacardiodes is a small to medium canopied tree growing to up to 8 metres in the urban environment. These plants can tolerate conditions, but the prefer full sun positions where there is adequate water available with a well draining soil. The flowers appear in Autumn  and are greenish – white, but are fairly insignificant. These tree make fantastic shade trees in open areas, or in a larger yard.  

Casuarina glauca

Swamp oak

Description:

Casuarina glauca is a coastal species extending from southern coastal New South Wales, to north of Gladstone, Queensland. Its most inland occurrence is in the Singleton area (about 80 km inland). Casuarina glauca is a tree up to 20 m tall with a well-developed lateral root system, which often forms vigorous root suckers. This species often fringes estuaries and is usually found on alluvial, acidic soils that are saline. Flowers usually appear during September to October. known to be moderately drought tolerant and frost tolerant, and regenerates new foliage after fire. known to make an excellent windbreaks, and it tolerates salt-laden coastal winds.

Casuarina cunninghamiana

She oak

Description:

The Casuarina cunninghamiana is a large and stately tree with dense, fine branches which makes it the perfect wind break in coastal areas. Growing up to 35 metres, this fast growing tree handles coastal conditions. They prefer a well drained soil, But they can just about handle any growing conditions, even along the eastern coastline of Australia. A deep watering in the drier conditions as well as mulch will help ensure the survival of this tree. Drought and frost tolerant.  

Callistemon viminalis “Dawson River”

Weeping Bottle Brush
DESCRIPTION: A tall, spreading shrub to 5m high by 5m across, occasionally taller in ideal conditions, with spendulous branches that reach to the ground. Leaves are narrow-lanceolate and up to 70mm long by 5mm wide. Leaves and young stems are covered with long, silky hairs and abundant oil dots are obvious under a lens. The red, bottlebrush flowers are about 90mm long by 50mm diameter and small leaves are often seen within the flower spike. Main flowering periods are spring and autumn but some flowers are found at most seasons in mild climates. This cultivar may be identified by its narrow leaves, long, often continuous, flowering period and its bushy, pendulous habit. It grows best in mild to warm climates but will withstand moderate frosts without damage. Ample moisture is required to keep it in peak condition as prolonged dry periods may cause some defoliation. Birds, particularly the scarlet honeyeater, are attracted to the flowers. As the shrub sets copious amounts of seed, pruning in early summer followed by an application of a general fertiliser will improve its vigour.

Callistemon Viminalis

Weeping Bottle Brush

Description:

The Callistemon Viminalis is one of the taller growing Bottlebrushes varieties, growing up to 10 metres in the perfect conditions, making them an ideal Street Tree, or Hedge. Liking well drained soils the most, but the Viminalis variety can handle the toughest of soil types once established. The masses of bright red flowers occur in Spring, really making these a spectacular plant when they are in full flower. They prefer a full sun position, but they can handle part shade. Prune after flowering to keep the shape that you require. Drought and frost tolerant.

Callistemon salignus “Eureka”

Bottle Brush

Description:

This midsized variety called Callistemon salignus “Eureka” has Bright pinkish-red brush flowers, which occur during Spring and Summer. Upright growth habit with stunning red new foliage. Ideal as an Informal hedge or screening plant in native gardens. Beautiful for attracting bird-life to the garden. Plant in well drained soil in a full sun position in the garden. Tolerates dry periods once established. Mulch and water regularly until the plant is established, usually around 12 weeks. Prune tips while young to encourage dense growth and fertilise with a slow release native fertiliser in spring.

Callistemon “Wildfire”

Bottle Brush

Description:

Growing to 2.5 metres high, the Callistemon Wildfire has large red bottlebrush shaped flowers can be seen to give a spectacular massed display of colour in Spring.  They are irresistible to nectar-feeding birds and insects.  Most species are frost tolerant. Callistemons are a rounded shrub that can be pruned to shape after flowering. These are ideal in native gardens to attract birds.  Ideal as a clipped hedge and in massed plantings. Very hardy and forgiving in all types of soil.  Prefers full sun but will tolerate dappled shade. Prune after flowering and feed with a native fertiliser.

Brachychiton rupestris

Queensland Bottle tree

Description:

The Brachychiton rupestris is native of QLD. It’s grossly swollen trunk gives it a remarkable appearance and gives rise to the name, QLD Bottle Tree. As a succulent, drought-deciduous tree, it is tolerant of a range of various soils, and temperatures. It can grow to 18-20 metres in height and its trunk has the unique shape of a bottle. Its swollen trunk is primarily used for water storage. On every tree the leaves are variable from narrow and elliptic to deeply divided. Clusters of yellowy bell shaped flowers are hidden within the foliage, and are followed by woody boat-shaped fruits. Bottle Trees are commonly found planted in streets, parks, on farms and as features in gardens.

Brachychiton populneus

Kurrajong

Description:

The Brachychiton populneus is described as a tree found in humid and semi arid areas in Australia. Trees tend to thrive in natural habitats located along seasonal watercourses where larger growth rates will be obtained. The Kurrajong is particularly noted for an upright habit of growth and slightly swollen tapered trunk. This tree has distinctive glossy green foliage consisting of medium sized leaves. It may be evergreen or semi – evergreen. Flowers are creamy white with a rose colour inside or red – flecked colour and are borne in Spring. A distinctive characteristic is also the presence of large clusters of woody seedpods often with gold coloured seeds exposed in summer. This tree is often planted as a street tree in coastal and inland areas tolerating hot arid conditions. Also planted as a shade and fodder plant for stock in areas subject to drought.

Brachychiton bidwillii

Little Kurrajong

Description:

Brachychiton bidwillii is a highly variable species which may sometimes develop as a small tree on a single stem reaching 4-5 metres with a spread of 4 metres or so. Most forms of the Brachychiton bidwillii drop their leaves before flowering. As the plants age, flower production increases, and after 8 years or so they may produce bunches of up to 50 flowers coming directly from the trunk, as well as the usual flowers on twigs and branches. Little Kurrajong is an underrated species in cultivation. The best forms are among the most beautiful of native shrubs and are prized for their flowers. Unfortunately, the plants most often grown in gardens are the southern Queensland forms, with relatively small flowers and a short flowering period. Like other brachychitons, B.bidwillii tolerates a wide range of soil types provided they are well drained. All flower best in full sun, despite being ‘dry rainforest’ plants. All forms are frost-resistant to at least -6 degrees C and are drought-tolerant from a very early age (little over a month), as they form tuberous roots at the same time as their first true leaves. All forms respond well to pruning  

Brachychiton acerfolius

Illawarra flame tree

Description:

The Brachychiton acerfolius is generally deciduous before the flowers are seen in early summer. However, the deciduous nature of the plant is variable; in some seasons foliage will be retained on all or part of the tree. In a “good year” the Illawarra flame tree is arguably the most spectacular of all Australia’s native trees. Flowering may take around 5-8 years from seed. The tree is hardy in a wide range of soils and is suited for temperate to tropical areas. Commonly known as the Illawarra Flame Tree, this small to medium sized tree which may reach 30-35 metres in height in a rainforest, although it is usually much smaller up to 20 metres in Urban areas. Leaves are about 250 mm long and may have entire margins or be deeply lobed. The bell-shaped flowers occur in clusters at the ends of the branches. The flowers are followed by large, leathery seed capsules which contain many corn-like seeds.

Bolusanthus speciosus

Tree Wisteria
Bolusanthus speciosus (Tree wisteria)
In full bloom, Bolusanthus speciosus creates a display of unequalled splendor. This spectacular small to medium sized tree with graceful drooping branches, covers itself with trusses of fragrant, violet-blue flowers throughout spring and early summer. Although it is deciduous, the Tree wisteria is only without leaves for a short time in early spring. The conspicuous dark, brownish black trunk, offsets the light green leaves and the magnificent flowers to perfection.

Backhousia citriodora

Lemon scented myrtle

Description:

Backhousia citriodora occurs naturally in the Queensland coastal forests from Brisbane to Mackay and is known by several common names including Lemon Ironwood, Lemon-scented Myrtle and Sweet Verbena Tree. It is a medium-sized shrub or tree, to 8 m tall with a low-branching habit. Often in cultivation small branches take root where they touch the ground. These branches are easily severed and replanted. The leaves of Backhousia citriodora are a fresh green colour and strongly lemon-scented and can be used for cooking if known to of been organically produced. The seeds are occasionally released but are generally retained until the whole fruit fails from the tree. These plants are slightly frost-tender when young but can be grown outside in frosty areas provided it is planted in a sheltered position in semi-shade.

Aracauria cunninghamia

Hoop Pine

Description:

Araucaria cunninghamii, commonly known as the Hoop Pine, they are a cone-shaped tree that grows up to 60 m in height and gets its common name from the outer layer of bark which forms scale-like horizontal hoops. The Hoop pine is an adaptable tree that is capable of growing on a variety of soils provided the annual rainfall exceeds 750 millimetres. This is why they arefound in rainforests and rainforest edges along the east coast of Australia from the Macleay River in New South Wales up as far north as Cape York Peninsula and extending into PNG. Araucaria cunninghamii is a very attractive tree especially when planted in clusters as they give a grand look to any landscape. They are limited by space as they are such large trees and should therefore be planted in subtropical climates for the best outcome.

Allocasuarina littoralis

Black she oak

Description:

Allocasuarina littoralis, commonly known as black sheoak, black she-oak, or river black-oak, is a Native – medium sized Australian tree (usually up to 8 metres, but sometimes to 15 metres – coarse shrub in exposed maritime areas). The Allocasuarina littoralis is named for its growth near the coast; this is somewhat misleading, as it will grow well both inland and in coastal zones. This evergreen Casaurina tree is noted for its modified branchlets appearing to be leaves (5–8 cm long) and narrow width (no more than 4 mm) and the true leaves are, in fact minute (rarely larger than 1mm) and occur on the tips of the modified branchlets. It is a relatively fast growing tree (up to 800mm. a year) making it very suitable for planting along roadsides. The showy red flowers appear in spring.

Acronychia imperforata

Fraser Island apple, Logans apple, Beach Acronychia

Description:

The Acronuchia is a large shrub to small tree has a grey-brown trunk with upright spreading branches that form a rounded bushy habit. It has glossy dark green oblong leaves and the small greenish star-shaped flowers appear in clusters during autumn. Acronychia imperforata is naturally found from Queensland to New South Wales growing in lowland rainforest along the coast and in littoral rainforest as an understorey plant. It is planted in beachside gardens as a screen or specimen, tolerating salty winds and is drought tolerant but frost tender. It tolerates a full sun to semi-shade protected position and Once established it has a high water requirement, and responds to an occasional deep watering particularly during dry periods.    

Acmena hemilampra

Blush Satinash

Description:

Growing to 8 metres in the Urban area, the Acmena hemilampra is an Australian native tree suited to coastal planting. Features glossy green foliage, bright red new growth and clusters of small white flowers followed by white, edible fruit. Can be used in Native gardens as a feature tree. Ideal planted as a hedge as it establishes quickly also suited to large containers on patio settings. These plants prefer full sun to a partly shaded position in the garden, prefers well drained soil. Tolerates moderate frost and exposed coastal planting. Mulch and water regularly until the plant is established, usually around 12 weeks. Prune after flowering to promote dense growth habit and flowering, fertilise with a slow release native fertiliser in spring.

Acacia fimbriata

Fringed Wattle

Bag sizes

25 Litre Bags
Height of Bag: 35 cm
Width of Bag: 30 cm
Appoximate Weight: 15 kg
Minimum Plant Age: 1.5 years
Recommended Hole Depth for Planting: 40 cm
Recommended Hole Width for Planting: 40 cm
45 Litre Bags
Height of Bag: 40 cm
Width of Bag: 38 cm
Appoximate Weight: 40 kg
Minimum Plant Age: 3 years
Recommended Hole Depth for Planting: 50 cm
Recommended Hole Width for Planting: 50 cm
100 Litre Bags
Height of Bag: 53 cm
Width of Bag: 46 cm
Appoximate Weight: 100 kg
Minimum Plant Age: 4 years
Recommended Hole Depth for Planting: 75 cm
Recommended Hole Width for Planting: 60 cm
200 Litre Bags
Height of Bag: 69 cm
Width of Bag: 55 cm
Appoximate Weight: 90 kg
Minimum Plant Age: 5.5 years
Recommended Hole Depth for Planting: 90 cm
Recommended Hole Width for Planting: 70 cm
400 Litre Bags
Height of Bag: 82 cm
Width of Bag: 60 cm

Our soil

Having the right soil to suit our plants is very important to us. Our potting mix is supplied by Greenfingers Potting Mix. After working for years in research and trials with Tony and Mark from Greenfingers, we have developed a number of recipes that work for us. We use a specialised mix for our cuttings and seedlings, and another mix for pots and bags.

Our soil is tested for P.H, AFP, WHC and Nitrate levels before each delivery is received. These tests are very important to us, as they can indicate if there are any problems with the soil before we even use it for potting.

Greenfingers Potting Mix

Phone: (07) 5546 1099
info@greenfingerspottingmix.com.au
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Mark from Greenfingers overseeing their product being used at our “Tubing up” area.