The Black Apple tree is a valued tree. The fruit is a favoured ingredient in bushfood restaurants and the timber is sought after by cabinet makers. In the garden it is just beautiful to look at with its deep green shiny foliage.
A small rainforest tree that enjoys moist soil, wind and sun protection, and can tolerate heavy shade. The black shiny fruits are most edible when soft. The black plum is also referenced as having fire retardant properties, making it a worthy inclusion in your landscape design.
The bunya nut is truely worth feasting on. Nuts are eaten raw, roasted, fried or freshly ground into baking flour. The timber is just as valuable as Hoop Pine, but most would argue that the food value far outways any desire to cut it down for timber.
The variegated green and burgundy leaves of this little kalanchoe plant are what makes it most attractive. Native to the tropics and sub-tropics of eastern Africa this succulent requires little water in winter and only moderate water in other seasons. It is best planted in a part-shade position in the garden.
Dichondra Silver Falls is a drought hardy ground cover with stunning silver foliage. Suited to hanging baskets or trailing over the edge of a planter box.
This aquatic plant thrives as a submerged pond plant in full or part sun. Grown for it's ornamental qualities the slender stems are topped with green tufts that turn to bronze during summer. Like many water plants this cyperus can be invasive, so take care to only grow it in a controlled environment and grow it in a pot to contain it from spreading...
Papyrus is a clumping aquatic plant that was used most famously in history by ancient Egyptians to make paper. Native to the Nile river, papyrus thrives as a submerged water plant in full or part sun and is sensitive to frost. In modern times the papyrus can be used to purifying and clean water, or simply grown as an ornamental.
Jackfruit trees produce very large fruit, which ripen anywhere from mid Spring through to early Autumn. The spiked skin encases clusters of sweet golden pulp which has been described as similar in flavour to juicy fruit bubble gum.
Pandanas grows throughout the sub-tropics and tropics and is well suited to frontline coastal conditions.
For the fruit to be delicious it must be fully ripened. However in the wild variable flavours can occur ranging from sweet to insipid. This fig is an important food plant for native butterflies, birds and bats. As the name suggests the leaves can be used to sand wood. The Sandpaper Fig is found naturally growing along water courses and prevents erosion...
Soursop is a small tropical evergreen tree with large creamy edible fruit pulp likened to being sweet and sour at the same time.
Curves lines and smooth leaves makes this agave one of the most popular in cultivation. The swan neck agave growslooks at its best in moist soil with partial protection from the midday sun.
Tillandsia utriculata is the largest species in its genus, growing to around 0.5m high x 1m wide. Floral bracts are erect and dark green with purple margins.