Aeonium Black Velour is a small hardy succulent shrub from the sub-tropic Canary Island growing to around 0.5m in height. Multiple rosettes of black-red leaves crowning each branch and yellow star shaped flowers bloom in Spring.
Aeonium Pinwheel is a small hardy succulent shrub from the sub-tropic Canary Island growing to 0.6m in height and width. Multiple loose rosettes of green leaves crowning each branch and cream star shaped flowers bloom in Spring.
Deep green strappy leaves with clusters of blue flowers blooming in Summer are a treat to the eye when Agapanthus are block planted along a boarder together.
The Aniseed Myrtle tree is native to a remanent rainforests in north east NSW. Increasingly rare in the wild this handsome evergreen tree deserves to be planted in more gardens. When crushed the leaf of the aniseed myrtle has a distinct licorice scent and is growing in use as a spice in the food industry.
The Beach Cherry is a slow growing tropical shrub that prefers moist well mulched conditions. The sweet juicy fruit is best eaten raw. Fruits from individual plants can vary in flavour however this remains our favourite bushfood.
Leaves are used in Vietnam as a wrap for meats and vegetables. The vine is hardy when grown in frost free conditions with moist soil underfoot.
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 tropical fruit tree starts to bear fruit after 4 years and fruit is edible once ripe. Fruit tastes mildly of chocolate only when perfectly ripe, hence its common name Chocolate Pudding Fruit. The tree grows well in most soil types, but does not tolerate prolonged drought or moderate to heavy frosts.
Bowen Mango trees produce sweet, delicious, high quality fruit. Trees start to produce fruit at around three years of age, and reach cropping maturity at around 7 years.
The Brazilian Cherry bears edible red cherry like fruit. Useful as a screening plant it can be hedged to size, or allowed to grow into a small tree which will slowly reach its natural height of around 7 meters. The leaves bring colour with the seasons as they change to red during winter, and glossy vibrant green during the summer rainy season.
This low growing perennial vegetable which is easy to maintain and provides a year round supply of spinach once established.
Coffee is a globally adored bean but how many of us grow it and get to appreciate this beautiful small tree in the garden? Glossy ornamental leaves can be enjoyed all year round, and in spring you can enjoy your own home grown coffee once the berries ripen to red and are ready for harvest.
Cordyline Negra has a slender form with mulitple upright branches, each topped with stunning black-green strappy leaves. It grows to 2 meters in height and produces clusters of pink-purple flowers in Summer.
This crucifix orchid has burgundy flowers. Crucifix orchids are exotic epiphytic plants from tropical america which are very drought hardy and require little watering. It can cope with a light frost but prefers frost-free conditions.
The crucifix orchid is an exotic epiphytic plant from tropical america. This plant is very drought hardy and requires little watering, it can cope with a light frost but prefers frost-free conditions.
The Curry Tree is a small elegant tree with an abundance of glossy leaves. Leaves realease a curry aroma when crushed, and when fried they provide a delicious crunchy garnish to stir-fries.
The lush tropical leaves of this ginger emit a strong cardamom-cinnamon like fragrance when crushed.
The Feijoa is an ornamental shrub from South America with delicious fruit. Shrubs are dense and leafy which makes them suitable for screening.
This medicinal herb is known for its fishy smell and has many healing qualities. In Japan is it known as Dokudami which means detoxicant. The leaves have antibacterial, antinflammatory and antioxidant properties. Growing best in a moist semi shaded spot, the plant grows to 30cm in height.
Soft green leaves spiral up to offer an exquisit red pink inflorescence with yellow tubular flowers appearing randomly each day. Native to tropical America it is most suited to growing in a humid environment, however it is a tough ginger and can be grown in many parts of Australia providing it is protected from the frost and kept well watered.
Gotu Kola is extraordinary, it has been used to treat, and also prevent, a wide range of ailments. Research links gotu kola to improved brain function, wound healing and arthritis relief.
Galangal is an evergreen broad leaved clumping ginger that grows up to two meters in height. It is a moderately fast growing plant that grows in full sun, part sun or heavy shade and makes a wonderful screen in a tropical styled garden.
The Greater Yam is the most commonly cultivated yam. Grown mostly in the tropics and sub-tropics this yam is perennial but readily harvested at the end of the growing season once the vines die back. As a food source this yam provides many beneficial vitamins, minerals and complex carbohydrates.
Grey Star is a popular Ctenanthe due to is striking grey and maroon foliage. Block plant in the garden to achieve a tropical look with coloured foliage that can be enjoyed all year round.