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Banksia cunninghamii
Banksia cunninghamii       Hill Banksia                   
Up to 5 m x 4m  Fl. Autumn/Winter
Grows naturally in dry forest and woodland, chiefly on the coastal ranges of NSW and into southern Queensland and Victoria.

Large attractive shrub to small tree with very narrow leaves and large golden brushes (up to 15 cm long) with dark red styles. Flowers stand out from the foliage.  The brushes mature into woody cones that contain many seeds.  Frost and drought hardy. Best grown in well-drained soils. Bush gardens,  understorey, windbreaks.  Highly bird attractive.

Square tube  $5.00          140mm $10.00 
Banksia integrifolia
Banksia integrifolia  var. integrifolia     Coastal form      
6-8 m  Fl. Autumn
Grows naturally in coastal areas from around Bundaberg, Queensland south along the coast to Geelong, Victoria. First collected at Botany Bay on 29 April 1770 by Sir Joseph Banks.

Small upright tree with large dark green leaves and yellow flower brushes which are well displayed. Frost and drought hardy. Adaptable to most soils.  Good understorey tree or specimen in the garden. Prune lightly after flowering to promote density. Attracts honeyeaters.
Square tube  $5.00
Banksia marginata
Banksia marginata   Silver Banksia
4 m x 3m  Fl. Autumn/Winter/Spring
Widespread species ranging from the Eyre Peninsula in South Australia, to north of Armidale, New South Wales, and across Tasmania and the islands of Bass Strait. It grows in various habitats, including Eucalyptus forest, scrub, heathland and moorland.

Large dense shrub with dark green narrow leaves and small yellow brushes which are semi-hidden in the foliage and which turn chocolate brown as they age.  The brushes mature into woody cones that contain many seeds.  Frost and drought hardy. Adaptable to most soils. Bush gardens,  background shrub, specimen, windbreaks.  Highly bird attractive.

Square tube  $5.00  140mm $10.00 
Banksia serrata
Banksia serrata Old Man Banksia
6-10m x 3-4m Fl. Winter
Widespread coastal species usually founf in dry forest or woodland on sandstone or sand dunes, on the coast, in the Blue Mtns and extending into Qld, Vic and Tas.

Small gnarled tree which occurs naturally on the east coast from Qld to Vic. Has hard shiny serrated leaves and large yellow/grey brushes.  Frost and drought hardy. Best grown in a well-drained position in an understorey of Eucalypts, Acacias and Casuarinas.

Square tube  $5.00  140mm $10.00 
Callistemon Kings Park Special
Callistemon Kings Park Special
4 m x 3m  Fl. Spring/Summer
Originated as a seedling that was raised at Kings Park and Botanic Gardens in Perth in the late 1970s and named after the gardens.

Upright open weeping shrub with soft green foliage and deep red brushes towards the ends of the branches.  Frost and drought hardy. Suited to most soils. Background shrub, understorey, windbreaks, specimen. Highly bird attractive. Prune lightly after flowering.

Square tube  $5.00
Callistemon Perth Pink
Callistemon Perth Pink
4m x 3m  Spring/Summer
Selected from a batch of C. salignus seedlings growing as street trees near Herdsman Lake WA about 1960

Tall open  shrub with soft green foliage and deep pink brushes towards the ends of the branches.  Moderately frost and drought hardy. Suited to most soils. Background shrub, understorey, windbreaks, specimen. Highly bird attractive. Prune lightly after flowering.
Square tube  $5.00
Correa lawrenceana var lawrenceana
Correa lawrenceana var. lawrenceana    Fine leaved form                    
3 - 5 m x 1 - 2 m Fl. Autumn-Winter
Large shrub to small tree with shiny dark green leaves and attractive velvety greenish yellow bells in clusters  which stand out from the foliage.  Frost and drought hardy. Well drained soil,  prefers part shade and mulched well-drained soils. Suits understorey planting or background shrub in the garden.

Corymbia ficifolia
Corymbia (Eucalyptus) ficifolia   WA Red Flowering Gum
4-6m Fl. Autumn-Spring
Native to a very small area of south coastal Western Australia to the east of Walpole, around Albany and in the Stirling Range. Very widely grown across Australia in parks, gardens and along roadsides.

Small ornamental tree with rough bark and a short single trunk which branches out from low down. This tree has long narrow leathery dark green leaves and large clusters of bright red flowers which stand out from the foliage and attract birds and other insects. Frost tender. Adaptable to most soils including clay but does best in a well-drained position. Excellent tree for the smaller town garden or near the house in an area that experiences very light frosts only. Can be grown in a large tub.
Super Tube $6.00  Only a few available
Eucalyptus brookeriana
Eucalyptus brookeriana     Brooker's Gum  Tasmania   
15 - 25m  Fl. Spring/Summer
Widespread tree growing naturally in SA, Tas, Vic and the ACT.

Upright medium to large smooth barked tree with large dark glossy leaves. Very adaptable. Frost and drought hardy. Good upper canopy tree in a bush garden. Water regularly until established. Useful for windbreaks, firewood, timber, shade, bird habitat. Fast growing.

Super Tube $6.00
Eucalyptus leucoxylon
Eucalyptus leucoxylon             Stand out!
4-6m Fl. Autumn-Spring
Grows naturally in scattered populations along the Murray River in NSW, Vic and SA.

Small ornamental mallee with rough bark and a short single trunk which branches out from low down. This tree has long narrow leathery dark green leaves and red flowers which attract birds and other insects. Frost and drought hardy. Adaptable to most soils including clay but does best in a well-drained position. Excellent tree for the smaller town garden or near the house.
Super Tube $6.00
Ficus obliqua
Ficus obliqua  Small leaved Fig                     New!
15 - 30m Fr. Winter
Grows naturally in coastal areas and adjacent ranges of NSW west to the Liverpool Ra., mainly in subtropical rainforest; north from Mt Dromedary and into Qld.

Elegant shade tree with shiny leathery leaves and small reddish-coloured fruits. Moderately frost/drought hardy. Tolerant of shade. Well-drained moist soils.  Can be kept pruned to a small size.  Highly sought after by Bonsai enthusiasts. May be grown as an indoor plant. Suited to parks and large gardens as a shade tree. Highly attractive to native pigeons.
Square tube  $5.00
hakea dactyloides
Hakea dactyloides         Local
Height: Up to 3m  Crown width: 1-2m

Attractive small tree with broad oval leaves having definite veins and small creamy white flowers along the stems in spring followed by woody follicles which hold a pair of seeds each. Frost and drought hardy and adaptable to most soils and conditions. Suited to all gardens as a background shrub or upper canopy. Very easy care. Prune off lower branches as the plant grows. Attractive to small birds.
  140mm $10.00 

hakea eriantha
Hakea eriantha          Local
Height: 3-5 m  Crown Width: 1-2m
Widespread, growing mostly on sandy soils in heath, dry forest and woodland in NSW and Vic.

Attractive local small tree with long, narrow shiny leaves and small creamy white flowers along the stems in spring followed by curved woody follicles which hold a pair of seeds each. Very hardy and adaptable to most soils and conditions. Suited to all gardens as a background shrub or upper canopy. Very easy care. Prune off lower branches as the plant grows. Attractive to small birds.
140mm $10.00 
Hakea macrorrhyncha
Hakea macrorrhyncha        Local  rare
3-5 m  x 1-2 m  Spring
Restricted to the Torrington area and Gibraltar Range NP in Northern NSW.

Very rare local Hakea from the Torrington district with long cylindrical leaves and masses of white flowers clustered along the stems in spring. These are followed by large woody seed cases which persist on the shrub. Frost and drought hardy but grows best in a well-drained position. Suited as a background shrub or upper level canopy in the bush garden. Prickly. Highly attractive to small birds.
140mm $10.00 
Hakea multilineata
Hakea multilineata                    WA native        Limited numbers only
3-5m  Fl. Spring
Grows naturally in gravelly heaths in the South east of Western Australia.

Attractive large open shrub with long narrow leaves and clusters of bright pink flowers along the stems. Moderately frost and drought hardy. Well-drained soil. Specimen. Understorey shrub. Birds. Easy care.

Square tube  $5.00
Hakea ochroptera
Hakea ochroptera  Dorrigo Hakea    Rare!    Local   Much admired
3-4 m  Fl. Spring
Restricted to a small area in wet eucalypt forest to rainforest, in rocky sites on the eastern escarpment, east of Dorrigo district, chiefly above 800 m alt.

Attractive large upright shrub with stiff but soft needle-like leaves and small creamy white flowers. Very hardy. Adaptable to most soils and conditions. Background or understorey shrub. Easy care. Birds.

 140mm $10.00 

hakea salicifolia
Hakea salicifolia  Willow leaved Hakea
Height: 4-6 m 
Widespread tree which grows naturally along the east coast and ranges in Queensland and NSW.

Attractive small tree with soft oval shaped leaves, a dense crown and small creamy white flowers along the stems in spring followed by clusters of woody follicles which hold a pair of seeds each. Very hardy and adaptable to most soils and conditions. Suited to all gardens as a background or understorey shrub. Easy care. Prune off lower branches as the plant grows. Attractive to small birds.
Hakea salicifolia fine
Hakea salicifolia  Fine leaf form
Height: 4-6 m 
Fine leaved form of the willow hakea which grows naturally in open forests of eastern New South Wales and the extreme south east of Queensland.

Attractive small tree with narrow fine foliage, a dense crown and small creamy white flowers along the stems in spring followed by clusters of woody follicles which hold a pair of seeds each. Very hardy and adaptable to most soils and conditions. Suited to all gardens as a background or understorey shrub. Easy care. Prune off lower branches as the plant grows. Attractive to small birds.
Square tube  $5.00
Leptospermum Copper Glow
Leptospermum polygalifolium  Copper Glow
3-4 m x 3-4m Fl. Summer
Origin of htis cultivar is unknow but it was registered by Ray Brown of Bulli, NSW in 1985.

Large weeping shrub with tiny leaves and masses of small white tea-tree flowers which cover the ends of the copper coloured branches.  Frost and drought hardy. Adaptable to most soils including heavy moist ones.  Suited to all gardens as a background shrub or specimen. Easy care. Prune lightly to shape. Attracts butterflies.
Square tube  $5.00
Melaleuca tamarascina
Melaleuca tamarascina
3-5 m x 2-3m Fl. Late spring to summer
Grows naturally in central Queensland between Torrens Creek and Jericho districts in boggy places or on sandstone ridges.

Large weeping shrub with tiny leaves which hug the stems and a spectacular massed display of small pale mauve brushes which cover the ends of the branches.  Frost and drought hardy. Adaptable to most soils including heavy moist ones.  Suited to all gardens as a background shrub or specimen, courtyards. Easy care. Prune lightly to shape. Attracts butterflies.
Pittosporum angustifolium
Pittosporum angustifolium
Up to 10m Fl. Wint/Spr
Widespread across Australia in the inland.

Narrow upright tree with weeping branches, long narrow leaves and small yellow flowers which form an apricot coloured casule. Moderately frost hardy. Drought hardy. Well-drained soil. Full sun to part shade. Understorey, specimen in a courtyard.
Square tube  $5.00