Tree & Shrub Seeds

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  1. MORINGA PTERYGOSPERMA

    This fast-growing, drought-resistant tree, native to the southern foothills of the Himalayas in north western India is widely cultivated in tropical and sub-tropical areas. Hanging clusters of fragrant, orchid-like flowers later become hanging fruits which are three-sided brown capsules holding dark brown, globular seeds which have three whitish, papery wings and are dispersed by wind and water and are sometimes eaten like peas or roasted like nuts. The whitish-grey bark is surrounded by thick cork, and in cultivation the trunk is often cut back annually to 1–2 meters and allowed to regrow, and the pods and leaves thus remain within arm's reach. ... Learn More

    $3.62

  2. MULBERRY

    Mulberries never really arrived commercially as a fruit, because they are just too delicate to travel when ripe. In Summer the fruits mature to a purplish-red, when they should be picked and eaten soon afterwards and treat them with care as they crumble easily. The fruit colour is derived from health-giving anthocyanins, and their flavour truly is sublime, as they are packed with lots of sweet juice. In addition this really is a truly beautiful ornamental tree, in spring and summer the foliage positively glows, whilst in the autumn and winter the stark, gnarled framework of branches looks absolutely stunning. ... Learn More

    $3.38

  3. MYRISTICA FRAGRANS

    This well-known tree makes smooth, yellow, pear-shaped fruit which are 2 inches long, with an outer husk that splits open when the fruit is ripe revealing the shiny seed. This is purple-brown with a red or crimson covering or aril, the red outer part of the seed being used to produce mace and the inner kernel ground to make nutmeg. This well-known spice predictably comes from the Moluccas Islands, once called the Spice Islands. Trees can only be grown outside in a tropical or subtropical climate. We offer freshly-collected, plum-sized seeds. ... Learn More

    $4.81

  4. PARAHEBE LYALLII

    From New Zealand South Island, comes this truly exquisite semi-evergreen, prostrate, perennial shrub with rounded, toothed, dark green leaves, bearing dense racemes of white to pale-pink, purple-veined flowers with red centres, which open in early summer for a long period. ... Learn More

    $3.56

  5. PAULOWNIA TOMENTOSA

    This truly spectacular tree produces large, pale mauve "foxglove" flowers on naked branches in early spring, the large, dinner-plate-sized, soft furry leaves appearing later. If cut to the ground in spring, enormous leaves develop on the shoots sprouting from the soil. It does especially well in poor, impoverished and quite dry soil! ... Learn More

    $2.88

  6. PECAN

    These nuts have a distinctive rich, buttery flavor and are probably the most nutritious of all nuts, and indeed are second in popularity only to the pea-nut! Trees live and produce nuts for hundreds of years in a favourably temperate climate, the deciduous trees putting out fresh growth in the spring. Closely related to walnuts, the leaves of the two trees look very similar. This hickory tree, native to Central and Southern North America, has been used as a food source by Native Americans for centuries before the arrival of European colonists. Growth rate of this fast-growing can be up to 1meter or 3 feet per year. This tree is perfect for home owners that love to harvest nuts for cooking. The plants were not actually domesticated until the 17th century, when the first plantations of pecans were established in Mexico. Hardy planting zones are 5-9. ... Learn More

    $3.31

  7. PHILODENDRON SELLOUM

    Stunningly attractive, glossy, deeply lobed leaves will bring a feel of the tropics to your home or office, and often do best in diffused natural light (i.e. keep out of direct sunlight) although artificial light will suffice if necessary. If you have the right climate to grow it outdoors, you can look forward to large leaves up to 1.2m long supported on a thick woody trunk marked with distinctive tear-drop shaped leaf scars where older leaves have been shed. One of the prettiest tropical shrubs, it can successfully be grown as a houseplant in more temperate climates. ... Learn More

    $4.94

  8. PHYLLANTHUS EMBLICA

    Indian gooseberry fruit eaten raw is quite sour and astringent, and in India it is common to eat gooseberries sweetened or steeped in salt water and turmeric to make them more palatable. Greenish-yellow male and female flowers are carried separately on the same branch and produce fruit which is nearly spherical, light greenish yellow, and smooth and hard in appearance, with six vertical stripes or furrows. The tree has a crooked trunk and spreading branches and the generic name, Phyllanthus, is derived from Greek words meaning leaf-flower, alluding to the apparent bearing of flowers on the leaves. Popularly used in inks, shampoos and hair oils, the high tannin content of Indian gooseberry fruit has also been used as a mordant for fixing dyes in fabrics! ... Learn More

    $3.69

  9. PIERIS FLORIBUNDA

    This popular broad-leaved evergreen shrub can grow over 6' tall with an equal spread. Large, upright clusters of fragrant white urn-shaped flowers appear in April after which they become small brown seed capsules which persist into the winter. It thrives best in partial shade to nearly full sun and prefers soils which are acidic and very well-drained, but not excessively dry. ... Learn More

    $3.19

  10. PIERIS JAPONICA

    Also called Japanese Andromeda or Lily of the valley bush, this beautiful shrub is native to eastern Asia and Japan. These seeds were collected from one of the very best cultivars, 'Mountain Fire' which has brilliant crimson-red spring foliage followed by sprays of creamy white flowers which resemble lily-of-the-valley. It grows best in acid soil, otherwise it is advisable to prepare a shallow bed in which plenty of peat has been incorporated. ... Learn More

    $3.31

  11. PIPTANTHUS NAPALENSIS

    In March, short spikes of furry flower buds open to reveal large, bright-yellow, showy flowers, rather like laburnum but in short upright clusters, and which smell of vanilla and last until June. The yellow-green, flat, pendulous seed pods are about four inches long and are evident in August and September. The youngest stems are dark green, almost black, in spring, and the leaves are a shiny dark green on the upper side, blue-green underneath. This lovely shrub grows quickly once the seed has germinated ... Learn More

    $3.62

  12. PITTOSPORUM 'GARNETTII'

    This shrub or small tree is a form of Pittosporum tenuifolium, but this variety has its evergreen leaves irregularly edged with creamy white, which often later turn an attractive pink in cold winters. ... Learn More

    $3.00

  13. PODANTHUS OVATIFOLIUS

    Unusual, aromatic, pom-pom flowers open on this rarely seen and most unusual dwarf shrub, which in its Chilean home is often grown for its herbal and medicinal properties. Thick, leathery leaves clasp the dark stems, hence one of its common names! It can tolerate occasional freezing spells of about -5 ° C, but needs a sheltered position to thrive. ... Learn More

    $4.00

  14. PROTEA CORONATA

    This superb variety has bright apple-green flower heads hidden amongst its silvery foliage. Wonderful in floristry as a cut flower. Making an upright, 2-3 m tall, sparsely branched, tree up to 5 m high, it bears leaves which are covered in long shaggy hairs, giving them a silvery sheen, upward-pointing, narrow and lance-shaped turning purplish around the flower head. Young growth is often attractively-tinged red or coppery. Proteas require extremely well drained soil which is both acidic and very low in nutrients, fertiliser containing excess phosphates or nitrates may kill them! Proteas should not be fed with standard liquid feeds. Protea feed is available from specialist stockists. Proteas prefer full sun on a south facing slope in an open unshaded position. ... Learn More

    $4.56

  15. PROTEA CYNAROIDES

    The most famous of all, the 'King Protea', has large distinctive leaves and huge flower heads which open throughout the year with white, pink and red bracts, depending on the variant. Flower heads persist for a long time, also making excellent cut flowers. Plants should be pruned if leaves suffer frost damage to encourage rapid new growth as soon as possible. Proteas require extremely well drained soil which is both acidic and very low in nutrients, fertiliser containing excess phosphates or nitrates may kill them! Proteas should not be fed with standard liquid feeds. Protea feed is available from specialist stockists. Proteas prefer full sun on a south facing slope in an open unshaded position. ... Learn More

    $4.69

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