Tree & Shrub Seeds

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  1. 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

    $4.88

  2. PROTEA OBTUSIFOLIA

    An absolutely glorious variety, having sizeable, shiny, richly coloured flower heads during winter. One of the very few proteas that can thrive in both alkaline or acidic soils, making it one of the most adaptable proteas for many gardens. With a robust-growing habit, it makes a large upright rounded shrub, 2–4 m tall with a spread of up to 5 m, and an incredibly stout main trunk up to 600 mm/2feet in diameter. The inner involucral bracts are hairless and shiny with a fringe of silver white hairs along the margin, the colour varying from deep carmine to creamy white, with many shades of pink in between. Flowering occurs from autumn until spring, peaking during midwinter dependent on location. Proteas require extremely well drained soil which is both acidic and very low in nutrients, fertiliser containing excess phosphates or nitrates may kill them (this variety being the exception) 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

    $4.62

  3. PROTEA REPENS

    The large deep red flowers of this sturdy, densely shrubby Protea are an excellent addition to any "wild-life" garden, as the large amount of nectar produced attracts birds, bees and other insects. The latin name "repens" is wrong and was caused by a mix-up in ancient times. The botanist Thunberg later named the same plant Protea mellifera, referring to the sweet nectar produced by the flowers. However, this later correct name was not valid so so this upright shrub is now called Protea repens! 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. As a rule proteas prefer full sun on a south facing slope in an open unshaded position. ... Learn More

    $4.62

  4. PROTEA REPENS 'WHITE'

    This is the pure white-flowered form of the red one! It is a sturdy, densely shrubby Protea which is an excellent addition to any "wild-life" garden, as the large amount of nectar produced attracts birds, bees and other insects. The latin name "repens" is wrong and was caused by a mix-up in ancient times. The botanist Thunberg later named the same plant Protea mellifera, referring to the sweet nectar produced by the flowers. However, this later correct name was not valid so so this upright shrub is now called Protea repens! 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. As a rule proteas prefer full sun on a south facing slope in an open unshaded position. ... Learn More

    $4.68

  5. PROTEA ROUPELLIAE

    This beautiful shrub is one of the few proteas found in summer rainfall areas, its leaves being smooth, silky and silvery. The numerous flower heads are goblet-shaped, pink to brown in colour, with bracts also being covered in silky, silver hairs. Flowering of this fast-growing, adaptable and attractive shrub occurs from summer to autumn. 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. As a rule proteas prefer full sun on a south facing slope in an open unshaded position. ... Learn More

    $4.74

  6. PROTEA SUBVESTITA

    From the summer rainfall regions of South Africa comes this wonderful large shrub or small tree which produces its flower-heads in summer and autumn. These vary in colour from carmine pink to orange-pink to creamy white. With an upright, bushy, evergreen habit, it generally gets to 2–5 m high with a single trunk of finally up to 300 mm in diameter. A late flowerer, it produces noticeably more flowers in mid to late summer. In the wild it grows on rocky sandstone slopes in the Drakensberg Escarpment near Wakkerstroom in Mpumalanga. It is one of the rarer proteas and is now believed to be extinct in Lesotho. 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. As a rule proteas prefer full sun on a south facing slope in an open unshaded position. ... Learn More

    $4.88

  7. PROUSTIA PYRIFOLIA

    Looking rather like an escallonia, but is no relative, this lovely evergreen shrub bears numerous pink flowers massed together in attractive bunches, sometimes resembling a bottlebrush. A rare plant, and a species in danger of extinction, it lives in the foothills of the Andes and ascends to more than 2,000 metres where it can tolerate occasional freezing spells down to around -5° C (the typical morning frost of central Chile). ... Learn More

    $4.23

  8. PSEUDOPANAX LINEARIS

    This rarely-offered plant has striking, linear, purple-brown and white foliage. This slow-to-grow endemic shrub from South Island, Fiordland, the Southern Alps and northwest Nelson in New Zealand is more of less hardy, preferring montane to low alpine forest in damper regions mainly west of the Main Divide. ... Learn More

    $3.84

  9. PYRACANTHA 'GOLD CHARM'

    The 'Firethorn' is possibly the most versatile shrub in the garden making an ideal climbing, specimen or screening plant, and it can be pruned robustly to any manageable size as required. This lovely golden-berried variant has evergreen foliage and fragrant white flowers in late spring, and is attractive to bees, butterflies and birds. Pyracantha seed requires at least three months of cold stratification in order to germinate. ... Learn More

    $3.58

  10. QUERCUS ROBUR (OAK TREE)

    This most well-known and best-loved king of the forest can live for more than a millennium. It can take as long as 150 years before producing the strongest and most durable timber. Until the middle of the 19th century, when iron took over for building ships, thousands of oaks were felled every year, it was estimated that it took 2,000 trees to make a single large ship. It can take a full 50 years before the tree has its first crop of seeds called acorns, which are produced on attractive "pixie pipes". ... Learn More

    $3.84

  11. RHAPHITHAMNUS CYANOCARPUS

    Collected on our 1994 Chile expedition, (RB 941010,) this shrubby and spiny unlikely verbena relative, with small, shiny evergreen leaves, produces clusters of smallish mauve bell-flowers in spring followed by most attractive violet berries in autumn. ... Learn More

    $3.44

  12. RHODODENDRON CAMTSCHATICUM

    This is a very dwarf, bone hardy shrub, with large pink flowers up to two inches across and obovate leaves with bristly margins, growing in tundra and alpine areas of Alaska. In the wild, large sections of sea shores and mountain sides turn pink. ... Learn More

    $3.58

  13. RHODODENDRON JAPONICUM

    Showy, fragrant orange flowers open in early summer of this beautiful Japanese azalea. In its native Japan and China, this low-growing shrub forms dense thickets in the mountains, and is therefore an ideal plant for growing in grass or even a shady woodland garden. ... Learn More

    $4.36

  14. RHODODENDRON MACABEANUM

    This is not just a superlative rhododendron, it is in fact one of the most magnificent plants one can grow. Maturing as a large evergreen shrub, it can, in many years, become a tree, with enormous, magnificent, glossy dark green leaves up to 30cm in length, with whitish down beneath. The large flowers, in dense rounded trusses, are bell-shaped, cream to pale yellow with a purple blotch in the throat. Both the BBC and Independent TV companies filmed this in full flower during the spring here in Plant World Gardens, whilst visitors come to our gardens especially to see these plants in full bloom! ... Learn More

    $4.36

  15. RHODODENDRON MACROPHYLLUM

    One of the glories of the coastal redwoods forests of the north west USA, this evergreen rhododendron features clusters of large pink flowers ranging from deep rose to pale pink in late April through to June. It is one of the most spectacular wild shrubs in temperate woodland areas in the USA. ... Learn More

    $4.36

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