Rainforest plants

Plants that originally come from a Rainforest environment. Many also thrive in full-sun and allow you to establish fire resistant, shady gardens. 77 products

Cedar Wattle (Acacia elata) $2.75

Acacia elata
Fast growing, tall tree with fern-like foliage. Fragrant pale yellow flowers appear in Summer. Prefers a moist, well drained position. A long lived (100yrs+) and attractive tree. Grows up to 12m high.
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Blackwood (Acacia melanoxylon) $2.75

Acacia melanoxylon
A long lived (100yrs+) and attractive wattle tree which produces a highly sought after, dark cabinet timber. Planted in the open it makes a good, dense windbreak.Frost resistant.
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Lilly Pilly Satinash (Acmena smithii) $3.20
Syzygium smithii

Acmena smithii
A very hardy and dense tree with beautifully coloured new foliage of red and dark pink. Bears white flowers followed by purple to white fruits. Makes a great windbreak tree.
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White Aspen (Acronychia oblongifolia) $3.20

Acronychia oblongifolia
Beautiful, medium sized rainforest tree with attractive, dense lemon scented foliage and edible white fruit (tastes like lemon rind). Grows equally well in full sun or shade. A great shade tree attractive to birds, bees and butterflies.
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Kauri Pine (Agathis robusta) $3.75

Agathis robusta
A beautiful, fast growing native Pine which grows equally well in either rainforest or full sun positions. The tree bears soft, elliptical leaves (which are typical of some of the earliest tree types that evolved) which make a very dense canopy of bright green foliage.A great shade and specimen tree.
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Queensland Tree Waratah (Alloxylon flammeum) $5.25
Oreocallis wickhamii

Alloxylon flammeum
One of the most spectacular native trees that there is. Beautiful, green shady foliage and masses of large red flowers over several months in spring. Great specimen tree and bird-life attractor.Grows to 8m high in the full-sun.
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Native Ginger (Alpinia coerulea) $3.20

Alpinia coerulea
A great foliage plant to create that tropical feel in the garden and also makes an attractive feature around pools.The 1 metre long foliage stems bear white flowers, followed by blue globular fruits.The young growing tips of the creeping rhizomes have a distinct Ginger flavour and were used as bush tucker by Aborigines. The leaves were also used to wrap food in to be cooked.
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Hoop Pine (Araucaria cunninghamii) $3.38(10% off )
Araucaria cunninghamii var. glauca

Araucaria cunninghamii
#Great size - ready now!# A very beautiful, hardy and adaptable native pine tree that makes a fantastic windbreak and woodlot tree. In fact its one of the easiest windbreak trees to establish. Its slightly prickly juvenile foliage, when a young plant, deters grazing by animals, making them much easier to establish.
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Bangalow Palm (Archontophoenix cunninghamiana) $3.20

Archontophoenix cunninghamiana
Beautiful, East Coast , native palm. Tall and fast growing palm often found growing in moist gullies with rainforest tree species but is still at home in the open. Is more frost-tolerant than the North Qld species Alexandria Palm. Well worth growing for its lush, tropical appearance. Bears bright red fruits (inedible to people, but native animals love them).
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Richmond Birdwing Butterfly Vine (Aristolochia praevenosa) $3.20
Pararistolochia praevenosa

Aristolochia praevenosa
Naturally found in rainforest, rainforest margins and wet sclerophyll forest from NE NSW to SE QLD this evergreen climbing vine is the food source and attractor of the rare Richmond Birdwing Butterfly .Can be trained on a strong trellis or let grow to the tops of trees to enhance the canopy.
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Midginberry (Austromyrtus dulcis) $3.20

Austromyrtus dulcis
A low spreading shrub with attractive dark green foliage which has a touch of red in new leaves.Bears prolific white flowers in spring and summer, followed by white, sweet, fruits. Grows under 1m high spreading to around 1.5m. Frost resistant.
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Copper Tops (Austromyrtus dulcis x tenuifolia) $3.20

Austromyrtus dulcis x tenuifolia
A low, spreading shrub with attractive, bright green foliage on arching branches. All new foliage has a brilliant copper-coloured tinge all-year round.Bears mases of white star-shaped flowers in late Spring to Early Summer, followed by edible berries. Grows to half a metre high by 1.5m across.
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Lemon Myrtle (Backhousia citriodora) $3.20

Backhousia citriodora
Very dense, low branching large shrub /small tree that bears masses of white flowers 1cm in diameter. Leaves have a very pleasant lemon fragrance. Makes a good taller screen. Grows to 6m high in full-sun.
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Flame Tree (Brachychiton acerifolius) $3.20

Brachychiton acerifolius
A very hardy rainforest tree with very large, shady, glossy leaves which are partly or fully dropped off the tree prior to flowering before Christmas. Brilliant, bright-red flowers over several months. Grows to 10m in the full-sun.
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Cherry Tree (Brachychiton discolor) $3.20

Brachychiton discolor
Another beautiful member of the Bottle-Tree (Brachychiton) family with distinctively lobedĀ  dark green leaves and masses of cherry coloured bell type flowers to 5cm in diameter in Summer. A long lived and very worthwhile specimen tree.
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Ivory Curl Flower (Buckinghamia celsissima) $3.20

Buckinghamia celsissima
Beautiful smaller tree with a dense canopy of dark-green leaves and large pendulous spikes of creamy-white flowers in summer.Grows to 8m in the full-sun.
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Native Wisteria (Callerya megasperma) $3.20

Callerya megasperma
Naturally found in rainforest, rainforest margins and wet sclerophyll forest from NE NSW to SE QLD this evergreen climbing vine bears masses of lilac pea type flowers throughout Spring and deep green, glossy leaves. This is also Native Butterfly attracting vine, like the Richmond Birdwing Vine and is quite often found growing together in its native habitat. This species attracts theĀ  Pencilled Blue and Large Banded Awl Butterflies. Can be trained on a strong trellis or let grow to the tops of trees to enhance the canopy.
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Black Bean (Castanospermum australe) $3.20

Castanospermum australe
Beautifully shady, Native legume tree which bears large yellow and red pea-type flowers. Also a very useful shade and riverbank stabilisation tree.
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River She-oak (Casuarina cunninghamiana) $3.20

Casuarina cunninghamiana
A tall, fast growing and widely planted She-Oak for riverbank stabilisation and windbreaks. Grows 2 - 3m per year in its first few years of growth.Frost resistant.
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Black She Oak (Casuarina littoralis) $3.20

Casuarina littoralis
A medium sized she-oak which is a bit more dense than the other she-oaks. Makes a good windbreak in good to very dry conditions. Seed cones attract Black Cockatoos.Frost resistant.
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Rose She-oak (Casuarina torulosa) $3.20

Casuarina torulosa
One of the most attractive She-Oaks, having a dense, dark green crown (red tinged for part of the year) of weeping branches / foliage. Seed cones are the staple diet of the Black Cockatoo.Frost resistant.
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Red Cedar (Cedrela toona) $3.20
Toona australis

Cedrela toona
The well known Australian East Coast tree which was ruthlessly felled by early timber-getters.This beautiful and very long-lived tree must be planted within breaks in already established forest to grow at its very best and in these conditions is one of the fastest growing rainforest trees.
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Coachwood (Ceratopetalum apetalum) $3.20

Ceratopetalum apetalum
Beautiful rainforest tree suitable for exposed conditions as well as protected. Dense, dark green foliage provides great shade. Being in the same Family as the Christmas Bush this showy tree bears masses of cream flowers and calyx turns reddish upon maturity. Older specimens have a buttressed trunk.
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Magenta Star Christmas Bush (Ceratopetalum Magenta Star) $3.75

Ceratopetalum Magenta Star
A hybrid of NSW Christmas Bush which is particularly unusual for its magenta-purple new foliage. Has a very dense growth habit to about 3 metres in height.
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Broad-Leafed Palm Lily (Cordyline petiolaris) $3.20

Cordyline petiolaris
A beautiful native understorey plant with long, broad leaves at the end of slender stems. Has a weeping habit and gives a protected, shady area a very tropical type appearance. Bears clusters of red fruits which are attractive to native birds, over a number of months. Grows to 3m high.
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