EBENOPSIS flexicaule “Texas Ebony”
Especially desirable as a landscape tree in warmer zones. Slow growing from 18 – 30 feet it becomes lush with small paired leaflets and numerous 1/2″ thorns which can make it ideal as a security screen barrier. It flowers white or yellow in dense spikes usually in May/June and produces 6″ seed pods. Hardy to 25 degrees F. The wood is dark purple. Makes a desirable bonsai. Also known botanically as Pithecellobium flexicaule or as P. ebano. Plant when received using a well draining soil mixture at a 1″ depth. Keep warm, only lightly moist and in bright.
ECHINACEA purpurea “Purple Coneflower”
Very popular perennial with tall 3 leafy stems topped by showy purplish -pink flowers. Easily grown in nearly every state. Will flower within 1 year if started early. This genus has received much attention as a medicinal herb with beneficial application to the human immune system.
ECHINOCACTUS grusonii “Golden Barrel cactus”
Exceedingly slow growing. Large beautiful globe with curved yellow spines topped with golden yellow flowers.
ECHINOPSIS obrepanda “Hedgehog cactus”
A mix of many types of these colorful flowering clumping cacti, sometimes called hedgehogs.
ELAEAGNUS angustifolia “Russian olive”
Hardy ornamental tree to 25 feet with thin lanceolate leaves that are a beautiful silvery green. Slow growing. Edible berries. Fragrant flowers. Flowering and fruitation occurs in 3 years. Very popular in landscape. Capable of growing in cooler zones Virginia – Pennsylvania. Plant when received in loamy soil. Prefers full sun and moist soil.
ELAEAGNUS multiflora “Goumi”
A beautiful tree with silvery green 1/2″ leaves. Produces fragrant 1/2″ flowers followed by delicious 1″ red fruits Hardy to zone 5. Deciduous. Slow germinating but as with most Elaeagnus its worth the wait. Makes an outstanding bonsai. Plant at a depth of 1″ using a loamy type of soil. Keep damp and in bright light. Fertilize monthly. 13 seeds per packet.
ELAEIS guineensis “African oil palm”
Slow growing to 60 feet with pinnate 15 leaves, each having to 15 pairs of leaflets 24″ long. Dense foliage with saw toothed petioles. Famous for its oils produced from both the seed and the seed pulp. Easily grown. Very large heavy seeds. The weight of 100 seeds is approximately 5 lb. The postage for this heavy seed will be charged at the actual cost of sending – not at the rate indicated on our postal chart. Plant at a depth of 2″ using well draining soil mixture. Keep damp, warm and in bright light. 5 very large seeds per packet.
ELAEOCARPUS ganitrus “Rudraksha”
Large tropical tree known mainly for its large round 1″ seeds that are covered with an ornate, convoluted pattern. Seeds have religious significance in Hinduism, also used as beads, buttons, etc. Flowering 1/2″ white blossoms in drooping racemes. Leaves are 5″ long, serrulate & elliptic. 5 large marble size seeds = 1 packet. Each large “seed” that you receive actually encapsulates the true seeds which are between 5 and 8. You may choose to break the seed shell with a hammer to remove the small seeds that are within, or you may plant the large “seed”. It may take up to 6 months to germinate and must be planted at a depth of 1 1/2″ in well draining soil mix. Keep constantly warm, lightly moist and in full sun. 5 large seeds per packet.
ENSETE glaucum “Snow Banana”
The Snow Banana is found in the high mountainous regions of China and Nepal up to 1,100 meters, and in southern China to 2,700 meters. It grows to 17′ and produces a massive pendant white flowerhead. Only a photo can do this flowerhead justice. Numerous 5″ fruits develop within the flowerhead, laden with black marble size seeds. The pseudostem (trunk) and the leaves are covered with a glaucous, grey-green wax, with a coloration that is “bluish”. Ideal for zones 7 to 10. There are 7 seeds in this packet size. We suggest soaking the seeds for 3 days. Plant in a well draining soil mixture and at a temperature over 75 degrees F. Keep lightly moist and in bright light. Germination can take 4-8 weeks. Once germinated fertilize lightly with each watering. Be very careful to not keep soil wet. Avoid dry air.