KIGELIA pinnata “Sausage tree”
Tropical African tree that grows to 50′, known for its 18 inch sausage shaped fruits which hang from long stalks. The branches have pendulous secondary branchlets with attractive oblong leaflets to 9″. Plant at 3/4″ depth using well draining soil mixture. Requires constant warmth and bright light. Keep lightly moist and fertilize monthly.
KOELREUTERIA paniculata “Golden Raintree”
A popular ornamental tree that grows to 45′ that is hardy to zone 5. It develops small yellow flowers in showy panicles that can reach a length of 20″. Flowering occurs in Summer and in Autumn. Easily grown. Using well draining soil, plant at a depth of 3/4″. Keep lightly moist, in full sun. 13 seeds per packet.
LAGERSTROEMIA indica, x. “Crape Myrtle”
Very popular flowering tree for warmer zones. Thin, stiff branches with small elliptic leaves and covered with profuse blooms in summer. Flowers are frilled, scentless and usually pink. We offer a mixture of various shades. Using well draining soil mixture, barely cover the seeds. Keep lightly moist, warm, and in full sun. Fertilize monthly. 15 seeds per packet.
LAURUS nobilis “Bay leaf”
Bay trees are desirable ornamentals. They can also be trained to give a specific shape. In warmer zones they may reach 40′. They are easily grown and can be pruned to size and grown indoors if bright light is constant. The aromatic leaves are used in cooking, perfumery & medicine. Plant at a depth of 3/4″ using a well draining soil mixture. Be very careful to not keep seeds wet or they will quickly rot. Water only when your soil becomes dry at a depth of 1/2″. Provide bright light. Packets contain 9 seeds.
This fast growing tree from Central America has attractive small oval leaflets in great abundance giving it the look of a “handsome Mimosa”. Although in may reach 65′ in the tropics it may be pruned to any height desired for indoor growing. It has great value in regard to erosion control for regions that are losing soil. Easily grown with warmth and bright light. Plant seeds at a depth of 1/2″ using a well draining soil mixture. Keep warm, damp and in full sun. ?15 seeds per packet.
LEUCOSPERMA cordifolium “Nodding pincushion”
From the Proteaceae family. One of the finest South African flowering shrubs. The flower heads are 4″ across with individual tube shaped flowers curled like ribbons from which glossy “pins” emerge to cover this dome shaped “pin cushion”. The flowering is variously pink/salmon/orange; leaves are 1/2″ and 3″ long. Mature height is 5′. Requires full sun, deep, well- drained acid soil. Avoid high humidity and wet soil.
LINDERA benzoin “Northern Spice Bush”
The northern spice bush is a shrubby plant that grows to 10′ and had glossy 6” leaves. It’s flowers occur in clusters followed by glossy red fruit. The fruit and the foliage are both aromatic. The leaves turn a beautiful golden color in the fall. 10 seeds per packet.
They look like 1″ round stones with colorful flowers on top. Native to South Africa. Seeds are extremely small.
LIVISTONA chinensis “Chinese Fan Palm”
A spectacular large fan palm that was the number one choice for of landscapers to ?represent the face of ornamental palms. Because of its large size it is limited in its use as an interior palm seeds per packet. . An excellent palm if you have the space. With time it can reach 35′ and will develop a thick trunk and broad plaited leaves that are over 6′ wide and can extend ?the width sideways to over 8 feet. Its fruits are a metallic blue. 8 seeds per packet.