Tree and Shrub
We offer heirloom, open-pollinated, non-GMO seeds with no chemical treatments.
Bixa orellana (Lipstick tree) Seed
18 months to Harvest. Gorgeous small, evergreen tree, pink flowers and scarlet heart-shaped seed pods, high anti-oxidant content, many medicinal properties, used to colour and flavour foods, colour fingernail polish, shoe polish, floor wax, hair oil, lacquer, varnish, soap, cosmetics, furniture, ointments and leather, grown commercially in tropical countries, lovely garden shrub, long flowering period.
Seeds will germinate in 4 to 6 weeks. First soak seeds in water for 6 days. Full sun to partial shade, average water, any soil, Grows 2 to 5 m tall, Seed yields 0.5 – 2 tonnes/ha per year. 20 – 50g of dye can be obtained from 1 kg of seed. Trees are productive for 16 to 20 years.
Spathodea campanulata (African Tulip Tree) Seed
Popular ornamental tree for large gardens and parks, beautiful orange-red tulip-like flowers in spring, summer, and autumn, very long flowering period. traditionally used in the treatment of various disorders, flowers and bruised leaves, which have mild pain-killing and anti-inflammatory properties, can be applied directly onto wounds, attract birds
Seeds will germinate in 5 to 10 days. Full sun, Average water, Rich well-drained soil, 15 to 20 m high, Evergreen if watered through winter, Fast growing, Potentially destructive roots, plant some distance away from buildings
Cassia spectabilis (Crown of Gold) Seed
Ornamental tree for gardens and parks, deciduous, excellent street and driveway liner, spectacular in flower during autumn and early winter
Pour boiling water over seeds and soak overnight. Germination will start in 5 to 10 days. Full sun, Average water needs, drought tolerant, medium to fast growing speed, nitrogen-fixing tree, root system is not aggressive, 8 to 10 m tall
Delonix regia (Flamboyant Tree) Seed
Deciduous, fast growing tree, striking red flowers in spring, wide spreading crown provides dappled shade. leaves, flowers, seed and bark contain a wide range of medicinal properties such as antifungal, antibacterial, antioxidant, antiemetic, etc. Leaves provide nutritious fodder for livestock, seed meal can be fed to farm animals
Pour boiling water over seeds, allow to cool, soak for 24 hours. Seeds will germinate in five to 10 days. Full sun, Average water, Any soil, tolerates drought, poor soil and salty conditions. 6 – 10 metres tall, extensive and far-reaching root system
Galphimia gracilis (Golden Thryallis) Seed
Seed will germinate in 4 to 8 weeks. Full sun, medium to low water needs, drought tolerant, any well-drained soil, 1.5 m high
Hibiscus mutabilis (Confederate rose) Seed
Large spreading shrub, Deciduous, Huge showy flowers in summer and autumn, Flowers change colours from white to pink to red, Parks and gardens. Many medicinal properties, Leaves and flowers are applied to skin infections and swellings, dried leaves and flowers make a tea with many health benefits, a fibre from the bark is used for making cords and rope, a seed-grown shrub will flower in 18 months
Soak seeds in warm water overnight. Seeds will germinate in 10 to 30 days. Full sun, medium to high water needs, can also tolerate some drought, Well-drained fertile soil, 3m high
Jacaranda mimosifolia (Jacaranda Tree) Seed
Striking, deciduous, ornamental tree, beautiful purple-blue flowers during spring and early Summer, large, spreading crown. A seed-grown tree will start to flower in 3 years.
Seeds will germinate in 10 to 20 days. Full sun, Average water, drought tolerant, Any soil, fast growing, extensive root system, Plant the tree at least 5 meters away from any nearby buildings, 10 – 15 metres tall