Tag: "Ornamental trees"

Featured Plant: Brachychiton rupestris - Queensland Bottle Tree

Featured Plant: Brachychiton rupestris – Queensland Bottle Tree

The Bottle Tree (Brachychiton rupestris) is native of Queensland, Australia and its swollen trunk gives it a remarkable appearance, giving rise to the name.

Pterostyrax hispida

Featured Plant: Epaulette Tree – Pterostyrax hispida

Fragrant epaulette tree, Pterostyrax hispida, is one of those little known, rarely grown, and therefore, rarely seen, flowering ornamental trees.
It flowers in the late spring when many trees are finished. Its white flowers are 2 to 3 inches wide with pendulous panicles about 5 to 10 inches in length.
The tree itself is a moderate [...]

Featured Nursery: The Gorge Nursery

Featured Nursery: The Gorge Nursery

A family owned ornamental tree and shrub nursery located at Ashley Gorge, Canterbury.
The Gorge Nursery was established in 2007 by Sis Johnston and Mike Smith, who between them have more than 30 years in the nursery and arboriculture industry.
The Nursery specialises in growing containerised ornamental trees and shrubs suitable for both open paddocks and [...]

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