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Edible & Herbal

corylus purpurea © 2014 (Purple Filbert)(Purple Filbert).Rich purple leaves ,they are larger and more richly purple if semi shaded. Hardy suckering species that will make a large shrub or small tree. I believe possibly a male form , although it is mostly planted independently of other corylus so maybe not being or giving pollination.

cornus colurna turkish hazel ©   (Turkish Hazel) Cone shaped tree, with oval shaped, shallowly lobed, dark green leaves, which turn yellow in Autumn.  Produces edible nuts, enclosed in deeply fluffy shells, nuts ripen in Autumn.  Height 6 meters – 5 metres wide.

Cydonia cathayensis(Chinese quince) An attractive medium sized shrub with masses of pale pink blossom. These are followed by large pear-shaped golden fruits that are sometimes used to produce jams and jellies.

Origin: China

dovyalis caffra © 2014  aka Umkolo. The fruits of the (Kei Apple) are juicy and look a bit like flattened apricots. The fruit is bright yellow / orange with the flesh a similar colour. Fruit can be used for a variety of desserts or often eaten fresh with just a sprinkle of sugar. This speciman is drought and salt tolernat and quite often is planted in a coastal habitat.

Origin: Key River, Southwest Africa.

dovyalis caffra © 2014(Kei Apple)Lovely evergreen fruit tree of considerable importance to local communities in southern Africa. Usually reaches 3/5m in height with a much-branched crown. Can be used as a border, screen or impenetrable hedge.Origin: South Africa

ficus palmata 'wild fig' © 2013   Commonly known as bedu or Punjab fig is one of the tallest wild fig. Commonly found in Uttarakhand in Mid-himalayan region. The fruit is quite tasty and grows around villages, forest, wastelands, fields.
 ginkgo biloba © 2013 (Maidenhair Tree) Unique species of tree, with no living relatives. Various uses in tradional medicine as food. Large trees reaching 20 - 35 metres in height. A combination of resistance to disease, insect-resistant wood and the ability to form aerial roots and sprouts makes ginkgos long-lived, with some specimens claimed to be more than 2,500 years old. Ginkgo biloba has many medicinal/herbal uses, and is the brightest gold Autumn coloured tree.

HAMAMELIS MOLLIS (Chinease Witch Hazel)Deciduous large shrub or small tree growing to 8m tall.The flowers are yellow, often with a red base, with four ribbon-shaped petals 15 mm (0.59 in) long and four short stamens, and grow in clusters; flowering is in late winter to early spring on the bare branches. The fruit is a hard woody capsule 12 mm (0.47 in) long, which splits explosively at the apex at maturity one year after pollination, ejecting the two shiny black seeds from the parent plant.

Hamamellis virginiana(Witch Hazel) Shrubby tree. Pale yellow flowers have a sweet penetrating scent in Summer - Autumn. Yellow Autumn tones.

Country of Origin: Florida, U.S.A

Hamamelis x intermedia Arnold PromiseBright yellow flowers in profusion on more compact bush. Growing to 4metres. Full-Sun to Part-Shade. Reddish or yellow autumn colour.

Origin: Asia

Jacaranda mimosaefolia White Christmas

Jacaranda mimosaefolia White Christmas Jacaranda
mimosaefolia 'White Christmas'

Michelia x Starbright

michelia x Starbright Michelia 
X Starbright'

Ficus dammaropsis

Ficus dammaropsis Ficus

Australian Rhododendron SocietyThe Ferny Creek Horticultural SocietyGarden Plant Conservation Association of Australia Inc.International Oak SocietyIPPS AustraliaThe Waite ArboretumNursery and Garden Industry VictoriaNursery and Garden Industry Australia

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