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Athrotaxis cupressoides Athrotaxis cupressoides

Pencil Pine.  Very interesting conifer from the highlands of Tasmania where it is threatened due to fires and degradation of habitat from grazing and too many Eucalyptus.  The leaf scale are tightly appressed to the stem so the green branchlets do look very pencil-like.  A moderate grower with old-growth trees 30'-60' but you won't have to worry about it - it takes a while.

Price: $15.00
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Billardiera longiflora - Red Berried Billardiera longiflora - Red Berried

Tasmanian Cherry Berry Vine.  This is the uncommon red fruited form of an uncommon species.  Less vigorous and more suited for a smaller vining situation but with ample sized deep red fruits persisting from summer well into winter.  Evergreen and totally cool.  Tubular pale chartreuse flowers.

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Callistemon 'Woodlanders Hardy' Callistemon 'Woodlanders Hardy'

Bottlebrush.  Perhaps the hardiest clone enduring single digits with scarcely a whimper.  (It may be whimpering but my own wails of despair drown all else out).  Evergreen picking up russet tones in winter.  Summer fuzzy red flowers on the stems.  Deer Proof/drought tolerant.

Price: $15.00
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Callistemon pallidus Callistemon pallidus

From the venerable plant at the UW Arboretum comes this promising bottle brush.  The plant at the UW has weathered every fluke weather event in the last 20 years and emerged unscathed.  Narrowly yet densely upright with pale yellow-white bottle brush flowers and evergreen needley leaves.

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Callistemon pallidus 'Eleanor' Callistemon pallidus 'Eleanor'

Bottlebrush.  This is a selected form of the cold hardy species and differs by having 5" bottlebrushes of PURPLE flowers.  This would thrive against a hot south wall and will tolerate a range of soils as long as they drain well.  Evergreen and so far not munched by deer.

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Callistemon sp.  'Red Giant' Callistemon sp. 'Red Giant'

A goody from Ian Barclay, this bottlebrush incorporates the showy attributes of the big, flashy red flowers of the tender species into a big shrub that is pretty darned hardy for a lot of our milder PNW gardens. This handles our short dips to the mid teens and perhaps a little colder with age and careful siting. Give it some room - this gets 10x10' or more. Way cool.

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Callistemon subulatus Callistemon subulatus

One of the hardiest Bottlebrushes to 10F with the added benefit of having red flowers. In growth, this this tends to have graceful arching branches which softens what can sometimes be a rigid look to Callistemon.  Not that that is a bad thing but this looks a bit more cuddly.  This grows on stream banks in Australia and can take quite wet spots but is also tolerant of dry.  Deer proof!

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Callistemon viridiflorus - Hardy Clone Callistemon viridiflorus - Hardy Clone

This clone of an already hardy bottlebrush species has been hardier than
the typical offering by a few degrees and personally, our most grievous
losses have been by a few degrees.  This is likely from a higher and
more exposed location in Tasmania as it is also more compact than
typical and has handled one winter where it went into single digits.

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Epacris petrophila Epacris petrophila

Snow Heath. This is an upright form of this often creeping alpine ericaceous small shrub.  Basically, this a Tasmanian heather and quite uncommon in cultivation.  Small leaves appressed to the stems with terminal clusters of small white flowers in summer.  Thanks to ericad-daddy Steve Hootman for sharing

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Grevillea rivularis Grevillea rivularis

Carrington Falls Grevillea.  Of limited distribution in New South Wales Australia where it is found along streambanks, this was not formally described until 1960.  To 6' tall and spreading, this has great foliage coupled with light pink flowers with long stamens.  Mr. Grevillea, Ian Barclay, rates this as good to 10F but grow it lean and low to no phosphorous.

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Grevillea victoriae Grevillea victoriae

This has never had a speck of damage to it in the winter and in our opinion is one of the best broadleaf shrubs for our area.  This is the straight species which we prefer over the various selections.  Densely willowy with clusters of amber sheathed coral flowers Nov-May.  Tough.

Price: $18.00
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Grevillea victoriae 'Murray Valley Queen' Grevillea victoriae 'Murray Valley Queen'

Very hardy winter blooming shrub from Tasmania which Ciscoe proclaims as his favorite plant of all time or at least until he talks about the next plant.  We agree though - this plant totally rules.  No problems whatsoever but little or no fertilizer. Buff orange flowers.  Shorter selection.

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Kunzea capitata 'Badja Carpet' Kunzea capitata 'Badja Carpet'

A shrub very rare in this country (we might be the first to introduce this) and one we are pretty excited about. This has some pretty good cold tolerance and will be an evergreen shrub to 2' high and wider. White flowers like a Leptospermum but long anthers so looks like a small bottlebrush. Good drainage, Zone 8-9 and might be worth trying in warmer parts of zone 7.

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Kunzea muelleri Kunzea muelleri

Cuttings received from our friend Maurits in Holland who is obsessed with cold hardy Mediterranean style plantings.  This is essentially a low evergreen groundcover - to 8" tall - and hails from a frost pocket in Mount Buffalo National Park in Victoria.  Has profuse creamy flowers with an exuberance of stamens.  Rare, choice, and a first-time offering.

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Leptospermum grandiflorum 'Eugene Hardy' Leptospermum grandiflorum 'Eugene Hardy'

One of the hardiest of the Leptospermums which, in time and left alone, will achieve the appearance of a ruggedly handsome small tree. We say this in case you have control issues and mistake shearing for pruning in which case this will be a nice dense ball.  Or square.  Or blob.  Evergreen, nice white flowers, deer-proof, drought tolerant. Thanks to Leptophiliac Ian Barclay for sharing this..

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Leptospermum juniperinum - Mount Imlay Form Leptospermum juniperinum - Mount Imlay Form

A collection from Mount Imlay in New South Wales of an expected hardier form of the species. Prickly needle-like leaves on a multi-stemmed shrub with white flowers although light pink flowers have been reported in that location. Ours is white so that takes the guesswork out. This should be fine in milder gardens here in the Puget Sound and can take poorly drained situations. Deer do not find this tasty.

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Leptospermum lanigerum 'Silver Form' Leptospermum lanigerum 'Silver Form'

Woolly Tea Tree. This Tasmanian is one of the best silver-leafed evergreens for our area. A great cold hardy form which has sparkling 1" white flowers in early summer and aromatic foliage when bruised. Not that you are going to bruise it unless you are simply overcome by delight down the line and you find yourself giving it a bear hug which is perfectly socially acceptable.  Good drainage and not overly rich soils.  Deer find it distasteful.

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Leptospermum namadgiensis Leptospermum namadgiensis

Evergreen alpine Aussie growing in the same habitat as Snow Gums.  This has billowy gray-green foliage and 1" white flowers borne on last year's wood.  With age the bark exfoliates and reveals a very shiny trunk which adds to the allure.  Sun, good drainage, dryish and phooey to the deer.

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Leptospermum rupestre Leptospermum rupestre

One of the hardiest Leptospermums, this creeping form is from the alpine areas of Tasmania and has grown for many years at the Arboretum in Seattle. Evergreen leaves with small white flowers, this would be a shame not to have it in the rock garden and a greater shame not to have it spilling over a wall.

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Lomatia myricoides Lomatia myricoides

A graceful thin-leaved evergreen shrub from Australia which has not been even slightly damaged by our occasional winter lows to 10F.  Great texture and the profuse white clove-scented flowers in midsummer sends our various bee species into a frenzy of nectar and pollen gathering! Phosphorous sensitive so skip the fertilizer.

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Stylidium graminifolium Stylidium graminifolium

Grass Trigger Plant. Gorgeous and fascinating perennial found in Tasmania and Australia.  Tidy perfection of evergreen grassy foliage speaks to a refined distillation of Aloe and Agave and the unexpected flamboyant spike of multitudinous pink flowers is over the top. There are sticky hairs under the flowers which can trap gnats and absorb those tasty insect nutrients. The pollination mechanism is fiendish.

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Tasmannia lanceolata 'Mount Wellington' (syn. Drimys) Tasmannia lanceolata 'Mount Wellington' (syn. Drimys)

We have just a scant few of this dwarf form of the Tasman Mountain Pepper which we presume to be from an exposed high elevation site on Mt Wellington. This is ideally suited to rock gardens where it will make a slow and low ball of reddish stems bejeweled with white flowers and oh so peppery black fruit. We were given this plant by the late Michael Wickenden of Cally Gardens in Scotland. Possibly the first introduction to the US.  Small plants of this small rarity.

Price: $30.00
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Telopea oreades Telopea oreades

If you have a very mild garden, this is worth every effort to cultivate. Related to Chilean Embothrium, this SE Aussie similarly will rock your world when it flowers. A dense crown of 35-60 crimson flowers are packed together like a fair dinkum hummingbird buffet. This has grown and flowered on Bainbridge Island and thrives in Brookings Oregon.  Ixnay on the phosphorous

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Trochocarpa thymifolia Trochocarpa thymifolia

Cute little shrublet in the Ericaceae from the montane flora of Tasmania.  This was first collected by Robert Brown in 1802 from Mt Wellington and is among the hardier of the Tasmanian plants.  Rather like an upright heather in appearance, this has terminal fuchsia-pink/red flowers followed by bluish fruit.

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