Plant List for Tillellan

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This list has been kept for about ten years now. I am moving it to its current, more easily accessible position, so I can review it given that I anticipate a mass planting occurring at some point this year during Winter or into early Spring.

I guess now, looking over it again after quite a break, that it is more of a wish list. I have a better understanding of the plants and trees that will thrive in the sand here. Maybe a little optimistic of what might be possible once we get the sand turned into a reliable soil.


Food Forest Plants

Tamarillo
Babaco ✓ New plants being propagated currently from older plants.
Thornless Youngberry (Mainly as a forage crop for the kids)
Thornless Blackberry (Same as above)
Youngberry (plenty of thorns but a good producer)
Fig (Green) D
Fig (Striped) D Outstanding year this year (March 2020) after regular watering.
Mulberry (M. macroura ‘Shatoot’) D – smaller growing mulberry tree with long white fruit. It is said to be the best mulberry for home gardens as it is a small tree which does not produce fruit that stains. It is native to India, Pakistan, southern China and Sri Lanka. This variety was purchased last year and has supplied two very modest crops since then. A lovely apricot flavour to the fruit. Listed to go into the chook yard!
Cherimoya ✓
RoseappleSyzygium
Capulin Cherry  – Prunus salicifolia ✓ We had a small crop. Very unusual tasting fruit. I have since grown other  trees from the seeds.
Jelly PalmButia capitate ✓ Two planted in our front garden. They have put on good since being planted in the ground.
Cavendish Banana ✓ Grown, repotted, moved houses with us a few times. I have now planted them into large container gardens and over the summer they have grown rapidly feeding on wooden pallet off-cuts, copious quantities of cardboard, some guinea pig and rabbit manures, some sheep manure and lots and lots of mulch. They get regular feedings of urine also.

Lady Finger Banana
Avocado
Passionfruit – Black
Passionfruit – Banana
Choko – Green
Choko –  White
Guava
Grape – Dark
Grape – White. Growing nicely on the trellis after being planted last winter in 2019.
Grape – Sultana
Grapes – Currant (rescued cuttings, variety still to be confirmed.

Concord Grapes
Loquat ✓

Lower storey Food Forest

Hazelnut –  Double graft of Butler & Halls Giant

Turmeric
Cardomom
Galangal
Borage
Comfrey ✓
Lemongrass  ✓ Some very new stalks planted recently that showed good root growth after sitting in a glass of water. March 2020
Yacon
Strawberries

Fruit Trees for Swales
Apricot  D (Grown from seed from a local tree, produces small but tasty fruits)
Lemon – Eureka – on my wishlist
Apple
Apple
Apple – Golden Blush – on the wishlist.
Persimmon – Fuyu ✓
Tahitian Lime – to replace the current one we have
Blood Orange – on the wishlist.
Washington Navel Orange – on the wishlist

Lemonade Lemon

Finger Lime

Cara Cara Navel (Diggers)

Lanes Late Navel (Diggers)

Imperial Mandarin

Pioneer Plants
Tagesaste 
Tagetes marigolds ✓
Nasturtium ✓

Herbs
Oregano
Lavendar
Fishmint
Salad Burnet
Mints – various in pots
Basil
Coriander
Dill
Bergamot

Insect Attractors & Bee Pasturage
Buddleja – trimmed to produce a profusion of flowers as butterfly feeder ✓ We have a mauve and a yellow. Perhaps a deep purple if the plants have pulled through summer.
Milkweed – interplanted amongst other plants to attract butterflies and nurture caterpillars esp. Monarch
Buckwheat
Salvia
Cosmos
Valerian
Echinacea
Carrot
Dill
Coriander
Borage
Comfrey
Bronze Fennel

Giant Russian Sunflowers, Japanese Millet and Sorghum have also intrigued us from time to time.

D – Deciduous

 

 

About Petit Paradis

I am on a journey with my family to transition as closely as practicable to a state of self-reliance in suburbia. I practice permaculture principles in our house, garden and community. We are on the southern coast of Western Australia. To our north is the rest of the world. To the south, Antarctica.
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5 Responses to Plant List for Tillellan

  1. tonytomeo says:

    You certainly have some oddities there. Well, they are oddities by my standards. The only roseapple that I have ever met is Syzygium paniculatum grown as a hedge rather than for fruit. your mulberry sounds like mine, although I do not know the cultivar. I like it because the fruit is within reach, rather than up for the birds. (Those that used to be grown in the Santa Clara Valley were only there to keep birds distracted from the fruit ripening in the orchards.) I totally dig cherimoya, but it needs to be hand pollinated here where there are no natural pollinators for them. Jelly palm was something that I wanted to grow because they do so well as ornamentals, but I do not think of them as reliable producers of fruit. I think of the little bit of fruit that they produce as a mere bonus. How many pounds of fruit does each tree produce? I will likely grow it anyway, but fruit (several year from now) would be nice. What is a lemonade lemon? Is that ‘Meyer’?

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    • HI again Tony, Jelly Palms do quite well here. Decent crops so long as they are bagged and protected from animals. I have two cherimoyas and they will remain a mystery until they mature. I have had them in pots over the years and am keen to plant them out. It remains to be seen how well they do. The Lemonade Lemons we get here are different to the Meyer Lemon. We had one growing in the original garden here but alas it was removed during the pre-renovation clean up. I will have to find out a little more and let you know. From memory they are like a mix between and orange and a lemon. J

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