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  • Alpinia caerulea
  • Alpinia caerulea
  • Alpinia caerulea
  • Alpinia caerulea
  • Alpinia caerulea
Alpinia caerulea

Alpinia caerulea

Common Name: Native Ginger

Availabilty: In Stock

Native Ginger, or the Alpinia caerulea, is a beautiful evergreen with fragrant, creamy-white bell flowers, with clusters of purple-blue berries appearing on spike stems which are highly attractive to fruit eating birds. The berries were traditionally eaten by the aboriginals; however the seeds are toxic if ingested by humans... so, eat the flesh only! Growing 1 - 3 m tall, the sword-shaped, glossy green foliage with red underbellies is perfect for adding a tropical feel to your garden. 

Ideal for specimen or container planting, and can be utilised indoors or out, consider planting in large tubs on patios to spectacular effect. We recommend regular pruning to maintain a compact growth habit.

Sensitive to frost and wind; sheltered position.  Most well drained soils, mulch in summer.  Partial shade preferred.  Attractive to fruit eating birds. 

You are buying beautiful, happy, sun-hardened (excepting indoor varieties) tubestock with root systems. Tubestock is the youngest plant you can buy, which keeps it affordable (so you can buy more plants *wink*). Please note our infographic included in every plant listing for an indication of sizing. Pictures are examples only, and your stock may be larger or smaller than what is shown.

$4.95

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