Aotearoa… our well-loved lush green country where the natural landscapes are diverse and spectacular, the native trees and birdlife are so natural and beautiful.
New Zealand’s native trees are gorgeous and usually attract the lovely native birds. These trees give us the warm familiar feeling of our own kiwi culture, like the iconic New Zealand Christmas Tree with its bright crimson flowers heralding the arrival of the summer holidays. Planting native trees is an ethical practice involving giving New Zealand’s own trees back to their natural habitat.

Most of our trees are unique one-off’s and every tree is very individual, so our nursery stock is constantly changing. The selection of trees shown here is just a few of the distinctive trees that we offer and it is not a representation of what we currently have in stock. Please contact Jon to enquire about availability, size details and pricing: admin@boulevardandboutique.co.nz or 0212802875.

Corynocarpus laevigatus
Corynocarpus laevigatus

Common name: Karaka

 

The Karaka or New Zealand Laurel is a very full and dense evergreen tree. It makes an instant visual impact with its brilliantly glossy and vivid green leathery foliage which commands attention. It flowers in late Winter/Spring with delicate green/cream clusters. The large orange berry-like fruits appear in summer. The Karaka Tree’s simple elegance produces a timeless style into the landscape in which it is implemented. It makes a great privacy screen or shade canopy.

 

Email admin@treesofdistinction.co.nz to check availability and get further details on our Corynocarpus laevigatus.

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Metrosideros ‘excelsa’
Metrosideros ‘excelsa’

Common Name: Pohutukawa

 

The iconic Pohutukawa is a much-loved native tree which emanates the warm familiar feeling of our own kiwi culture. It is sometimes known as the New Zealand Christmas Tree because its bright crimson flowers herald the arrival of the long-anticipated summer holiday period and adorn the christmas season & festivities with its brilliant colour.

 

Email admin@treesofdistinction.co.nz to check availability and get further details on our Metrosideros ‘excelsa’.

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Metrosideros ‘excelsa’. Moon Maiden
Metrosideros ‘excelsa’. Moon Maiden

Common Name: Pohutukawa

 

The stunning and eye-catching yellow flowering Pohutukawa! The Metrosideros ‘excelsa’ Moon Maiden is every bit as ‘New Zealand’ as its red flowering cousin, just with slightly more rarity and individuality. The attractive yellow/creamy flowers blend pleasantly with the silvery velvet underside of the leaves which creates a visual ambience. It is a coastal tree often growing into a great climbing tree or tree hut location for children.

 

Email admin@treesofdistinction.co.nz to check availability and get further details on our Metrosideros ‘excelsa’. Moon Maiden.

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Metrosideros ‘maungapiko’
Metrosideros ‘maungapiko’

Common Name: Rata and Pohutukawa natural hybrid

 

These Metrosideros ‘maungapiko’ NZ natives are a natural hybrid between Pohutukawa and Southern Rata, incorporating good frost tolerance with beautiful large crimson-red flowers through mid-summer. It holds the striking beauty of the southern Rata whilst maintaining the adaptability and vigour of the the Pohutukawa. Originally discovered on Great Barrier Island on the Hauraki Gulf by plantsman Graeme Platt. The mother tree on the island has unfortunately been recklessly destroyed to make way for a road. This species is rare in cultivation and worthy of protection.

 

Email admin@boulevardandboutique.co.nz to check availability and get further details on our Metrosideros ‘maungapiko’.

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Phyllocladus trichomanoides
Phyllocladus trichomanoides

Common name: Tanekaha Celery Pine

 

Tanekaha Celery Pine is a native coniferous medium-size forest growing tree. It is an attractive native tree with a conical shape, often found growing naturally with the New Zealand Kauri and commonly grown in the North Island and in the Marlborough/Nelson area. Its common name ‘Celery Pine’ comes from the celery-like foliage of this graceful tree. The Maori made fairly extensive use of Tanekaha, as it is one of the strongest and most flexible native softwoods. Our photos show the very pretty miniature fruits that appear in spring/summer.

 

Email admin@treesofdistinction.co.nz to check availability and get further details on our Phyllocladus trichomanoides.

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Vitex lucens
Vitex lucens

Common Name: Puriri Tree

 

The handsome Vitex Lucens, a classic native with beautifully rounded canopy of brilliantly glossy leaves in vibrant green & the winter berries a favorite for our Keruru, NZ wood pigeon.

 

Email admin@treesofdistinction.co.nz to check availability and get further details on our Vitex lucens.

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