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.
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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.
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Common Name: Queensland Firewheel Tree
This handsome but slow growing tree is endemic to the rainforests of Australia’s eastern seaboard. Flowering of this tree takes place in only mature specimens of 8-12 years of age. Our specimen has been flowering consistently for the last 3 years with orange to red skittle shaped buds opening to contorted flowers arranged in a cluster that look like spokes on a wheel. This particular Stenocarpus ‘sinuatus’ has been grown as a multi leader specimen to form a large bush. Very rare in cultivation this tree would compliment a warm tropical courtyard or inner city garden. Large lush leaves of green form a dense crown. Plants to accompany this tree would include Tupidanthus ‘calytraptas’, Cinnamonum ‘camphora’, Dypsis ‘baronii’, Cunonia capensis, Strelitzia and Ficus species.
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Common Name: Norfolk Island Pine
The majestic Norfolk Pine grows to mammoth proportions. Its mature height is between 30m to 50m high in a vertical and symmetrical habit. The dignity of its straight trunk and its picture-perfect triangular form are an eyecatching wonder of nature. Native to the Norfolk Islands in the Tasman Sea northwest of New Zealand. These species have proved to be able to tolerate incessant onshore gales and have therefore been widely planted in coastal regions and open farmland.
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Juniperous Kaizuku Cloud Topiary
Common Name: Hollywood Juniper
The perfect focal point in a garden design, this juniper’s distinct cloud topiary formation is sure to turn heads. Vivid bright green foliage. This species will tolerate drought and coastal conditions. Not tolerant of wet heavy soils.
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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.
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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.
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Common Name: Japanese Maple
The lovely Acer ‘palmatum’ is a versatile species fitting into many landscaping situations. It is particularly useful in softening a hardscape, and lends itself to under-planting with lush green foliage. Wonderful around water features, streams and ponds. The young spring growth is light green, darkening slightly over summer, turning into a beautiful display of oranges and reds in autumn. Shelter from strong wind.
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Fagus ‘sylvatica’ . Riversii
Common Name: Rivers Copper Beech
Possibly the most splendid of all the selection of English Beeches, the Rivers Copper Beech has outstanding features. The gorgeous foliage of large deep purple leaves hold their display through the summer. In autumn the foliage drops and presents that pretty calendar-worthy autumnal scene of vibrant ground colour. This species will reach a mature height of 10-15m with a large handsome dome shaped form.
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