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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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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This beautiful Astringent Persimmon Tree of between approximately 90-120 years old was saved from imminent destruction in 2013, where it was located next to the long dilapidated historic buildings of the Pony Express Post in South Auckland. It took a determined effort of all involved to save this heritage tree from succumbing to the dreaded chainsaw. Now sitting comfortably in its new position on our estate, the Persimmon Tree is looking for a very special home perhaps in another historic property of significance.
This tree is special, filled with character and dignity. It has central leader which expands into 3 sturdy trunks, giving it visual balance and a sense of harmony, while spreading outward and upward to its encompassing full foliage. The thick, heavily textured bark resembles an alligators skin and the leaves are broad and veiny, luscious and vibrant. The Autumn color is highly ornamental and the brilliant fiery colors extend for a long period on the tree.
Persimmons are a relatively uncommon fruit; they are sweet and juicy and as this is a very old astringent tree the fruit must be left to ripen fully before eating. Rich in vitamin A and B the persimmon is a excellent source of fiber and best eaten raw to enjoy the most nutritional value. Also suitable for preserves and cooking.
The tree is not only valued for its fruit but also for its wood; as a member of the Ebenaceae [ebony] family having strong, durable and resistant timber which among other things is used to make golf club heads, flooring, veneers and billiard cues.
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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: Taraire
Handsome large growing NZ native with a mature height of approx 20m. Its smooth brown barked trunk is straight and stately. In spring small insignificant flowers appear in panicles, followed in autumn by attractive purple fruit known as ‘drupes’, which are a favourite food for the native Wood Pigeons. These tree are commonly found growing on ridges and on large parks and gardens throughout Auckland and other temperate climates in the North Island.
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Fagus ‘sylvatica purpurea’
Common Name: Copper Beech Tree
The Copper Beech Tree is a magnificent example of a field grown tree of age and grand proportion, giving character and maturity to its surrounds. It would be well complemented being surrounded by neatly clipped layered hedging, or would be just as at home in a more natural and free lifestyle setting.
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Common Name: Weeping Chinese Banyan
A tropical Asian evergreen tree suitable for indoors. This attractive and rare tree is full of character and charisma! This is an impressive feature tree for a large atrium or entrance. The unique intertwining of its trunk and the detailed shiny green foliage gives it a personality of its own. Tolerant of lower light levels. Also suitable to be planted outside in a sheltered warm site.
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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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Prunus ‘shimidsu sakura’
Common Name: Asahi Botan Cherry
The Asahi Botan Cherry Tree is the last of the ornamental cherry tree types to flower. Its flowers appear in the late spring to early summer, and this often coincides with the new growth of bright green foliage. The flowers are double cluster of white and pink and hold well on the trees, given that its later flowering period is after the strong spring winds. It boasts a wonderful fiery orange autumn colour holding into early winter. A gracefully arching tree becoming flat topped with regular pruning.
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