Allow these trees to inspire you with their depth of character and their unique charm…
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: email@example.com or 0212802875.
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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Acer ‘palmatum’. Dissectum syn Atropurpurea
This outstanding 80 year old specimen of red weeping Japanese Maple is a breathtaking natural wonder that we are very fortunate although reluctant to offer for sale. There is an awe-inspiring beauty within this tree which is only developed with the irreplaceable factor of time. Year upon year of character-building has rewarded this specimen with maturity and solidity that reflects absolute magnificence. The incredible intertwined trunk formation weaves and mazes its way upward with each branch seeming to have a mind entirely of its own. The wonderful textures and patterns it displays are a testament to its age.
Acer ‘Palmatum’. Atropurpurea is one of the most highly regarded types of Japanese Maple, with year-round beauty. In spring the flushed red foliage at its summit cascades down to lovely fresh hues of yellows, oranges, and vibrant greens, then mingles into lower leaves of deep mauve. Summer brings a very dark crimson, almost black red, without the common summer ‘bronze-out’ of many of its other cultivars. Autumn is its crowning glory as it displays a full coverage of brilliant bonfire red.
The Japanese Maples have an aura of antiquity and are identifiable by their compact shape and attractively sculptural branching habit. They are a true collector plant due to the degree of difference between one plant and another. For many years Japan had a rich tradition of finding, collecting, catergorizing, naming, propagating and exhibiting the numerous varieties of Japanese Maples, this is known as ‘The Edo period’ [1600-1700ad]. The Japanese maple became the heart of garden design in the early 1900s when North America and Eurpope discovered Japan and its prolific nurseries.
The form of this particular tree is exceptionally stunning in character and we can well imagine it situated in a raised focal point in a sheltered courtyard where the internal branching structure is easily visible and best enjoyed. This graceful tree could also beautifully compliment large scale water features such as ponds and streams. Some suggested companion shrubs and trees would be small ornamental confiers, cercis varieties, rhododendrons, and camellias.
Most certainly the oldest tree currently for sale in New Zealand, it deserves a grand location and an appreciating audience. The new owner will be privileged to possess one of natures finest masterpieces.
Acer freemanii x ‘jeffers red’
Common Name: Jeffers Red or Freemans Maple
This selection of the North American Maple will grow to approx. 15m tall with erect branching and a eventual round headed form. These trees would create an immediate vertical aspect to any property or large building needing shade and privacy. The glossy summer leaves turn into brilliant autumn tones of scarlet and crimson.
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Acer palmatum “Skeeters broom”
Common Name: Skeeters Broom Japanese Maple
You will love the vibrant coloured foliage of this striking maple! In Spring this maple flushes with bright red leaves, creating a eyecatching burst of colour. It darkens to a deep maroon colour over Summer and changes to a spectacular rich scarlet hue in Autumn.
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Acer palmatum ‘osakazuki’
Common Name: Japanese Maple
This beautiful tree has a striking form and would create a bold impression as a large lawn specimen or point-of-arrival tree. This cultivar is considered to have the brightest crimson and scarlet autumn colours of all the Japanese Maples. New growth is a pinky bronze colour that turns into medium to large lobed green leaves. The Acer palmatum ‘Osakazuki’ is a cultivar of the Acer ‘palmatum’. Moderately wind hardy. A robust upright spreader.
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Common name: Willow Mrytle Tree
These elegant trees make the perfect interactive playing tree for children… there’s a ready-made tree hut under its branches! The weeping Agonis has a lovely quiet splendour about it. Its graceful branches softly sweep down around itself and the leaves are narrow & long allowing them to sway freely in the breeze. The attractive evergreen foliage is a husky green hue. Clusters of small white flowers appear in Spring/Summer.
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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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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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Camellia Mini no Yuki
Common Name: Camellia Moonlight
These trees are truly spectacular! Please enquire about our fabulous Cameliia Mine-No-Yuki, we can provide further images to show the unique form of each individual tree and details on pricing etc. They demand attention with their striking multiple branches topped with generous tufts of deep green glossy foliage. Each tree has an entirely unique random branching structure. Like a freedom dancer, the branches independently sprawl in different directions, arching and cascading into their own individual beautiful formation. This Camellia smothers itself with loose semi-double pure white flowers during the autumn. Useful for hedges/esaplier work. Plant in full sun or dappled shade in well drained acidic soil. Not tolerant of drought. Prune after flowering.
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Carpinus ‘betulinus ‘ . Fastigiata
Common Name: Upright Hornbeam
The stunning Upright Hornbeam Tree is suited to avenue planting. These trees would give good vertical accent to your landscape and could be used to draw the eye to a special part of the garden or away from a contrary view. This species is the fastigiated form of the common English hornbeam, These trees cleanly loose their dead foliage in winter unlike their counterpart hedging variety. The distinctly veined small leaves clothe the trees with a lovely soft green density in summer.
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The Cedrus Atlantica is native to the Atlas Mountains of Northern Africa. An attractive specimen tree, this stately needled evergreen conifer has an upright concical form. Prefers well-drained soils.
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These evergreen conifers have a sort of quiet dignity about them, their pyramidal upright form reaches out its horizontal boughs to display its eloquent clusters of silvery blue needles. They make a fantastic statement tree due to their unique blue hue, which blends in well with the moody colour scheme of masonry, plaster or concrete structures. The Blue Atlas Cedar is native to the Atlas Mountains in Morocco and Algeria. It likes full sun, is cold and wind hardy, and drought tolerant. Growing habit is usually conical when young as shown in our images, becoming more flat-topped with long spreading branches with age.
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Cercis canadensis ‘forest pansy’
Common Name: American redbud
This tree would suit a border garden to add colour and interest amongst such shrubs as Rhododendron, Camellias mounds of native shrubs and other perennial plants. This species boasts a magnificent foliage of large heart shaped, deep reddish-purple leaves. The bare branches in spring are adorned with clusters of small pea-shaped rosy purple flowers. A vigorous and hardy tree, prune to keep tidy.
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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: Cape Butter Knife Tree
A beautiful and versatile ornamental tree found in the forests of South Africa. Its striking foliage is dark green and glossy with contrasting reddish bronze new growth. The clusters of white flowers that appear in autumn are sweetly scented and attract insects and butterflies. This tree gets it common name Butterknife Tree from the unqiue little butter knife shaped new growth it produces as shown on our images. A relatively small species with a non-invasive root system, this tree would thrive if planted inside a natural water feature or is also a good choice for potting into a large pot.
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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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Esaplier Fruit Trees
The reason Espalier Fruit Trees are so special is that they can only be created with the vital components of time and care. There’s no shortcuts with a stunning genuine Espalier.
Figs, quinces, stone fruit, pip fruit, citrus are good options for Espalier, plus ornamental varieties. Please also ask us about creating your own ‘bespoke’ espalier for your upcoming project.
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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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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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: Ficus ‘Indian Laurel’
These fantastic trees grow into a wide-spreading canopy of lush bright green foliage which is dense and evergreen. It is fast growing and drought-tolerant and loves plenty of sun. This tree has origins in Asia and Hawaii, and this is evident in its luscious fresh tropical appearance. It is an excellent addition to a tropical theme landscape alongside palms and other plants, however its vibrant colour and character makes it very versatile and allows it to fit in beautifully in many other garden styles. It makes a brilliant shade tree for a sunny backyard, a lovely shady retreat on those hot summer days. Ficus Nitida is the perfect privacy screen for homeowners wanting a secluded oasis within a bustling city scene. It has also been utilised as a sound barrirer on busy streets.
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Common Name: Strangling Fig
The Asian-origined Ficus Stricta is an impressive tree to use as a garden feature with up-lighting to illuminate its attractiveness. The Ficus Stricta sprawls out wide and free, its form is delightfully natural and untamed. The textured and irregular boughs and crisp bright green foliage create a quaint ornamental kind of look. This tree produces figs seasonally which are not generally classed as the edible variety, but the fruits may attract some lovely birdlife.
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The Gingko, one of the conifer family, is also known as the Maidenhair Tree. It is revered in Chinese culture and one of the oldest living tree species, dating back over 250 million years. Well-renowned for its uniquely shaped leaves, and its outstanding autumn display of vibrant yellow, it has been described as the most distinct and beautiful of all deciduous trees. These 3 trees are the non-fruiting variety, along with being easily established and very tolerant species, this spectacular trio will give instant height and maturity to any urban setting.
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Common Name: Kentia Palm
Create instant impact with a remarkable towering Kentia Palm! This stately Australian native will be a identifiable landmark in whatever location it is planted.
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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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Liriodendron ‘tulipifera’. Arnold
Common Name: Upright Tulip Tree
The soft bright leaves transform into a brilliant yellow performance in autumn. This is the fastigated form of the Liriodendron Tulipifera. These specimens make a fantastic height dimension with their narrow columnar growth habit. Deciduous.
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Magnolia ‘Denudata’ -Gere
Its no surprise the Magnolia Denudata has been described as one of the most beautiful of the Magnolias. While the final cold weeks of winter persist this deciduous tree gently reveals the delicate beauty of Spring, becoming laden with flowers upon its stark bare branches, a promise for the arrival of the approaching warmer season. Its fragrant flowers are cupped upright in a soft ivory colour, starting as a tight bud and continually opening wider and fuller through its blossoming weeks. The Magnolia Denudata is native to central and eastern China.
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The Vulcan is a stunning, striking variety of the Magnolias. Blooming in late winter to early spring, in a proud display of large robust flowers in a brilliantly rich purple/red hue. The intricate texture and perfect form of each fragrance bloom is a reminder of the beauty of nature itself. This deciduous tree is upright in form, so is a great option in a city scene with restricted space.
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The evergreen Magnolia Delavayi turns heads with its enormous leaves! The foliage has a greyish tinge to it and unusually large compared to the size of the tree, they are often sought after by florists for this reason. This is an impressive and unique option to include in your landscape design.
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Magnolia grandiflora ‘Ferrugenia’
Common Name: Evergreen Magnolia
This popular tree is easily recognized by its iconic evergreen foliage. The large boastful leaves are a brilliantly glossy bright green which contrasts starkly with the soft rust-coloured velvety underside. beautiful leathery leaves are prized in floral arrangements. An effective combination of colours and textures, this foliage has adorned many landscapes over the years, toning in nicely with copper spouting, terracotta roof tiles, corten steel fencing, or any other infrastructure with similar tones. In late summer this Magnolia flaunts a covering of large cup-shaped ivory-coloured fragrant flowers. This sturdy tree naturally takes on an elegant round-headed shape. Magnolias can be pollarded into common shape and size to become a stunning avenue of trees or boundary line. Alternatively if preferred these trees can be left to grow untamed to become grand stately park specimens. A native of Florida and Texas. This species prefers warm moist conditions and responds well to heavy pruning.
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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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