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: 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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Olea ‘el greco’
The Olea ‘el greco’ is an ancient species that is slow-growing and has a compact form, so would be ideal for screening or shelter. Its thin leaves gives a highly textured appearance making it equally suitable as a garden feature tree. The knobbly trunk and silvery leaves will offer authenticity and character to your landscape, plus a hint of Mediterranean flavor. Reliable crops with small fruits that have high oil content. Will tolerate dry and windy conditions.
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Common Name: Olive Tree
Olive Trees are always a classic favourite in landscape design because they never go out of fashion! These authentic trees will create an atmosphere of welcoming homliness yet sophistication & grandeur in your garden. They also look spectacular up-lighten in a restaurant courtyard or entrance. The Olea ‘nabali’ is a vigorous, high-yielding Israeli cultivar. Tolerant of wind and sea breezes.
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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.
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Common Name: Japanese Stone Pine
This stout and elegant pine species has a rugged trunk of rough dark red bark with fissures revealing a black underlay. The framework of irregular, layered horizontal branches give the trees wonderfully unique and interesting character. The Pinus ‘thunbergii’ would give fascinating dimension in an inner-city Japanese style garden; provide cultural latitude by framing an entranceway. Planted for centuries in Japan these trees can withstand heavy pruning to shape. Coastal hardy. Untrimmed growing to 30m.
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Platinus acerifolia. London Plane Tree
Common Name: London Plane Tree
The London Plane Tree grows to a very large tree and can live for an immensely long time. Often seen as pollarded street trees and used also as peaching and flat topped specimens the Plane Tree can be very heavily and brutally reduced each autumn to reduce the eventual size.
The motley, speckled bark of the London Plane Tree is a testament to its age and gives the tree wonderful character.
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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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Pyrus calleryana ‘aristocrat’
Common Name: Ornamental Callery Pear
A pyramidal growing tree with a spectacular variety between the seasons. Summer offers glossy green leaves combined with exquisite tiny white flowers, turning into striking red foliage in autumn. Then gorgeous masses of white tiny ornamental pears blossom in the spring. This species a striking tree worthy of a central place in a large garden or corner of a courtyard. A more upright habit. Prefers well-drained friable soils. This tree can be clipped in the winter to form a formal shape in a smaller space.
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Common Name: Evergreen Cork Oak
Large growing, short stemmed, wide spreading tree native to the Mediterranean . Very thick corky bark is harvested off trees at least 25 years of age for wine corks and tiling .This tree tolerates hot dry sites and is found growing on very hilly country in the Mediterranean unsuited to other crops. A wonderful tree in a well drained and hot courtyard. A tree worthy of a place in a interactive setting where children can tack things to the deep fissured bark. Frost and coastal hardy.
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Quince trees are adaptable and hardy, performing well in all areas of New Zealand. It is a deciduous tree that bears a pome fruit, similar in appearance to a pear, but large, bright golden-yellow and aromatic. The quince has been a popular ingredient since medieval times, and though it was once considered old-fashioned it has recently made a comeback in our kitchens and backyards. The fruit is hard and tart when raw, but sweet and soft once cooked. There are many delicious uses for quince, the popular ones being quince jelly, quince paste and poached quince.
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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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Syzygium Resilience is a superior cultivar of the of Syzygium Australe, or more commonly known as a Lilly Pilly. This unique variety is new to the NZ market and is solely available through Boulevard and Boutique. The improved characteristics of the Syzygium Resilience variety is a result of a specialised propagation technique, giving it fantastic benefits such as a high resistance to psyllids, faster growing, having a stronger and straighter central leader, and a better root system.
The Lilly Pilly species are an ideal plant for the temperate zones of NZ, and are extremely popular. They are used largely for hedging or screening, and also a good option for pots. It is a versatile tree that produces spectacular colourful new foliage which mature into deep green, glossy leaves. It requires either full sun or part shade, low water requirement, and responds well to pruning.
Psyllids cause an unsightly deformation of the leaves. The Syzygium Resilience will dramatically reduce the use of dangerous sprays and chemicals in your gardens. Syzygium Resilience is the only known cultivar of type that is resistant to Psyllid bugs.
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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.
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