Natives - Family Deals

There are so many good reasons to plant a New Zealand native as gardeners all over the world have discovered. During a recent trip to Europe I swear I saw a Cabbage Tree (Corydline) in every back yard I peeked into! Here at home, planting a NZ Native is really an act of conservation as it ensures the continuation of native plant species. Along with that there is the added bonus of attracting native birds to your garden and beneficial native insects. However before we get too "Green" and serious lets just apreciate the wonderful layers of colour, texture and distinctive form that NZ Natives offer the gardener.  


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Picture of Arthropodium Matapouri Bay

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Native. Renga Renga Lily. Discovered at Matapouri Bay Northland this great landscaping plant has broad, lush, blue-grey, foliage and dainty sprays of creamy white blooms in summer. Plant in well drained fertile soil. Prefers filtered light though will tolerate some sun. Perennial.

 

Colour: White / Cream
Habit: Clump forming
Est. Hgt. 7/10 yrs: 60cm x 60cm

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Native. A lovely soft bronze- red grass with fine tufts of arching foliage. Grows in a wide range of conditions including coastal. Comans means "like a luxuriant head of hair" hence the common name of 'Hair Sedge'. Looks its best in large drifts. Evergreen.

 

Colour: Brown
Habit: Clump forming
Est. Hgt. 7/10 yrs: 30cm x 20cm

Carex Comans Red

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Native Grass. A popular medium grass with rich bronze/ blood red colour. Tufts of fine curled bronze foliage form a sturdy clump that looks most attractive sways in the breeze. Tough and hardy - looks its best when mass planted. Useful for rockeries and on banks. Sun to part shade and almost any soil. Evergreen.

 

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NZ Native Grass. This is a graceful little grass or tussock with fine, light silver green needles of foliage that curl over at the top. Looks its best when planted in large groups or drifts. Easy to grow in sun or part shade in average soil. Evergreen.

If your clump of Carex becomes a little scruffy give it a new 'do' by cutting off the top growth - you can be quite severe - and it will rapidly re grow with renewed vigour.

 

Habit: Clump forming
Est. Hgt. 7/10 yrs: 40cm x 50cm

Carex Frosted Curls

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Carex Frosted Curls

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Carpodetus serratus prostrate is a semi-prostrate form of Putaputaweta which can grow to a height of 75 cm and have a spread of a 1 m. It prefers damp and shade. In spring it can be covered in small white flowers. (summer). Prefers damp soils, sun or shade.

 

Colour: White
Habit: Prostrate
Est. Hgt. 7/10 yrs: 75cm x 100cm

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NZ Native. This form was discovered on cliffs near Hawera. It is a ground hugging native that forms a tight mat of small narrow olive green leaves. Excellent landscape plant for covering large areas of ground. Hardy, tolerant of cold and wind. Evergreen.

 

Colour: Assorted
Habit: Spreading
Est. Hgt. 7/10 yrs: 40cm x 200cm

Coprosma Hawera

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Coprosma Hawera

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Native. An interesting little shrub with stems that twist and tangle themselves into what is known as a divaricating mound. The foliage is tiny and the whole plant has tones of bronze-red. Hardy and robust - ideal for coastal sites. Plant in the sun. Evergreen.

 

Habit: Twisting
Est. Hgt. 7/10 yrs: 60cm x 120cm

Coprosma Lobster

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Developed for their bold range of year round foliage colour. Margarita features stunning high gloss green leaf with almost black contrasting strip around the margin. Like other Coprosma, cooler weather deepens the foliage colours. An easy care shrub - perfect for pots or in mass for effect. Protect from heavy frost. Evergreen

 

Habit: Compact
Est. Hgt. 7/10 yrs: 100cm x 100cm

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Native. A tough little native plant that is a useful ground-cover for large areas or difficult sites. Dainty dark green foliage, inconspicuous flowers that are sometimes followed by little blue berries. Hardy and easy to grow. Evergreen.

 

Habit: Ground-cover
Est. Hgt. 7/10 yrs: 30cm x 150cm

Coprosma Taiko

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Native. A stunning new hybrid form of NZ's Cabbage Tree. Long, wide cascading strap like leaves of high gloss shine in deep maroon on an attractive silhouette form. Looks fabulous in the garden. Sprays of small fragrant flowers in late spring-summer. Evergreen.

 

Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt. 7/10 yrs: cm x cm

Cordyline High Gloss

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This is a great little shrub that will grow just about anywhere, even dry, windy difficult sites. Narrow green leaves and a 'zig zag' branch pattern certainly add interest as do the bright yellow flowers that appear in spring. Red berries follow the flowers that will attract birds to your garden. Evergreen

 

Colour: Yellow
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt. 7/10 yrs: 2.5m x 1m

Corokia Cheesemanii

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Native. Chocolate without the calories! The soft melted chocolate colour of the leaves combines well with other foliage and looks fantastic as a formal hedge with a difference. Easy to grow and clips extremely well. Yellow flowers in spring followed by berries that birds love. Evergreen.

 

Colour: Yellow
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt. 7/10 yrs: 2m x 1.5m

Corokia Frosted Chocolate

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Corokia Frosted Chocolate

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Add a silvery green shimmer to your planting schemes with this special little native. Great contrast plant that makes a wonderful formal hedge or topiary specimen as it clips extremely well. Equally attractive planted in informal groups. Easy to grow. Evergreen. PVR.

Corokia are tolerant of coastal conditions, very hardy and thrive in just about any soil though their preference is for an open sunny site. Very quick to establish. If not trimmed to hard the little yellow flowers will turn into red berries in the autumn that birds love.

 

Colour: Yellow
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt. 7/10 yrs: 1.2m x 1m

Corokia Geentys Ghost

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Native. A tough, hardy shrub discovered by the late Mike Geenty in the Waikato. A top plant for hedging or background planting. Attractive olive-green leaves, small yellow flowers in spring followed by red berries that birds love. Tolerates regular trimming. Evergreen.

 

Colour: Yellow
Habit: Compact
Est. Hgt. 7/10 yrs: 2m x 1.5m

Corokia Geentys Green

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This lovely dwarf Corokia has unusual almost black foliage with a hint of silver. Fabulous combined with other grey or silver foliage plants. Perhaps plant a group around a stunning black container. Ideal for hedging as it clips well. Tough and easy to grow. Evergreen.

 

Colour: Assorted
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt. 7/10 yrs: 1.2m x 75cm

Corokia Little Prince

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Corokia Little Prince

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Native. Ake Ake. A useful background or foliage shrub that can be used for screening or hedging. The light green leaves have wavy margins. Fast growing, hardy and adaptable. Tolerates some clipping and will grow just about anywhere but full shade. Evergreen.

 

Colour: Assorted
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt. 7/10 yrs: 3m x 1m

Dodonaea Viscosa

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Native. A selected form of the ever popular and versatile Griselinia. Small glossy green foliage with undulating edges looks good all year round and 'Alpine' has a nice compact habit and high tolerance to just about any conditions including coastal. Fast growing - evergreen.


 

Habit: Compact
Est. Hgt. 7/10 yrs: 1.5m x 1m

Griselinia Alpine

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Native. This is a fabulous evergreen shrub that really comes into its own when used as a hedge. Gorgeous green polished leathery leaves, a tidy well groomed appearance and a tolerance for just about any conditions including coastal make this an invaluable landscaping plant. Clips well.

 

Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt. 7/10 yrs: 3m x 2m

Griselinia Ardmore Emerald

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Native. A selected form of the ever popular Griselinia. Gorgeous, broad, glossy green foliage with attractive wavy margins. Ideal background shrub but at its best when used as a hedge. Tolerant of just about any planting conditions including coastal. Very tidy and well groomed. Evergreen.

 

Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt. 7/10 yrs: 3m x 2m

Griselinia Broadway Mint

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Native. An easy to grow shrub which is invaluable for difficult sites as it is tolerant of almost any conditions including coastal. Fresh bright green foliage highlighted by red stems. Particularly useful for hedging. Always looks neat and tidy, trims exceptionally well. Evergreen.

 

Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt. 7/10 yrs: 3m x 2m

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Delightful little native Hebe that is a good "doer". Small close-set leaves that are dark green above and paler beneath. The pale lavender flowers smother the bush from mid to late spring and gradually fade to white as they mature. Prefers a sunny well drained position. Evergreen.

 

Colour: Mauve / White
Habit: Compact
Est. Hgt. 7/10 yrs: 1m x 75cm

Hebe Diosmifolia

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Phormium cookianum Purpurea is a smaller red foliage variety of mountain flax. Gracefully drooping long bronze leaves and in spring long flower spikes, loved by native birds. This all purpose plant adds colour and texture to your garden. Thrives in wet or dry soils and tolerates sunny, shady and exposed areas. Evergreen

 

Colour: Yellow
Habit: Clump forming
Est. Hgt. 7/10 yrs: 100cm x 100cm

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Native. A striking Flax with gracefully arching leaves that are mainly toned a nice rich red outlined with a margin of darker red. Hardy and easy to grow in sun or part shade. Very effective when planted in groups. Evergreen.

 

Colour: Brown
Habit: Clump forming
Est. Hgt. 7/10 yrs: 75cm x 75cm

Phormium Evening Glow

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Native Flax. Little 'Jack Spratt' will not get fat as it is a delightful dwarf flax with narrow upright bronze-red leaves. Looks particularly good group planted. Tough and hardy and quite well groomed. Plant in sun or part shade. Evergreen.

 

Colour: Brown
Habit: Clump forming
Est. Hgt. 7/10 yrs: 0.3m x 0.3m

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Native. A very attractive dwarf flax with arching, strap like foliage that has tones of bronze and pink outlined with a deep red edge. Nice to group plant or pop one in a matching red container to add some oomph on the patio. Easy to grow in sun or part shade. Tough, hardy and evergreen.

 

Colour: Brown
Habit: Clump forming
Est. Hgt. 7/10 yrs: 80cm x 80cm

Phormium Pink Panther

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Native Flax. Vigorous grower with gracefully drooping foliage heavily variegated yellow with increasing green zone as the leaves mature. Will grow in any reasonable soil. Looks its best in semi-shade. Excellent for accenting in the landscape. H1-2m

 

Colour: Assorted
Habit: Clump forming
Est. Hgt. 7/10 yrs: cm x cm

Phormium Yellow Wave

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NZ Native. A particularly nice form of Pittosporum with fresh green glossy foliage that always looks good. Perfect plant for screens and hedging as it responds well to clipping. Happiest in sun or part shade and likes well drained fertile soil however is tolerant of less than ideal conditions. Hardy and evergreen.

Pittosporums bloom in spring with inconspicuous dark purple-brown flowers that will only come to your attention when you notice their strong fragrance on the evening air.

 

Colour: Brown / Purple
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt. 7/10 yrs: 3m x 2m

Pittosporum T Mountain Green

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Native. An easy to grow and well behaved native tree with attractive, undulating, pale green foliage. The small dark purple flowers emit a heady fragrance in the spring evening air. Great for screening, hedges and for background foliage. Trims well. Evergreen.

 

Colour: Purple / Red
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt. 7/10 yrs: 5m x 3m

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A very attractive form of our NZ Pittosporum that forms a neat, evergreen tree ideal for screening or hedging. Glossy, wavy leaves of mid grey-green on stems that have a bluish hue. Easy and quick growing, trims well. Evergreen.

 

Colour: Brown
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt. 7/10 yrs: 5m x 3m

Pittosporum T Wrinkle Blue

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NZ Native Lancewood. When juvenile this tree has a single stem and stiff sword-like narrow leaves that are a bronze green shade. Older plants form a rounded head of smaller leathery foliage. Striking landscape plant especially when planted in groups. Tolerant of sun or part shade and light frost. Evergreen.


 

Colour: Assorted
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt. 7/10 yrs: 4m x 1m

Pseudopanax Crassifolium

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The floral emblem of NZ and loved by Tuis and gardeners alike. The native name Kowhai means yellow and represents the pendulous racemes of nectar filled yellow flowers that appear in spring. Dainty small fern like foliage. Easy to grow in a sunny position. Semi - evergreen.

 

Colour: Yellow
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt. 7/10 yrs: 5m x 3m

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Native. The floral emblem of NZ and loved by Tuis and gardeners alike. The native name Kowhai means yellow and represents the pendulous racemes of nectar filled yellow flowers that appear in spring. This species flowers at a younger age than others. Evergreen.

 

Colour: Yellow
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt. 7/10 yrs: 4.5m x 3m

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