Natives - Just Arrived

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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A very useful little native for use as a ground cover or to drape over the edge of a container. Creeping soft stems of small maroon coloured foliage quickly forms a dense colourful mat. Happiest growing in a sunny well drained position. Will even do well in gravel. Evergreen.

 

Colour: Brown
Habit: Spreading
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 5cm x 100cm

Acaena Purpurea

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Outstanding NZ native that forms a handsome spreading tree. Large, glossy, light green dissected foliage. Sprays of rusty red woolly flowers appear in summer followed by scarlet berries with jet black seeds. Will grow in quite exposed conditions but protect from harsh frost. Evergreen.

 

Colour: Brown
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 7m x 4m

Alectryon Excelsus - Titoki

Current Stock Height: 120

Container: 6l  ? 

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Alectryon Excelsus - Titoki

Current Stock Height: 110/130cm  ? 

Container: 2.5l  ? 

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Alectryon Excelsus - Titoki

Current Stock Height: 200/250cm  ? 

Container: 25l  ? 

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Native. A fabulous foliage plant ideal for group planting. Silvery, strap like foliage that is attractively flushed with red and bronze tones. The red colour intensifies in cold weather. Tolerant of sun or part shade but not tolerant of 'wet feet'. Evergreen.

Astelia look their best when group planted and they are a fabulous easy care architectural container plant.

 

Colour: Assorted
Habit: Clump forming
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 80cm x 80cm

Astelia Westland

Current Stock Height: 10/15cm  ? 

Container: 1.5l  ? 

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Astelia Westland

Current Stock Height: 30/35cm  ? 

Container: 3.3l  ? 

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Wetland Native. Attractive arching habit. The ribbed leaves are a fresh bright green and contrast with the very dark seed heads. This sedge is found throughout New Zealand in forests, scrub and swampy areas. It can be grown in quite shady areas, such as under trees, or in an open situation, but it requires a moist soil and cool root zone. Evergreen

 

Carex Dissita

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Wetland Native. Attractive arching habit. The ribbed leaves are a fresh bright green and contrast with the very dark seed heads. This sedge is found throughout New Zealand in forests, scrub and swampy areas. It can be grown in quite shady areas, such as under trees, or in an open situation, but it requires a moist soil and cool root zone. Evergreen

 

Carex Dissita 18 Pack

Container: 18 Pk  ? 

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The striking foliage starts out chartreuse and then shades to golden yellow through the summer. Great for brightening up shady spots, or for adding a pop of colour to a mixed container. This easy care evergreen grass can be used as a groundcover, to edge a path or patio, or tucked into a living wall or window box. Perennial

 

Habit: Clump forming
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 40cm x 60cm

Carex Everillo

Current Stock Height: 15/20 cm  ? 

Container: 1.9l  ? 

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Wetland. NZ Native Grass. This is a graceful little grass or tussock is often used for riparian planting. Happiest in full sun, will tolerate some shade. Evergreen

 

Carex Lambertiana 10 Pack

Container: 10pk  ? 

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NZ Native Grass. Carex Virgata is a successful colonising plant often used for wetland planting that can also grow on dry sites. This makes it suitable for planting where the conditions may vary periodically from very wet to very dry. Virgata is a mass of green needle foliage. Tolerant coastal condition. Invaluable for adding texture to the garden. Evergreen.

 

Habit: Clump forming
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 100cm x 100cm

Carex Virgata 10 Pack

Container: 10 Pk  ? 

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Native. A spreading coprosma with dark brown foliage which darkens in winter to near black. Hardy and easy to grow. Makes a great groundcover for those tough spots in the garden. Will tolerate coastal conditions. Evergreen.

 

Habit: Spreading
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 20cm x 100cm

Coprosma Black Cloud

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Container: 1.3l  ? 

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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/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 40cm x 200cm

Coprosma Hawera

Current Stock Height: 5/10 cm  ? 

Container: 2.5l  ? 

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Coprosma Hawera

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Native Standard. This quick growing vigorous Coprosma creates a mat of rich rounded glossy sage green leaves with cream edges and gold coloured stems. It is easily grown in a sunny position and makes an excellent weeping std suitable for pots,containers or as specimens in the garden. Grows in almost any sunny site. Frost, seashore and coastal tolerant. Evergreen.

 

Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.2m x 1.4m

Coprosma Kirkii Varigata Std

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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/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 60cm x 120cm

Coprosma Lobster

Current Stock Height: 20/30cm  ? 

Container: 2.5l  ? 

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This little Coprosma was discovered growing on the South Wellington coast so you know how tough and hardy it is to have survived there. Strong red/orange coloured leaves and stems. Tolerant of wind, salt and dry periods. Excellent ground cover that is happy to be trimmed. Evergreen.

 

Colour: Assorted
Habit: Spreading
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 30cm x 100cm

Coprosma Red Rocks

Current Stock Height: 10/15cm  ? 

Container: 2.5l  ? 

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Native. Commonly known as Karamu this evergreen native shrub has small dark green leaves with pale under-sides. Insignificant pale green flowers are followed by small orange berries that birds love. Easy to grow in sun or part shade with protection from harsh frost. Trim regularly to keep tidy.

Early Maori used Karamu as a food source and of course native birds love the berries. Believe it or not Coprosma are in the same family as the coffee plant but we wouldn't recommend substituting Karamu for your favourite brew!

 

Colour: Green
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 2m x 1.5m

Coprosma Robusta

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Native. An old favourite of Lloyds. A great plant that is particularly hardy to coastal conditions in exposed areas. Its glossy green leaves are edged in cream. Evergreen

 

Habit: Shruby
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.2m x 1.2m

Coprosma Silver Queen

Current Stock Height: 30/40cm  ? 

Container: 3.3l  ? 

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Native. The ubiquitous green Cabbage Tree has earned its place as a NZ icon both in the natural and cultivated landscape. Rich green sword-like foliage that forms a broad head on top of a strong trunk. Panicles of fragrant cream flowers in summer. Grow in sun or part shade. Evergreen.

Cordylines look best planted in groups of 3 or more. They will also do well as a container plant.

 

Colour: Cream
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 6m x 2m

Cordyline Australis

Current Stock Height: 50/60 cm  ? 

Container: 1.5l  ? 

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Cordyline Australis

Current Stock Height: 30/40 cm  ? 

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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/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 2m x 1m

Corokia Frosted Chocolate

Current Stock Height: 30/40cm  ? 

Container: 0.5l  ? 

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Corokia Frosted Chocolate

Current Stock Height: 70/80 cm  ? 

Container: 2.5l  ? 

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This NZ native can reach over 60m when fully mature but that takes quite some time, our height is for 10 year growth. Juvenile trees have fine drooping bronze 'needles' which eventually change to a green, more a flattened leaf. Produces berries which are loved by birds. Evergreen.

 

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

Dacrycarpus Dacrydioides(Kahikatea)

Current Stock Height: 200/240 cm  ? 

Container: 35l  ? 

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A New zealand native fuchsia that has the sweetest small but perfect fuchsia flowers followed by the most amazing large red berries. A groundcover plant that is best suited to a moist and semi shade to shaded position. Easily grown.

 

Colour: Yellow
Habit: Groundcover
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 20cm x 100cm

Fuchsia Procumbens

Current Stock Height: 10cm

Container: 2.5l  ? 

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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/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 3m x 2m

Griselinia Broadway Mint

Current Stock Height: 30/40 cm  ? 

Container: 1l  ? 

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Griselinia Broadway Mint

Current Stock Height: 50/60cm  ? 

Container: 2.5l  ? 

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Native. An attractive, low growing and compact shrub with dark green foliage and masses of palest mauve flowers in early spring. Easy to grow in the sun with protection from harsh frost. Neat and tidy habit - suitable for a low hedge. Trim after flowering. Evergreen.

 

Colour: Mauve / White
Habit: Compact
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 40cm x 40cm

Hebe Diosmifolia Mauve

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Container: 4l  ? 

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This little Hebe hybrid is well named as it is indeed delightful. Fresh green narrow foliage and pretty sprays of white flowers from spring to summer. Sometimes the blooms have just a hint of soft lilac. Always looks neat and tidy. Happy in a sunny well drained position. Evergreen.

Prune your Hebe 'Otari Delight' lightly after flowering to encourage new growth. This Hebe was found as a seedling in Otari-Wilton's Bush in Wellington hence the name.

 

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

Hebe Otari Delight

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Native. An evergreen Hebe which is considered to be one of the best. Hardy and compact with dainty fresh green foliage and short spikes of white flowers which completely smother the plant from late spring through until summer. Happiest in a sunny well drained position. Considered to be very disease resistant.

The 'Wiri' series of Hebe have been bred, selected and named by Jack Hobbs of Auckland Regional Botanic Gardens.

 

Colour: White
Habit: Compact
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 50cm x 80cm

Hebe Wiri Mist

Current Stock Height: 20cm

Container: 4l  ? 

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The Australian Silky Tea Tree is a graceful, open, evergreen tree with stunning red bronze foliage. In summer masses of single white flowers with green centres smother the branches and make the bees happy. Quite tolerant but happiest in the sun with good drainage.

'Coppersheen' looks good as a single specimen and the foliage colour combines well with other garden colours. Equally it looks great as a closely planted screen or hedge and for this purpose it trims very well.

 

Colour: White / Green
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 2.5m x 2m

Leptospermum Coppersheen

Current Stock Height: 140/160 cm  ? 

Container: 3.5l  ? 

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The twisting, tangled stems of this native Climber make for an interesting and useful plant that can be trained as a climber or used to scramble informally wherever you want quick cover and a plant of interest. Plant in morning sun in soil that does not completely dry out in summer. Semi-evergreen.

The flowers on the female form of Muehlenbeckia are inconspicuous but emit a pleasant fragrance. The flowers are followed by little white berries. This plant also responds well to clipping and is often used for informal topiary work.

 

Habit: Twisting
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 45cm x spreadscm

Muehlenbeckia Complexa

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Native. This Flax is far more attractive than its name suggests. The arching swords of foliage are a very attractive smoky black shade with hints of moody blue. Prefers a sunny open position in soil that is not too wet. Feed regularly to maintain colour. Hardy, evergreen.


 

Colour: Assorted
Habit: Clump forming
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 100cm x 100cm

Phormium Black Rage

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Native. The term 'tenax' means strong and tough and this NZ Flax certainly is all of that. Broad swords of green foliage form strong clumps that are perfect for mass planting along stream banks, around ponds or naturalising in the landscape. Tolerant of just about anything. Evergreen.

The summer flowers are much loved by birds especially the native Tui whose beak is perfectly formed to gather nectar from the blooms.

 

Colour: Brown
Habit: Clump forming
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 2m x 2m

Phormium Tenax

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This dwarf Pittosporum is ideal for topiaries, low hedges and borders. Little Kiwi has a naturally rounded shape with dense, apple-green foliage. Likes sun or semi-shade. Tolerates frost, wind and coastal conditions. Evergreen.

Ideal for hedges,topiary and borders

 

Habit: Bushy shrub
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 60cm x 70cm

Pittosporum Little Kiwi

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Native. This form of Kowhai was discovered in the Nelson region and was originally thought to be a form of S.microphylla but is now recognized as a distinct species. The dark green oval leaflets are longer than usual and the spring flowers are a soft lemon. Nice pendulous habit. Evergreen.

 

Colour: Yellow
Habit: Pendulous
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 6m x 4m

Sophora Longicarinata

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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/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 4.5m x 3m

Sophora Tetraptera

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Container: 5l  ? 

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Sophora Tetraptera

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