Native. An extremely handsome foliage shrub with leathery glossy green leaves made up of 3 broad lobes. Good compact habit. Can have a bronze overtone in winter. Looks great in the garden or use as a container plant. Needs protection from harsh frost when young. Evergreen.
Colour: Assorted Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 3m x 1m
Iconic native plant, the Nikau Palm is ideal for the tropical look in your garden. Long fan like rich green leaves extend upright from the shiny bulbous butt at the top of the smooth trunk. I suppose you could say the overall effect is that of a giant feather duster! Happiest in shade. Evergreen.
Colour: Pink Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 4m x 1.5m
Native. The little crowded leaves of this moss-like plant pack together to form undulating mounds of foliage that gradually spread. Looks superb in shingle or gravel gardens set amongst larger rocks. Happiest in morning sun and must have good drainage. Evergreen.
Habit: Clump forming Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 5cm x 1m
Current Stock Height: 0/5 cm ?
Container: 1.2l ?
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Native. An intriguing moss-like plant that forms dense mounded cushions of emerald green foliage with fascinating humps and hollows. A great plant for rockeries, ferneries and containers. Does best in well-drained soil in Full sun to part shade.
Habit: Groundcover Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 20cm x 100cm
If you want a well behaved and rewarding evergreen shrub then it would be hard to go past this delightful little Kowhai. Compact and tidy and completely covered in rich yellow bells in late winter that birds love, especially wax eyes. Looks stunning in a container. Easy to grow in sun or part shade.
Colour: Yellow Habit: Compact Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 2m x 2m
Sophora Dragons Gold
Current Stock Height: 60/80 ?
Container: pb3 ?
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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
Chilean Kowhai. A very close relation of our native Kowhai this gorgeous tree from Chile is a multi-award winner. The dark green glossy fern like foliage is decorated with fat waxy bells of golden yellow in spring. The flowers are full of nectar that birds love. Evergreen. PVR 2453.
Plant your 'Sun King' in a sunny well drained spot and if possible protect from really harsh frost. This lovely tree will bring a graceful look to any planting scheme. Perhaps proof that NZ was once part of Gondwanaland.
Colour: Yellow Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 3m x 3m
Sophora Sun King
Current Stock Height: 70/80cm ?
Container: 3.3l ?
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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