Trees are the ‘lungs of the world’. We owe our very existence to the fact that they produce the oxygen so vital to life. They are also the creators of great beauty and stature, standing proud in the landscape and adorning the earth with majesty - like Queens. And beyond that, they are the most important plants in any garden, creating the form and structure that are permanent and long-lasting.
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Evergreen Trees provide shade, shelter, privacy and atmosphere. They assist in the creation of a micro-climate in your garden, protecting whatever has been underplanted. Some trees are valued for their flowers in season, but these are not the prime consideration when selecting a tree for use in the garden design: elegance of habit, attractive foliage, shape and suitability for the position are more important.
Trees must be carefully selected for size and habit. So often, trees have to be removed because they outgrew their garden space. For small gardens, choose smaller growing trees so that they fill but do not cramp the space that has been allotted to them. For larger gardens, go wild and plant a forest of giants!
When selecting trees for the garden, consider the following questions:
How high do the branches grow?
Can you walk underneath the tree or do the branches droop to the ground?
Does the foliage have a sparse habit – allowing some filtered sunlight through or is it dense, and therefore dark underneath?
What is the full grown height, width, architectural form and shape of the tree?
What are the tolerance factors of moisture, heat, cold, drought, pH, salinity, space and light?
Know what you want and then set out to tick all the boxes to ensure that you select the right tree. And when in doubt, seek us out and we shall help you to make the right decision.
NZ's iconic native conifer. Slow growing but well worth the wait for the tree to mature into its stately form. When juvenile the foliage tends to have copper bronze tones but as the tree ages green is the more dominant colour. One to plant for your grand children! Est.10yr.growth.
Colour: Assorted Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 6m x 2.5m
Agathis Australis - Kauri
Current Stock Height: 110/130 cm ?
Container: pb12 ?
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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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The Mexican Alder is a quick growing evergreen or semi evergreen (in cold climates) tree with attractive serrated green leaves, grey bark and catkins. Perfect for wind-breaks, privacy or shelter. Easy to grow, trims well, timber can be used for fire-wood. Prefers sun and adequate moisture. Evergreen.
Colour: Assorted Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 8m x 3m
Current Stock Height: 100/120cm ?
Container: 5l ?
Stock of this item is very low.
Current Stock Height: 60/80cm ?
Container: 3.5l ?
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Current Stock Height: 170/200 cm ?
Container: pb12 ?
New stock arriving beginning of July, 2020. Pre-order now. Estimated price $39.99 each. Payment when stock arrives.
A popular garden tree in subtropical areas, planted for its unusual effect of the thick, “reptilian: branches with a very symmetrical appearance. The crown becomes flat-topped with age. The seeds, similar to large pine nuts, are edible. Not tolerant of wet feet but will tolerate light frost. Evergreen
Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 24m x 0m
A wonderful upright conifer with even tiers of branches around the central trunk. Quick growing and tolerant of coastal conditions where it will happily withstand salt laden winds. Not tolerant of harsh frost or wet feet. Will grow in a container. Looks good as a Christmas Tree. Evergreen.
Colour: Assorted Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 10m x 5m
This Australian native tree has large, yellow, brush like flowers laden with nectar that attract the birds and the bees. Tolerant of dry conditions and able to withstand salt-laden winds. Flowers in autumn-winter. Plant in the a well drained sunny spot with protection from harsh frost. Evergreen.
Attractive to Tui
Colour: Yellow Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 8m x 5m
Erect growth habit. Produces heads of golden flowers from Autumn to Winter. Suited to situations in full sun or partial shade. Soils should be free draining, Hardy and forest tolerant. An Australian Native.
Colour: Golden Habit: Rounded, compact Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.5m x 1.5m
An unusual 'Palm' with a fat swollen base that increases with age. This base is topped off with a mop of branched green foliage that curves backwards reminiscent of a pony tail. Can be grown outdoors but must be protected from all frost. Good drainage is also essential. Evergreen.
Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.2m x 1m
This Australian native needs a warm frost free position in semi-shade to do well as it grows naturally in moist coastal forests. Valued for its dainty soft green foliage and white summer flowers surrounded by colourful red leaf bracts. It reaches its ornamental peak at Christmas. Evergreen.
Colour: White / Red Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 3m x 2.5m