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
Faster growing than the NZ Kauri, with larger leaves, but similar shaped tree. Tolerant to wind, frost and dry soils. Very attractive mature tree. These are always very hard to come by. Est.10yr.growth.
Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 21m x 7m
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
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: 110/160 cm ?
Container: pb12 ?
New stock arriving beginning of April, 2019. 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
Current Stock Height: 150/160 cm ?
Container: pb6.5 ?
New stock arriving beginning of December, 2018. Pre-order now. Estimated price $29.99 each. Payment when stock arrives.
Indian Cedar. This Conifer will grow into a handsome majestic tree if allowed the space to mature. Upright and pyramidal in shape it has evenly spaced branches draped with blue-grey needles of foliage. The branches are slightly pendulous at the tips. Plant in the sun. Evergreen.
Colour: Assorted Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 8m x 5m
Container: pb18 ?
New stock arriving beginning of December, 2018. Pre-order now. Estimated price $39.99 each. Payment when stock arrives.
This is an advantageous conifer in that it has quick but dense growth in a beautiful columnar habit. Makes great hedge both cut or natural. Intense blue leaves look great contrasted against other conifers, maples or azaleas for a splash of colour. Evergreen
A useful little Conifer with fresh golden layers of foliage a neat domed shape habit. Useful for adding structure and will fit into the smallest of gardens. Plant in the sun, in well drained, deep acid soil for best results. Tough as. Evergreen.
Just so you know the 'Nana' part of this plant name means Dwarf in Latin i.e. it is not a plant only suitable for Nanas!
Habit: Mounding Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 60cm x 50cm