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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Picture of Acaena Purpurea
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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

Current Stock Height: 0/5 cm  ? 

Container: 1.5l  ? 

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This NZ native Fern makes a striking cover plant for shady situations. Looks good group planted beneath established trees and is useful to plant with Hostas carrying on the interest after the Hostas have died down. Likes the shade and nice moist humus rich soil. Protect from frost.


 

Colour: Assorted
Habit: Clump forming
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 80cm x 30cm

Asplenium Bulbiferum

Current Stock Height: 20/30cm  ? 

Container: 2.5l  ? 

$16.99

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A stunning native that hails from the Chatham Islands. Strong broad swords of arching foliage coloured a sensuous silver grey. Use in groups for a bold dramatic statement. Tolerant of sun or part shade but hates "wet feet". Looks good in a container. Hardy and evergreen.

 

Colour: Assorted
Habit: Clump forming
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.5m x 1.5m

Astelia Chathamica

Current Stock Height: 40/50 cm  ? 

Container: 2l  ? 

$19.99

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Native. A hardy fern with distinctive foliage and an open rosette formation in typical ladder style of the Blechnum genus. Typical of ferns enjoys moist shaded conditions for optimum growth.

 

Colour: Assorted
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 0.3 x 0.3m

Blechnum Fluviatile (Kiwakiwa)

Current Stock Height: 20/30 cm  ? 

Container: 2.5l  ? 

$16.99

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Attractive NZ native grass that forms a clump of tussock-like foliage. The leaves are a dark bronze purple. Upright and graceful, looks fabulous planted in large drifts. Hardy to just about any conditions but happiest in a sunny position that does not dry out completely in summer. Evergreen.

 

Colour: Assorted
Habit: Clump forming
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 80cm x 50cm

Carex Buchananii

Current Stock Height: 20 cm

Container: 0.5l  ? 

$7.99

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Native wetland grass. A bright green grass that forms a large clump. With age, a trunk-like mass of old leaves forms so the grass seems perched on a tall mound - looks very striking. Good for planting in damp to very wet places but will tolerate short periods of dryness. Plant around ponds as shelter for birds. Evergreen.

 

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

Carex Secta

Current Stock Height: 30/40 cm  ? 

Container: 0.5l  ? 

$7.99

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This native 'grass' is really tough and hardy tolerating cold winds and almost any soil. The brick-orange foliage looks very graceful as it waves and dances in the wind. Ideal for planting in large drifts. If the clumps become a little untidy just chop back hard for renewed vigour. Evergreen.

 

Colour: Assorted
Habit: Clump forming
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 60cm x 50cm

Carex Testacea

Current Stock Height: 20 cm

Container: 0.5l  ? 

$7.99

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The red native Kaka Beak is a fast growing semi-evergreen shrub with fern-like leaves that decorate the arching branches. In spring and summer suspended clusters of large 'parrot beak' shaped flowers in bright red appear. The nectar filled blooms are loved by birds. Protect from harsh frost.

 

Colour: Red
Habit: Arching
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 2m x 2m

Clianthus Red Kaka Beak

Current Stock Height: 40/50 cm  ? 

Container: 2.5l  ? 

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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

Current Stock Height: 10/15cm  ? 

Container: 1.3l  ? 

$14.99

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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: 0/5 cm  ? 

Container: 0.5l  ? 

$7.99

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Coprosma Hawera

Current Stock Height: 5/10 cm  ? 

Container: 2.5l  ? 

$19.99

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Native. This quick growing coprosma creates a mat of rich green foliage. It is easily grown in a sunny position and make an excellent ground cover for banks. Evergreen.

 

Colour: Assorted
Habit: Ground cover
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 5m x 2m

Coprosma Kirkii

Current Stock Height: 10/15cm  ? 

Container: 0.5l  ? 

$7.99

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Grown for the interesting twisting branch pattern and soft green foliage set on silver grey stems. Nice compact habit making it an excellent choice for hedging and group planting. The bright yellow spring flowers are followed by yellow/orange berries. So easy to grow. Evergreen.

 

Colour: Yellow
Habit: Compact
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.2m x 0.6m

Corokia Emerald n Jade

Container: 1.5l  ? 

$14.99

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Corokia Emerald n Jade

Current Stock Height: 40/50 cm  ? 

Container: 0.5l  ? 

$7.99

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Native Topiary. 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 Cone

Current Stock Height: 80 cm

Container: 6l  ? 

$84.99

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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/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 2m x 1.5m

Corokia Geentys Green

Current Stock Height: 30/40 cm  ? 

Container: 0.5l  ? 

$7.99

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Corokia Geentys Green

Current Stock Height: 35/45cm  ? 

Container: pb3  ? 

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Native Topiary. 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/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 2m x 1.5m

Corokia Geentys Green Topiary

Current Stock Height: 80 cm

Container: 6l  ? 

$84.99

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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/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.2m x 75cm

Corokia Little Prince

Current Stock Height: 20/30 cm  ? 

Container: 0.5l  ? 

$7.99

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Picture of Dodonaea Purpurea
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Ake Ake. A no fuss evergreen foliage shrub that can be used for hedging or background planting. The slightly wavy leaves are shaded purple and bronze and will have better colour if not over-fed or pampered. Will grow just about anywhere except full shade. Evergreen.

 

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

Dodonaea Purpurea

Current Stock Height: 60/80 cm  ? 

Container: 1.5l  ? 

$12.99

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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/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 3m x 1m

Dodonaea Viscosa

Current Stock Height: 50/70 cm  ? 

Container: 1.5l  ? 

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

Griselinia Ardmore Emerald

Current Stock Height: 50/60 cm  ? 

Container: 1.5l  ? 

$15.99

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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: 50-60 cm

Container: 1l  ? 

$11.99

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'Blushing Star' has been selected as a variety which is particularly good at producing an abundance of flowers which smother the tops of the arching branches during the spring months. The flowers are a soft blush pink with a deep maroon centre. A hardy New Zealand native shrub which will grow in most garden situations.

 

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

Leptospermum Blushing Star

Current Stock Height: 15/25 cm  ? 

Container: 2.5l  ? 

$24.99

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Leptospermum Blushing Star

Current Stock Height: 5/10cm  ? 

Container: 3.3l  ? 

New stock arriving beginning of June, 2020. Pre-order now. Estimated price $29.99 each. Payment when stock arrives.

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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

Current Stock Height: 10/15cm  ? 

Container: 2.5l  ? 

$16.99

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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/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 100cm x 100cm

Phormium Cookianum Purpurea

Current Stock Height: 30/40cm  ? 

Container: 0.5l  ? 

$8.99

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Yellow flowers appear November to January. Smaller growing than ordinary Flax. Does not like to be water logged but will withstand drought and salt laden wind. Effective in pebble gardens against large boulders. Good for mass planting and erosion control. Evergreen

 

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

Phormium Cookianum

Current Stock Height: 40/50 cm  ? 

Container: 0.5l  ? 

$8.99

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An excellent small green Flax with bold erect lime green foliage. Suitable for mass planting in smaller gardens or equally quite fabulous as a container plant. Easy to grow in just about any garden conditions. Evergreen.

 

Colour: Yellow / Red
Habit: Clump forming
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 0.75m x 0.6m

Phormium Emerald Gem

Current Stock Height: 20/30 cm  ? 

Container: 2.5l  ? 

$19.99

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Flax. Guardsman features bronzy burgundy leaves, bright red along the margins. The strong structural element and rich colour delivers an impact whether in container or in the landscape. Drought resistant. Evergreen

 

Habit: Clump forming
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.5m x 1m

Phormium Guardsman

Current Stock Height: 40/50 cm  ? 

Container: 2.5l  ? 

$19.99

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This is just a fabulous flax that has won much admiration both in NZ and world wide. The bright pink arching leaves are edged attractively in green. Looks stunning group planted or make a simple statement by planting in colour co-ordinated container. Easy to grow. Evergreen.

 

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

Phormium Jessie

Current Stock Height: 60/70 cm  ? 

Container: 2.5l  ? 

$18.99

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This is just a fabulous flax that has won much admiration both in NZ and world wide. The bright pink arching leaves are striped attractively in green. Looks stunning group planted or make a simple statement by planting in colour co-ordinated containers. Easy to grow. Evergreen.

 

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

Phormium Jester

Current Stock Height: 60/70 cm  ? 

Container: 2.5l  ? 

$19.99

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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

Current Stock Height: 35/50cm  ? 

Container: 0.5l  ? 

$8.99

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A very popular tree which is fast growing and frequently used for hedging, shelter and as a specimen tree, it also makes an attractive feature plant. The leaves, have a lemon scent when crushed. Cream yellow flowers. Hardy to just about everything including attacks by oppossums. Evergreen.

 

Colour: Yellow
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 6m x 3m

Pittosporum Eugenioides

Current Stock Height: 40/60 cm  ? 

Container: 0.5l  ? 

$8.99

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

Pittosporum T Mountain Green

Current Stock Height: 50/70 cm  ? 

Container: 3.5l  ? 

$19.99

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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

Pseudopanax Cyril Watson

Current Stock Height: 10/15 cm  ? 

Container: 5l  ? 

$21.99

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Pseudopanax Cyril Watson

Current Stock Height: 40/50 cm  ? 

Container: 3.5l  ? 

$24.99

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Native. A lovely little shrub with aromatic foliage that is lime green-yellow in spring-summer and tones of red and deep purple through winter. Easy to grow in sun or part shade, hardy. Evergreen.


 

Colour: Green
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 100cm x 100cm

Pseudowintera Burgundy Delight

Current Stock Height: 20/30 cm  ? 

Container: 1.2l  ? 

$19.99

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Native. An easy to grow shrub that has striking, aromatic, narrow foliage in tones of red and plum purple. Little, green, fragrant, star like flowers appear in spring but these do not compete with the foliage. Plant in sun or semi-shade in deep soil for best results. Hardy and evergreen. PVR.


 

Colour: Green
Habit: Compact
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 60cm x 50cm

Pseudowintera Cherry Ripe

Current Stock Height: 20/30 cm  ? 

Container: 1.3l  ? 

$19.99

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A new variety of the easy to grow NZ pepper tree. Featuring broad, wine coloured leaves with a plum purple bloom on the underside, offering a great show of colour in winter. Best in full sun to part shade in well drained soil. Mulch to retain moisture. Evergreen

 

Pseudowintera Plum Wine

Current Stock Height: 20/30 cm  ? 

Container: 1.2l  ? 

$19.99

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Native. Commonly known as Coastal Kowhai which immediately gives you a clue to this plants natural habitat i.e. coastal forests. Dark green foliage and bright yellow, fragrant flowers from late winter to spring. Will grow in sun or part shade. Semi-evergreen.

This form of Kowhai should be evergreen but occasionally when the weather is extreme it may drop some foliage.

 

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

Sophora Chathamica

Current Stock Height: 110/150 cm  ? 

Container: 3.5l  ? 

$29.99

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