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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 Carex Testacea
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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: 20/30 cm  ? 

Container: 1l  ? 

$14.99

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Picture of Coprosma Cappuccino
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NZ Native. A stiffly erect growing tiny leafed Coprosma ideal for formal planting, hedging or containers. An amazing chocolate coffee colour contrasts well against other foliage. Grows well full sun. Can be kept trimmed. PVR

 

Colour: Assorted
Habit: Upright and compact
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 150 x 50cm x cm

Coprosma Cappuccino

Current Stock Height: 15/20cm  ? 

Container: 2.5l  ? 

$24.99

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A beautiful cultivar of NZ's native Coprosma commonly known as the 'Mirror Plant' because of the glossy leaves. 'Scarlett O'Hara' has reddish orange variegated foliage that intensifies in colour when the temperatures are cool. Plant in sun or part shade and protect from harsh frost. Evergreen. PVR SHM239.

Coprosmas can be used for a little low hedge as they respond really well to trimming. The last trim before winter should be done no later than March.

 

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

Coprosma Scarlet OHara

Current Stock Height: 15/20 cm  ? 

Container: 2.5l  ? 

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Picture of Cordyline Raspberry Fountain
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'Raspberry Fountain' has been bred from the top selling Cordyline 'Red Fountain', but now with stunning pink foliage! Does not form a central trunk, instead forms a clump of arching pink foliage that looks great throughout the year. Brilliant as a container plant or planted in the garden. Evergreen.

 

Habit: Clumping
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: cm x cm

Cordyline Raspberry Fountain

Current Stock Height: 30/40 cm  ? 

Container: 2.5l  ? 

$29.99

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Cordyline Raspberry Fountain

New stock expected early November, 2021. Pre-order now. Estimated price $29.99 each. Payment when stock arrives.

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Picture of Cyathea Smithii
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Native. Soft and delicate looking fronds spread horizontally from the crown reaching 2-2.5m in length. The trunk is covered in chestnut coloured scales. Plant in a sheltered position in moist humus rich soil. Water during dry spells. Evergreen

 

Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 8m x 5m

Cyathea Smithii

Current Stock Height: 40/50 cm  ? 

Container: 5l  ? 

$29.99

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Picture of Hebe First Light
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A Hebe named after the Millennium with a soft pale pink flower. This rounded, compact shrub with healthy bronze-green foliage its good for mass planting in mixed borders or containers. Great for coastal planting. Plant in a sunny position with good drainage. Trim after flowering.

 

Colour: Pink
Habit: Spreading groundcover
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 30cm x 90cm

Hebe First Light

Current Stock Height: 15/20 cm  ? 

Container: 2l  ? 

$19.99

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Picture of Metrosideros Mistral
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Native. An unusual Rata - Pohutukawa cross discovered on Great Barrier Island. Nice dark green foliage and scarlet red flowers in summer. Fairly compact habit. Plant in the sun in well drained soil and protect from harsh frost. Evergreen.

 

Colour: Red
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 4m x 3m

Metrosideros Mistral

Current Stock Height: 50/75 cm  ? 

Container: 3.3l  ? 

$34.99

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NZ Native. This shrub is very well named - the tiny rounded leaves are a pale silvery green and certainly do seem to shimmer in the light. Forms a very nice background plant or can be used for hedging and topiary as it loves a regular hair-cut. Easy to grow in a sunny well drained spot. Evergreen.

 

Colour: Brown / Purple
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 3m x 1.5m

Pittosporum Silver Sheen

Container: 4l  ? 

$21.99

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Pittosporum Silver Sheen

Current Stock Height: 150/180 cm  ? 

Container: 12l  ? 

$79.99

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