Trees-Deciduous - Just Arrived

The term ‘Deciduous” means “shedding or losing foliage at the end of the growing season”. This means that in autumn, the leaves of deciduous trees will start falling until the tree is bare, and it will remain so until new leaves start to emerge in the spring. 

There are many reasons for selecting a deciduous specimen as oposed to an evergreen. The primary one is that if the tree is planted in an area where you wish to have summer shade and winter sun, then the habit that a deciduous tree has of shedding its leaves is perfect. So if you want shade over your outdoor entertaining area to protect you from the harsh summer sun, but in that same area you want the warmth of the winter sun to penetrate, then you must choose a deciduous specimen.


Picture of Alnus Jorullensis

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

Alnus Jorullensis

Current Stock Height: 160/180 cm  ? 

Container: pb12  ? 


Picture of Malus Crabapple Ellerslie H/W 1.5

There is a lot to like about the gorgeous weeping Crabapple. Masses of dark red buds open to reveal soft crimson blossoms in spring, these are followed by small red fruits that will hold on the tree well into winter. The foliage is a soft shade of maroon. Easy to grow in a sunny spot. Deciduous. PVR.


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

Malus Crabapple Ellerslie H/W 1.5

Current Stock Height: 150/170 cm  ? 

Container: pb18  ? 


Picture of Prunus Te Mara

Welcome the Tuis to your garden with this beautiful flowering cherry. Single pink bells of blossom decorate the bare branches in late winter full of nectar that birds love. The new green foliage colours well in the autumn. Happiest in a sunny spot with well drained soil. Deciduous.


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

Prunus Te Mara L/W

Current Stock Height: 170/220 cm  ? 

Container: pb28  ? 



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