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
Wetland Native. Wind Grass. An attractive and hardy perennial grass that is ideal for mass planting in difficult spots. The leaves are long, narrow and dark green tinged with orange especially in the winter. The fluffy flowers appear on arching stems in summer and are purple-pink. Evergreen.
Colour: Purple Habit: Clump forming Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 100cm x 120cm
Wetland. A NZ (Oioi) Reed with fine grey-green needles of foliage with brown markings at intervals along the length of the leaves. Forms a large clump. Grows in water or in damp ground. Tolerates salty water. Very decorative in a pot and useful for floral work. Tough as. Evergreen.
Colour: Assorted Habit: Clump forming Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1m x 1m
Masses of flowers appear, in panicles, during spring and early summer. Broad arching leaves send up beautiful sprays of starrty white flowers. Adds great texture to gardens. Ideal for mass plantings as a groundcover. Plant in well drained soil, prefers filtered light. Perennial.
Colour: White Habit: Clump forming Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 60cm x 60cm
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
Native. A selected form of the 'Hen and Chicken' Fern that has luxuriant thick and shiny green fronds. Makes a striking ground cover plant for shady situations. Looks good group planted beneath established trees. Likes the shade and nice moist humus rich soil. Protect from frost. Evergreen.
Habit: Clump forming Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 100cm x 50cm
Handsome shrub with attractive silver grey foliage with soft felted undersides. Bright yellow daisy flowers appear in summer but really the foliage is the main feature. Plant in a sunny well drained position. Tends to have a fairly open habit but can be trimmed to keep compact. Evergreen.
Colour: Yellow Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.2m x 1.2m
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
This NZ native grass has light blonde/green needle like foliage with a drooping habit. Hardy as anything and happily grows just about anywhere. Especially good for bank and retaining plantings. Evergreen.
Carex look particularly good in large drifts where they can swish and sway in the breeze. When old foliage look a little untidy just 'comb' through with a garden scratcher or small fork to remove.
Colour: Assorted Habit: Clump forming Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 30cm x 50cm