Whilst this evergreen native tree will eventually reach 30m it won't happen in your life time as it is very slow growing. A highly valued native with a special place in Maori history. Dense, bronze green, stiff narrow leaves adorn a handsome pyramidal tree. Estimated height after 10 years.
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
Native. Commonly called Horopito or Pepperwood this easy to grow shrub has striking red blushed, aromatic foliage. Little, green, fragrant, star like flowers appear in spring but these do not compete with the foliage. Plant in sun or semi-shade in nice deep soil for best results. Hardy and evergreen.
Colour: Green Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 2m x 1m
Iconic native plant, the Nikau Palm is ideal for the tropical look in your garden. Long fan like rich green leaves extend upright from the shiny bulbous butt at the top of the smooth trunk. I suppose you could say the overall effect is that of a giant feather duster! Happiest in shade. Evergreen.
Colour: Pink Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 4m x 1.5m
If you want a well behaved and rewarding evergreen shrub then it would be hard to go past this delightful little Kowhai. Compact and tidy and completely covered in rich yellow bells in late winter that birds love, especially wax eyes. Looks stunning in a container. Easy to grow in sun or part shade.
Colour: Yellow Habit: Compact Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 2m x 2m
Native. This form of Kowhai was discovered in the Nelson region and was originally thought to be a form of S.microphylla but is now recognized as a distinct species. The dark green oval leaflets are longer than usual and the spring flowers are a soft lemon. Nice pendulous habit. Evergreen.
Colour: Yellow Habit: Pendulous Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 6m x 4m
The floral emblem of NZ and loved by Tuis and gardeners alike. The native name Kowhai means yellow and represents the pendulous racemes of nectar filled yellow flowers that appear in spring. Dainty small fern like foliage. Easy to grow in a sunny position. Semi - evergreen.
Colour: Yellow Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 5m x 3m
Native. The floral emblem of NZ and loved by Tuis and gardeners alike. The native name Kowhai means yellow and represents the pendulous racemes of nectar filled yellow flowers that appear in spring. This species flowers at a younger age than others. Evergreen.
Colour: Yellow Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 4.5m x 3m
One of our largest forest canopy trees with an open habit. Puriri occurs naturally throughout the North Island from the coast to lowland forest. It has dark glossy green leaves and pinkish red flowers are produced throughout most of the year, followed by bright red berries. Frost tender, Evergreen.