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
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
Serrated green leaves with purple tones to the under-side, clusters of pink flowers in spring which are followed by juicy black berries that birds love. Grows happily in the sun in most soils as long as they are not too dry. Tolerates light frost. Semi-evergreen.
Berries will only occur on the female tree if pollination occurs. The Wine-Berry has separate male and female trees.
Colour: Pink Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 5m x 3m
Native. Renga Renga Lily. Discovered at Matapouri Bay Northland this great landscaping plant has broad, lush, blue-grey, foliage and dainty sprays of creamy white blooms in summer. Plant in well drained fertile soil. Prefers filtered light though will tolerate some sun. Perennial.
Colour: White / Cream 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
Native. A fabulous foliage plant ideal for group planting. Silvery, strap like foliage that is attractively flushed with red and bronze tones. The red colour intensifies in cold weather. Tolerant of sun or part shade but not tolerant of 'wet feet'. Evergreen.
Astelia look their best when group planted and they are a fabulous easy care architectural container plant.
Colour: Assorted Habit: Clump forming Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 80cm x 80cm