Trees are the ‘lungs of the world’. We owe our very existence to the fact that they produce the oxygen so vital to life. They are also the creators of great beauty and stature, standing proud in the landscape and adorning the earth with majesty - like Queens. And beyond that, they are the most important plants in any garden, creating the form and structure that are permanent and long-lasting.
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Evergreen Trees provide shade, shelter, privacy and atmosphere. They assist in the creation of a micro-climate in your garden, protecting whatever has been underplanted. Some trees are valued for their flowers in season, but these are not the prime consideration when selecting a tree for use in the garden design: elegance of habit, attractive foliage, shape and suitability for the position are more important.
Trees must be carefully selected for size and habit. So often, trees have to be removed because they outgrew their garden space. For small gardens, choose smaller growing trees so that they fill but do not cramp the space that has been allotted to them. For larger gardens, go wild and plant a forest of giants!
When selecting trees for the garden, consider the following questions:
How high do the branches grow?
Can you walk underneath the tree or do the branches droop to the ground?
Does the foliage have a sparse habit – allowing some filtered sunlight through or is it dense, and therefore dark underneath?
What is the full grown height, width, architectural form and shape of the tree?
What are the tolerance factors of moisture, heat, cold, drought, pH, salinity, space and light?
Know what you want and then set out to tick all the boxes to ensure that you select the right tree. And when in doubt, seek us out and we shall help you to make the right decision.
Golden Wattle. This popular evergreen tree has attractive, feathery blue-grey foliage that looks good all year round. In winter the whole tree is covered in bright yellow balls of bloom cheering up even the dullest day. Plant in well drained soil in a sunny spot. Tolerant of poor soil. Est.10yr.growth.
Colour: Yellow Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 6m x 4m
Purple Leaf Wattle. A popular evergreen tree with attractive, feathery grey foliage that has smoky purple tones on the new growth. In winter the whole tree is covered in cheerful bright yellow balls of bloom. Plant in well drained soil in a sunny spot. Tolerant of poor soil. Est.10yr.growth.
Colour: Yellow Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 5m x 3.5m
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
Outstanding NZ native that forms a handsome spreading tree. Large, glossy, light green dissected foliage. Sprays of rusty red woolly flowers appear in summer followed by scarlet berries with jet black seeds. Will grow in quite exposed conditions but protect from harsh frost. Evergreen.
Colour: Brown Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 7m x 4m
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
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A popular garden tree in subtropical areas, planted for its unusual effect of the thick, “reptilian: branches with a very symmetrical appearance. The crown becomes flat-topped with age. The seeds, similar to large pine nuts, are edible. Not tolerant of wet feet but will tolerate light frost. Evergreen
Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 24m x 0m
A wonderful upright conifer with even tiers of branches around the central trunk. Quick growing and tolerant of coastal conditions where it will happily withstand salt laden winds. Not tolerant of harsh frost or wet feet. Will grow in a container. Looks good as a Christmas Tree. Evergreen.
Colour: Assorted Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 10m x 5m
AKA Bangalow palm, native to Australian. A fast, easy to grow palm that quickly develops a smooth, grey trunk. As it matures, the Bangalow will produce a colourful skirt of flowers, turning red which contrast well against the
fronds. Self cleaning. Prefers full sun and well fertilised soil in a sheltered position out of strong winds. Evergreen
Colour: Red Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 25m x 4m
An unusual 'Palm' with a fat swollen base that increases with age. This base is topped off with a mop of branched green foliage that curves backwards reminiscent of a pony tail. Can be grown outdoors but must be protected from all frost. Good drainage is also essential. Evergreen.
Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.2m x 1m
Bottle Brush - Pink. A very pretty shrub with candy-floss pink brush like flowers that appear from spring through to autumn. Birds love the flowers. Easy to grow in a sunny spot but needs protection from harsh frost. Trim lightly after flowering. Presented here as a standard. Evergreen.
Colour: Pink Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: Stdcm x cm