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Trees are the most important element in your garden. Trees create the structure of your garden and help pull together the all the elements within your garden. Trees provide shelter, shade in the summer, a burst of flowers and delightful autumn colours. Work through the placement and choice of tree carefully, you will get years of enjoyment out of the tree. When you are selecting a tree, you need to consider the height, width, wind exposure, drainage and more important the long term impacts of shade, sun and height in your garden. We can help you with this and choose one from the hundreds in stock.

Trees to suit your conditions

  1. Swampy and damp areas- Amelanchiers, Nyssa sylatica, Italian Alder, Kilmanock Willow, Golden Twisted Willow, Swamp Cypress, Swedish Birch, Cut leaf Alder
  2. Windy and exposed areas – Alders, Red flowering Hawthorn, Plane Tree, Hormbeam, English Beech, Silver Birch, Conifers
  3. Evergreen – Conifers, Wellingtonia, Spruce, Michellia, Magnolia, Kowhai, Hoheria, Wineberry, NZ native beech, Portuguese Laurel, Strawberry tree,
  4. Small gardens -  Japanese Maples, Cercis, Robinia, Gleditisia, Prunus Southern Gem, Liquidamber, Crab Apples, Cornus, Viburnum mariesii, Cercis Forest Pansy, Dwarf Fruit trees, Enkianthus, Ceradiplyllum japonica Pendulum
  5. Sheltered -  Horizontal Elm, Magnolia, Flowerin cherries, Parrotia persica, Claret Ash, Wedding Cake tree, Snake bark Maple, Fruit trees, Davidia
  6. Attractive Bark – Prunus serrula, Betula utilis, Acer Senkaki, Snakebark Maple, Parrotia persica, Acer griseum

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Abies balsamea Hudsonii

Compact very slow growing dwarf conifer. Ideal for rockery. New growth in summer is pale green and most attractive. Very hardy.

Type: Evergreen   Size: 30-45 cm in 10 years

Abies nordmanniana (Caucasian Fir )

Large hardy tree for shelter or as specimen.Dark green needle-like foliage ,which gives off , when crushed ,an odour like orange peel.Prefers cool moist conditions.

Type: Evergreen   Size: 5m in 10 years

Abies koreanna

A small slow growing tree of neat habit. An interesting species producing its violet-purple cylindrical cones at a young age.

Type: Evergreen   Size: 5-9m

Acacia baileyana (Cootamundra Wattle)

A small tree or large shrub with attractive glaucous foliage and masses of fluffy yellow flowers.

Type: Evergreen   Size: 5m

Acacia baileyana purpurea (Purple Wattle)

The purple new growth makes an attractive contrast to the greyish older foliage. A mass of rich yellow flowers in spring. Fast growing, likes dry conditions.

Type: Evergreen   Size: 5m

Acacia dealbata (Silver Wattle)

Dainty silvery green fern-like leaves. Clusters of scented, fluffy golden balls in early spring.

Type: Evergreen   Size: 6-8m

Acacia floribunda (White Sallow Wattle)

Very fast growing bushy small tree with graceful weeping branches and yellow flowers in early spring. Hardy.

Type: Evergreen   Size: 5m

Acacia melanoxylon (Blackwood)

A fast growing good timber wattle. Average for frost, very attractive. Suits a hot climate with average moisture.

Type: Evergreen   Size: 10m

Acacia pravissima (Ovens Wattle)

Upright growth with small triangular blue-green leaves on slender branches. Bright golden flowers from spring through to summer.

Type: Evergreen   Size: 3-4m

Acer capillipes (Snake Bark Maple)

A small tree with striated bark, young growths coral red. Attractive autumn colouring of orange and red. Very hardy.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 5m

Acer cappadocicum

A medium to large tree with broad 5-7 lobed glossy leaves turning rich butter yellow in autumn.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 8m

Acer cappadocicum aureum

Young leaves red, turning golden yellow and remaining so for many weeks before changing to light green. Rich gold autumn colours.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 7m

Acer davidii

This small tree with green and white marbled bark has shining dark green leaves colouring richly in autumn. Green fruits flushed red hang along branches in autumn.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 5m

Acer caudatifolium Summer Surprise

Green leaves in spring speckled with white in summer and autumn. Young stems are glowing pink, turning shades of orange and red in late autumn. Snake type bark. Hardy.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 4m

Acer davidii ssp. Grosseri

One of the most beautiful 'snake bark' maples with magnificent autumn colouring. Shining dark green leaves and attractive striated bark.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 10m

Acer Esk Flamingo

Very spectacular maple with graceful weeping habit. Best display in summer and autumn when leaves are mottled with showy pinks and creams. Hardy.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 3m

Acer griseum

Beautiful small tree with flaking cinnamon bark. Dark green leaves change to spectacular autumn colours of red and scarlet .

Type: Deciduous   Size: 3-5m

Acer negundo

Silky sprays of yellowish flowers are followed by winged seed pods.Hardy quick growing shade tree with clean green leaves. Wil tolerate considerable wind.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 8m

Acer negundo elegans

Leaves green margined with golden yellow. Fast growing,bushy-headed tree which is very hardy.Will tolerate considerable wind. Good street tree.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 6m

Acer negundo Flamingo

Beautiful tree with vivid pink and white spring growth. Foliage makes the tree appear to be covered with masses of pink blossom.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 5m

Acer negundo Kelly Gold

Bright golden yellow leaves on quick growing shade tree. Very hardy.Wil tolerate considerable wind.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 6m

Acer negundo variegata

This large leaved maple has green leaves with broad white margins. A most effective tree.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 10m

Acer negundo violaceum

Hardy and fast growing maple with young shoots violet covered with a whitish bloom. Pendulous reddish pink flower tassels in spring.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 6m

JAPANESE MAPLES

 

Acer japonicum Acontifolium

(Fern Leaf Maple) Beautiful deeply cut green foliage which changes to vivid autumn colours of crimson/yellow/orange. Prefers moist, well-drained site sheltered from cold winds.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 2.5m

Acer japonicum Green Cascade

Weeping form with dissected of soft moss green and bronze shades. Brilliant red, orange and gold autumn tones.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 1.5m

Acer palmatum (Japanese Maple)

Small tree with low rounded head. Good autumn colour. Needs some wind protection.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 4-5m

Acer palmatum atropurpureum

Purple leaves throughout summer Requires sheltered position. Hardy.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 3m

Acer palmatum Beni Hime

Small dwarf maple with compact round shrubby habit. Rusty red leaves toned with pink, good autumn colour.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 1m

Acer palmatum Beni Otaki

Deeply dissected long narrow lobed leaves of deep purple red. Fiercely crimson autumn display. Upright bushy habit.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 2.5m

Acer palmatum Beni-Komachi

Dwarf bushy shrub with finely cut bright crimson leaves in spring, bronzing in summer autumn tones brilliant scarlet.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 1.2m

Acer palmatum Blood Good

Deepest red purple leaf colour through late summer. Showy red seeds and fiery red autumn foliage. Upright habit.Protect from wind.Hardy to cold.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 4m

Acer palmatum Burgundy Lace

A small spreading maple with deeply serrated and fringed leaflets in deep burgundy wine tonings. Shelter from wind. Prefers moist, cool, well-drained, slightly acid soil.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 3m

Acer palmatum Butterfly

Small five lobed pale green leaves with white margins.Lovely soft tips on new growth.Bushy vase shaped shrub.Soft yellow and pink tones in autumn.Hardy but needs shelter from wind.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 3m

Acer palmatum dissectum Crimson Princess

Weeping maple with upright arching habit.Fabulous deep purple-red leaves emerge from red buds.Brilliant crimson autumn colour.Ideal for tubs or small garden.Protect from wind.Cold hardy.

Type: Deciduous   Size: weeping

Acer palmatum dissectum Crimson Queen

The weeping Crimson Queen maple retains deep red-purple colouring throughout summer. Autumn tones are fiery scarlet. Plant in sheltered position. Hardy.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 2m

Acer palmatum dissectum Emerald Lace

A very strong growing and robust weeper. Soft finely cut lime green leaves darkening to bronze green with a faint wine margin.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 2.5m

Acer palmatum dissectum Inaba Shidare

Large coarsely dissected foliage in deep red-purple. Holds well all summer. Brilliant crimson in autumn. Upright narrow domed habit.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 2m

Acer palmatum dissectum Orangeola

Attractive form, with free branching habit. Spring foliage dark orange-red. Holds autumn tones of bright scarlet and orange for a considerable period. Prefers sheltered site.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 2m

Acer palmatum dissectum Moss Gold

Deeply dissected leaves of wonderful moss gold colour in srping , picking up green tinges in summer. Autumn leaves turn orange and red.Protect from wind.

Type: Deciduous  

Acer palmatum dissectum Raraflora

Beautiful deeply-cut forest-green leaves which are held to each branch with pink petioles. Luminescent in the sun! New foliage is soft orange , turning green in summer.Red autumn colour.Protect from wind.Cold hardy.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 2m plus

Acer palmatum dissectum Red Feathers

Similar to Red Fligree Lace , but stronger growing.Foliage is finely cut and deep red. Colour holds well throughout summer. Requires shade and moisture and protection from wind. Cold hardy.

Type: Deciduous  

Acer palmatum dissectum Seiryu

Bright green upright growing form, gracefully held fine foliage, upright habit. Autumn foliage of soft yellow to golds, tinted orange and red. Requires sheltered position.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 3m

Acer palmatum dissectum Tamukeyama

New foliage of deep crimson red matured to dark purple red held well through summer heat. Bright scarlet autumn tones. Strong cascading mound. Requires sheltered position.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 1m

Acer palmatum dissectum viridis

Delicate soft green spring foliage turning golden in autumn. Graceful weeping dwarf habit. Ideal for patios, entryways. Plant in sheltered position. Hardy.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 1.2m

Acer palmatum dissectum Stella Rosa

(Cultivar from Italy) Attractive pink-red foliage becomes dark puple red in summer. Leaves are finely dissected and carried on vigorous weeping tree.Bright red autumn colour . Protect from wind .Cold hardy.

Type: Deciduous  

Acer palmatum Kamagata

(Curved Leaf Maple) Densely foliaged, rounded dwarf maple with twiggy branches and tiny downward curved leaves with a lacy appearance. Magnificent autumn colours.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 1m

Acer palmatum Katsura

Leaves a striking pale yellow-orange in spring turning a rich green in summer, then in autumn bright yellow and orange. Average soil. Hardy. Protect from wind.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 2.5m

Acer palmatum O'Kagami

Bright intense red spring growth deepens to shiny black-purple as it matures turning fiery scarlet in autumn. Small robust tree.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 4m

Acer palmatum Osakasuki

Large bronze green summer foliage turning intense glowing crimson in autumn. Large tree like habit .Protect from strong wind.Cold hardy.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 5m

Acer palmatum Moonfire

Compact form with dense wine red foliage which matures to dark purple. New summer shoots are bright red. Crimson autumn colour. Prefers sheltered site. Very hardy.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 3m

Acer palmatum Pixie

Sort after dwarf variety which is similar to Bloodgood.Deepest red leaf colour with black-red branches.Autumn colour is fire red.Great for pots,small gardens and popular for bonsai.Protect from wind.Cold hardy.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 1.8m

Acer palmatum Red Emperor

Neat, upright growth habit with large ,slightly glossy leaves of intensely deep wine-red .Leaves turn to orange ,red and yellow in autumn and hold on longer than others.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 5m

Acer palmatum Senkaki (Red bark maple)

A good shrub or small tree for winter effect - all the younger branches being of a conspicuous and attractive coral red. Spring foliage soft lime green turning canary yellow in autumn.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 2.5m plus

Acer palmatum Shaina

Dwarf compact sport of Bloodgood. Upright compact habit. Bright scarlet red. New growth matured to deep maroon. Requires sheltered position. Hardy.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 1.8m

Acer palmatum Shidava Gold

Spring growth is a soft yellow aging to lime-green over summer, then bright golden-yellow in autumn.Young stems are also yellow-green.Striking variety ,similar to Ukon.Cold hardy.Protect from wind.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 3-4m

Acer palmatum Shindeshojo

Very striking small tree with brilliant crimson-scarlet foliage that turns reddish green. Good autumn colours. Excellent plant for tubs, small gardens.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 2.5m

Acer palmatum Shishigashira

A pretty green crinkle-leaved cultivar. An attractive and unusual tightly tufted growth habit .

Type: Deciduous   Size: 3m

Acer palmatum Yasmin

Large, deeply cut shiny red leaves in summer. Vigourous upright habit. Thought to be a cross between Acer palmatum and Acer shirasawanum species.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 3m

Acer platanoides (Norway Maple)

A quick growing handsome,hardy tree. Conspicuous clusters of yellow flowers are produced on bare stems.Foliage turns clear bright yellow in autumn.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 10m

Acer platanoides columnare

An erect tree of columnar habit. Good autumn colour.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 10m

Acer platanoides Crimson King

A handsome large fast growing tree with large dark purple leaves.Conspicuous clusters of yellow flowers on bare wood.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 10-15m

Acer platanoides dissectum

Glossy green leaves with deeply fine, dark lobes. Something a little different for the garden. Very hardy.Good autumn colours.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 5m

Acer platanoides drummondii

One of the best variegated trees with large white margined leaves.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 5m

Acer platanoides nigrum

Deep yellow flowers tinged red on bare stems in spring.Distinctive deep purple foliage throughout summer. Upright, round-headed shape.good autumn colour.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 8m

Acer pseudoplatanus brilliantissimum

A distinctive small tree of slow growth. The young leaves are shrimp pink later changing yellow green then green over summer.Protect from strong winds and leaves may burn in hot sun.Hardy to cold.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 3-4m

Acer pseudoplatanus Esk Sunset

A medium sized maple with leaves of an unusual pink, cream and green variegation. Very striking and quite slow growing.Hardy.Leaves can burn in hot sun.Protect from strong winds.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 3-4m

Acer pseudoplatanus flava variegata

Beautifully variegated maple with deep green leaves heavily dappled with cream , especially on new growth. Mature leaves much larger and green is more conspicuous.Very hardy.Ideal specimen tree.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 8m

Acer pseudoplatanus leopoldii

A large tree with yellowish-pink leaves at first, later green, with specks of yellow and pink. One of the best for exposed situations in any soil.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 5m

Acer pseudoplatanus variegatum

Large yellow and green speckled leaves make a good contrast. Very hardy and will grow anywhere.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 6m

Acer pseudoplatanus Worleei

Medium sized tree with soft yellow-green leaves that turn golden then green. Very hardy.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 6m

Acer rubrum (red maple)

A free growing and ultimately large tree. Pinnate,dark green leaves turn rich red and scarlet in autumn.Hardy.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 5m in 10 years

Acer rubrum Autumn Glory

Upright maple maturing to a rounded crown. Dark green foliage turns vibrant red and crimson in autumn.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 7m

Acer rubrum Brandywine

Moderately columnar habit with outstanding autumn foliage, red turning to a brilliant purple.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 5m

Acer rubrum columnare

Tall tree of narrow columnar habit which becomes a virtual "flaming pillar "of red and scarlet in autumn Requires well drained soil.Very hardy.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 5m

Acer rubrum Red Sunset

An excellent form of the Canadian maple .Upright habit and rich red autumn colour. Colours best in lime free soil. Very hardy.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 10m

Acer saccharum (Sugar Maple)

A lovely ornamental with brilliant autumn colouring. Ultimately a large tree.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 15m

Acer shirasawanum Autumn Moon

Attractive soft yellow, broadly fanned foliage is suffused with a light orange-red glow. Upright and rounded in habit. Needs some shade and protection from wind.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 3-4m

Acer x freemanii Jeffersred (Autumn Blaze)

Medium tree with dense oval head with vigorous growth and wind tolerant. Brilliant autumn colour of reds, oranges and scarlet.Very hardy.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 10m

Aesculus hippocastanum (Common Horse Chestnut)

A stately spreading tree with large panicles of white flowers.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 10m

Aesculus indica (Indian Horse Chestnut)

Large clusters of decorative nuts. Pinkish flowers in panicles. Compact growth.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 10m

Aesculus x carnea (Red Horse chestnut)

Rose-pink flowers up to 20 cm long. Large tree suitable for streets and specimen planting. Very hardy.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 5m

Aesculus x carnea Briottii (Red Horse chestnut)

Bold handsome leaves and rosy crimson flowers in big clusters. Perfect lawn specimen or for street planting for shade.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 6m

Agathis Australis (NZ Native Kauri)

During early years kauri trees have upright habit of growth and distinctive bronze foliage, which turns green as tree matures. Requires shelter and protection from frost and drought.

Type: Evergreen   Size: 3m in 10 years

Albizia julibrissin rosea

The hardiest of the species. The dense heads of fluffy flowers are bright pink. Full sun. Withstands severe frosts.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 4m

Albizia julibrissin Red Silk

Rose red silk tree producing fluffy silky blooms freely through the summer. Dainty, finely-divided foliage and upright habit. Prefers sunny, well-drained site.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 5m

Alectryon excelsus (NZ native Oak)

Fine spreading tree with large shiny leaves. Sprays of rusty flowers in early summer are followed by scarlet fleahy berries. Good specimen tree in well drained soil.

Type: Evergreen   Size: 7m

Alnus cordata (Italian Alder)

A splendid medium sized conical shaped tree notable for its bright green glistening foliage. Grows well in all soils.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 15m

Alnus glutinosa (Common Alder)

A medium sized bushy tree suitable for damp positions.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 12m

Alnus glutinosa imperialis (Cut Leaf Alder)

An attractive alder with deeply and finely cut leaves. Very useful for damp situations. Lime tolerant.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 10m

Alnus incana aurea (Golden Alder)

Young shoots and foliage yellow with red tinted catkins

Type: Deciduous   Size: 8m

Alnus rubra

Medium sized tree with graceful habit and red shoots. Useful for damp situations.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 15m

Amelanchier canadensis

A hardy medium sized shrub for moist well drained lime-free soil. Abundant racemes of white flowers in spring before leaves fully emerge. Excellent red autumn colour.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 5m

Araucaria araucana (Monkey Puzzle)

Medium-sized trees of unique appearance with sharp, ridgid leaves on spirally-arranged branches that are characteristic. Produces cones. Haredy and wind resistant.

Type: Evergreen   Size: 10m

Araucaria angustifolia (Brazillian Monkey Puzzle)

A large forest tree grown for its timber. Must have good drainage and even moisture.

Type: Evergreen   Size: 6m

Arbutus unedo

Flowers late autumn in drooping clusters. Plant in sun or semi- shade. Tolerant of dry and limey soils. Fruit attract bellbirds. Very hardy.

Type: Evergreen   Size: 5m

Aristotelia Serrata (NZ Native Makomako, Wineberry)

A handsome NZ native, deeply serrated green leaves with purple margins. Fast growing, shelter or background planting.

Type: Evergreen   Size: 5m

Aronia melanocarpa (Black Chokeberr)

Small shrub with white hawthorn-like flowers in spring followed by lustrous black fruits.Brilliant red autumn leaves.Very hardy.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 3m

Atherosperma moschatum

Interesting evergreen Australian small tree with lace-like leaves with white down underneath. Whole plant is fragrant and yields essential oil. Cream coloured single flowers.

Type: Evergreen   Size: 4-5m

Azara microphylla (Vanilla Tree)

An elegant hardy small tree. Flowers are small yellow vanilla scented and carried on the underside of twigs in early spring. Hardy.

Type: Evergreen   Size: 4m

Azara microphylla variegata

An elegant small tree, leaves prettily variegated. Yellow, vanilla scented flowers appear on underside of twigs in spring. Slow growing. Hardy.

Type: Evergreen   Size: 3-4m

Azara serrata

Distinctive oval serrated leaves and conspicuous clusters of yellow flowers. Small white berries produced in summer. Hardy.

Type: Evergreen   Size: 3-4m

Betula albosinensis

Beautiful medium-sized birch with pink and red bark covered with a glaucous bloom. Hardy, very attractive tree for any soil condition.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 10m

Betula ermanii

A tall growing birch from N.E. Asia. The trunk is pinkish white and the branches orange brown. The leaves are glossy with parallel veins.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 15m

Betula nigra Shilah Splash

A pyramidal shaped tree . Leaves smaller than species with irregular creamy-white margins and green centres. Yellow autumn colour.Peeling bark exposes shiny brown under-layer.Tolerates average to wet soil . Very hardy.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 6m

Betula nigra Summer Cascade

An elegant weeping birch with fresh green foliage showing great autumn colour. Attracrive tan coloured peeling bark. Ideal specimen tree.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 2m

Betula papyrifera (Paper Birch)

The whitest barked birch with larger leaves than the silver birch and colouring to yellow in the autumn.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 10m

Betula pendula (Silver birch)

Prominent white trunk, delicate lacy leaf texture and graceful pendulous branches. Very hardy

Type: Deciduous   Size: 8m

Betula pendula Black Prince (Purple birch)

Small growing tree of delightful habit. Its purple leaves hold their colour throughout most of the summer season.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 5m

Betula pendula darlecarlica (Swedish birch)

Pretty cut leaves are a feature on this ornamental tree with slender, graceful habit and drooping branches. White Trunk. Hardy.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 8m

Betula pendula laciniata (Cut leaf birch)

Cut leaf birch with a graceful and open habit. Upright leader and pendulous branches. Conspicuous white trunk.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 6m

Betula pendula Purple Splendour

A slower growing form of Silver Birch with very deep blackish purple foliage that contrasts well with the white bark.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 5m

Betula pendula youngii (Weeping silver birch)

Forms a beautiful small weeping tree with branches reaching the ground. Needs to be staked for a few years.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 6m

Betula pendula Wade's Gold

Outstanding new release with spectacular autumn colours.Gold co;oured twigs stand out in winter.Multi trunked with white bark.Hardy.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 4m

Betula utilis

A vigorous and upright fastigate habit with a strikingly white trunk at an early age.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 8m

Betula utilis jacquemontii

(Sweet Birch) A form of Himalayan Birch selected for its very white bark and neat erect habit.Dark green leaves and good yellow tones. Attractive and very hardy.The trunks look spectacular when planted in groups of three.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 8m

Betula utilis jacquemontii Dazzler

A hardy deciduous tree. A superior selection with amazing white bark and green leaves that are larger than those of Jacquemontii.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 8m

Betula utilis jacquemontii Silver Shadow

One of the loveliest birches with dazzling white stems. Distinct form of Jacquemontii with striking white bark and large drooping dark green leaves. Very hardy.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 8m

Carpinus betulus (Common hornbeam)

A medium tree with grey fluted trunk and oval ribbed leaves. This hardy tree retains its brown leaves over winter when young.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 15m

Carpinus betulus fastigiata (Upright hornbeam)

Medium tree of upright habit, quite narrow when young. Resembles English beech in leaf. Suitable as specimen or avenue tree. Very hardy.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 8m

Carpodetus serratus (NZ Native marble leaf)

Pale greyish white bark. Dark green leaves with light marbling on surface. Masses of small white flowers cover tree. Very hardy and reasonably quick growing.

Type: Evergreen   Size: 4m

Cedrela sinensis Flamingo (Chinese Toon tree)

Syn. Toona sinensis Flamingo. Handsome large pinnate leaves emerge rich warm pink in spring changing to creamy then green when mature. Good autumn colouring. Warm, sheltered, well-drained position.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 4m

Cedrus atlantica

Vigorous tree with grey-green leaves. Very hardy.

Type: Evergreen   Size: 5m

Cedrus atlantica aurea

Choice and rare conifer with outer leaves overlaid with gold. Pyramidal when young with gently curving branches. Very hardy.

Type: Evergreen   Size: 6m

Cedrus atlantica glauca

The conspicuous blue needles make this tree one of the best blue conifers. Initially pyramidal in the first 10 years the tree becomes more informal as it grows older

Type: Evergreen   Size: 5m in 10 years

Cedrus deodara

The graceful slightly pendulous growth makes a fine well furnished pyramidal ornamental tree.

Type: Evergreen   Size: 5m in 10 years

Cedrus deodara aurea

One of the best golden trees for a dry position. A graceful golden specimen with drooping branches. Very hardy.

Type: Evergreen   Size: 6m

Cedrus libani

A slow growing, conical when young tree. More broad when older. Dark green needles. Tolerates dry soil conditions.

Type: Evergreen   Size: 10m

Cercidiphyllum japonicum (Katsura Tree)

A medium sized tree requiring deep fertile soil. Yellow to pink autumn coloured leaves.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 10m

Cercidiphyllum japonicum pendulum

A rare form of this attractive Japanese tree. Leaves similar to Judas tree but opposite and smaller. Magnificent autumn colour. Requires deep fertile soil. Hardy.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 6m

Cercis Ace of Hearts

Compact tree with dense dome canopy habit. Has violet sweetpea-like flowers in early spring.Has small, semi-glossy heart-shaped leaves. Prefers full sun and well drained soil. Drought Tolerant.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 5m

Cercis canadensis Forest Pansy

Deep pink-purple flowers appear before leaves. Beautiful large showy leaves of purple. Prune lightly. Prefers sunny well-drained site.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 4m

Cercis canadensis Hearts of Gold

Tiny purple flowers in early spring. New foliage emerging with bronze tones tunring to blaze of golden foliage holding throughout summer. Ideal for smaller gardens. Frost hardy. PVR.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 4.5m

Cercis reniformis Texas White

Large, glossy green leathery foliage turning yellow in autumn. Masses of pure white flowers in early spring before the leaves appear. Hardy.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 3m

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana

A large conical tree with drooping branches and broad fan like sprays of foliage. A most useful ornamental or hedging tree. Best in a cold climate and with shelter from prevailing winds.

Type: Evergreen   Size: 5m in 10 years

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana columnaris

A small narrow conical tree with ascending blue-grey branches.Makes good garden specimen where erect,symmetrical plant is required.Very hardy.

Type: Evergreen   Size: 3m

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana Ellwoodii Gold

A neat compact columnar form of slow growth. The tips are yellow in the sun.

Type: Evergreen   Size: 1m in 10 years

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana Ellwoodii Variegata

Excellent variegated tapered conifer. Will take more wind than other variegated forms.

Type: Evergreen   Size: 3m

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana Ellwoodii

Tidy well shaped conifer with blue green feathery foliage.

Type: Evergreen   Size: 2m

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana argentea Nana

A compact globular shrub with silvery tipped foliage giving a frosty effect. A real gem for rock and pebble gardens.

Type: Evergreen   Size: 50cm

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana juvenalis stricta

Ornamental slightly informal upright bush with soft sage green foliage.

Type: Evergreen   Size: 2.5m in 10 years

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana Wallis Gold

Upright columnar conifer with branches drooping at the tips. Ideal specimen tree for lawn or garden bed. Fully hardy.

Type: Evergreen   Size: 3m

Chamaecyparis obtusa nana

Miniature dome shape with layers of tufty branchlets in deep lustrous green. Fits with smallest garden.

Type: Evergreen   Size: 60cm

Chamaecyparis obtusa Fernspray Gold

Informal, arching, pagoda like habit. Bright yellow in summer, deepening to burnished gold in winter. Hardy

Type: Evergreen   Size: 2m

Chamaecyparis pisifera filifera nana

The trailing threadlike foliage creates an attractive weeping bun shaped plant.

Type: Evergreen   Size: 60cm in 10 years

Clethra arborea (Lily of the valley tree)

Panicles of white pendulous fragrant flowers in autumn. Protect from heavy frost.

Type: Evergreen   Size: 3m

Clethra alnifolia

Oval foliage like an alder. Strong slender erect growth. Plumy racemes of white flowers with spicy fragrance in late summer. Cool semi-shaded position.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 2m

Cornus alba (Red-barked Dogwood)

Forms a thicket of stems up to 3m high, young branches being rich red in winter. Good autumn colour. White or tinged blue berries.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 3m

Cornus alba Elegantissima

A very hardy, red-stemmed dogwood. Broadly margined and mottled leaves. Very cold hardy and easy to grow.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 3m

Cornus alternifolia

Large shrub with horizontally spreading branches. Leaves alternate sometimes giving rich autumn tints. Hardy.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 3m

Cornus alternifolia argentea

(Variegated pgoda tree) Beautiful small tree with branches arranged in horizontal tiers,giving impression of layered shrub.Has cream edged leaves.White flower bracts appear in early summer.Moist,well drained soil and sun to part shade.Hardy.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 3m

Cornus capitata

A small tree covered in sulphur yellow flowers in summer followed by red strawberry like fruit. Very hardy.

Type: Evergreen   Size: 4m

Cornus controversa

Layered branches make this quite a spectacular tree. Broad heads of cream flowers followed by black fruits. Purple-red autumn foliage. Very hardy.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 6m

Cornus controversa variegata

A very ornamental small tree with horizontal branches in tiers and striking silver margined leaves. Very hardy. Prefers well drained soil and sun.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 3m in 10 years

Cornus controversa Golden Wedding

Foliage has margins of gold and cream around a central green portion. New growth has a bronze tint in spring with autumn foliage taking on pink tones. White flowers. PVR

Type: Deciduous   Size: 5m

Cornus Eddie's White Wonder

A superb hardy large shrub producing large white flowers in spring. Tolerant of most soil types.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 4m

Cornus florida

Four-petalled large white flowers in late spring. Rich autumn colours. Prefer cold winter, summer heat plus well drained soil.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 3m

Cornus florida Cherokee Chief

Deepest red flowering Cornus available. Four petalled bracts are ruby red and hold colour well through spring. New growth is bronze red, turns bright scarlet when mature.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 3m

Cornus florida Cherokee Daybreak

Foliage green with creamy-white margins. Large snow white booms. Autumn foliage salmon pink and rosy purple.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 3m

Cornus florida Cherokee Princess

Superior selected species with large creamy white flower bracts. Leaves light green and glossy, turning a fiery blend of red and orange in autumn. Vigorous with wide-spreading branches. Hardy.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 3m

Cornus florida Cherokee Sunset

Foliage green with lemon-yellow margins. Blooms rosy red. Beautiful autumn colours of red, pink and purple.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 3m

Cornus florida Spring Song

Bright deep rose-red flower bracts in spring. Good autumn colour.Requires protection from wind and good soil.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 3m

Cornus Greenvale

Upright small tree with very large cream flowers which adorn tree for many weeks in late spring/summer,followed bystrawberry like fruits.Autumn colour is orange/red.Good drainage and warm sunny site.Very hardy. PVR

Type: Deciduous   Size: 3m

Cornus kousa

Broadly conical tree with glaking bark. Dark green leaves turn deep crimson-purple in autumn. Strawberry-like red fruit

Type: Deciduous   Size: 4m

Cornus kousa Beni Fuji

Small tree with glossy dark-green foliage. The star-shaped flowers are dark pink.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 2-3m

Cornus kousa China Girl

Very large creamy white bracts in late spring. Autumn foliage tones of red and purple and attractive peeling bark with delicate bare branch tracery.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 4m

Cornus kousa Gold Star

Rich green foliage with central splash of gold. White flowers in early summer. Very hardy.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 2-3m

Cornus kousa Satomi

Salmon red star-like flowers from early summer for long period. Rich red purple autumn foliage. Very hardy.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 4m

Cornus Kousa Snowboy

Variegated and small growing with pale grey-green foliage with a white margin. Dense habit. Protect from hot afternoon sun.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 3m

Cornus Mas

Densely branched tree producing an abundance of small yellow flowers on naked twigs in August. Fruit bright red and edible.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 5m

Cornus nuttallii

A noble medium-sized tree with large white floral bracts. Foliage colours well in autumn.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 10m

Cornus stolonifera flaviramea

Young stems yellow in winter, very effective when planted with Cornus Alba. Tolerates wet conditions. Very hardy.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 2.5m

Corylus avellana contorta (Harry Lauder's Walking stick)

Twisted branches and showy catkin in winter make this small tree a most attractive specimen.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 3m

Corylus avellana aurea

The golden leaved ornamental hazelnut. Grows in heavy clay soils and dense shade. Very hardy.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 3m

Corynocarpus laevigatus (NZ Native Karaka)

Excellent for coastal positions. Handsome upright tree with large polished leaves with orange fruits in autumn resembling a plum. Protect from heavy frosts.

Type: Evergreen   Size: 5m

Crataegus laevigata Coccinea Plena (Red flowering Hawthorn)

(Paul's Scarlett) A wide spreading small tree with double scarlet flowers in summer. Very hardy.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 4m

Crataegus laevigata Rosea Flore Pleno (Pink flowering Hawthorn)

Masses of double pink flowers in spring. Very hardy, including to coastal conditions. Suitable for moist soil conditions.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 4m

Cryptomeria japonica Elegans

A small tree with soft feathery foliage, turns red bronze during autumn and winter.

Type: Evergreen   Size: 3m in 10 years

Cryptomeria japonica Elegans Aurea

Erect bushy growth with soft juvenile foliage in yellow green. 2.5m high by 1.5m wide in 10 yrs

Type: Evergreen   Size: 2.5m

Cryptomeria japonica Elegans Compacta

Compact form of Japanese cedar. Bronzy winter foliage. Very hardy.

Type: Evergreen   Size: 2.5m

Cryptomeria japonica Globosa Nana

Rounded compact bush of rich green foliage to ground level. Slow to develop but worthy to have in your garden

Type: Evergreen   Size: 1m

Cryptomeria japonica Vilmoriniana

Extremely slow growing dense rounded bush. Green in summer. Reddish bronze in winter.

Type: Evergreen   Size: 0.3m

Cupressocyparis leylandii Castlewellan Gold

The most vigorous growing golden conifer. Will take seaside conditions.

Type: Evergreen   Size: 4m in 10 years

Cupressocyparis leylandii Leighton Green (Green Leyland Cypress)

A vigorous tree of dense habit. Excellent for tall hedges. Tolerant of coastal and drought conditions.

Type: Evergreen   Size: 10m

Cupressocyparis leylandii Robinson's Gold

Extremely vigorous conifer in most conditions. Excellent pale yellow colour, especially in winter. Ideal for tall hedge.

Type: Evergreen   Size: 10m

Cupressus arizonica glabra Blue Ice

A noble pyramidal tree with dense silvery-blue foliage. Good in dry conditions. Very hardy.

Type: Evergreen   Size: 4m in 10 years

Cupressus arizonica glabra Lemon Spire

A light yellow upright grower for accent in the winter garden. Hardy.

Type: Evergreen   Size: 3m

Cupressus Golden Halo

A beautiful spreading weeping conifer in a rich gold shade. Extra hardy, withstands wind and coastal situations. Spreads 2 - 3 metres. PVR

Type: Evergreen   Size: 1.5m

Cupressus macrocarpa

A good shelter tree. An erect pyramidal shape with a horizontal branch habit. Makes excellent hedge. Very hardy.

Type: Evergreen   Size: 5m in 10 years

Cupressus sempervirens Gracilis

Rich green foliage which is strictly erect. Has an instant appeal. Locate in sun to semi-shade.

Type: Evergreen   Size: 3m

Cupressus sempervirens stricta

Blue-green foliage with upright habit. Very hardy.

Type: Evergreen   Size: 4m

Cupressus sempervirens Swane's Gold (Golden Pencil Cypress)

Tall spire of golden yellow foliage. Hardy, attractive specimen for sunny, open position.

Type: Evergreen   Size: 4m

Cupressus sempervirens Totem (Pencil Cypress)

Narrow upright threadlike foliage in fresh green gives a year round vertical line in your garden.

Type: Evergreen   Size: 3m in 10 years

 

Dacrycarpus dacrydioides (Kahikatea - White Pine)

Juvenile state persists for many years. When mature it is a fine specimen tree that has dark green leaves arranged around branchlets. Moist situation. Hardy.

Type: Evergreen   Size: 7m

Dacrydium Bidwilli (Nz native - bog pine)

Syn. Halocarpus bidwillii. A slow growing shrub that has distinct juvenile and adult foliage. Responds well to clipping, good soil. Keep well watered in dry weather. Very hardy to cold.

Type: Evergreen   Size: 1.5m

Dacrydium cupressinum (NZ native - Rimu, Red Pine)

A graceful native with conical shape and cascading branches of light green cordlike branchlets to ground level. Hardy to cold but needs some shelter from strong or salt winds.

Type: Evergreen   Size: 4.5m in 10 years

Dicksonia squarrosa (NZ native, Wheki - Ponga)

One of the most abundant NZ native tree ferns. Grows in any soil sun or shade. Protect from heavy frosts when young. Occasional grooming will maintain neatness.

Type: Evergreen   Size: 3m

Elaeocarpus hookerianus (NZ native, Pokaka)

Slow growing tree which passes through several juvenile stages before assuming adult habit. Requires rich deep soil which does not dry out. Sun or semi-shade. Hardy.

Type: Evergreen   Size: 5m

Embothrium coccineum lanceolatum (Chilean firebush, Flame flower)

One of the world’s showiest trees in late spring. Orange vermillion honeysuckle-shaped flowers smother graceful weeping branches. Moist acid peaty soil. No fertiliser.

Type: Evergreen   Size: 5m

Eucalyptus cordata (Tasmanian Silver Gum)

A dense-growing tree with smooth white bark mottled with green or purplish patches. Adult foliage silver grey and heart shaped. Good for cold, moist climates.

Type: Evergreen   Size: 10m

Eucalyptus delegatensis

A fast growing hardy gum tree. Good shelter and timber tree.

Type: Evergreen   Size: 10m

Eucalyptus ficifolia (Red-flowering Gum)

Flowers varying from vermillion through red to cream on seedling grown plants, from Dec - Feb are very showy. Grows well in coastal areas. Prefers moisture, but protect from frosts when young.

Type: Evergreen   Size: 7m

Eucalyptus gunnii (Cider Gum)

Round silvery juvenile foliage, darkening and lengthening with age. Extremely cold, drought and wind tolerant. White flowers.

Type: Evergreen   Size: 10m

Eucalyptus johnstonnii (Tasmanian Yellow Gum)

Hardy fast growing gum. Attractive green foliage. Good shelter tree.

Type: Evergreen   Size: 15m

Eucalyptus nicholii

One of the most decorative gums. Quick growing. A most desirable evergreen. Can be trimmed to any desirable size.

Type: Evergreen   Size: 5m

Eucalyptus nitens

Large, quick growing tree with long glaucous leaves. Hardy in dry conditions.

Type: Evergreen   Size: 15m

Eucalyptus ovata (Swamp Gum)

A medium sized tree with flaky bark on the lower trunk. Leaves are ovate-lanceolate, glossy & waxy. White flowers from autumn to spring. Suitable for water logged sites, also mildly saline.

Type: Evergreen   Size: 15m

Eucalyptus ovata (Swamp Gum)

A medium sized tree with flaky bark on the lower trunk. Leaves are ovate-lanceolate, glossy & waxy. White flowers from autumn to spring. Suitable for water logged sites, also mildly saline.

Type: Evergreen   Size: 15m

Eucalyptus pulverulenta Baby Blue

Small tree with silvery blue leaves suitable for floral work. Hardy. Prefers well-drained soil

Type: Evergreen   Size: 3m

Eucalyptus regnans (Mountain Ash)

Tall shaft-like forest tree which can grow to between 50-80m. Bark is white or pale grey and shed in long ribbons. Claimed to be tallest tree in NZ near Waitati.

Type: Evergreen   Size: 50m

Eucryphia x nymanensis Nymansay

White flowers in summer. Highly ornamental. Prefers moist woodland position.

Type: Evergreen   Size: 4m

Fagus sylvatica (English Beech)

Noble large tree suitable for lime soils. Prefers well drained soil in reasonably sheltered site.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 10m

Fagus sylvatica Dawyck

Tall columnar tree broadening with maturity. Deep green leaves tinged with bronze are carried densely on this neat tree. Suitable for smaller garden. Hardy.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 8m

Fagus sylvatica Dawyck Gold

A lovely columnar tree of dense habit with bright yellow, glossy spring foliage, maturing to yellow-green in summer. Useful as bold vertical specimen tree. Hardy.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 8m

Fagus sylvatica Dawyck Purple

Splendid narrowly columnar tree with large deep purple foliage. Narrower and not as dense as Dawyck Gold. Prefers well drained soil. Ideal for space restricted situations.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 7m

Fagus sylvatica pendula (Weeping Beech)

Tree draped with long hanging branchlets. Leaves rounded and light glossy green turning orange-yellow in autumn. Trim when young. A wonderful weeping tree for any garden. Hardy.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 4.5m

Fagus sylvatica Purple Fountain

A narrow upright tree with purple leaves and weeping branches.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 6m

Fagus sylvatica purpurea (Copper Beech)

A beautiful large tree with lovely purple leaves. Prefers well drained soil.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 4.5m

Fagus sylvatica purpurea tricolor

Dark purple leaves attractively edged with an irregular pink border. Outstanding specimen tree.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 6m

Fagus sylvatica Riversii (River's Copper Beech)

Foliage slightly larger than Purple Beech and deeper red in spring. Holds its colour nearly constant until autumn, then dropping most foliage.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 10m

Fraxinus excelsior (English Ash)

Extremely hardy shade tree.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 10m

Fraxinus excelsior aurea (Golden Ash)

Yellow autumn foliage and yellow stems on young branches.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 10m

Fraxinus excelsior aurea pendula

Small tree. Young shoots yellow and drooping, forming an umbrella shaped crown. Very hardy. Will tolerate coastal conditions.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 5m

Fraxinus excelsior Green Glow

Compact beehive shaped deciduous tree. Bronze foliage when young turns mid-green throughout season. Hardy.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 6m

Fraxinus excelsior Kimbell

South Island selection with distinctive conical shape and straight leader. Rich green foliage and bright yellow autumn tones. Could be used as street tree. Very hardy.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 6m

Fraxinus ornus (Manna Ash)

A pretty medium sized tree with abundant flowers in spring.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 10m

Fraxinus oxycarpa Raywood (Claret Ash)

(on Fraxinus excelsior rootstock) Graceful tree suitable for street and ornamental planting. Leaves turn rich claret colour in autumn.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 7m

Fraxinus pennsylvanica variegata

A brightly variegated tree. Leaves are grey-green, margined and mottled in cream-white.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 8m

Fuchsia excorticata (Native Tree Fuchsia)

Hardy small tree with attractive papery bark hanging from trunk. Small blue and cream flowers. Good in damp shady positions.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 4m

Ginkgo biloba (Maidenhair Tree)

One of the oldest trees. It has remained virtually unchanged for 200 million years. Hardy and unusual.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 10m

Ginkgo biloba Autumn Gold

A pyramidal deciduous tree with particularly good autumn foliage

Type: Deciduous   Size: 15m

Ginkgo biloba Saratoga

Upright, rounded form with pendulous, deeply notched foliage. A graceful weeping appearance with brilliant autumn colours. Selected male clone.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 5m

Gleditsia triacanthos Emerald Cascade

Elegant weeping tree with finely divided deep green foliage. Tolerates wind and industrially polluted atmosphere. Leaves turn gold in the autumn. Hardy.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 4m

Gleditsia triacanthos inermis

Thornless honey locust. Elegant tree with frond like leaves. Long shining brown seed pods. Good semi-shade tree. Very hardy.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 8m

Gleditsia triacanthos Limelight

Fine lime green-yellow foliaged tree that is easy to establish. As a shade tree it is perfect providing light shade with a very cool appearance of the whole tree. PVR

Type: Deciduous   Size: 5m

Gleditsia triacanthos Rubylace

Attractive purple fern-like, divided foliage, turning greenish-purple in summer.Prefers well drained ,drier soil conditions and full sun to bring out the best colour.Cold hardy.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 5m

Gleditsia triacanthos Skyline

Upright narrow crown with bright green foliage. Thrives in city conditions.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 8m

Gleditsia triacanthos Sunburst

Attractive deciduous tree with golden pinnate foliage. An out- standing plant for specimen for planting in a lawn or garden. Likes a warm sunny, sheltered position with good drainage.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 6m

Griselinia littoralis (NZ native - Broadleaf, Kapuka)

Handsome hardy shrub with shiny broad, mid-green leaves. Tolerant of coastal planting. Free draining soil preferred. Hardy.

Type: Evergreen   Size: 2.5m

Griselinia littoralis Broadway Mint

An attractive dense bushy tree with deep green foliage, thick and very shiny. Hardy and suitable for coastal planting.

Type: Evergreen   Size: 3m

Griselinia littoralis variegata (NZ native - Variegated Broadleaf)

Excellent dense rounded shrub. Shiny green leaves irregularly blotched or margined gold. Suitable for sun or shade. Hardy coastal plant.

Type: Evergreen   Size: 2m

Griselinia lucida (NZ native )

Handsome native shrub. Tolerates extreme coastal conditions or shade. Protect from heavy frost. Excellent tub plant indoors or out.

Type: Evergreen   Size: Ht 2m

Hedycarya arborea (NZ native - Pigeonwood)

Handsome tree recognised by its opposite shining dark green leaves. Bright red fruits attractive to native pigeons. Requires sheltered position and good soil. Protect from frost.

Type: Evergreen   Size: Ht 2m

Hoheria angustifolia (NZ native )

An elegant small slender tree with small white flowers in clusters. Young habit is twiggy. Hardy.

Type: Evergreen   Size: Ht. 5m

Hoheria lyallii (NZ native - Mountain Ribbonwood)

A small tree with a white flower in summer. Unusual grey foliage

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 4m

Hoheria populnea (NZ native - Lacebark, Houhere)

Beautiful small tree with small white scented flowers in summer. Fast growing tree, ideal for background or boundary planting.

Type: Evergreen   Size: Ht. 4m

Hoheria populnea aurea variegata (NZ native - Variegated Lacebark)

Greenish yellow variegated native. Small white flowers in abundance in autumn.

Type: Evergreen   Size: Ht. 3m

Hoheria sexstylosa (Nz native)

A splendid upright small tree. Flowers white in dense clusters February to April.

Type: Evergreen   Size: Ht. 6m

Idesia polycarpa (Kentucky Fry)

Horizontal branch structure with medium green leaves with reddish veins. Produces showy clusters of berries, green at first, turning brown then bright waxy red. Self fertile.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 7m

Juniperus chinensis Kaizuka

This conifer has long spreading branches covered with bright green dense foliage. Will withstand extremes of temperatures.

Type: Evergreen   Size: Ht. 3m

Knightia excelsa (NZ native - Rewarewa, NZ Honeysuckle)

Distinctive tree of tall fastigiate habit, resembling a Lombardy poplar. Red flowers in large racemes are produced on the branches below the leaves. Grows in almost any well drained soil.

Type: Evergreen   Size: Ht. 20m

Koelreuteria paniculata (Golden-rain Tree, Pride of India)

A broad headed tree with pinnate foliage which colours beautifully in autumn. Large panicles of small yellow flowers in summer.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 10m

Kunzea ericoides (NZ native - Kanuka)

Covered in masses of white flowers spring/summer. Very hardy small tree suitable for coastal conditions. Fairly resistant to manuka blight.

Type: Evergreen   Size: Ht. 5m

Laburnocytisus adamii

Interesting grafted hybrid which produces some branches with yellow laburnum flower and other branches with dense clusters of purple broom flowers, and coppery-pink flowers. Hardy

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 5m

Laburnum x watereri vossii

Small tree. Very free-flowering. Long racemes of yellow flowers in Dec - Jan. Very hardy.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 4m

Laurelia novae-zelandiae (NZ native - Pukatea)

A tall, handsome, evergreen tree with thick leathery leaves. Slow growing. Has inconspicuous flowers and fruit. Suited to wet and shady conditions.

Type: Evergreen   Size: Ht. 6m

Laurus nobilis (Bay Laurel, Sweet Bay)

Aromatic foliage, pyramidal tree or shrub. Stands trimming. Thrives in coastal conditions.

Type: Evergreen   Size: Ht. 4m

Libocedrus bidwillii (NZ native - Pahautea)

Cone shaped small tree with rich green fine fern-like foliage. Very hardy to cold. Prefers moist semi-shady position when young.

Type: Evergreen   Size: Ht. 2.5m

Libocedrus plumosa (NZ native - Kawaka)

Slender erect small tree with bright green scale like leaves. Hardy to cold. Prefers moist semi-shaded position when young.

Type: Evergreen   Size: Ht. 2.5m

Liquidambar styraciflua (American Sweet Gum)

A stately, pyramidal tree with shining, dark green maple-like leaves and rugged, corky bark. Has autumn shades of red, orange, yellow and purple. Hardy.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 7m in 10 years

Liquidambar styraciflua Aurora

A compact, pyramidal, slow growing form of Sweet Gum with large, maple-like leaves and wonderful autumn colours in shades of red, orange, purple and yellow.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 4m in 10yrs.

Liquidambar styraciflua Burgundy

A selected form of American Sweet Gum with a narrow, pyramidal shape and large leaves with rich burgundy autumn tones that often last well into winter.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 5m in 10yrs.

Liquidambar styraciflua Gum Ball

A remarkable form of Sweet Gum with dense, shrubby habit. Autumn colours of orange-red and purple, persisting well into winter. Colours best in open position.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 2.5m

Liquidambar styraciflua Lane Roberts

A selected form of American Sweet Gum with smoother bark and very reliable autumn colour of rich blackish crimson-red.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 5m in 10yrs.

Liquidambar styraciflua Little Richard

A semi-dwarf selection with dense, slow-growing habit and distinctive, small leaves. Lovely autumn shades of crimson and scarlet. For a sunny position with moisture retentive soil. Hardy.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 4m

Liquidambar styraciflua Palo Alto

Fiery autumn display of scarlet, orange and gold tones. Spectacular upright form.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 8m

Liquidambar styraciflua rotundiloba

Leaves with unusual rounded lobes, rich green in summer and turning burgundy in autumn. Very hardy.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 6m

Liquidambar styraciflua Worplesdon

Upright pyramidal form with rich green summer leaves then scarlet orange and gold in autumn. Prefers good soil and requires adequate summer moisture. Full sun. Tolerates wind.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 6m

Liquidambar Summer Storm

Leaves turn purple-black in late summer, staying black until autumn then turning all the inside leaves yellow and red.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 4m

Liriodendron tulipifera (Tulip Tree)

Fast growing, beautiful large tree with yellow-green tulip-like flowers. Yellow autumn leaves.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 10m

Liriodendron tulipifera Arnold

A choice select form of Fastigata habit. Broad columnar habit. Tulip-like flowers of yellow-green and orange in early summer. Very hardy.

Type: Deciduous   Size: ht. 5m

Liriodendron tulipifera aureomarginatum (Variegated Tulip Tree)

Lyre-shaped leaves, variegated green with margins of yellow. Fragrant flowers. Fast growing medium sized tree. Hardy.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 8m

Magnolia Athene

(M. x soulangeana Lennei Alba x Mark Jury) Very large campbellii type cup and saucer flower. Distinctive heavy textured petals in bi-colour - ivory white with violet pink. PVR applied for.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 7m

Magnolia Black Tulip

NEW release from Jurys. Beautiful black tulip like flowers makingit one of the most outstanding magnolias. Requires well-drained position.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 4m

Magnolia Brixton Belle

A small rounded tree with large soft pink flowers. Ideal for the smaller garden. PVR

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 4m

Magnolia Brooklynensis Woodsman

An upright hybrid with unusual greenish yellow flowers with creamy white interiors produced from an early age.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 4m

Magnolia x Burgundy Star

Claret red large blooms on a tall upright deciduous tree. A mass of early spring colour. Prefers sunny position, protect from strong winds.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 5m

Magnolia Butterflies

Neat growing upright tree .Clear deep yellow tulip like flowers with red stamens appear before leaves in spring. Prefers acid soil conditions.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 6m

Magnolia Caerhays Belle

Exquisite, large clear pink blooms unfold like crushed satin into magnificent bowl-shaped flowers. Attractive upright spreading growth.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht 5m

Magnolia campbelli Alba

A beautiful creamy white form of Campbellii with large, open tulip-shaped blooms. Requires several years to settle in to flowering but worth waiting for.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 7m

Magnolia campbelli Charles Raffil

A vigorous early flowering form with large rose pink goblet shaped flowers white inside with pinkish marginal flush.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 10m

Magnolia campbelli Lanarth

A striking form of the early flowering type. The very large flowers are cyclamen-purple with even darker stamens.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 7m

Magnolia Delavayi

This species of Chinese origin, produces impressive hard and leathery leaves of up to 30cm long. Cup shaped, pale buff-yellow flowers appear in late summer and are slightly fragrant. Hardy.

Type: Evergreen   Size: Ht. 10m

Magnolia Denudata Gere

A beautiful late flowering selection of this species with beautiful creamy white tulip shaped blooms.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 7m

Magnolia Elizabeth

Delightful, conical shaped tree bearing clear, primrose-yellow, cup shaped flowers which are fragrant and produced before leaves. Bronze new growth. Hardy.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 8m

Magnolia Fairy Blush

(Mark Jury Hybrid) Beautiful lightly fragrant flowers blushed lilac pink. Upright, compact and bushy shrub, suitable as specimen in garden or in container. Also suitable for hedging. Prefers full sun or part shade and well drained soil. Protect from heavy frost

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 3m

Magnolia Felix

Smaller growing pyramdal tree with very large leaves. Huge flowers deep rosy pink to red and up to 30cm across, flowering in spring before leaves appear. Prefers a sunny spot.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 5m

Magnolia Genie

(Magnolia soulangeana hybrid) Small pyramidal tree with lush mid-green foliage. Masses of early season rich velvety purple blooms. Prefers moist well drained site, with sun. Hardy.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 3.5m

Magnolia Gold Star

Vigorous bushy shrub .Pale yellow stellata type blooms in early spring before leaves open. Foliage is large and rounded with maroon-red new growth.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 5m

Magnolia Golden Endevour

Small round headed tree with yellow blooms, tinted with lime-green at the base, in a lovely massed display

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 6m

Magnolia grandiflora Blanchard

A compact, pyramidal form with very attractive foliage. Broad leaves are a glossy, dark green with very distinctive coppery indumentum. Creamy-white, fragrant blooms in summer.

Type: Evergreen   Size: Ht. 8m

Magnolia grandiflora Edith Bogue

Tall spreading tree with find rounded crown. Large creamy white fragrant flowers.

Type: Evergreen   Size: Ht. 8m

Magnolia grandiflora Ferruginea

A sturdy selected form with russeted felt beneath the glossy deep green leaves. Huge creamy-white, intensely fragrant blooms. A round-headed specimen tree.

Type: Evergreen   Size: Ht 8m

Magnolia grandiflora Harold Poole

An outstanding, dwarf, bushy cultivar with long, dark-green, glossy strap-like leaves. Complemented by pretty, semi double, fragrant blooms. Wind tolerant.

Type: Evergreen   Size: Ht. 2m

Magnolia grandiflora Little Gem

Small-flowered, small-leafed form of the evergreen grandiflora. Glossy, dark green leaves with brown suede underneath. Fragrant white blooms throughout summer and autumn.

Type: Evergreen   Size: Ht. 5m

Magnolia Heaven Scent

Pastel lavender pink flowers, toned softly towards the tips and white interior.Strongly fragrant.Upright growth. Hybrid of Liliflora and Veitchii .

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 4m

Magnolia Iolanthe

Very large pink blooms up to 28cm across. Flowers within three to four years from planting out, if not earlier.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 4m

Magnolia Kews Surprise

Interesting cup and saucer form bloom. Bright rose pink on outer petals with white within.Seedling selection of Charles Raffill.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 5m

Magnolia Koban Dori

Beautiful yellow blooms, flowering with foliage. Smaller growing than other yellows.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 4m

Magnolia Koban Dori

Beautiful yellow blooms, flowering with foliage. Smaller growing than other yellows.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 4m

Magnolia loebneri Leonard Messel

A magnificent tall shrub or small tree. Flowers are fragrant, star shaped and lavender pink, deeper in bud.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 4m

Magnolia Margaret Helen

A spectacular hybrid featuring rose red campbelli shaped blooms produced freely from a young age.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 6m

Magnolia Mark Jury

Narrow tree with ascending branches.Profusion of large cup-shaped ,pure light pink flowers,flushed rose-pink,margins tinges soft lavender.May take a few years to flower.Prefers acid soil.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 7m

Magnolia Milky Way

(Lenneii Alba x Mark Jury) Heavy textured bloom. Overall display is of a white magnolia although blooms have a pink base. Floriferous and juvenile bloomer.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 5m

Magnolia Purple Sensation

A beautiful upright tree with open-branched habit, producing very large 'cup and saucer' blooms in glowing orchid purple.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 8m

Magnolia Royal Purple

Narrow upright tree with medium sized blooms of bright royal purple. Ideal for small gardens

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 2m

Magnolia Serene

(liliflora x Mark Jury) Large bowl-shaped blooms in an unusual bright rose colour. A tree with an attractive, upright, pyramid shape.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 3m

Magnolia Sir Harold Hillier

Lovely pure white, huge 'cup and saucer' shaped blooms. Upright growth habit, quickly forming a pyramidal shape, becoming a large round-crowned tree when mature

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 8m

Magnolia soulangeana Lennei Alba

Ivory white flowers along branched in mid-spring. This small spreading tree flowers freely from an early age.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 4.5m +

Magnolia soulangeana Rustica Rubra

This tree has soft rosy purple blooms with milky white interior, Freely produced from an early age in mid-spring. A strong growing tree and extremely hardy for all growing conditions.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 5m +

Magnolia Stellata (Star Magnolia)

(Star Magnolia) A compact rounded shrub with pure white star-like fragrant flowers profusely borne in late winter-early spring.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 2.5m

Magnolia Stellata King Rose (Pink Star Magnolia)

(Pink Star Magnolia) Compact rounded ,much branched bush.Produces masses of deep pink buds opening to fragrant blush pink flowers.Hardy.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 2.5m

Magnolia Stellata Royal Star

This tree has soft rosy purple blooms with milky white interior, Freely produced from an early age in mid-spring. A strong growing tree and extremely hardy for all growing conditions.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 2.5m

Magnolia Stellata Waterlily

Slow growing, compact shrub with large white fragrant flowers. Winter buds grey-hairy. Profusely flowering.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 3m

Magnolia Sweetheart

An early blooming magnolia with narrow, erect growth and upright, mid-pink, sweetly scented flowers

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 3m

Magnolia Tikitere

(Vulcan X Apollo) Magnificent, large, rich maroon, bowl shaped blooms produced on bare branches in spring. Particularly wind resistant variety. Dense erect growth habit. Hardy.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 4m

Magnolia Vulcan

(Liliflora hybrid x Lanarth) A real crowd stopper Flowers are a brilliant ruby red and of good size. Early flowering.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 5m

Malus Arrowgold

White blossom is followed by a profusion of large, light yellow fruit held in clusters on horizontal branches. Makes a spectacular display from autumn into winter. Hardy.

Type: Deciduous   Size: 3m

Malus Ballerina (Crab Apple)

An outstanding flowering crab apple. In September bunches of red buds open to large frilly double pink blossoms turning white then pink. Very free flowering.

Type: Deciduous  

Malus Ballerina (Crab Apple)

An outstanding flowering crab apple. In September bunches of red buds open to large frilly double pink blossoms turning white then pink. Very free flowering.

Type: Deciduous  

Malus Barbara Ann (Crab Apple)

Masses of double wine-red flowers in spring. Upright growth habit. Very hardy

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 3m

Malus Blue Mountain (Crab Apple)

Vigorous and very hardy variety. Wine red flowers are showy and followed by purple-red fruit. Attractive dark green foliage.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 5m

Malus Coronet (Crab Apple)

Golden fruit in late autumn - early winter on branches with a weeping tendency. A healthy and hardy form from the Queenstown area.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 3m

Malus Echtermeyer (Crab Apple)

Graceful low wide-spreading crab apple with weeping branches and purplish or bronze-green leaves. Rose-crimson flowers followed by reddish-purple fruit. Hardy, thriving in all types of soil.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 3m

Malus Ellerslie (Weeping Crab Apple)

Weeping crab apple with darker red buds opening to soft crimson flowers with bronze-red foliage. Large purple-red fruit in summer. Good for jelly making in autumn.

Type: Deciduous  

Malus floribunda (Japanese Apple Blossom)

Extremely popular variety with graceful arching branches. Myriads of crimson buds in spring open into white or pale pink flowers. Prune after flowering.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 5m

Malus Golden Hornet (Yellow Crab Apple)

An upright crab apple with white spring blossoms and a great crop of small, shiny, golden fruit borne in clusters and lasting well into the winter.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 3m

Malus Gorgeous (Red Crab Apple)

Bright crimson-red crab apples weigh down branches in autumn and early winter. Excellent for jellies and preserves. Hardy. Prefers sun and some shelter from winds. Prune after flowering.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 2.5m

Malus halliana Parkmanii (Crab Apple)

Pendulous clusters of semi-double flowers, rose red in bud, opening shell pink. Coppery red new growth forms an arching bush.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 2m

Malus ioensis plena (Bechtel's Crab Apple)

One of the most beautiful flowering crab apples. Large semi-double soft pink fragrant flowers.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 2m

Malus Jack Humm (Red Crab Apple)

The profusion of long lasting large red apples make this malus the most sought after. Hardy. Grows almost anywhere.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 3m

Malus Jelly King (Red Crab Apple)

Pink buds opening to pure white flowers on a tall upright tree. Fruit orange-yellow overlaid red. Good for jelly and the birds leave the fruit alone in the autumn. PVR

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 4m

Malus Mount Pisa

A beautiful form with a semi-weeping habit. Spectacular in flower, with a profusion of pink-white blossom followed by medium sized, russet red fruit. Hardy.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 4m

Malus Mt Earnslaw (Crab Apple)

Hardy crab apple selection found in Queenstown .Upright, pyramidal growth. Pure white flowers in spring followed by large shiny red over yellow oval shaped fruit.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 4m

Malus Profusion (Crab Apple)

Masses of deep wine red, slightly fragrant flowers followed by small dark red crab apples produced in profusion.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 3m

Malus Red Jade (Crab Apple)

Lovely small tree with weeping branches. Young leaves bright green. Pink-white flowers are followed by cherry-size scarlet berries for long period. Hardy, thriving in fertile soil.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 3m

Malus Strathmore (Crab Apple)

A distinctive narrow upright tree with reddish leaves. Bright pink flowers.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 3m

Malus Tom's Red (Crab Apple)

Pure white flowers in spring followed by dazzling bright red fruit borne in a mass of clusters .Well branched tree of upright growth. Suitable for tubs or courtyards. Very hardy.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 2m

Malus trilobata (Flowering Crab Apple)

A distinct erect tree with maple-like leaves which colour well in autumn. Flowers white.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 5m

Malus tschonoskii (Crab Apple)

This hardy flowering tree has an erect habit. The bold autumn foliage is in shades of yellow orange purple and scarlet.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 3m

Malus Van Eseltine (Crab Apple)

Hardy small tree. Grows almost anywhere. Large double rose pink flowers followed by yellow crab apple fruit with a red blush.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 3m

Malus Wright's Scarlet (Crab Apple)

Showy in spring with white blossom. Excellent crab apple with very large fruits which turn brilliant crimson and remain so throughout the winter. Spectacular, prolific fruiting. Deciduous

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht 3m

Melicytus ramiflorus (NZ native - Mahoe, Whiteywood)

Distinguished by whitish bark and bright green leaves. Prefers some shelter and well drained soil. Specimen or shade tree. Hardy

Type: Evergreen   Size: Ht. 5m

Meryta sinclairii (NZ native- Puka)

Small native tree for districts with light frosts. Sun or shade, tolerates wind and salt spray. Excellent tub plant indoors or out.

Type: Evergreen   Size: Ht. 4m

Mespilus germanica (Medlar)

A small picturesque wide-spreading tree with large hairy leaves that turn russet in autumn. Large white flowers produced in summer followed by brown fruits

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 4.5m

Metasequoia glyptostroboides (Dawn Redwood)

Vigorous deciduous conifer. Give some shelter from wind. Fresh spring foliage turns rich golden bronze in late autumn.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht.4m

Metrosideros excelsa (NZ native - Pohutukawa, NZ Christmas Tree)

Brilliant crimson flowers at Christmas. Small tree tolerant of exposed coastal conditions. Protect from heavy frost when young

Type: Evergreen   Size: Ht. 6m

Metrosideros excelsa Scarlet Pimpernel (NZ native )

Small, slow growing, compact rate with bright scarlet flowers in abundance. Excellent in a shelter area or large tub. Protect from heavy frosts.

Type: Evergreen   Size: Ht. 4m

Metrosideros kermadecensis (NZ natrive - Kermadec Pohutukawa)

Leaves and flowers smaller than M. exelsa. Scarlet flowers sporadically throughout the year. Protect from heavy frost.

Type: Evergreen   Size: Ht. 5m

Metrosideros Mistral (Nz native)

Hybrid between Pohutukawa and Northern Rata. Masses of crimson blooms in summer. Compact tidy habit. Very wind tolerant. Hardier than excelsa varieties but requires protection from heavy frost.

Type: Evergreen   Size: Ht. 5m

Metrosiderous Maungapiko

(M.excelsa X m. umbellata ) A precocious flowering attractive hybrid of southern rata and pohutukawa, with glossy leaves and scarlet flowers. More frost hardy than excelsa. An excellent container plant.

Type: Evergreen   Size: 5m

Metrosideros robusta (NZ native - Northern Rata)

Tall growing tree, dense dark green foliage. Slow to flower but easy to grow.

Type: Evergreen   Size: Ht. 10m

Metrosideros umbellata (NZ native - Southern Rata)

Slow growing bushy shrub or small tree with dark green, shiny pointed leaves. Deep red-crimson flowers in mid to late summer. Hardy and grows easily with good drainage.

Type: Evergreen   Size: Ht. 3m

Metrosideros umbellata Firecracker (NZ native )

Hardy selection of southern rata which flowers at early age. Prefers full sun. Bright crimson flowers early to mid summer. Suitable for container growing.

Type: Evergreen   Size: Ht. 1.2m

Metrosideros excelsa Vibrance (NZ native )

Bushy shrub with attractive shiny green foliage and spectacular orange-red pohutakawa flowers during January. Protect from frost when young. Plant in sunny, well-drained position.

Type: Evergreen   Size: Ht. 5m

Michelia Doltsopa

Excellent small tree of compact regular proportions. Large magnolia-like,scented flowers, 15cm across, cover the tree in early spring.Prefers free draining soil and sun or part shade.

Type: Evergreen   Size: 5m

Michelia Fairy Magnolia Blush

(Mark Jury Hybrid) Beautiful lightly fragrant flowers blushed lilac pink. Upright, compact and bushy shrub, suitable as specimen in garden or in container. Also suitable for hedging. Prefers full sun or part shade and well drained soil. Protect from heavy frost

Type: Evergreen   Size: Ht. 3m

Michelia Fairy Magnolia White

Mark Jury hybrid with beautiful fragrant white flowers in spring. Upright, compact and bushy.Prefres well drained soil and sun or part shade.Suitable for small specimen tree , hedge, or in large pot.

Type: Evergreen   Size: 3m

Michelia Figo

Creamy yellow and purple flowers like small magnolias with srong fragrance. Deep green lustruous foliage on dense, bushy shrub.Protect from strong winds and heavy frost.

Type: Evergreen   Size: 2.5m

Michelia Gracipies

Compact shrub with glossy rounded foliage. A profusion od rich brown velvety flower buds open to a highly scented creamy-white flower in early Spring. Prefers moist rich soils and sun or semi-shaded position. Protect from heavy frost.

Type: Evergreen   Size: 2.5m

Michelia Lemon Fragrant

Michelia cross which produces a mass of creamy white, lemon scented blooms over long period. Forms an attractive, smaller tree ideal for all gardens. Protect from strong wind and heavy frost. PVR applied for.

Type: Evergreen   Size: Ht. 4m

Michelia Loving Memories

Masses of scented cream flowers with faint pink tinge from mid spring to early summer. Handsome green foliage with light gloss. Erect columnar growth. Medium hardy. PVR applied for.

Type: Evergreen   Size: Ht. 3m

Michelia Mixed Up Miss

A smaller growing hybrid michelia, with perfumed oval flowers at each leaf axle. Floriferous white with violet edges. Strongly scented.

Type: Evergreen   Size: Ht. 3m

Michelia yunnanensis

Low compact shrub, covered in fragrant creamy white flowers during winter and spring. Grows in sun or semi-shade. Average soil conditions, slightly acidic. Hardy.

Type: Evergreen   Size: Ht. 2m

Myoporum laetum (NZ native - Ngaio)

Quick growing tree. Tolerates salt laden wind. Useful shade tree. Frost tender when young.

Type: Evergreen   Size: Ht. 4m

Nothofagus antarctica (Antarctic Beech)

Hardy beech tree native to Chile. Forms an elegant medium-sized tree with small dark green, glossy leaves turning yellow in autumn. Hardy.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 4m

Nothofagus fusca (NZ native - Red Beech)

Has erect habit and is suited to inland conditions. It dislikes salt winds. The small bronzy leaves make this tree excellent for decorative work.

Type: Evergreen   Size: Ht. 6m

Nothofagus menziesii (NZ native - Silver Beech)

This NZ native beech has very fine dark green double-toothed leaves.

Type: Evergreen   Size: Ht. 5m

Nothofagus solandri (NZ native - Black Beech)

Tall, slender, very attractive tree with ascending fanlike branches. Hardy.

Type: Evergreen   Size: Ht. 10m

Nothofagus truncata (NZ native - Hard Beech)

Bold rounded tree with glossy green leaves. Stately tree well worth a place in any garden. Excellent form.

Type: Evergreen   Size: Ht. 6m

Nyssa sylvatica (Black Gum, Tupelo)

A handsome slow-growing tree of broadly columnar outline. Leaves dark glossy green turning scarlet orange and yellow in autumn.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 10m

Olearia avicenniaefolia (NZ native )

A spreading much branched small tree. Flowers late summer. Tolerates dry conditions.

Type: Evergreen   Size: Ht. 3m

Olearia cheesemanii (NZ native )

Large panicles of white daisy-like flowers in late spring. Nice bushy plant which can be trimmed. Very hardy.

Type: Evergreen   Size: Ht. 2m

Olearia Fiordland (NZ native )

Bushy native shrub with white flowers and attractive foliage. Fast growing and hardy.

Type: Evergreen   Size: Ht. 1.8m

Olearia ilicifolia (NZ native )

This NZ native has interesting prickly holly-like leaves.

Type: Evergreen   Size: Ht. 1.5m

Olearia lineata Dartonii (NZ native )

Fast erect growing small tree with narrow grey-green leaves. Grows in scrubland and forest margins Hardy.

Type: Evergreen   Size: Ht. 3m

Olearia odorata (Scented Tree Daisy)

Erect, branching and divaricating shrub found in alpine scrub in eastern areas of lower South Island. Sweet scented 6mm flowers from December to February. Very hardy.

Type: Semi-Deciduous   Size: Ht. 4m

Olearia paniculata (NZ native - Akiraho)

A bushy shrub suitable for dry soils and ideal for hedges. When allowed to develop naturally the tree forms an open spreading habit, an attractive ornamental.

Type: Evergreen   Size: Ht. 4m

Olearia traversii (Nz native - Chatham Islands akeake)

A hardy, fast-growing native shrub with white daisy-like flowers. Excellent for exposed coastal areas.

Type: Evergreen   Size: Ht. 4m

Phebalium squameum (Satinwood)

Fast growing, erect columnar tree with white flowers. Requires good drainage. Good for specimen or screen planting. Hardy. Protect from cold winds.

Type: Evergreen   Size: Ht. 3m

Phyllocladus toatoa (Toatoa)

Native of Northern North Island at low altitudes. Excellent lawn specimen.

Type: Evergreen   Size: Ht. 2.5m in 10yrs.

Picea glauca Conica

(Dwarf Albertian Spruce) A compact erect growing cone shaped tree ,rich green in colour. A good conifer for the rockery.Very hardy.

Type: Evergreen   Size: up to 1m

Picea pungens Koster (Blue Spruce)

This is the bluest of all trees. Slow growing.

Type: Evergreen   Size: Ht. 6m in 30yrs.

Picea pungens Thomsen

A superbly coloured tree, this blue spruce has long, thick leaves and an upright growth habit, making it a highly desirable specimen tree. Very hardy. Prefers moist soil.

Type: Evergreen   Size: 2m in 10yrs.

Pinus mugo (Dwarf Mountain Pine)

A dwarf pine with many trunks. Very hardy.

Type: Evergreen   Size: Ht. 2m

Pinus pinea (Stone Pine, Umbrella Pine)

Glaucous colour while juvenile. Grows into a small flat top tree, very hardy in dry conditions. Cones 8 - 16cm long. Seeds edible.

Type: Evergreen   Size: Ht. 6m

Pinus strobus (Eastern White Pine, Weymouth Pine)

Slender conical coniferous tree with upswept branches when young, becoming more columnar. Smooth grey bark becomes black and cracked.

Type: Evergreen   Size: Ht. 6m

Pinus sylvestris Pom Pom (Scotch Pine)

Coniferous tree with blue-green needle like foliage .Tree has been trained to "pom pom" form and makes great landscape feature plant especially in Japanese type gardens. Best in container. Trim as required and feed or repot regularly.

Type: Evergreen  

Pistacia chinensis (Chinese Mastic)

A hardy large shrub or small tree with elegant glossy pinnate leaves which colour richly in autumn.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 5m

Plagianthus betulinius (NZ native - Ribbonwood, Manatu)

Syn. Plagianthus regius. A rapid-growing native tree with foliage similar to a birch. Upright growth, very hardy to wind and most soils.

Type: Evergreen   Size: Ht. 5m

Platanus orientalis (Oriental Plane )

Large spreading shade tree with large bright green leaves. Often grown as a street tree.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 9m

Platanus orientalis Autumn Glory

Small to medium tree with fairly dense habit. Lovely gold and orange autumn shades.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 6m

Platanus orientalis Awatapu

A stately, rounded tree with dappled, flaking bark and large, maple-like leaves which turn yellow in autumn. Good for specimen or street planting.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 5m

Platanus x acerifolia pyramidalis (Upright London Plane)

Syn. P. x hispanica pyramidalis. Handsome tree with round branched head, bark attractive, mottled or patch worked with flaking. Good for Avenue planting, street tree.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 10m

Podocarpus hallii (NZ native- Hall's Totara)

Very hardy, brownish green leaves. More compact than common Totara.

Type: Evergreen   Size: Ht. 4m

Podocarpus totara (NZ native - Totara)

Handsome native totara with attractive brown peeling bark when tree matures. Responds well to clipping and forms a dense hedge. Hardy to wind and cold. Extremely long-lived.

Type: Evergreen   Size: Ht. 8m

Podocarpus totara aurea (NZ native - Golden Totara)

A beautiful golden foliaged native makes a striking specimen tree or in a grouping. Can be kept compact by trimming for hedging. Hardy to wind and cold.

Type: Evergreen   Size: Ht. 4m

Populus Manawatu Gold

Pale golden foliage poplar resistant to leaf rust and disease. Fast growing into a large crowned tree. Very hardy.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 7m

Populus nigra Italica (Lombardy Poplar)

A large narrow columnar tree with close, erect branches. Very hardy. Can be trimmed.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 10m

Populus x euramericana (Crow's Nest Poplar)

Similar growth habit to P. Lombardy. Fast growing and resistant to rust. Useful as shelterbelts and amenity planting.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 5m

Prumnopitys Ferrugineus (NZ native - Miro)

A New Zealand native with yew-like leaves on drooping branchlets. Prefers a rich soil and slightly shady site. Large red ornamental berries. Prune to desired height.

Type: Evergreen   Size: Ht. 5m in 10yrs.

Prumnopitys taxifolia (NZ native - Matai, Black Pine)

A valuable timber tree. Tolerates dry, poor soil. Hardy. Straggly in juvenile state, but attractive in adult stage. Grows to large tree.

Type: Evergreen   Size: Ht. 4m in 10 yrs.

Prunus Accolade (Flowering Cherry)

An outstanding variety with graceful spreading branches. Flowers early, semi-double pink in pendulous clusters.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 5m

Prunus Amanogawa (Upright Flowering Cherry)

Small columnar tree with erect branches and dense upright clusters of fragrant semi-double shell pink flowers. Mid to late spring. Young leaves greenish bronze.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 4m

Prunus campanulata Felix Jury

Small pyramidal tree with purple brown bark, large carmine-red pendent bell flowers gracefully hanging from every branch. Wonderful for birds.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 4m

Prunus cerasifera nigra (Purple-leaved Cherry Plum)

Pretty single pink blossom followed by dark purple foliage. Black stems dramatic through winter.

Type: Deciduous   Size: ht. 4m

Prunus cerasifera Thundercloud (Purple-leaved Cherry Plum)

Leaves deep smoky-purple. Single pink flowers produced prolifically in spring. Very hardy to cold conditions.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 4m

Prunus cerasus Rhexii

Very showy double white flowers. Small bushy tree with dark slender branches.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 4m

Prunus Daikoku

Syn. P. Benifugen. Charming small tree with strongly ascending branches. Purplish-red buds, opening to large double lilac-pink flowers in loose clusters appear in late spring. Hardy.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 4m

Prunus Hillieri Spire

Soft pink flowers in spring. Rich autumn tints. Excellent small conical street tree.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 5m

Prunus Ichiyo

Beautiful upright cherry with frilled, double, shell pink flowers hanging in long clusters in mid spring. Young foliage is bronze green, darkening to dark green over summer.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 5m

Prunus incisa (Fuji Cherry)

Lovely winter flowering small tree. Waxy white flowers on stems.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 2.5m

Prunus Kanzan

A most popular flowering cherry. This is a strong growing medium sized vase shaped tree with large showy bright pink flowers. Young leaves are coppery red.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 6m

Prunus Kiku-shidare Sakura (Cheal's Weeping Cherry)

Arching drooping branches, clear double pink flowers in October. Young leaves bronze-green but later turn Green and glossy.

Type: Deciduous   Size: ht. 4m

Prunus Lusitanica (Portuguese Laurel)

Large shrub. Small white hawthorn-scented flower in December followed by small dark purple fruits. Very hardy. Good hedging plant.

Type: Evergreen   Size: ht. 4m

Prunus maackii (Manchurian Cherry)

A small tree with shining golden brown flaking bark.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 4m

Prunus Mountain Haze

Masses of small pink flowers with deeper centres in early spring .Lovely autumn colours in shades of orange, red and yellow. Small leaves. Very hardy.

Type: Deciduous  

Prunus Okame (.)

Masses of carmine-rose flowers during Sept. Good autumn colour. Best in sheltered position to prevent premature flower damage.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 5m

Prunus persica Dark Pink Cascade (Weeping Flowering Peach)

Beautiful, darkest pink, double flowers ,with odd pale pink one interspersed, produced in heavy clusters on weeping standard in early spring. Requires good well drained soil and sunny position. Hardy.

Type: Deciduous  

Prunus persica Helen Borchers (Flowering Peach)

Large double flowers of deep pink are produced in profusion over early to mid spring. Small round headed tree. Very hardy.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht.4m

Prunus persica Iceberg (Flowering Peach)

Very free-flowering form with large semi-double pure white flowers in early spring. Hardy.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 3.5m

Prunus Pink Perfection

A very striking small to medium sized tree. Flowers are large double rosy pink carried in long drooping clusters.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 5m

Prunus serrula

Small white flowers in October. A small tree with polished red brown shining bark. Willow like leaves.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 5m

Prunus Shimidsu Sakura

One of the loveliest flowering cherries. Small spreading tree. Large fringed double flowers tinted pink in bud opening pure white in long stalked clusters.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 4.5m

Prunus Shirofugen

A strong growing, wide spreading tree. Large double flowers, dull pink in bud, opening to white and fading to purplish-pink, contrasting superbly with new copper coloured growth.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 6m

Prunus Shirotae (Mt Fuji Cherry)

A spreading tree producing an abundance of large white flowers in pendant clusters.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 5m

Prunus Tai Haku (Great White Cherry)

Very large single white flowers in Oct. New growth coppery red. Vigorous upright spreading tree. Best in sheltered position.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 8m

Prunus Takasago

Double pink flowers opening before leaves. Upright growth..

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht.4m

Prunus triloba Flore Plena

Fully double soft pink flowers in spring. Bushy erect plant. Hardy.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 1.5m

Prunus Ukon

A robust tree of spreading habit. Flowers semi-double pale yellow tinged green freely borne and very effective against browny-bronze young leaves.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 5m

Prunus virginiana Shiraz

The leaves on this upright tree start off green, quickly turning to deep, shining, wine-red with blue-mauve undersides. Stunning with the sun behind them. A form of Choke Cherry.

Type: Deciduous  

Prunus x blireana

Beautiful large shrub or small tree with metallic coppery purple leaves. Flowers over 2.5cm across slightly fragrant rose pink.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 4m

Prunus x subhirtella autumnalis Mount Cook

Early spring flowering selection with pure white single flowers produced in profusion. Nice autumn shades of orange. Hardy.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 4m

Prunus x subhirtella autumnalis rosea

Semi-double pale pink flowers produced in spring and again during autumn. Good autumn tints. Hardy small tree.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 3m

Prunus x subhirtella autumnalis Southern Gem

Form selected by the late Chas McLaughlan of Dunedin. Larger & more plentiful blooms, slightly smaller tree. Striking autumn colour of yellow/orange to purple. Very Hardy.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 4m

Prunus x subhirtella Falling Snow

Pure white single flowers smother branches in spring. Mushroom-shaped tree. Very hardy.

Type: Deciduous  

Prunus x subhirtella Flore Pleno (Double Rosebud Cherry)

Buds open rich pink and fade to almost white. Flowers very double and showy. Good autumn shades. Small dome-shaped tree.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 4m

Prunus x subhirtella Fukubana

A very showy small tree with masses of semi-double rose-pink flowers in spring. Very hardy.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 3m

Prunus x subhirtella pendula rosea (Weeping Spring Cherry)

A small weeping mushroom-shaped tree. Flowers rich pink in bud passing to pale blush.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 2m

Prunus x yedoensis (Yoshino Cherry)

Single blush white flowers borne on long spreading branches.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 4m

Prunus x yedoensis Awanui

Graceful, medium sized tree with arching branches. Masses of single large pale pink flowers in early spring. Hardy. Excellent shade tree.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 8m

Prunus x yedoensis Ivensii

Delightful, small weeping tree with long, slender drooping branchlets which are smothered in snow white, delicately fragrant blossom in early spring. Very hardy. Suitable for small garden.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 2m

Pseudopanax crassifolius (NZ native - Lancewood, Horoeka)

Juvenile stage at present could last up to 15 years, and then develops round bushy head. Good tub plant.

Type: Evergreen   Size: Ht. 5m

Pseudopanax arboreus (NZ native - Five Finger)

Large glossy green leaves divided into 5 or 7 leaflets. Handsome native shrub for most conditions..

Type: Evergreen   Size: Ht. 3m

Pseudopanax Cyril Watson (NZ native )

Hardy attractive shrub. Ideal for tub or patio.

Type: Evergreen   Size: Ht. 1.5m

Pseudopanax ferox (NZ native - Toothed Lancewood)

NZ native plant with long narrow and very coarsely toothed leaves in its juvenile stage which can last 15 - 20 years. The adult small tree has round head and straight trunk. Very hardy.

Type: Evergreen   Size: Ht. 4m

Pseudopanax laetus (NZ native )

Very wind resistant, fast growing, tolerant of shady or open positions. Also makes an excellent tub plant.

Type: Evergreen   Size: Ht. 3m

Pseudopanax lessonii (NZ native - Houpara)

Very hardy plant with attractive foliage. Suitable for containers and close to walls or paths. Tolerates coastal conditions, strong winds and light frosts.

Type: Evergreen   Size: Ht. 3m

Pseudopanax lessonii Gold Finger

Bright glistening golden shoots when young contrast with rich dark green mature foliage. Vigorous bushy habit. Ideal tub plant. Sun or shade.

Type: Evergreen   Size: Ht. 2.5m

Pseudopanax lessonii Hybrids (NZ native )

An upright shrub with shining purple or green variable shaped leaves .Suitable for tubs or containers. Protect from heavy frost.

Type: Evergreen   Size: Ht. 2.5m

Pseudopanax lessonii purpureus (NZ native )

Shining palmate purplish bronze foliage all year round. Very colourful. An attractive shrub for every garden.

Type: Evergreen   Size: ht. 3m

Pyrus calleryana Aristocrat

Medium sized tree with showy white spring blossom, lush wavy, cupped foliage and strong pyramidal growth habit. Yellow to red autumn tonings. Suitable as shade, avenue or specimen tree. Very hardy.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 6m

Pyrus calleryana Kea

Glossy green foliage changes to brilliant burgundy and green in autumn and persisting well into winter. Multi-branched bushy habit. Can be trained and pruned to shape. Very frost hardy.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 6m

Pyrus calleryana pendula

Elegant tree with shiny pale green leaves in spring. Clusters of white flowers on pendulous branches. Brilliant red wine leaves in autumn. Very hardy

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 6m

Pyrus salicifolia pendula (Weeping Silver Pear)

Elegant small tree with silvery narrow leaves. Flowers creamy white. Hardy.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 5m

Quercus cerris (Turkey Oak)

One of the fastest growing oaks. Excellent on lime and exposed coastal areas.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 20m

Quercus coccinea (Scarlet Oak)

A large tree with glistening green leaves in summer turning magnificent red in autumn. One of the finest trees for autumn colour.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 20m

Quercus ilex (Evergreen Oak, Holm Oak)

Leaves vary in size and shape depending on age of tree and growing conditions. Tolerates shade and coastal conditions. Well drained soil. Not recommended in very cold inland areas.

Type: Evergreen   Size: Ht. 10m

Quercus palustris (Pin Oak)

A fast growing large dense headed tree. Elegant slender branches droop gracefully at tips. Leaves shining green turning red in autumn. Good in moist conditions.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 18m

Quercus robur (English Oak, Common Oak)

A large long lived tree developing a broad head with rugged branches. Excellent for planting near ponds for feeding ducks with the acorns.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 8m

Quercus robur Fairlie

Note worthy selection from Fairlie with large, very dark green leaves which remain clean and handsome throughout summer and well into autumn. Habit is neat and densely erect. Very hardy.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 10m

Quercus robur fastigiata (Upright English Oak)

Large tree of columnar habit. Its tight erect growth makes it very suitable in corners. Hardy. Prefers deep rich soil.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 10m

Quercus rubra (Red Oak)

A large fast growing broad headed tree with matt green leaves which colour red in autumn. Very hardy.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 10m

Quercus rubra maxima (Red Oak)

A large specimen tree. Leaves rich red in spring turning to dull green in summer then dark red - orange in autumn.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 7m

Robinia pseudoacacia Frisia (Golden Robinia)

Outstanding small to medium sized tree with leaves a rich golden yellow from spring to autumn. NZNA tree of the year for 1984.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 4m

Robinia pseudoacacia inermis (Mop Top Robinia)

Small tree with a compact, rounded head of thornless branches. Fresh green new growth. Hardy. Requires shelter from strong winds. Suitable for tub plant.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 4m

Robinia pseudoacacia Lace Lady (Lace Lady Robinia)

This stunning miniature tree has all the qualities of oriental charm. It is a perfect tub plant or garden specimen. Prefers full sun, average soil conditions. Hardy.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 1.5m

Salix alba vitellina pendula (Weeping Golden Willow)

The bright gold stems make this one of the best weeping trees where sufficient space is available.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 8m

Salix babylonica (Weeping Willow)

Weeping willow with 8 metre long pendulous branches.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 8m

Salix caprea pendula Kilmarnock (Kilmarnock Willow)

A small umbrella-like tree. Pendulous branches with silver catkins in spring. Hardy & deciduous.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 2m

Salix matsudana Ikebana Gold

A narrow, upright form of golden tortured willow. Bare branches in winter are a rich, gold colour with smaller twigs of a red shade, and the twisted form is more obvious. Great for floral art.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 6m

Salix matsudana Moutere

Very hardy willow with straight narrow growth habit and dense crown. The blue/green foliage is retained until early June. Suitable for exposed sites and requires moisture all year round.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 10m

Salix matsudana pendula

Weeping form of Peking willow. Beautiful weeping habit, quick growing. Hardy to wind and tolerant of wet ground. can be heavily pruned

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 6m

Salix matsudana tortuosa (Tortured Willow)

Syn. S. babylonica pekinensis Tortuosa. Curious twisted twigs and branches. Excellent for flower arranging.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 5m

Salix purpurea pendula

Graceful arching shoots, often purplish, narrow blue green leaves and slender catkins make this an excellent shrub for the garden.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 5m

Salix repens argentea Moondance

Small weeping willow with small silver grey leaves and showy catkins in early spring. Delightful for town gardens. Very hardy. Prune after flowering to encourage new silvery growth.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 1m

Salix x chrysocoma (Golden Weeping Willow)

Syn. S. x sepulcralis chrysocoma. Wide spreading tree with vigorous arching branches, weeping to the ground. Light green leaves. Golden stems are most attractive in winter. Grows well in wet situation. Very hardy.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 8m

Schefflera digitata (NZ native - Pate)

A small usually spreading tree, suitable for shady areas. Requires good drainage and protection from heavy frosts.

Type: Evergreen   Size: Ht. 4m

Sciadopitys verticillata (Japanese Umbrella Pine)

Very slow growing pine with stiff needles.

Type: Evergreen   Size: Ht. 6m

Sequoia sempervirens (Californian Redwood)

Large tree with soft reddish brown bark. Leaves green and bronze. A stately specimen tree.

Type: Evergreen   Size: Ht. 20m

Sequoiadendron giganteum (Wellingtonia, Giant Redwood)

Very hardy, tall stately tree with dark red-brown cones. Reputedly one of the oldest trees in existence.

Type: Evergreen   Size: Ht. 8m

Sophora japonica (Japanese Pagoda Tree)

A fine foliaged tree holding its leaves later than many others in autumn. Flowers creamy white in late summer on the mature tree.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 15m

Sophora microphylla (NZ native - South Island Kowhai)

A large shrub or small tree with masses of rich yellow flowers. Juvenile plants are dense and twiggy. Finest NZ flowering tree

Type: Evergreen   Size: Ht. 5m

Sophora microphylla longicarinata (NZ native )

Distinct plant characterised by slender habit and smaller size. Very small leaflets and pale yellow flowers. Very graceful.

Type: Evergreen   Size: Ht. 3m

Sophora tetraptera (NZ native - North Island Kowhai)

A large shrub or small tree with spreading or drooping branches. Yellow pea shaped flowers 4-5cm long.

Type: Evergreen   Size: Ht. 5m

Sophora tetraptera Caves Weeping (NZ native - Kowhai)

A small slender tree of graceful weeping habit producing golden yellow flowers through spring.

Type: Evergreen   Size: Ht. 4.5m

Sorbus aria (Whitebeam)

A small to medium sized compact tree. White furry under leaves turning gold russet in autumn with crimson berries. Takes wind.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 6m in 10 yrs.

Sorbus aria lutescens

Young foliage is silvery, maturing to grey-green. White flowers in spring are followed by large orange-red berries in autumn. Spreading tree, upright when young. Very hardy.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 5m

Sorbus aucuparia (Red Rowan)

This excellent small tree is well known for its attractive foliage and bright red berries.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 5m

Sorbus aucuparia Chinese Lace (Cut Leaf Rowan)

Small tree of upright habit with deeply cut leaves giving a lace-like effect. Very showy dark red fruit .Reddish-purple autumn tones.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 3m

Sorbus aucuparia Orange Crush

Rowan with rich orange berries carried in dense, hanging clusters over autumn and into winter. Dark green pinnate foliage with soft orange and yellow autumn tones. Neat, erect growth habit. Very hardy.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 3m

Sorbus aucuparia Scarlet King

Hardy variety with large bunches of scarlet berries. Fast growing and suited to most soil types.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 5m

Sorbus devoniensis (Devon Whitebeam)

Emerging leaves are held like candles on bare stems and then unfold to give green leaves with grey undersides. Red berries and good autumn colours. Very hardy.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 5m

Sorbus hupehensis (Pink Rowan)

Bluish green leaves colouring purple in fall. Pink berries. Very hardy.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 6m

Sorbus insignis

Small tree with stiffly ascending, purplish-brown branches. Dark polished green leaves which turn red in early winter. Small oval pink berries in large heads. Shelter from strong winds.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 5m

Sorbus Joseph Rock (Yellow Rowan)

Outstanding small tree with erect compact head. Autumn leaves turn vivid shades of red, orange, copper & purple. Creamy yellow globular fruits hang in clusters.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 3m

Sorbus Kirsten Pink

Excellent hybrid rowan with branches weighed down from early autumn with clusters of deep, rosy-red berries.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 5m

Sorbus scalaris

A small tree with wide spreading branches and frond like leaves dark glossy on top and grey downy underneath, turning rich red and purple in autumn. Fruits densely packed in flattened heads.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 4m

Sorbus sp. Ghose

Small, upright tree from the Himalayas with dark green foliage silver underneath and sharply serrated. Small rosy fruits borne in clusters through the summer and winter.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 4m

Sorbus x thuringiaca

(S. aria x aucuparia) Small tree with dense head and narrowly oval leaves which are serrated and dull green with grey tomentum underneath. White flowers are followed by small red fruit. Very hardy.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 6m

Taxodium distichum (Swamp Cypress)

A strikingly beautiful tree with reddish-brown bark and the most suitable conifer for wet soils. When grown by water large trees have knee-like roots above the ground.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 18m

Taxodium distichum Cascade Falls

Pendulous form of swamp cypress .Soft pale green new foliage in spring ,turning bronze-yellow in autumn .Suitable for wet sites but grows equally well under normal soil conditions. Will not grow higher than graft. Sun or part shade. Very hardy.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 3m

Taxodium mucronatum McLaren Falls

Beautiful weeping form of Swamp Cypress, found at McLarens Falls in Kaimai Ranges. Very tolerant of wet soil conditions. Very hardy.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 3m

Taxus baccata (English Yew)

Large shrub or small tree. Hardy but requiring good drainage. Excellent for clipping.

Type: Evergreen   Size: Ht. 3m

Taxus baccata fastigiata (Irish Yew)

Columnar habit stiffly erect with dark green foliage.

Type: Evergreen   Size: Ht. 3m in 10yrs.

Taxus baccata fastigiata aureomarginata

Golden yellow foliage on an upright column. A very popular specimen tree.

Type: Evergreen   Size: Ht. 2m

Thuja occidentalis Rheingold

A dwarf semi prostrate conifer. The golden foliage changes to rich golden brown in winter.

Type: Evergreen   Size: Ht. 1m in 10yrs.

Thuja occidentalis Smaragd

Compact pyramidal conifer with bright green foliage all year round. Prefers sunny well drained position. Very hardy.

Type: Evergreen   Size: Ht. 2m in 10yrs.

Thuja occidentalis Wansdyke Silver

Dark green dwarf conifer with cream variegation. Very hardy.

Type: Evergreen   Size: Ht. 1.5m

Thuja plicata (Western Red Cedar)

Large ornamental tree with brown shredding bark and spreading branches. Trims well. Distinctive bronze colouring in winter. Very hardy.

Type: Evergreen   Size: Ht. 10m

Thuja plicata Can Can

A neat compact upright pyramid of dark green foliage tipped with creamy white.

Type: Evergreen   Size: Ht 2m in 10yrs.

Thuja plicata Old Gold

Fast growing conifer with attractive rich yellow foliage in summer changing to deep old gold in winter. Hardy.

Type: Evergreen   Size: Ht. 4m in 10yrs.

Tilia platyphyllos

Broad leaved lime. A large wide spreading tree. Pale yellow flowers in summer.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 10m

Tilia platyphyllos laciniata (Cut Leaf Lime)

An interesting specimen tree with dense, conical habit and tidy form. The leaves are deeply and irregularly cut.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 10m

Tilia tomentosa Orbicularis (Silver Lime)

Medium sized tree of conical growth habit and pendent branches. Large rounded leaves are glossy green with grey tomentose underneath. Scented flowers.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 8m

Tilia x europaea (Lime Tree)

A large vigorous tree with greenish zigzag shoots. This fine specimen tree produces much surplus nectar for the bees. Prefers some shelter to establish.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 18m

Tristaniopsis laurina (Water Gum)

Delightful small tree native to Australia with foliage like bay tree. Small fragrant cream flowers in clusters during summer. Requires sunny position and keep moist in summer. Protect from frost when young.

Type: Evergreen   Size: Ht. 5m

Tsuga heterophylla (Western Hemlock)

A tall stately conical tree with a single unforked straight trunk making it an ideal tree for ornamental planting where there is ample space. Prefers a rich moist well drained soil.

Type: Evergreen   Size: Ht. 20m

Ulmus carpinifolia variegata (Smooth-leaved Elm)

Graceful open habit with leaves densely mottled white. Invaluable as a windbreak or in a coastal situation.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 15m

Ulmus glabra horizontalis (Umbrella Elm)

Horizontal elm forming a wide spreading umbrella-shaped tree. Wonderful canopy specimen tree.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 3m

Ulmus glabra lutescens (Golden Elm)

Lovely specimen and shade tree with golden yellow foliage right through spring and autumn. Fairly wind tolerant and will stand heavy pruning in winter.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 6m

Ulmus glabra pendula

Dome-shaped tree with pendulous branches. Deep green leaves. Neat compact tree, ideal lawn specimen.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 4m

Ulmus procera Van Houttei (Golden Elm)

A handsome tree with golden-yellow leaves throughout the summer. Very hardy.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 8m

Ulmus pumila (Siberian Elm)

Small deciduous tree, suitable for most gardens. Hardy.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 6m

Ulmus pumila Den Haag

Foliage creamy white turning lime green. Tolerates dryness and wind. Resistant to Dutch Elm disease.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 6m

Ulmus x hollandica dampieri aurea

Narrowly conical small tree with crowded broad leaves suffused with sulphur yellow. Good choice for colour contrast in smaller garden. Very hardy.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 5m

Ulmus x hollandica Lobel (Upright Elm)

Fast growing tree of upright habit. Very wind resistant and hardy. Suitable for planting close to buildings.

Type: Deciduous   Size: ht. 10m

Virgilia capensis

A fast growing small tree with masses of scented pink, pea-like flowers in late spring/summer. Prefers dry sunny position and can handle poorer soils.

Type: Evergreen   Size: Ht 5m

Weinmannia racemosa (NZ native - Kamahi)

A small native tree with graceful foliage often used by florists.

Type: Evergreen   Size: Ht. 3m

Zelkova serrata (Japanes Zelkova)

Unusual tree with thin bark which, when flaking off, it reveals small patches of orange. It has a short trunk with unique crowded upright branches. Very hardy, fast growing.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht 5m

Zelkova serrata Kiwi Sunset

Golden leaves graduate to green and are borne on wine red young tips and stems. Very hardy small tree.

Type: Deciduous   Size: Ht. 6m


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