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NEW ZEALAND NATIVES

Every single native plant counts, so whether you want one tree in your back yard, or you want to plant thousands on your property.....

Right here is a great place to start!   

We LOVE native plants, we LOVE nature.   

NEW ZEALAND NATIVES

LMU code.   Each of our NZ native species will have LMU specified in the description.   These are the recommended areas to plant each species in.

L = Lower Ringplain : Within approximately 3km of the coast, plants can tolerate salt winds, but some are also susceptible to frost.

M = Mid Ringplain: Moderate frost and wind tolerance.   From 3km of coast to 200metres above sea level.

U = Upper Ringplain: High frost tolerance, between 200 and 400 metres above sea level.

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Mānuka

Leptospermum Scoparium

Mānuka is a prolific shrub-type tree.  Typically growing to 2-5m tall, occasionally however up to 15m.   It is evergreen, with dense branching and small leaves.

LMU

1.3L Pot $7 each

Also available in trays of 25 (500ml) cells $100 per tray.

Bulk buy discount available

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Ake Ake

Dodonaea Viscosa

A hardy coastal shrub or small tree.   In certain conditions it will grow up to 10m high.   It is drought tolerant and will handle light frosts.  Needs full sun.

LM

1.3L Pot  $7 each

Bulk buy discount available

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Kōhūhū

Pittosporum Tenuifolium

Kōhūhū is a bush or small tree that grows up to around 8-10 metres tall.  Relatively fast growing, suitable for riparian, hedges, and stand alone trees.

MU

These are available in 1.3L Pots. $7 each

Bulk buy discount available

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Karo

Pittosporum Crassifolium

Commonly known as Karo, this is a small tree or shrub.    Quick growing, and is frequently used as a hedge or windbreak.  Karo grow up to 8m.

LM

Available in

1.3L Pots $7 each

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Karaka

Corynocarpus Laevigatus

Karaka is an evergreen, leafy canopy tree.   It grows up to 15m, with thick leathery, gloss leaves. 

Karaka can be trimmed to form hedges.

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Available in PB3 Bags 

$7 each

PB5 Bags $15 each

Bulk buy discount available

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Pūriri

Vitex Lucens

The Pūriri tree can grow up to 20m tall.   Dark green glossy leaves (more lime green when young), with large colourful flowers, ranging from pink to dark red, and provide copious amounts of nectar for native birds. 

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Available in PB3 Bag

$13 each

Larger sizes available from $24

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Koromiko

Hebe Stricta

Flowering hardy native, growing to approximately 2-3 metres.

Likes full sun, or only partial shade, but also tolerates wet areas.

MU

Available in 1.3L Pots  

$7 each

Bulk buy discount available

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Green Mountain Flax

Wharariki

Phormium Cookianum

A medium sized native evergreen, clumping flax, growing to around 1.5 m.

LMU

Available in1.3 L Pot $7 each

Bulk buy discount available

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Flax

Harakeke

Phormium Tenax

Phormium Tenax is an evergreen perennial plants, growing up to 2m, with much taller flowering shoots.

LMU

Available in

1.3L Pots / PB3 Bags $7

Bulk buy discount available

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Smartwatches

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Ti Kōuka

Cordyline Australis

Commonly known as the cabbage tree, can grow up to 20m tall. 

Ti Kōuka grow all over NZ, from the coast, up to 1000 metres above sea level, in anything from wet swampy ground, to dry windy hill slopes.   Ti Kōuka prefer full sunlight.  

LMU

Available in 1.3L Pot $6 each

Bulk buy discount available

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Karamu

Coprosma Robusta

Karamu is a flowering plant which can survive in many climates, commonly found in coastal areas & lowland forests.   Karamu can grow to be around 6 metres tall. 

MU

Available in 1.3 L Pots 

$7 each

Bulk buy discount available

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Tarata

Pittosporum Eugenioides

Commonly known as Lemonwood, this evergreen tree can grow up to 12m tall and 5 m broad.  

MU

Available in 1.3L Pot $7 each

Bulk buy discount available

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Tōtara

Podocarpus Totara

Stiff, prickly to touch leaves, growing up to 30m tall.  Young tōtara bare branches and leaves right to ground level, making an excellent dense hedge.

LM

PB18 $26 each

Bulk buy discount available

NB. Seed for Tōtara is sourced from outside Taranaki

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Kōwhai

Sophora Tetraptera

Kōwhai are small woody legume trees, and is one of the most beautiful flowering trees in NZ. Tui and Kereru love them, but these do attract all manner of birds and bees when flowering.

Maximum 10m high x 3m wide

MU

Available in 1.3L Pots & PB5 Bags $10 -$25 each

Bulk buy discount available

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Corokia

Corokia 'Frosted Chocolate'

Grows to approximately 3m, this plant makes an incredible dense hedge popular for coastal and urban areas.  Chocolate brown in colour, which intensifies in winter.  Evergreen.

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NB. About half of our corokia are grown from eco-sourced seed, the other half by local cuttings.   Please advise if you would specifically like either.

Available in 1.3 L Pots.  $7 each

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Rengarenga

Arthropodium Cirratum

Commonly used in home gardens, and mass plantings, rengarenga or rock lily  have gorgeous white starry flowers, and are low maintenance plant for semi shade.

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Available in single pots of 2-3 plants $5 each, or in large trays of 25cells  50+ plants $75

Bulk buy discount available

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Hen & Chicken Fern

Asplenium Bulbiferum

One of the best known NZ native ground ferns.   Requires a shady, sheltered position in a moist, rich soil.   Try planting underneath other natives or in tropical styled garden.  Frequently also grown indoors.

LM

Available  in

.7 L Pot $7 each

Bulk buy discount available

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Kapuka

Griselinia Littoralis

Griselinia Littoralis, commonly known as Kapuka is a fast-growing small to medium sized evergreen tree.  A popular hedging shrub with large, glossy leathery green leaves.  Grows up to 10m.

LMU

Available in 1.3L Pots

$7 each

NB.We also have smaller amounts of Broadway Mint available.

$10 each 1.3L Pots (approx 80cm-1m tall)

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Wharangi

Melicope Ternata

Commonly known as Wharangi, is a coastal tree or shrub with glossy bright green foliage and can grow to 8m tall.

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1.3L Pot $7 each

Bulk buy discount available

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Rautahi

Carex Geminata

A robust native grass, wide spreading in wetland areas.   Suitable for stabilising stream banks and restoration work.   Evergreen.   Hardy.

1m x 1m

1.3L Pot $7 each

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Ribbonwood

Manatu

Plagianthus Regius

Tall growing (approx 10m) column style tree.  Extremely fast growing, and useful for quickly establishing shelter.   Withstands strong winds.  

1.5L $8 each

Bulk buy discount available

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Mixed Corokia

Corokia Pack

This is a mixed pack of corokia varieties.   These grow to approximately 3m, and make incredible mixed variety dense hedges, popular for coastal and urban areas.  

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NB. These have been grown from seed, and variances have occurred in the plants.   Suitable for a mixed hedge or riparian plantings.

Bulk buy only x 100 plants

1.3L Pots

$550

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Oi Oi

Apodasmia similis

This NZ native reed is a great choice for wet or dry problem areas. Also known as jointed rush as the delicate grey-green leaves have brown markings or joints at various points along the leaf length.  It grows in full sun and prefers damp, swampy areas and can grow in water also. It will also tolerate dry areas once established and is also suitable to growing in containers. It can cover large areas as it spreads by runners.

1.3L Pot.   $10each

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Puka

Meryta Sinclairii

The puka or pukanui, is a large-leaved evergreen tree endemic to NZ.   Growing to about 8m tall, with a distinct tropical appearance.

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PB5.   $35 each

PB3. From $10 each

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Taupata

Coprosma Repens

Flowering shrub or small tree, native to New Zealand.  Common name - mirror plant/bush.  

1.3 L Pot.  $7.50 each

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Carex Virgata

Swamp Sedge

A vigorous bright green sedge, used for wetland planting, but will also grow on dry sites.  

1m h x 50cm

1.3L Pot $7 each

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Carex Testacea

NZ Hair Sedge

Graceful and hardy NZ native grass.   An olive green, to orange-yellow foliage, turning bright orange in autumn.    Full sun to part shade.

1.3L Pot       $7.50 each

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Toe Toe

Austroderia Richardii

Fast growing, 3m x 3m Toe Toe.

Grows in a wide range of sites, but best in wet soils.

Attractive creamy flower plumes in December

LMU

Available in 25 cell trays

$100 per tray

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Five Finger

Pseudopanax Laetus

Small multi branched tree to 5m.  Flowering August to November, attracting birds.  They tolerate wind, exposure and shade, but only light frosts until mature.

LM

1.3L Pots $7 each

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NZ Lobelia

Pratia Angulata

Dainty spreading plant, forming a carpet of tiny green leaves, smothered in a mass of tiny, white flowers in spring to early summer.

Attractive ground cover, in sunny to semi-shaded location, keep moist at all times.

LM

1-1.3L Pot.  $7 each

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Red Mt Flax

Phormium Cookianum 'Purpurea'

Red/purple foliage, great for colouir contrast in mixed shelter plantings.   Hardy.   Tolerant of dry, cold and exposure.

1.2m high x 1.5m wide

LMU

1.3 L Pot.   $7 each

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NZ Blue Grass

Festuca Actae

A small tussock from Banks Peninsula with fine silvery-blue foliage.   Great for mass planting in dry exposed sites.   Hardy.

0.4m tall x 0.5m wide

LMU

1.3L Pots $7 each

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Wineberry

Aristotelia Serrata

Aristotelia serrata, commonly known as wineberry or makomako, is a small deciduous, fast growing tree.   Typically grows 5m tall by 4m wide.

MU

1-1.3L Pot.  $7 each

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Red Hook Sedge

Uncinia Uncinata

Uncinia Uncinata forms dense mounds of orange-red arching leaves, which are 20-40cm long.   The greass can reach up to 50cm in height.   Adaptable to full sun,partial shade or full shade.   Hardy.

 

LMU

1.3 L Pot.   $7 each

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Leptinella

Leptinella Dioica

A rapid growing groundcover with green, fern-like foliage.   Small white button daisy-like flowers in spring/summer.   Grows in sun or part shade.   Hardy

LMU

1.3L Pots $10 each

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Twiggy Coprosma

Coprosma Rhamnoides

Coprosma rhamnoides is a dense shrub.   Tiny light green leaves, with outside stiff red/brown branches.   Good for exposed, dry areas.   Mature Height 2 m

LMU

1.5L Pot.  $15 each

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Marlborough Rock Daisy

Pachystegia Insignis

A low growing shrub, particularly good for coastal positions.  The attractive white daisies have yellow centres and appear in warmer months.  Ideal in full sun, in hot and dry areas.  Protect from frosts when young

Max 1m x 1m

LM

1.3 L Pot.   $10 each

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Putaputaweta

Carpodetus Serratus

An attractive NZ native tree, producing masses  of white flowers during spring.  Typically grows to 8m tall and 3m wide in full sun and a well drained site that does not dry out.   Once established, tolerant of wind and frost.  

LMU

PB 18 Bags  $28 each

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Frosted Curls

Carex Frosted Curls

NZ native, a popular grass with pale-green leaves, distinctly curling at the tips.   Great or edge or borders or grouped as a ground cover.

Grows 40cm x 40cm

LMU

0.4 L Sleeve.  $4 each

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Tussock

Carex Comans Red

Grass-like plant with attractive bronze/red foliage know as NZ sedge. It occurs in damp places in tussock grassland, long side bush tracks and on river flats. Its flowers are inconspicuous and appear on short spikes.

50cm x 50cm

MORE READY SPRING 2024

LMU

1.3 L Pot.   $7 each

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Hoheria

Hoheria Sexstylosa

A quick growing, native semi-evergreen tree with masses of white star shaped flowers appearing in late summer to early autumn.   Suitable for growing as hedges and screens.   Hardy, evergreen, grows 5m x 2m

SOLD OUT 2024

MU

1.5 L Pot $9 each

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Rewarewa

Knightia Excelsa

Rewarewa, also known as NZ honey suckle, is loved by the birds and the bees for its nectar.   Symmetrical conical shape, and can grow up to 30m tall, but typically 15mx3m

LMU

1.5 L Pot from $15 each

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