Growing & Greening New Zealand with you
Kauri Park is a passionate and vital partner for ‘greening’ projects across New Zealand from major civil projects, residential and commercial development plantings, wetland restoration, landscaping and farmland revegetation.
We are one of the country’s most experienced growers and wholesalers of native plants, complemented by new, exclusive varieties and superior selections for Manuka forestry plantations.
Although Manuka (kahikatoa) and Kanuka have a superficial similarity and are collectively known as ‘tea trees’, they are genetically very distinct from each other. Manuka (Leptospermum scoparium), called ‘tea tree’ by Captain Cook, is a rather variable plant ranging from flat creeping forms and small shrubs to tall trees (up to 4m tall). Although variable, all the forms of this species are unified by their sharp-tipped leaves, large, solitary white or pink-flushed flowers, with distinctive short, dark red stamens, and persistent greyish-white nut-like capsules.
The future of the world’s food production is under threat and it’s all due to the disappearing honey bee, as across the world they succumb to pests and disease. The humble honey bee is hugely important to agriculture and farming. As pollinators, they play an essential role in fertilising plants so that they produce food.