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Rose Flower Carpet White®

Rose Flower Carpet White®

Rose Flower Carpet White® is one of the earliest groundcover Flower Carpet roses to bloom in spring. It has a pleasant fragrance and a notable ability to retain beautiful, snowy white petals for the entire life of the flowers, even after exposure to rain. Flower Carpet® White has excellent disease-resistance to common rose blights such […]

Posted on May 23, 2017

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Streblus banksii

Streblus banksii

Streblus banksii, commonly known as the large leaved milk tree, is endemic to New Zealand. This smallish tree has a spreading canopy and grows up to 12 m high with a short, stout trunk with smooth bark with corky spots. The leaves are 3.5-8.5cm long and 2-3.5cm wide with margins with rounded teeth. Green yellowish […]

Posted on March 28, 2017

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Chamaecytisus palmensis

Chamaecytisus palmensis

Chamaecytisus palmensis, also known as Tagasaste or Tree Lucerne is a small, fast-growing 3-4m high tree. The leaves consist of 3 x 40mm long, narrow hairy leaflets and in winter and spring there appear numerous clusters of 12mm long white narrow pea shaped flowers, followed by flat seed pods. It is great for stock fodder, […]

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Carex flagellifera green

Carex flagellifera green

Carex flagellifera green is an attractive green coloured sedge. It grows to about 50cm tall, with a somewhat drooping appearance, and the narrow leaves have scabrous margins. The flowering stems grow longer and lie across the ground as they mature. It is found growing in a range of conditions throughout New Zealand but prefers a sunny spot […]

Posted on September 29, 2016

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Hebe Sutherlandii

Hebe Sutherlandii

Hebe Sutherlandii is a low-growing, frost hardy, evergreen shrub, reaching a height of 45 cm. The leaves are pale grey-green, oval, concave and up to 1.4 cm long. The flowers are white and appear in the early summer. Due to its similarity with H.topiara, these two species are often confused

Posted on March 21, 2016

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Acaena novae-zelandiae

Acaena novae-zelandiae

Acaena novae-zelandiae is an evergreen, reddish toned, ground cover perennial species which grows to a height of approx. 10 cm. The leaflet upper surfaces are dull and sparsely to densely covered with silky hairs. The minute flowers, which are produced throughout the summer, are clustered into balls at the end of erect stems. On ripening, fruits are […]

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Bolboschoenus fluviatilis

Bolboschoenus fluviatilis

Bolboschoenus fluviatilis, commonly known as ririwaka or kukuraho, is a bull rush like swamp plant that grows from bulbous rhizomes of about 25mm in diameter. The double folded leaves  grow to a height of 1.5-2m forming 3 angled flower spikelets of a dullish red brown colour. The leaves are summer green, dying down over the winter. […]

Posted on February 23, 2016

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Phormium Rainbow Red

Phormium Rainbow Red

Phormium Rainbow Red is a graceful phormium with arching foliage of pink to red colourng. It is best planted in full sun to intensify the red colouring. It is tolerant to most climatic conditions including heat, salt and drought and frost. It grows to a clump of 80cm x 80cm. This is hardy species is excellent […]

Posted on October 22, 2015

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Phormium Chocolate Fingers

Phormium Chocolate Fingers

Phormium Chocolate Fingers is a small phormium with bronzy chocolate coloured leaves. The leathery erect, arching sword like leaves are arranged in fans. Flowering stems produce green tinged orange or yellow flowers in spring, loved by native birds for their abundant nectar. These are followed by pendulous twisted seed capsules. It is very tolerant of […]

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Nothofagus fusca (Red beech)

Nothofagus fusca (Red beech)

Nothofagus fusca, commonly known as Red Beech, is found in forests from the Kaimais southward, from sea level to 1050m. It can reach 30m in height in the wild and usually about 10m in cultivation, so is better suited to large gardens. The small ornamental oval leaves are coarsely toothed and mid to dark green, […]

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