Natives & Grasses

Muehlenbeckia astonii

Shrubby Tororaro  -  S4 treatment
Muehlenbeckia astonii

Hardy costal divaricating shrub. Distinctive small heart shaped deciduous leaves on wiry interlocking branches.

$25.00 per 10 gm

Acaena inermis purpurea

Acacia  -  S4-8 treatment
Acaena inermis purpurea

Excellent, fast growing ground cover. Good tight habit. Very attractive in rock gardens.

$25.00 per 10 gm

Anemanthele lessoniana

Gossamer grass  -  S8 treatment
Anemanthele lessoniana

Very graceful tussock form grass up to 1m in height. A profusion of arching, feathery flower plumes buries plants under a rosy hued cloud.

$25.00 per 10 gm

Aristotelia serrata

Wineberry, makomako  -  S3 treatment
Aristotelia serrata

Quick growing, graceful, small tree to 8m. Deciduous, toothed, ovate leaves and showy panicles of pink, crimped-petalled flowers in spring. Deep red berries on females.

$30.00 per 10 gm

Arthropodium cirratum

Reinga or rock lily  -  S4 treatment
Arthropodium cirratum

var. Matapouri Bay. Most adaptable and appealing perennial plant with strap-like leaves up to 60cm. Graceful, arching 1m flower stems bear panicles of white starry flowers from early to mid summer. Great for mass plantings or groundcover under trees.

$30.00 per 10 gm

Astelia chathamica

Silver spear  -  S4 treatment
Astelia chathamica

Tall, spear-like leaves with metallic tones and strong architectural form make this New Zealand's most striking astelia. Grows to about 1m tall and can spread to form a clump nearly twice as wide.

$30.00 per 10 gm

Astelia fragrans

Kakaha, bush flax  -  S4 treatment
Astelia fragrans

Broad, stiffly arching, green leaves up to 2m long are overlaid with a silvery sheen and often have reddish ribs.

$30.00 per 10gm

Carex buchananii

Coastal sedge  -  S4 treatment
Carex buchananii

Erect, russet tussock to 50cm with graceful, arching seed heads Jan-March. The fine leaf tips are blonde and curled, adding to the plant's distinctive appearance. Good filler or groundcover.

$25.00 per 10 gm

Carex comans

Common sedge  -  S4 treatment
Carex comans

Mop shaped tussock to 30cm tall and 1m wide. Red brown or light green leaves. Fast growing, effective groundcover.

$25.00 per 10 gm

Carex flagellifera

Trip me up  -  S4 treatment
Carex flagellifera

Green. Graceful, arching foliage ranging from shiny green to bronze and brownish shades. Grows to about 50cm tall. Seed heads ideal for dried-flower arrangements. Good contrast species for mixed plantings.

$25.00 per 10 gm

Carex geminata

Cutty grass  -  S4 treatment
Carex geminata

Green leaves up to 1.2 m long. Wetland plant.

$25.00 per 10 gm

Carex secta

Pukio  -  S4 treatment
Carex secta

Large tussock up to 1.5m tall with weeping, yellowish green leaves. Good screen or filler, especially in wet ground.

$25.00 per 10 gm

Carex solandri

Forest sedge, Solander's sedge  -  S4 treatment
Carex solandri

Green or orange-green tussock. Leaves and culms drooping. Pendulous dark seed spikes on slender stalks Jan-April. Grows to 60cm or more. Good for growing under trees.

$25.00 per 10 gm

Carex testacea

Tataki  -  S4 treatment
Carex testacea

Dense, light green, fine leaved tussock with brownish to orange-green tips. Grows 50-60cm tall and flowering stems eventually elongate across the ground. Excellent ground cover or filler. Best foliage colouring is produced in full sun.

$25.00 per 10 gm

Carex trifida

Mutton bird sedge  -  S4 treatment
Carex trifida

Handsome, robust tussock to 1m tall with 2cm wide leaves, green above, bluish below. Attractive, dense spikes of brown seeds.

$25.00 per 10 gm

Carex virgata

Swamp sedge  -  S4 treatment
Carex virgata

Handsome bright green tussock with arching foliage to 1.2m. Closely related to C. secta. Useful species for waterside planting and very damp soils but will also grow on dry sites, in sun or semi-shade.

$25.00 per 10 gm

Carmichaelia aligera

North Island broom  -  HW treatment
Carmichaelia aligera

Small tree to 8m with flattened branchlets and masses of tiny, purple veined pea flowers. Dark pods with conspicuous orange-red seeds.

$25.00 per 10 gm

Carpodetus serratus

Putaputaweta, marbleleaf  -  S4 treatment
Carpodetus serratus

Specimen tree to 10m. Slender, juvenile form has zig zag branch habit. Adult leaves show darker main veins and a distinctive, marbled effect. Panicles of fragrant white flowers mid summer.

$30.00 per 10gm

Ozothamnus leptophyllus

Cottonwood  -  DS treatment
Ozothamnus leptophyllus

Heath-like, erect shrub up to 2m. Tiny leaves have white or yellowish down underneath. White flower heads.

$25.00 per 10gm

Chionochloa conspicua

Hunangamoho, snow grass  -  S8 treatment
Chionochloa conspicua

Fast growing tussock with airy flowering panicles carried on slightly arching stems to 1.8m. This handsome plant grows happily in a range of conditions. Suitable for growing as a feature plant or in a group. Looks very attractive by water.

$25.00 per 10 gm

Chionochloa flavicans

Miniature toetoe, snow tussock  -  S8 treatment
Chionochloa flavicans

Not a real toetoe but a tall tussock, 60-75cm high. Beautiful, weeping foliage and yellow-green flowers in mid summer. Grows in most well drained soils, and stands cold, partial shade or full sun.

$25.00 per 10 gm

Chionochloa rubra

Red tussock  -  S8 treatment
Chionochloa rubra

Striking, large tussock with attractive reddish colourings ranging from a brownish green through to copper turning red-orange in winter. Weeping foliage 1-1.6m high. Excellent for landscaping.

$25.00 per 10 gm

Chordospartium stevensonii

Weeping broom  -  S4 treatment
Chordospartium stevensonii

One of New Zealand's most beautiful small flowering trees. Stunning sight when covered with pink, pea-like, mauve-veined flowers densely packed in thousands of drooping racemes that almost hide the branchlets. Ideal for a small garden and modern landscaping.

$25.00 per 10 gm

Clianthus puniceus roseus

Red kaka beak  -  DS treatment
Clianthus puniceus roseus

var. roseus. Fast growing shrub to 3m. Very showy, 7cm racemes of red flowers. Arching branches have light green, fern-like leaves. Drought and wind tolerant. Protect from frost when young. Winter flowering.

$30.00 per 10 gm

Clianthus puniceus albus

White kaka beak  -  DS treatment
Clianthus puniceus albus

var. albus. A spreading, weeping shrub having cool, white flowers with a hint of green.

$30.00 per 10 gm

Clianthus puniceus maximus

Kaka beak maximus  -  DS treatment
Clianthus puniceus maximus

Differs from the common red form (roseus) in having larger, dark green leaves and richer red flowers. Fast growing shrub to 3m. Very showy red flowers in 7cm racemes. Drought and wind tolerant. Protect from frost when young. Winter flowering.

$30.00 per 10 gm

Coprosma lucida

Karamu  -  S4 treatment
Coprosma lucida

Small tree with glossy, dark green leaves. Delicate flowers appearing September and October turn into orange red berries that are attractive to birds. Very wind hardy.

$25.00 per 10 gm

Coprosma parviflora

Leafy coprosma  -  S4 treatment
Coprosma parviflora

2-5m shrub with rigid branches and small leaves. Drupes translucent white to crimson to dark purple.

$25.00 per 10 gm

Coprosma propinqua

Mingimingi  -  S8 treatment
Coprosma propinqua

Shrub 3-5m with interlacing branches and small leaves. White to pale blue flecked dark blue drupes.

$25.00 per 10 gm

Coprosma repens

Taupata  -  S4 treatment
Coprosma repens

Variable 3-8m shrub. Oblong, very glossy, dark green leaves. Showy clusters of orange-red fruit attract birds. Excellent for coastal planting.

$25.00 per 10 gm