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Libertia peregrinans

New Zealand iris  -  S3 treatment

Forms clumps of erect, stiff, copper coloured leaves with prominent orange mid-ribs.

$35.00 per 10 gm

Macropiper excelsum

Kawakawa, peppertree  -  S4 treatment

Feature shrub 3-7m with heart shaped, aromatic leaves.

$25.00 per 10 gm

Melicytus lanceolatus

Narrow leaf mahoe  -  S6 treatment

Graceful shrub or small tree to 5m. Leaves 3-5 x 10-15cm, yellow green, finely serrate. Tiny, yellow or purplish, bell flowers hang below branches. Female plants produce purple berries relished by native birds.

$25.00 per 10 gm

Melicytus ramiflorus

Mahoe, whiteywood  -  S6 treatment

Tree to 10m with whitish bark. Leaves variable: up to 15 x 5cm; thin; mid green. Flowers small, yellow, very fragrant bells. Females produce masses of mid blue to dark purple berries.

$25.00 per 10 gm

Metrosideros excelsa

Pohutukawa  -  DS treatment

New Zealand Christmas tree. Brilliant red flowers in December. Useful for coastal shelter and hedges as well as specimen trees.

$20.00 per 10 gm

Myoporum laetum

Ngaio  -  S8-12 treatment

White flowers with lilac spots in March/April are followed by oval, reddish purple berries. Good noise or wind break. Excellent for coastal planting. Evergreen.

$20.00 per 10 gm

Myosotidium hortensia

Chatham Island forget-me-not  -  S8-12 treatment

Spectacular, perennial herb with huge, shining, broad leaves grows to more than 1m across. Dense heads of stunning, sky blue to deep blue forget-me-not flowers occur in spring.

$25.00 per 10 gm

Myrsine australis

Mapau  -  S8 treatment

Compact shrub with reddish brown young branches and shoots and has decorative foliage. Good hedge species.

$20.00 per 10 gm

Pachystegia insignis

Marlborough rock daisy  -  DS treatment

This very small, compact, hardy shrub has large leathery oval leaves thickly felted underneath with white or buff. White or buff daisy flowers stand up on long stalks. Seed heads can be used in floral work.

$20.00 per 10 gm

Pachystegia rufa

Marlborough rock daisy  -  DS treatment

Similar to P. insignis but has rusty brown tomentum on the leaf undersurface, unopened flower heads and flower stems.

$20.00 per 10 gm

Phormium cookianum

Mountain flax, wharariki  -  S8-12 treatment

Tough 1.5m sword-like leaves, drooping at the tips, grow in a strong clump. Yellowish flowers on 2m stems attract birds with nectar and then turn to graceful, pendant, twisted capsules. Thrives in wet or dry soil.

$15.00 per 10 gm

Phormium cookianum

Purple mountain flax, wharariki  -  S8-12 treatment

Seed collected from purple/red coloured specimens. See P. cookianum.

$15.00 per 10 gm

Phormium cookianum

Dwarf mountain flax, wharariki  -  S8-12 treatment

Seed collected from P. cookianum Ëmerald Green", a dwarf form with short, spiky, lush green foliage.

$15.00 per 10 gm

Phormium tenax

New Zealand flax  -  S8-12 treatment

Common Green - Fast growing and more robust than P. cookianum on wet or dry sites. A good shelter subject with longer stiffer leaves (2-3m). Deep red flowers on 4-5m stems attract nectar-feeding birds. Dried stems with 10 cm seed capsules are excellent for decoration.

$15.00 per 10 gm

Phormium tenax purpureum

Purple New Zealand flax  -  S8-12 treatment

Seed collected from purple specimens. See P. tenax.

$15.00 per 10 gm

Pittosporum crassifolium

Karo  -  S8-12 treatment

Shrub or small tree to 8m. Leaves thick, dark green and glossy above, pale tomentose below. Clusters of deep maroon flowers in spring. Capsules round (3cm wide), very decorative. Great coastal, shelter and hedge species.

$20.00 per 10 gm

Pittosporum eugenioides

Lemonwood  -  S8-12 treatment

Fast growing. Useful hedging or shelter species and attractive feature tree. 10cm long, oval, glossy pale green leaves with wavy margins have a lemon scent when crushed. Small, fragrant, creamy yellow flowers are produced in large clusters in spring or ealy summer.

$25.00 per 10 gm

Pittosporum ralphii

Ralph's kohuhu  -  S8-12 treatment

Large shrub to 5metres. Mid green leaf contrasts with white underside when stirred by breeze. Similar to P. crassifolium but has longer, thinner leaves. Fragrant, dark red flowers from spring to summer develop into large, decorative capsules.

$25.00 per 10gm

Pittosporum tenuifolium

Kohuhu  -  S8-12 treatment

Extremely adaptable and quick-growing pittosporum. Leaves variable in size and colour. A small tree with almost black bark and very dark red, fragrant flowers. Very attractive tree and excellent hedgerow shelter.

$25.00 per 10 gm

Plagianthus divaricatus

Saltmarsh ribbonwood  -  S4 treatment

Small, cream, sweetly scented flowers accompanying each leaf in early summer mature by late summer to pale buff coated fruit. Salt wind resistant and tolerant of wet soils. Excellent hedge for swampy ground or near the sea.

$20.00 per 10 gm

Plagianthus regius

Manatu, riverbank ribbonwood  -  S4 treatment

Deciduous. Juvenile trees are bushy with close set, interlacing branches. Mature trees have bright green spring foliage, a stout trunk and thick, wide, spreading branches. New Zealand's largest deciduous tree.

$20.00 per 10 gm

Poa cita

Silver tussock  -  S4 treatment

Densely tufted, light tawny yellow tussock of graceful habit 50- 90cm tall. This tussock is ideal for situations where limited space does not allow larger tussock grasses.

$25.00 per 10 gm

Prumnopitys taxifolia

Matai, black Pine  -  S4 treatment

aka Prumnopitys spicata and Podocarpus spicatus. Withstands dry, poor conditions. Excellent, durable timber with a close grain. Used for building and fence posts.

$20.00 per 10 gm

Podocarpus totara

Totara  -  S4 treatment

Handsome specimen or hedge tree with very durable timber. Needle-like leaves are olive-green with fresh growth being a brighter shade. Attractive bark is reddish brown and peels in long thin strips. Hardy and will grow in any soil.

$25.00 per 10 gm

Pseudopanax arboreus

Five-finger, puahou  -  S4 treatment

Small tree having deep green, glossy leaves, each composed of 5-7 leaflets. Umbels of sweetly scented flowers are followed by small, purplish berries that appeal to birds. A very versatile plant.

$25.00 per 10 gm

Pseudopanax crassifolius

Lancewood, horoeka  -  S4 treatment

One of New Zealand's striking small trees. Long toothed leaves when young make this tree an outstanding landscape feature. Hardy, drought and wind resistant.

$25.00 per 10 gm

Pseudopanax ferox

Savage lancewood  -  S4 treatment

Amazing landscape feature. Long juvenile leaves are dark brownish purple with coarse teeth and an orange midrib. Grows to 6m in cultivation. Tolerates wind, drought. Hardy.

$25.00 per 10 gm

Pseudopanax laetus

North Island five-finger  -  S6-8 treatment

Outstanding, large, foliage shrub to 5x 5m. Glossy, palmate leaflets. Compound umbels of sweet scented flowers in winter.

$25.00 per 10 gm

Pseudopanax lessonii

Houpara  -  S4-8 treatment

Quick growing tree with bold, glossy, digitate leaves. Withstands wind and exposed conditions well but is intolerant of heavy frosts. Excellent tub plant.

$25.00 per 10 gm

Pseudowintera colorata

Peppertree, Horopito  -  S8 treatment

Yellow/green foliage blotched red, with brilliant red new shoots makes this a very pleasing shrub. The leaf undersides are greyish purple and crushed leaves are aromatic.

$20.00 per 10 gm