RRP $485.00 Incl GST
Common Name: Cape Butter knife tree
Current Form: Varying forms available
Current Planted Height: Approx. 2.5-3.0m
Root ball dimension: 0.70D /1.0mW
A beautiful and versatile ornamental tree found in the forests of South Africa. Its striking foliage is dark green and glossy with contrasting reddish bronze new growth. The clusters of white flowers that appear in autumn are sweetly scented and attract insects and butterflies. A relatively small species with a non-invasive root system, this tree would thrive if planted inside a natural water feature or is also a good choice for potting into a large pot. We have 4 available in varying heights and forms.
Carpinus ‘betulus’ . Interactive specimen Tree
Common Name: European Hornbeam
Current Form: Interactive Tree grown with 2 main leaders formed as a U
Current Planted Height: Approx 2.5m
Current Width: Approx 1m
Root ball dimension: 700mm D / 600mm W
This is definitely an ‘individual tree with unique charm and appeal’ and most certainly lives up to our tagline “Trees Of Distinction”. Nature has decided that this tree should attract attention, capture interest and create wonder, and so has given it this most dramatic trunk formation. Use your imagination to utilize this to its best advantage… interactive play for children and pets. Train your dog to leap through the trunks and be the skit of the year. Suitable as a opening within a hedge of the same species to a vista beyond, adapted to a quirky place to sit…??? The Carpinus ‘betulus’ is a deciduous species with heavily-textured bright green leaves changing to lovely autumn colours.
Fagus ‘sylvatica purpurea’ – upright form
Common Name: Copper Beech Tree
Current Form: Upright
Current Planted Height: Approx 4.5m
Current Width: Approx 3.5m
Root ball dimension: 900mm D x 1200mm W
Availability: see other listings of Fagus specimens
The Copper Beech Tree is a magnificent example of a field grown tree of age and grand proportion, giving character and maturity to its surrounds. This tree will grow slowly to a height of approx. 15m and spread of approx. 8-12m. This specimen deserves a special place at grand home or prime location in a urban setting. It would be well complemented being surrounded by neatly clipped layered hedging, or would be just as at home in a more natural and free lifestyle setting.
Common Name: Very old Astringent Persimmon Tree
Current Form: character, sprawling and natural. untamed.
Current Planted Height:
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This beautiful tree of between approximately 90-120 years old was saved from imminent destruction in 2013, where it was located next to the long dilapidated historic buildings of the Pony Express Post in South Auckland. It took a determined effort of all involved to save this heritage tree from succumbing to the dreaded chainsaw. Now sitting comfortably in its new position on our estate, the Persimmon Tree is looking for a very special home perhaps in another historic property of significance.
This tree is special, filled with character and dignity. It has central leader which expands into 3 sturdy trunks, giving it visual balance and a sense of harmony, while spreading outward and upward to its encompassing full foliage. The thick, heavily textured bark resembles an alligators skin and the leaves are broad and veiny, luscious and vibrant. The Autumn color is highly ornamental and the brilliant fiery colors extend for a long period on the tree.
Persimmons are a relatively uncommon fruit; they are sweet and juicy and as this is a very old astringent tree the fruit must be left to ripen fully before eating. Rich in vitamin A and B the persimmon is a excellent source of fiber and best eaten raw to enjoy the most nutritional value. Also suitable for preserves and cooking.
The tree is not only valued for its fruit but also for its wood; as a member of the Ebenaceae [ebony] family having strong, durable and resistant timber which among other things is used to make golf club heads, flooring, veneers and billiard cues.
Please contact us to view this distinguished tree.
Rhododendron ‘mi amor’
Common Name: Rhododendron
Current Form: various bush and small tree form
Current Planted Height: Approx 1m – 1.3m
Current Width: Approx 600mm – 800mm
Root ball dimension: larger grade 400mm D / 550mm W
smaller grade 350mm D / 370mm W
A gorgeous variety of the Rhododendron family, the Mi Amor flourishes with large white flowers with a softly yellow centre, heavily textured leaves, and is highly scented. Their perfumed fragrance will give a new dimension to your garden; not just the senses of visual and touch, add the sense of smell! We have 3 of the larger specimens and 12 more in a slightly smaller grade coming through. Please enquire stating your preferred form.
Pyrus calleryana ‘aristocrat’
Common Name: Ornamental Callery Pear
Current Form: Broad conical
Current Planted Height: Approx 4.5m
Current Width: Approx 2.5m
Root ball dimension: 700mm D / 1000mm W
A pyramidal growing tree with a spectacular variety between the seasons. Summer offers glossy green leaves combined with exquisite tiny white flowers, turning into striking red foliage in autumn. Then gorgeous masses of white tiny ornamental pears blossom in the spring. This is a striking tree worthy of a central place in a large garden or corner of a courtyard. A more upright habit. Prefers well-drained friable soils. This tree can be clipped in the winter to form a formal shape in a smaller space.
Common Name: Norfolk Island Pine
Current Form: Upright and symmetrical
Current Planted Height: Approx 8m
Current Width: Approx 5m
Root ball dimensions : 1800mm W / 1100mm D
The majestic Norfolk Pine grows to mammoth proportions. Its mature height is between 30m to 50m high in a vertical and symmetrical habit. The dignity of its straight trunk and its picture-perfect triangular form are an eyecatching wonder of nature. Native to the Norfolk Islands in the Tasman Sea northwest of New Zealand. These species have proved to be able to tolerate incessant onshore gales and have therefore been widely planted in coastal regions and open farmland.
These 3 large specimens lend themselves to becoming landmarks on a sweeping rural scene or exposed coastal setting. They could also feature superbly as point-of-arrival trees on a large property or farm.
Platinus acerifolia. London Plane Tree
Common Name: London Plane
Current Form: Broad and spreading
Current Planted Height: 6.5m
Current Width: 4m
Root ball dimensions : 1200mm D / 1200mm W
The London Plane Tree grows to a very large tree and can live for an immensely long time. Often seen as pollarded street trees and used also as peaching and flat topped specimens the Plane Tree can be very heavily and brutally reduced each autumn to reduced the eventual size.
This particular Plane Tree would suit a large countryside setting as a shade tree or as a distinguished point of arrival Tree. The motley, speckled bark is a testament to the age of this tree and giving the tree wonderful character.
Wisteria floribunda ‘black dragon’
Common Name: Wisteria
Current Form: Trailing climber
Current Planted Height: Approx 2m
Current Width: Spreading
Root ball dimension: 350mm D / 500mm W
We have 6 of these Wisteria Black Dragons in similar size but varying form. The pretty Wisteria vine is an ever-popular and attractive option for trellises, fences, walls, etc. It has double flowering profusion of well-filled racemes of deep violet flowers, lovely fragranced. Vigorous growing.