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.
Common Name: Weeping Chinese Banyan
Current Form: Upright
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A tropical Asian evergreen tree suitable for indoors. This attractive and rare specimen is approximately 30 years old; full of character and charisma! Imagine the impact of this grand old tree as an impressive feature for a large atrium or entrance. The unique intertwining of its trunk and the detailed shiny green foliage gives it a personality of its own. Tolerant of lower light levels. Also suitable to be planted outside in a sheltered warm site.
Common Name: Very old Astringent Persimmon Tree
Current Form: character, sprawling and natural. untamed.
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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.
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.
Common Name: Queensland Firewheel Tree
Current Form: Multi stem, Bush form
Current Planted Height: Approx 2m
Current Width: Approx 1.8m
Root ball dimensions: 700mm D / 650mm W
This handsome but slow growing tree is endemic to the rainforests of Australia’s eastern seaboard. Flowering of this tree takes place in only mature specimens of 8-12 years of age. Our specimen has been flowering consistently for the last 3 years with orange to red skittle shaped buds opening to contorted flowers arranged in a cluster that look like spokes on a wheel. This particular Stenocarpus ‘sinuatus’ has been grown as a multi leader specimen to form a large bush. Very rare in cultivation this tree would compliment a warm tropical courtyard or inner city garden. Large lush leaves of green form a dense crown. Plants to accompany this tree would include Tupidanthus ‘calytraptas’, Cinnamonum ‘camphora’, Dypsis ‘baronii’, Cunonia capensis, Strelitzia and Ficus species.
RRP $00.00 Incl GST
Common Name: Gingko Tree
Current Planted Height: Approx m
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Root ball dimensions: 1000mm D / 1200mm W
This set of 3 Gingko Trees have been grown inground in a lovely natural setting and have recently been uplifted, so we are pleased to be able to offer these large beauties bagged and ready to install. The Gingko, one of the conifer family, is also known as the Maidenhair Tree. It is revered in Chinese culture and one of the oldest living tree species, dating back over 250 million years. Well-renowned for its uniquely shaped leaves, and its outstanding autumn display of vibrant yellow, it has been described as the most distinct and beautiful of all deciduous trees. These 3 trees are the non-fruiting variety, along with being easily established and very tolerant species, this spectacular trio will give instant height and maturity to any urban setting.
Fagus ‘sylvatica’ . Riversii
Common Name: Rivers Copper Beech
Current Form: Upright spreading form with character
Current Planted Height: Approx 5m
Current Width: Approx 3m
Root ball dimension: 900mm D / 1200mm W
Possibly the most splendid of all the selection of English Beeches, this tree is looking for a distinguished property to showcase the outstanding features it has to offer. The gorgeous foliage of large deep purple leaves hold their display through the summer. In autumn the foliage drops and presents that pretty calendar-worthy autumnal scene of vibrant ground colour. This tree will reach a mature height of 10-15m with a large handsome dome shaped form.
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
Availability: SOLD OUT
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.
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.