Metrosideros ‘excelsa’ – Lawn specimen
RRP $8,600.00 Incl GST
Common Name: Pohutukawa or NZ Christmas Tree
Current Form: Natural coastal form
Current Planted Height: Approx 4m
Current Width: Approx 4.5m
Root ball dimensions: 1300mm D / 1500mm W
Availability; This Tree is under Contract. Please contact us for more options.
An outstanding example of a large specimen Pohutukawa, this tree would give immediate character to a large lawn or entrance or other landscape situation, and brings with it the atmosphere of our kiwi culture. This specimen has been described by experienced landscapers as having the best form and structure for a tree of its size. This is the iconic New Zealand Christmas tree kiwis love with its bright crimson flowers heralding the arrival of the summer holiday period.
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.
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.
Olea ‘el greco’ – character pruned
Common Name: European Olive
Current Form: Character pruned
Current Planted Height: Approx 1.7m
Current Width: Approx 1m
Root ball dimension: 550mm D / 600mm W
The Olea ‘el greco’ is an ancient species that is slow-growing and has a compact form, so would be ideal for screening or shelter. Its thin leaves gives a highly textured appearance making it equally suitable as a garden feature tree. This specimen’s knobbly trunk and silvery leaves will offer authenticity and character to your landscape, plus a hint of Mediterranean flavor. Reliable crops with small fruits that have high oil content. Will tolerate dry and windy conditions.
Beilschmiedia Tarairi – roundhead form
Common Name: Taraire
Current Form: Round head
Current Planted Height: Approx 4.5m
Current Width: Approx 2.5m
Calliper : 110mm
Root ball dimension : 1250mm D x 1550mmW
Handsome large growing NZ native with a mature height of approx 20m. Its smooth brown barked trunk is straight and stately. In spring small insignificant flowers appear in panicles, followed in autumn by attractive purple fruit known as ‘drupes’, which are a favourite food for the native wood pigeons. These tree are commonly found growing on ridges and on large parks and gardens throughout Auckland and other temperate climates in the North Island. See other Taraire listing for similar item with different form.
Cercis canadensis ‘forest pansy’
Common Name: American redbud
Current Form: Character form
Current Planted Height: Approx 3m
Current Width: Approx 2m
Root ball dimension: 700mm D / 1000mm W
This tree would suit a border garden to add colour and interest amongst such shrubs as Rhododendron, Camellias mounds of native shrubs and other perennial plants. This species boasts a magnificent foliage of large heart shaped, deep reddish-purple leaves. The bare branches in spring are adorned with clusters of small pea-shaped rosy purple flowers. A vigorous and hardy tree, prune to keep tidy.
Common Name: Japanese Stone Pine
Current Form: Upright with strong horizontal laterals
Current Planted Height: Approx 4.2m
Current Width: Approx 3m
Root ball dimensions: 1000mm D / 1200mm W
This stout and elegant pine species has a rugged trunk of rough dark red bark with fissures revealing a black underlay. The framework of irregular, layered horizontal branches give the trees wonderfully unique and interesting character. These 2 trees are apt to be planted together and would introduce natural charm in a rural setting; give fascinating dimension in an inner-city Japanese style garden; provide cultural latitude by framing an entranceway to a soft garden. Planted for centuries in Japan these trees can withstand heavy pruning to shape. Coastal hardy. Untrimmed growing to 30m.
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.