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: Olive Tree
Current Form: Upright
Current Planted Height: Approx. 6m
Current Width: Approx. 2.5m in the canopy
Root Ball Dimension: 900mm D / 1250mm W
This authentic tree would look spectacular up-lighten in a restaurant courtyard or entrance, creating an atmosphere of natural & welcoming yet sophistication & grandeur. Or perhaps it will become an iconic landmark on a vast hill or plain. It could also successfully be an outstanding feature tree to compliment an existing olive grove. This beautiful large specimen is between 15 and 20 years of age, and it is sure to impart its splendor to whatever location it is planted. The Olea ‘nabali’ is a vigorous, high-yielding Israeli cultivar. Tolerant of wind and sea breezes.
Juniperous Kaizuku Cloud Topiary
Common Name: Hollywood Juniper
Current Form: Cloud Topiary
Current Planted Height: Approx 2.5m
Current Width: Approx 0.80m
Root ball dimension: 45mm H / 62mm W
The perfect focal point in a garden design, this juniper’s distinct cloud topiary formation is sure to turn heads. Vivid bright green foliage. This species will tolerate drought and coastal conditions. Not tolerant of wet heavy soils.
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.
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: 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.
Common Name: Rata and Pohutukawa natural hybrid
Current Form: Upright
Current Planted Height: Approx. 3.7m
Current Width: Approx. 2m
Root ball dimensions: 700mm D / 1000mm W
These Metrosideros ‘maungapiko’ NZ natives are a natural hybrid between Pohutukawa and Southern Rata, incorporating good frost tolerance with beautiful large crimson-red flowers through mid-summer. It holds the striking beauty of the southern Rata whilst maintaining the adaptability and vigour of the the Pohutukawa. Originally discovered on Great Barrier Island on the Hauraki Gulf by plantsman Graeme Platt. The mother tree on the island has unfortunately been recklessly destroyed to make way for a road. This species is rare in cultivation and worthy of protection. The 3 specimens we have available are very similar in form and would therefore look impressive being planted as a grove or within large-scale native border planting.
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.
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.