Olea ‘el greco’ – character pruned
RRP $585.00 Incl GST
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.
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.
Acer palmatum ‘osakazuki’
Common Name: Japanese Maple
Current Form: Straight trunk with broad crown
Current Planted Height: Approx 3m
Current Width: Approx 2m in crown
Root ball Dimension: 700mm D / 1000mm W
This beautiful tree has a striking form and would create a bold impression as a large lawn specimen or point-of-arrival tree. This cultivar is considered to have the brightest crimson and scarlet autumn colours of all the Japanese Maples. New growth is a pinky bronze colour that turns into medium to large lobed green leaves. The Acer palmatum ‘Osakazuki’ is a cultivar of the Acer ‘palmatum’. Moderately wind hardy. A robust upright spreader.
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.
Metrosideros ‘excelsa’ – Lawn specimen
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.
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.
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.
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.
Prunus ‘shimidsu sakura’
Common Name: Asahi Botan Cherry
Current Form: Spreading crown
Current Planted Height: Approx 3.2m
Current Width: Approx 2m crown
Calliper : 95mm
Root ball dimension : 700mm D / 1000 mm W
These 3 attractive trees are very similar in form, so planting them together as a grove or entrance feature would increase the impact and superbly showcase their beauty. The Asahi Botan Cherry Tree is the last of the ornamental cherry tree types to flower. Its flowers appear in the late spring to early summer, and this often coincides with the new growth of bright green foliage. The flowers are double cluster of white and pink and hold well on the trees, given that its later flowering period is after the strong spring winds. It boasts a wonderful fiery orange autumn colour holding into early winter. A gracefully arching tree becoming flat topped with regular pruning.