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.
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.
Carpinus ‘betulinus ‘ . Fastigiata
Common Name: Upright Hornbeam
Current Form: Pyramidal, upright
Current Planted Height: Approx 5m
Current Width: Approx 2m
Root ball dimension: 700mm D / 1000mm W
Fully suited to avenue or screening purposes, we have 9 of these stunning trees available, all in very similar form. These trees would give good vertical accent to your landscape and could be used to draw the eye to a special part of the garden or away from a contrary view. This species is the fastigiated form of the common English hornbeam, These trees cleanly loose their dead foliage in winter unlike their counterpart hedging variety. The distinctly veined small leaves clothe the trees with a lovely soft green density in summer.
80 year old Acer ‘palmatum’. Dissectum syn Atropurpurea
Common Name: Japanese Maple
Current Form: Weeping, Broad and Low
Current Planted Height: Approx 2.7m
Current Width: Approx 5m
Potential Maximum Age: Around 300 years
Root ball Dimension: 1000mm D / 2200mm W
This outstanding 80 year old specimen of red weeping Japanese Maple is a breathtaking natural wonder that we are very fortunate although reluctant to offer for sale. There is an awe-inspiring beauty within this tree which is only developed with the irreplaceable factor of time. Year upon year of character-building has rewarded this specimen with maturity and solidity that reflects absolute magnificence. The incredible intertwined trunk formation weaves and mazes its way upward with each branch seeming to have a mind entirely of its own. The wonderful textures and patterns it displays are a testament to its age.
Acer ‘Palmatum’. Atropurpurea is one of the most highly regarded types of Japanese Maple, with year-round beauty. In spring the flushed red foliage at its summit cascades down to lovely fresh hues of yellows, oranges, and vibrant greens, then mingles into lower leaves of deep mauve. Summer brings a very dark crimson, almost black red, without the common summer ‘bronze-out’ of many of its other cultivars. Autumn is its crowning glory as it displays a full coverage of brilliant bonfire red.
The Japanese Maples have an aura of antiquity and are identifiable by their compact shape and attractively sculptural branching habit. They are a true collector plant due to the degree of difference between one plant and another. For many years Japan had a rich tradition of finding, collecting, catergorizing, naming, propagating and exhibiting the numerous varieties of Japanese Maples, this is known as ‘The Edo period’ [1600-1700ad]. The Japanese maple became the heart of garden design in the early 1900s when North America and Eurpope discovered Japan and its prolific nurseries.
The form of this particular tree is exceptionally stunning in character and we can well imagine it situated in a raised focal point in a sheltered courtyard where the internal branching structure is easily visible and best enjoyed. This graceful tree could also beautifully compliment large scale water features such as ponds and streams. Some suggested companion shrubs and trees would be small ornamental confiers, cercis varieties, rhododendrons, and camellias.
Most certainly the oldest tree currently for sale in New Zealand, it deserves a grand location and an appreciating audience. The new owner will be privileged to possess one of natures finest masterpieces.
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.
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.
Common Name: Japanese Maple
Current Form: Multi-leaded character
Current Planted Height: Approx 4.2m
Current Width: Approx 3m in crown
Root ball dimension : 700 mm D / 1000 mm W
This lovely tree is between 15 and 20 years old. A versatile species fitting into many landscaping situations. It is particularly useful in softening a hardscape, and lends itself to under-planting with lush green foliage. Wonderful around water features, streams and ponds. The young spring growth is light green, darkening slightly over summer, turning into a beautiful display of oranges and reds in autumn. Shelter from strong wind.
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.
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.