Platinus acerifolia. London Plane Tree
RRP $6,800.00 Incl GST
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.