Prunus ‘shimidsu sakura’
RRP $3,500.00 Incl GST
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.
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.
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.
Fagus ‘sylvatica purpurea’ – spreading form
Common Name: Copper Beech Tree
Current Form: Large spreading form with character
Current Planted Height: Approx 4.2m
Current Width: Approx 3m
Root ball dimensions: 700mm D / 1000 mm W
Availability: see other listings of Fagus species
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.
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.
Metrosideros ‘excelsa’ . Moon Maiden – Interactive specimen
Common Name: Pohutukawa
Current Form: Spreading, interactive, squat, coastal
Current Planted Height: Approx 2.7m
Current Width: Approx 2.5m
Calliper: multi trunked
Root ball dimension: 1000mm H / 1225mm W
Availability: 1 (also see other listings for similar items)
This yellow flowering Pohutukawa tree of exceptional coastal form calls for children to play and climb in it. It would suit being central to a large sand pit or interactive area to provide shade and interest. This unique tree also lends itself to be in a raised central position with up-lighting to show off its amazing branching structure.
A stunning example of the yellow Pohutukawa.
A pair of Liriodendron ‘tulipifera’ . Arnold
Common Name: Upright Tulip Tree
Current Form: Upright
Current Planted Height: Approx 7m
Current Width: Approx 2.4m
Calliper : mm
Root ball dimensions : mmD / mmW
The soft bright leaves transform into a brilliant yellow performance in autumn. This is the fastigated form of the Liriodendron Tulipifera. These specimens make a fantastic pair with their narrow columnar growth habit. Deciduous.
Common Name: Very old Astringent Persimmon Tree
Current Form: character, sprawling and natural. untamed.
Current Planted Height:
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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.