RRP $24,000.00 Incl GST
Common Name: Norfolk Island Pine
Current Form: Upright and symmetrical
Current Planted Height: Approx 8m
Current Width: Approx 5m
Root ball dimensions : 1800mm W / 1100mm D
The majestic Norfolk Pine grows to mammoth proportions. Its mature height is between 30m to 50m high in a vertical and symmetrical habit. The dignity of its straight trunk and its picture-perfect triangular form are an eyecatching wonder of nature. Native to the Norfolk Islands in the Tasman Sea northwest of New Zealand. These species have proved to be able to tolerate incessant onshore gales and have therefore been widely planted in coastal regions and open farmland.
These 3 large specimens lend themselves to becoming landmarks on a sweeping rural scene or exposed coastal setting. They could also feature superbly as point-of-arrival trees on a large property or farm.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Availability: 1 ready for implementation 2019
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.