80 year old Acer ‘palmatum’. Dissectum syn Atropurpurea
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. 

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Acer ‘palmatum’
Acer ‘palmatum’

Common Name: Japanese Maple

Current Form: Multi-leaded character

Current Planted Height: Approx 4.2m

Current Width: Approx 3m in crown

Calliper: 150mm

Root ball dimension : 700 mm D / 1000 mm W

Availability: 1

 

 

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.

$6,850.00 Incl GST Add to cart
Aruacaria ‘heterophylla’
Aruacaria ‘heterophylla’

Common Name: Norfolk Island Pine

Current Form: Upright and symmetrical

Current Planted Height: Approx 8m

Current Width: Approx 5m

Calliper:

Root ball dimensions : 1800mm W / 1100mm D

Availability: 3

 

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.

$24,000.00 Incl GST Add to cart
Carpinus ‘betulis’ for Instant Hedging
Carpinus ‘betulis’ for Instant Hedging

Common Name: European Hornbeam

Current Form: Instant Hedging

Current Planted Height: 2.4m

Current Width: 1.2m

Calliper:

Root ball dimension:

Availability: 50 – ALL SOLD . Please call enquire about more options.

$985.00 Incl GST Add to cart
Carpinus ‘betulus’ . Interactive specimen Tree
Carpinus ‘betulus’ . Interactive specimen Tree

Common Name: European Hornbeam

Current Form: Interactive Tree grown with 2 main leaders formed as a U

Current Planted Height: Approx 2.5m

Current Width: Approx 1m

Calliper:

Root ball dimension: 700mm D / 600mm W

Availability: 1

 

 

This is definitely an ‘individual tree with unique charm and appeal’ and most certainly lives up to our tagline “Trees Of Distinction”. Nature has decided that this tree should attract attention, capture interest and create wonder, and so has given it this most dramatic trunk formation. Use your imagination to utilize this to its best advantage… interactive play for children  and pets. Train your dog to leap through the trunks and be the skit of the year. Suitable as a opening within a hedge of the same species to a vista beyond, adapted to a quirky place to sit…??? The Carpinus ‘betulus’ is a deciduous species with heavily-textured bright green leaves changing to lovely autumn colours.

$850.00 Incl GST Add to cart
Cercis canadensis ‘forest pansy’
Cercis canadensis ‘forest pansy’

Common Name: American redbud

Current Form: Character form

Current Planted Height: Approx 3m

Current Width: Approx 2m

Calliper: 95mm

Root ball dimension: 700mm D / 1000mm W

Availability: 1

 

 

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.

$2,250.00 Incl GST Add to cart
Diospyros ‘hachiya’
Diospyros ‘hachiya’

Common Name: Very old Astringent Persimmon Tree

Current Form: character, sprawling and natural. untamed.

Current Planted Height:

Current Width:

Calliper:

Root ball dimension:

Availability: 1

 

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.

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Fagus ‘sylvatica purpurea’ – spreading form
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

Calliper:

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.

$5,600.00 Incl GST Add to cart
Fagus ‘sylvatica purpurea’ – upright form
Fagus ‘sylvatica purpurea’ – upright form

Common Name: Copper Beech Tree

Current Form: Upright

Current Planted Height: Approx 4.5m

Current Width: Approx 3.5m

Calliper:

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.

$6,800.00 Incl GST Add to cart
Fagus ‘sylvatica’ . Riversii
Fagus ‘sylvatica’ . Riversii

Common Name: Rivers Copper Beech

Current Form: Upright spreading form with character

Current Planted Height: Approx 5m

Current Width: Approx 3m

Calliper: 100mm

Root ball dimension: 900mm D / 1200mm W

Availability: 1

 

 

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.

$12,500.00 Incl GST Add to cart
Ficus ‘benjamina’
Ficus ‘benjamina’

Common Name: Weeping Chinese Banyan

Current Form: Upright

Current Planted Height: Approx m

Current Width: Approx m

Calliper: mm

Root ball dimensions: mm D / mm W

Availability: 1

 

 

A tropical Asian evergreen tree suitable for indoors. This attractive and rare specimen is approximately 30 years old; full of character and charisma! Imagine the impact of this grand old tree as an impressive feature for a large atrium or entrance. The unique intertwining of its trunk and the detailed shiny green foliage gives it a personality of its own. Tolerant of lower light levels. Also suitable to be planted outside in a sheltered warm site.

$6,800.00 Incl GST Add to cart
Juniperous Kaizuku Cloud Topiary
Juniperous Kaizuku Cloud Topiary

Common Name: Hollywood Juniper

Current Form: Cloud Topiary

Current Planted Height: Approx 2.5m

Current Width: Approx 0.80m

Calliper: 40mm

Root ball dimension: 45mm H / 62mm W

Availability: 1 ready for implementation autumn 2017

 

The perfect focal point in a garden design, this juniper’s distinct cloud topiary formation is sure to turn heads. Vivid bright green foliage. This species will tolerate drought and coastal conditions. Not tolerant of wet heavy soils.

$680.00 Incl GST Add to cart
Metrosideros ‘excelsa’ – Lawn specimen
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

Calliper: 170mm

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.

$8,600.00 Incl GST Add to cart
Metrosideros ‘excelsa’ . Moon Maiden – Interactive specimen
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.

$6,600.00 Incl GST Add to cart
Olea ‘el greco’ – character pruned
Olea ‘el greco’ – character pruned

Common Name: European Olive

Current Form: Character pruned

Current Planted Height: Approx 1.7m

Current Width: Approx 1m

Calliper:

Root ball dimension: 550mm D / 600mm W

Availability: 1

 

 

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.

$585.00 Incl GST Add to cart
Olea ‘nabali’
Olea ‘nabali’

Common Name: Olive Tree

Current Form: Upright

Current Planted Height: Approx. 6m

Current Width: Approx. 2.5m in the canopy

Calliper: 155mm

Root Ball Dimension: 900mm D / 1250mm W

Availability: 1

 

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.

$6,500.00 Incl GST Add to cart
Phyllocladus trichomanoides
Phyllocladus trichomanoides

Common Name: Tanekaha Celery Pine

Current Form: Upright

Tanekaha Tree Number One:

Current Planted Height: Approx 3.5m

Current Width: Approx 2m

Calliper: 90mm

Trunk Before First Branch Height: 40cm

Tanekaha Tree Number Two:

Current Planted Height: Approx 4m

Current Width: Approx 2.4m

Calliper: 100mm

Trunk Before First Branch Height: 57cm

Tanekaha Tree Number Three:

Current Planted Height: Approx 5m

Current Width: Approx 2.4m

Calliper: 90mm

Trunk Before First Branch Height: 40cm

 

Tanekaha is a native coniferous medium-size forest growing tree. It is an attractive native tree with a conical shape, often found growing naturally with the New Zealand Kauri and commonly grown in the North Island and in the Marlborough/Nelson area. Its common name ‘Celery Pine’ comes from the celery-like foliage of this graceful tree. The Maori made fairly extensive use of Tanekaha, as it is one of the strongest and most flexible native softwoods. These 3 unique specimens are ground-grown with full adult foliage. Our photos show the very pretty miniature fruits that appear in spring/summer.

$6,500.00 Incl GST Add to cart
Pinus ‘thunbergii’
Pinus ‘thunbergii’

Common Name: Japanese Stone Pine

Current Form: Upright with strong horizontal laterals

Current Planted Height: Approx 4.2m

Current Width: Approx 3m

Calliper: 120mm

Root ball dimensions: 1000mm D / 1200mm W

Availability: 2

 

 

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.

$7,800.00 Incl GST Add to cart
Platinus acerifolia. London Plane Tree
Platinus acerifolia. London Plane Tree

Common Name: London Plane

Current Form: Broad and spreading

Current Planted Height: 6.5m

Current Width: 4m

Calliper: 130mm

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.

$6,800.00 Incl GST Add to cart
Prunus ‘shimidsu sakura’
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

Availability: 3

 

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.

 

$3,500.00 Incl GST Add to cart
Quercus ‘suber’
Quercus ‘suber’

Common Name: Evergreen Cork Oak

Current Form: Upright

Current Planted Height: Approx 2.5m

Current Width: Approx 1m

Calliper: 40mm

Root ball dimensions: 45mm D / 62mm W

Availability: 1 ready for implementation autumn 2017

 

 

Large growing, short stemmed, wide spreading tree native to the Mediterranean . Very thick corky bark is harvested off trees at least 25 years of age for wine corks and tiling .This tree tolerates hot dry sites and is found growing on very hilly country in the Mediterranean unsuited to other crops. A wonderful tree in a well drained and hot courtyard .A tree worthy of a place in a interactive setting where children can tack things to the deep fissured bark. Frost and coastal hardy.

$515.00 Incl GST Add to cart
Stenocarpus ‘sinuatus’
Stenocarpus ‘sinuatus’

Common Name: Queensland Firewheel Tree

Current Form: Multi stem, Bush form

Current Planted Height: Approx 2m

Current Width: Approx 1.8m

Calliper:

Root ball dimensions: 700mm D / 650mm W

Availability: 1

 

 

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.

$750.00 Incl GST Add to cart
Wisteria floribunda ‘black dragon’
Wisteria floribunda ‘black dragon’

Common Name: Wisteria

Current Form: Trailing climber

Current Planted Height: Approx 2m

Current Width: Spreading

Calliper:

Root ball dimension: 350mm D / 500mm W

Availability: 6

 

 

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.

$270.00 Incl GST Add to cart