Our Character Trees have their own depth of character which is displayed through their maturity and solidity and absolute magnificence. They have a integral beauty within them that is is only developed with the irreplaceable factor of time.
These trees are our most distinguished and favourite, which we are delighted to be able to make available for the NZ landscaping market.
Most of our trees are unique one-off’s and every tree is very individual, so our nursery stock is constantly changing. The selection of trees shown here is just a few of the distinctive trees that we offer and it is not a representation of what we currently have in stock. Please contact Jon to enquire about availability, size details and pricing: email@example.com or 0212802875.
Common Name: Japanese Maple
The lovely Acer ‘palmatum’ is 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.
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Common Name: Norfolk Island Pine
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.
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Common Name: Taraire
Handsome large growing NZ native with a mature height of approx 20m. Its smooth brown barked trunk is straight and stately. In spring small insignificant flowers appear in panicles, followed in autumn by attractive purple fruit known as ‘drupes’, which are a favourite food for the native Wood Pigeons. These tree are commonly found growing on ridges and on large parks and gardens throughout Auckland and other temperate climates in the North Island.
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This beautiful Astringent Persimmon 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.
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Fagus ‘sylvatica purpurea’
Common Name: Copper Beech Tree
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. 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.
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Fagus ‘sylvatica’ . Riversii
Common Name: Rivers Copper Beech
Possibly the most splendid of all the selection of English Beeches, the Rivers Copper Beech has outstanding features. 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 species will reach a mature height of 10-15m with a large handsome dome shaped form.
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Common Name: Weeping Chinese Banyan
A tropical Asian evergreen tree suitable for indoors. This attractive and rare tree is full of character and charisma! This is an impressive feature tree 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.
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Juniperous Kaizuku Cloud Topiary
Common Name: Hollywood Juniper
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.
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Common Name: Pohutukawa
This is the iconic New Zealand Christmas tree kiwis love with its bright crimson flowers heralding the arrival of the summer holiday period.
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Metrosideros ‘excelsa’. Moon Maiden
Common Name: Pohutukawa
A stunning example of the yellow Pohutukawa, the Metrosideros ‘excelsa’. Moon Maiden 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. It is a coastal tree often growing into a great climbing tree or tree hut location for children.
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Common Name: Olive Tree
The authentic Olea ‘nabali’ tree would look spectacular up-lighten in a restaurant courtyard or entrance, creating an atmosphere of natural & welcoming yet sophistication & grandeur. The Olea ‘nabali’ is a vigorous, high-yielding Israeli cultivar. Tolerant of wind and sea breezes.
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Common Name: Japanese Stone Pine
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. The Pinus ‘thunbergii’ would give fascinating dimension in an inner-city Japanese style garden; provide cultural latitude by framing an entranceway. Planted for centuries in Japan these trees can withstand heavy pruning to shape. Coastal hardy. Untrimmed growing to 30m.
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Prunus ‘shimidsu sakura’
Common Name: Asahi Botan Cherry
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.
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Common Name: Queensland Firewheel Tree
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.
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