Rhododendron Jeanne Church
Clusters of trumpet shaped flowers which are a primrose yellow tone with a flush of pink, and 3 red flares inside the base. Large dark green foliage. Estimated height 10 years 1.5m. Flowers early to mid season.
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Magnolia ‘Denudata’ -Gere
Its no surprise the Magnolia Denudata has been described as one of the most beautiful of the Magnolias. While the final cold weeks of winter persist this deciduous tree gently reveals the delicate beauty of Spring, becoming laden with flowers upon its stark bare branches, a promise for the arrival of the approaching warmer season. Its fragrant flowers are cupped upright in a soft ivory colour, starting as a tight bud and continually opening wider and fuller through its blossoming weeks. The Magnolia Denudata is native to central and eastern China.
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Acer freemanii x ‘jeffers red’
Common Name: Jeffers Red or Freemans Maple
This selection of the North American Maple will grow to approx. 15m tall with erect branching and a eventual round headed form. These trees would create an immediate vertical aspect to any property or large building needing shade and privacy. The glossy summer leaves turn into brilliant autumn tones of scarlet and crimson.
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Common Name: Ficus ‘Indian Laurel’
These fantastic trees grow into a wide-spreading canopy of lush bright green foliage which is dense and evergreen. It is fast growing and drought-tolerant and loves plenty of sun. This tree has origins in Asia and Hawaii, and this is evident in its luscious fresh tropical appearance. It is an excellent addition to a tropical theme landscape alongside palms and other plants, however its vibrant colour and character makes it very versatile and allows it to fit in beautifully in many other garden styles. It makes a brilliant shade tree for a sunny backyard, a lovely shady retreat on those hot summer days. Ficus Nitida is the perfect privacy screen for homeowners wanting a secluded oasis within a bustling city scene. It has also been utilised as a sound barrirer on busy streets.
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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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Common Name: Cape Butter Knife Tree
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. This tree gets it common name Butterknife Tree from the unqiue little butter knife shaped new growth it produces as shown on our images. 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.
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Pyrus calleryana ‘aristocrat’
Common Name: Ornamental Callery Pear
A pyramidal growing tree with a spectacular variety between the seasons. Summer offers glossy green leaves combined with exquisite tiny white flowers, turning into striking red foliage in autumn. Then gorgeous masses of white tiny ornamental pears blossom in the spring. This species a striking tree worthy of a central place in a large garden or corner of a courtyard. A more upright habit. Prefers well-drained friable soils. This tree can be clipped in the winter to form a formal shape in a smaller space.
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Olea ‘el greco’
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. The 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.
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Magnolia grandiflora ‘Ferrugenia’
Common Name: Evergreen Magnolia
This popular tree is easily recognized by its iconic evergreen foliage. The large boastful leaves are a brilliantly glossy bright green which contrasts starkly with the soft rust-coloured velvety underside. beautiful leathery leaves are prized in floral arrangements. An effective combination of colours and textures, this foliage has adorned many landscapes over the years, toning in nicely with copper spouting, terracotta roof tiles, corten steel fencing, or any other infrastructure with similar tones. In late summer this Magnolia flaunts a covering of large cup-shaped ivory-coloured fragrant flowers. This sturdy tree naturally takes on an elegant round-headed shape. Magnolias can be pollarded into common shape and size to become a stunning avenue of trees or boundary line. Alternatively if preferred these trees can be left to grow untamed to become grand stately park specimens. A native of Florida and Texas. This species prefers warm moist conditions and responds well to heavy pruning.
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