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Featured Plant: Petunia Black Velvet - new!

Featured Plant: Petunia Black Velvet – new!

The world’s first black petunia, Black Velvet is easy to grow, has a tightly branched habit and is perfect in baskets, containers and in the garden. Looks amazing planted on its own or combined with small white flowered varieties such as Lobelia, Verbena and Bacopa.

Featured Plant: Felicia amelloides - Blue Jay

Featured Plant: Felicia amelloides – Blue Jay

A super selection of kingfisher daisy (or Marguerite daisy) featuring large electric blue blooms with yellow centres and an excellent compact habit. Flowers over a long season from late spring until the end of summer.

Featured Plant: Alchemilla Mollis - Lady's Mantle

Featured Plant: Alchemilla Mollis – Lady’s Mantle

Soft, lime green rounded leaves form a brilliant groundcover which sparkles when wet. A froth of lemon yellow flowers hovers delicately above the foliage from mid-summer.

Featured Nursery: Trents Nursery

Featured Nursery: Trents Nursery

Trents is an established wholesale nursery supplying top quality plants to retail outlets, landscapers and nurseries nationwide. The nursery specialises in perennials, providing one of the largest ranges in NZ.

Featured Plant: Astelia chathamica Silver Spear

Featured Plant: Astelia chathamica Silver Spear

An evergreen hardy native plant that makes an excellent architectural statement. Particularly suited to shady areas, its pointed, spear like leaves take on a silvery appearance.

Featured Plant: Ornamental Ginger - Alpinia Malaccensis

Featured Plant: Ornamental Ginger – Alpinia Malaccensis

Ornamental Ginger (Alpinia Malaccensis) is a hardy and elegant plant with a pinkish upright flower spike. It has striped foliage and thrives best in light shade.
Alpinia malaccensis is native of Indonesia and Malaysia and can reach more than 1.2m in height, however takes time to extend in width.

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Gus Evans Nurseries share their favourites....

Gus Evans Nurseries share their favourites….

Gus Evans Nursery share their favourite plants and trees including Corokias, Pittosporum and Griselinias.

Featured Plant: Leptospermum nanum kiwi

Featured Plant: Leptospermum nanum kiwi

Leptospermums are close relatives of the Myrtle, with similar small evergreen leaves and a dense, bushy habit.
Evergreen bronzy-red foliage and dark crimson single flowers. A small growing shrub of compact bushy habit. Sun or partial shade. Not hardy in very cold areas. Ht. Up to 1metre.
Uses:

Wind tolerant
Full sun

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