Tag: "Trees"

Subalpine beauty in the Mackenzie Basin

Subalpine beauty in the Mackenzie Basin

Subalpine scrub and dry grasslands serve as the basis for the planting at this Tekapo garden. By Philip Smith from o2 Landscapes.

Featured Plant: Brachychiton rupestris - Queensland Bottle Tree

Featured Plant: Brachychiton rupestris – Queensland Bottle Tree

The Bottle Tree (Brachychiton rupestris) is native of Queensland, Australia and its swollen trunk gives it a remarkable appearance, giving rise to the name.

Featured Plant: Puriri - Vitex lucens

Featured Plant: Puriri – Vitex lucens

One of NZ’s largest forest canopy trees found throughout the North Island from the coast to low lying forest areas.

Featured Plant: Weeping Kowhai - Sophora Milligold

Featured Plant: Weeping Kowhai – Sophora Milligold

Sophora Milligold is a compact weeping tree with an upright trunk and weeping branches. It has deep green foilage and its large yellow flowers appear in the spring attracting Bellbirds and Tuis seeking its nectar.

Featured Plant: Lacebark - Hoheria

Featured Plant: Lacebark – Hoheria

Hoheria has six recognised species and all are endemic to New Zealand. In late summer they are covered with a mass of white flowers. Leaves are glossy green or sometimes greyish green.

rewarewa knightia excelsa

Featured Plant: Rewarewa – Knightia excelsa

NZ honeysuckle, Rewarewa, Knightia excelsa is a tall upright branching tree found throughout the North Island and in the Marlborough Sounds. It is attractive to native birds and has reddish brown flowers which form in late Spring and early Summer.

Puka tree

Featured Plant: Puka Tree – Meryta sinclairii

The Puka (Pukanui) tree can be found on Three Kings and the Hen and Chicken Islands. It is tropical in appearance with large glossy green leaves and will grow to a height of 5m. It is fast growing and likes sun or semi-shade and is frost tender.

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