Ake Ake Available in green (out of stock) or red (Dodonaea viscosa purpurea). An attractive shrub to small tree often used as hedging or as an attractive garden specimen shrub. Very attractive as hedging in an alternating green/red pattern.GREEN ONLY at this time
Harakeke (flax) Available in green or red/bronze. Native evergreen plant once used extensively for weaving, as well as rope and sail making. Grows in large attractive clumps with long strap-like leaves of two or three metres. Producing in summer tall flowering spikes of red and yellow flowers reaching up to five metres.At the beginning of the season...
Houpara – (Pseudopanax lessonii) Naturally occurring in coastal forests north of Poverty Bay in the Nort Island. Prefers mild moist conditions. Reaches up to 6 metres. May also be available as cultivars: 'Gold Splash'... with variegated gold and green leaves and 'Nigra'... with it's purple / brown foliage.
Kaka Beak (Clianthus) – Kowhai ngutu kaka Features striking red flowers resembling the beak of the native parrot, the Kaka. These are a highly endangered species with only 153 trees known to be left in the wild. It will grow up to 3 or 4 metres in ideal conditions and is an ideal ornamental garden species.
Karaka (Cornycarpus laevigatus) Ranging from Banks peninsula in the South Island to the far north, including the Three Kings Islands and the Kermadecs, however botanists believe that it would have been spread to the South Island by early Maori and then birds.
Kauri (Agathis Australis) The largest (by volume) but not the tallest species of tree in New Zealand, standing up to 50m. These one year old specimens now at 20 - 30cm to and growing fast. Plant out at this size with protection, or grow on for one year to 60 - 80cm before planting.
Kowhai (Sophora microphylla) An iconic yellow flowering leguminous tree grown throughout NZ, attracting the Tui and other birdlife to the garden. Growing up to 6 or 8 metres, they are semi deciduous, temporarily losing most of their leaves after flowering, and leaving clusters of long seed pods filled with distinctive bright yellow seeds.
Lemonwood (Tarata) An attractive and popolar pittosporum frequently used in hedgerows and shelter belts. Also makes an attractive garden specimen. The largest of New Zealand's pittosporums, it can reach over 10 metres, but is easily pruned to maintain a desired height.