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Griselinia littoralis Broadleaf.

Found throughout NZ. Commonly used for hedging.

Hebe-diosmifolia

Hebe diosmifolia Northland Hebe from Cape Reinga to Waimauku.

Easily recognised by its very small leaves. Grows 70cm-1m high, produces masses of white flowers through winter.

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Hebe parviflora Distribution both North and South Islands. In the North Island it is found from Whangarei to the East Cape.

Often grows 3-4m in height although can be kept trimmed. Attractive yellow stems and long white flower spikes.

Hedycarya arborea Pigeonwood

Found throughout North Island and as far south as Banks Peninsula.

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Hoheria populnea Lacebark, houhere.

Graceful tree, foliage has attractive purplish undersides.

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Knightia excelsa Rewarewa, New Zealand honeysuckle.

Found throughout North Island and Marlborough Sounds. Attractive bottle-bush like rusty red flowers.

Laurelia novae-zelandiae Pukatea

Handsome tree found swampy areas Throughout North Island, west coast of South Island.

Libertia grandiflora Found lowland and forests in North Island and Nelson area of South Island.

Tufted plant with narrow flax-like leaves. Delicate white flowers followed by large berries.

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libocedrus plumosa Kawaka

Libocedrus plumosa is a species of conifer endemic to New Zealand. It is an excellent specimen plant preferring the warmer regions of the north island.

Librocedrus bidwillii Pahutea

Slow growing maintaining slender shape for many years.

Librocredus plumosa Kawaka

Found mainly in the North Island and parts of Nelson. Excellent specimen tree.

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Macropiper excelsum Recently had name change to Piper excelsum subsp. Kawakawa, peper tree.

Found in abundance throughout the North Island. Attractive orange candle-like berries make quite a feature.

Macropiper excelsum var. psittacorum Poor Knights Island Kawakawa, Recently renamed as Piper excelsum Sub sp. peltatum

Similar to mainland form with slightly larger leaves not damaged so much by insects.

Macropiper melchior Three Kings Island Kawakawa. Recently renamed as Piper melchoir.

Very strong thick leaves with exaggerated leaf veining.

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Marratia salicinia King fern, para

Stunning fern with tropical appearance now rare in the wild due to decimation by wild pigs and goats.

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Mazus pumilio Found damp swamp areas in both North and South Island.

Vigorus spreading ground cover with attractive bluish flowers in spring and summer.

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Meryta sinclairii Puka, pukanui

Confined to Three Kings and Hen & Chickens Island. Dramatic large glossy tropical leaves are a stunning feature.

Metrosideros bartlettii Cape Reinga

White flowering large tree of up to 8m in height.

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Metrosideros carminea Akakura

Northland climbing Metrosideros preferring semi-shade.

Metrosideros fulgen  Scarlet rata vine

Metrosideros fulgens Found naturally from Northland to Westland.

Climber or shrub with orange/red flowers late summer to winter. Prefers good soil in cool area when young.