Prumnopitys ferruginea Miro

Larfe growing forest tree found throughout New Zealand. Attractive needle-like foliage.

Prumnopitys taxifolia Matai.

Matai resembles miro, growing throughout New Zealand. Slow growing with neatly arranged needle-like foliage.

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Pseudopanax 'Cyril Watson' Hybrid Pseudopanax

Attractive large thick leaves with rounded edges.

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Pseudopanax arboreus Fivefinger.

A common tree of lowland forests throughout New Zealand. Purple berries attractive to birds.

Pseudopanax crassifolius Lancewood, horoeka

Found throughout the country, with a very distinctive juvenile form prodivding a dramatic feature.

Pseudopanax ferox Toothed lancewood

Found throughout New Zealand, very similar to P.crassifolius although a lot slower growing. Juvenile stage has strongly toothed leaf margins.

Pseudopanax laetus Found in the North Island from Coromandel to Taranaki

Very similar to P.arboreus with larger leaves. Berries are borne in spring and are attractive to birds.

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Pseudopanax lessonii Houpara

Coastal shrub found from the Three Kings Islands to Poverty Bay. Tolerates dry coastal conditions.

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Rhabdothamnus solandri Waiu-atua, New Zealand gloxinia

Small shrub found in shady areas with delicate flowers ranging in colour from yellow to orange.

Rhopalostylis 'Chathams' Chatham Island Nikau

The Chatham Island palm has broader fronds and is much more robust than the mainland nikau. Also will tolerate more exposed conditions.

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Rhopalostylis baueri var cheesemanii Kermadec nikau

The Kermadec nikau has longer fronds, larger flower heads and darker seeds than the mainland nikau.

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Rhopalostylis sapida Great Barrier Island

The Great Barrier Island nikau forms a more robust palm than the mainland nikau, tolerating more exposed conditions.

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Scandia rosifolia Native Angelica

Scandia rosifolia is a rare native herb, a semi-erect sprawling woody shrub.

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Schefflera digitata Pate, Seven Finger

Prefers damp, shady parts of the forest and is common along stream banks and on shady forest roadsides.

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Selliera radicans Groundcover found throughout New Zealand in damp areas.

Grows in sun or light shade but best with some moisture. Attractive white flowers.

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Sophora chathamica Kowhai

Tangled juvenile stage tree growing 3-5m high, Found throughout New Zealand. Bright yellow flowers through spring on adult trees.

Sophora tetraptera Kowhai

Found naturally in the North island along riverbanks and forest margins from East Cape to Ruahine Range. Slightly larger leaf than S.chathamica and dosn't have a divaricting juvenile stage.

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Strebulis banksii Coastal milk tree

Found from Mangonui to Marlborough. Attractive coastal tree growing 3-4m high with light green oval leaves.

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Tecomanthe speciosa Three Kings Island climber

Only one plant of this species is known in the wild. A vigorous twining woody climber with large tropical-like leaves.

Todea barbara Found on off-shore islands and north of Bay of Islands.

Attractive fern unfortunately becoming very rare due to forestry and development. Tolerates quite dry conditions.