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Agathis australis Kauri

Forest giant. Distribution throughout Northland to Bay of Plenty

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Alectryon excelsus Titoki

Attractive tree found lowland forest North Cape to Banks Peninsula.

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Beilschmiedia tarairi Tarairi

Large forest tree most common to the northern half of North island.

Blechnum discolor crown fern

Blechnum discolour Crown fern. Piupiu.

Found throughout NZ usually in drier forests

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Caldicluvia rosifolia Makamaka

Northland tree, attractive spreading garden specimen.

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Corokia buddleioides Korokio

Found naturally in the northern part of the North Island, prefers more sheltered site.

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Cyathea medularis Mamaku, black ponga

Tallest of the tree ferns

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Cyathea smithii Soft tree fern

Found throughout NZ in moist soils. Distinguishes itself from other tree fern species because of its 'skirt' of dead fronds that hang from the top of the plant.

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Dacrycarpus dacrydioides Kahikatea, white pine.

Found both North and South Island in damp swampy areas.

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Dacrydium cupressinum Rimu, red pine.

Our most distinctive canopy tree found throughout NZ.

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Dodonea viscosa 'Purpurea' Purple ake ake

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Knightia excelsa Rewarewa, New Zealand honeysuckle.

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

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Laurelia novae-zelandiae Pukatea

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

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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.

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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.

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

Very strong thick leaves with exaggerated leaf veining.

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.

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Peperomia urivilleana Found throughout North Island and upper South Island

Coastal plant forming low clumps, fleshy stems and leaves. Attractive indoor or patio plant.