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Podocarpus totora One of our mightiest forest trees. Totara has also been an important timber tree.

Totara is suitable as a specimen tree or hedging. Very adaptable to many different situations.

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Pomaderris edgerleyi Pomaderris prunifolia var. edgerleyi. Distribution North Island only from Te Paki south to about Dargaville

Low-growing shrub to 1m tall with rusty fuzzy twigs bearing small wrinkled leathery oval leaves with small teeth along the edge and clusters of yellowish flowers inhabiting Northland.

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Pouteria costata or Planchonella Tawapou

Attractive tree growing 4-5m high producing large berries enjoyed by wood pigeon. Ideal for coastal sites.

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Pratia angulata Panakenake

Creeping mat-forming plant found throughout New Zealand in damp areas producing delicate white flowers.

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Pseudopanax 'Cyril Watson' Hybrid Pseudopanax

Attractive large thick leaves with rounded edges.

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Pseudopanax crassifolius Lancewood, horoeka

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

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Pseudopanax discolour 'Rangateia'

Bronze foliage cultivar growing 2-3m high.

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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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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 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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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 'Dragon's Gold' Early flowering, low - spreading Kowhai.

Grows 1.5m high suitable for growing in containers, requires good drainage.

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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.

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Sophora prostrata Prostrate kowhai

Divaricating shrub gowing 2-3m high found Hamner Springs.

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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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Streblus 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.

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Uncinia uncinata Hook sedge

This hook sedge is variable in colour ranging from dark green when grown in shade to reddish brown.

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Vitex lucens Puriri

One of our large forest trees found from Mahia Peninsula and Taranaki northwards. Clusters of red fruit appealing to wood pigeon follow pinkish red flowers.

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Xeronema callistemon Poor Knights lily

Confined to Poor Knights and Hen and Chicken island. Flax-like leaves and stunning red bottlebrush-like flowers through spring. Ideal for containers as it like to be rootbound.