Browse our range of 217 New Zealand native plants

Rhopalostylis baueri var cheesemanii Kermadec nikau

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

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.

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.

Sophora prostrata Prostrate kowhai

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

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.

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.

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.

Weinmannia racemosa Kamahi

A small tree found lowland forests throughout New Zealand. Slow growing but ideal for garden situations producing attractive inflorescent red berries.

Weinmannia silvicola Towai

Distribution is from Mangonui to the Bay of Plenty. Towai is not as tall growing as kamahi, it has different foliage but flowers are similar.

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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.