Phormium tenax    Harakeke  New Zealand flax-001

Phormium tenax New Zealand flax, harakeke.

Found throughout New Zealand from coastal swamps to low montane areas. Tall erect leaves distinguish it from P. cookianium.

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Phormium tenax 'Three Kings Island' Three Kings Island flax

Leaves are slightly broader than the local form of P.tenax and have a yellow edge.

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Phyllocladus trichomanoides Tanekaha, Celery pine.

Found from the North Cape south to northern Marlborough and Nelson districts in the South Island, in lowland forest up to 800 m above sea level.

Pimelea prostrate  Nz Daphne

Pimelea prostrata New Zealand daphne

Low growing shrub spreading about 1m. Attractive blue foliage and white flowers.

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Pimelea tomentosa

Attractive small shrub, important component of coastal cliffs and shrub land vegetation

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Pimelea traversii

Bushy shrub with erect branches and clusters of white flowers.

1-Pisonia brunoniana  Parapara

Pisonia brunoniana Parapara, bird-catcher tree.

Found on Three Kings and upper North Island. Large glossy green leave, grows up to 3m high.

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Pittosporum crassifolium Karo

Very hardy coastal shrub found growing on most of the North Island's east coast. Purchase 5 or more 1 L Karo and pay $4.95 ea. Purchase 5 or more PB 3 Karo and pay $5.95 each.

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​Pittosporum eugenioides​ Tarata, lemonwood.

Popular fast growing tree frequently used for hedging or shelter and also useful as a specimen tree.

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Pittosporum fairchildii Three Kings Island pittosporum

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Pittosporum obcordatum Rare plant in the wild. Can be found both islands.

Grows into a small columnar tree of about 4m high with interlacing branches.

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Pittosporum roimata (cornifolium) Found throughout North Island and much of the South Island

An epiphyte often found growing on large trees. Attractive yellow flowers.

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Pittosporum tenuifoilum Kohukohu

Very adaptable, fast growing plant found throughout New Zealand.

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Poa cita Silver tussock

A common plant of scrub and grassland in coastal to alpine areas throughout New Zealand. A graceful weeping tussock grass.

Podocarpus totara  Totara  Lowland Totara-016

Podocarpus totara 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.

Pomaderris kumeraho  Gumdiggers soap  Kumerahou

Pomaderis kumeraho Kumarahou, Golden tainui.

This attractive shrub grows up to 4m tall and is ideal for small gardens. It prefers full sun and nutrient poor soils.

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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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Prumnopitys ferruginea Miro

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