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Alectryon grandis Three Kings Island Titoki

Attractive coastal tree, much larger leaf than our mainland titoki, produces masses of red berries.

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Cordyline australis Cabbage tree, ti kouka

One of our best known and distinctive trees found throughout the country.

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Cordyline australis 'Purpurea' Purple Cabbage tree, ti kkouka

Similar to C. australis but not so tall, the foliage is purple/bronze.

Cordyline obtecta

Cordyline obtecta Three Knigs Island Cabbage tree

Found only on the Three Kings, has broader leaves and much stouter habit than C. australis.

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Corynocarpus laevigatus Karaka

Handsome canopy tree found coastal areas throughout Northland.

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Entela arborescens Whau

Small tree found from Three Kings Islands to Bay of Plenty. Extremely light wood.

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Griselinia littoralis Broadleaf.

Found throughout NZ. Commonly used for hedging.

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Hoheria populnea Lacebark, houhere.

Graceful tree, foliage has attractive purplish undersides.

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Metrosideros bartlettii Cape Reinga

White flowering large tree of up to 8m in height.

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Myoporum laetum Ngaio. Found in coastal areas throughout North and South Island

Excellent tree for coastal situations with attractive small white flowers. Ngaio are poisonous to stock.

Myrsine australis  Red Matipo  Mapou

Myrsine australis Mapou, matipo. Found forests margins throughout New Zealand.

Small tree with attractive red stems, grows approx 3m high and is very hardy.

Nestegis-apetala

Nestiges apetala Coastal maire. Found Whangarei Heads, Bay of Islands and northern offshore islands.

Spreading often twisted branches, small olive-like fruit. Very hardy and ideal for coastal areas.

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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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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.

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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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Pseudopanax crassifolius Lancewood, horoeka

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

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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 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.