Catalogue

GARDEN TREES

MALUS – Ioensis Plena - Noted for its fragrant, semi-double, pink flowers in late spring.  Great autumn colour and its interesting serrated leaf gives it year round appeal.  Forms a small tree.

MALUS – Jack Humm - A strong grower, bearing large oblong crab apples. Birds are slow to eat them so fruit stays on the tree well into winter. Normal apple blossom in spring.  A popular crab apple for making jams and jellies.

Flowering Cherry

Prunus – Awanui – Flowering Cherry

PRUNUS – Awanui – An erect vase shaped tree. In mid spring produces an impressive display of pale-pink, single flowers. Orange to reddish leaf tones in autumn.

LARGE GARDENS / PARKS / AVENUES

FAGUS SYLVATICA PURPUREA – Copper Beech - Slow growing, particularly when young, but worth waiting for as it makes a prized specimen tree. Much used by landscapers as a feature tree.

FRAXINUS RAYWOODII – Claret Ash - Round dense tree of rapid growth. Dark green foliage. Used often as a feature tree.  Rich claret autumn colour.

PYRUS CALLERYANA – Chinese Pear - Masses of white flowers in spring. Noted for autumn colour. Thorny branches. Very small, round brown fruit.

Chinese Pear

Chinese Pear -Pyrus Calleryana covered in spring blossum

ULMUS PARVIFOLIA – Chinese Elm - Now in demand in Europe as an excellent street tree and resistant to the elm disease. A smallish rounded tree with very small glossy dark green leaves. Very fast growing and gives few problems. Several line the main street of Cambridge.

Fraxinus Raywoodii

Fraxinus Raywoodii – Claret Ash

ULMUS GLABRA LUTESCENS – Golden Elm - A very popular feature tree with golden yellow foliage from spring to autumn. A spreading vase shaped tree that grows well in most conditions. Withstands wind, drought and excessive moisture.

ULMUS PROCERA VARIEGATA – Variegated Elm - A beautiful, slender, straight growing tree. From a distance the leaves appear silvery white and are quite striking. 

FARM TREES

ACER NEGUNDO – Box Elder - Rapid growth even in poor soils. Withstands wind well. Golden yellow autumn tones. Compound leaf-unlike most other Maples.

ACER PLATANOIDES – Norway Maple – Fast growing hardy tree. Good yellow autumn colour. Withstands salt laden winds.

ACER PSEUDOPLATANUS – Sycamore - No nonsense quick growing, wide spreading tree with dark green leaves. Will grow in all soil types, exposed positions, and can handle salt winds.

ACER SACCHARINUM – Silver Maple – Large quick growing tree for moist soils – autumn colours mainly yellow with tones of scarlet & orange. Leaves light green above and silvery-white underneath. Attractive tree

ALNUS ACUMINATA – Andean Alder - A fast growing tree that has ex. potential for agroforestry, timber & soil conservation. Like other Alders fixes nitrogen. Will grow in poor soil.  Can be used for windbreaks and shelterbelts and also makes a nice standalone speciman.

ALNUS CORDATA – Italian Alder - Attractive very fast growing tree being used extensively for shelter-belt planting but can also makes a nice specimen planted on it own. Roots not invasive and nitrogen fixing. Very durable timber under water, Venice was built on alders. For average to drier sites.

FRAXINUS OXYCARPA – Desert Ash - At an early age growth is very fast-on good soils probably the fastest of all Ashes. Will also grow in hard dry conditions as its name would suggest. Grows to a very large impressive tree.

GLEDITSIA TRIACANTHOS – Honey Locust - Fast growing and good for farm planting. Fixes nitrogen as it is a legume and has pods for stock food. Medium sized rounded tree.

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Cows enjoying the shade of a Gleditsia

LIQUIDAMBER STYRACIFLUA – Sweet Gum - Well known and extremely popular tree noted for its outstanding autumn display. Also of value is the reddish-brown timber sold under the name of “satinwalnut”.Tolerates coastal conditions. Good for those moister sites on the farm.

PLATANUS – Autumn Glory - A fast growing tree, has more of an autumn display than London plane but does not have mottled bark. Very good shade tree.

PLATANUS ORIENTALIS – Oriental Plane – A taller narrower tree than the London Plane.  Another great shade tree.

PLATANUS x ACERIFOLIA – London Plane - Fast growing tree that obtains grandeur with age. Only mild autumn tones. Colourful mottled flaking bark comes with age.

QUERCUS PALUSTRIS – Pin Oak - One of the most popular oaks planted in N.Z.  Different forms, but the most common in N.Z. is the even pyramid shape and regular horizontal branching.

QUERCUS RUBRA – Red Oak - One of the largest Nth. American oaks that can grow to over 35m. An excellent reddish-brown, close grained timber. Name comes from red autumn colours.

WETLANDS

ACER RUBRUM – Red Maple - Very erect fast growing tree with brilliant red autumn colours. Prefers moist soils and away from strong winds, sought after for ornamental planting.

ALNUS GLUTINOSA – Black Alder - Popular tree for shelterbelt planting. Suitable for moist, heavy and peaty soils. Roots not invasive and nitrogen fixing. Fast growing and responds well to trimming.

BETULA NIGRA. – River Birch - An excellent tree for moist soils, river banks or swamp edges. Attractive peeling bark. Dark green leaves. Can also be grown on drier sites too.

LIQUIDAMBER STYRACIFLUA – Sweet Gum - Well known and extremely popular tree noted for its outstanding autumn display.  Likes moist soils.

NYSSA SYLVATICA – Tupelo - One tree that prefers to be in moist, acid soils. Medium sized multi branched, slender tree. Brilliant autumn colours. Dark blue fruit relished by birds.

TAXODIUM DISTICHUM – Swamp Cypress - Can be grown in wet, swampy areas where most other trees would perish. Soft feathery fern like foliage in spring turning to rust-red in autumn. Very stable and wind firm. Dark timber is extremely durable.

SHELTERBELTS / HEDGING

ALNUS CORDATA – Italian Alder - Attractive fast growing tree being used extensively for shelter-belt planting. Roots not invasive and nitrogen fixing. Very durable timber under water, Venice was built on alders. For average to drier sites.

ALNUS GLUTINOSA – Black Alder - Popular tree for shelterbelt planting. Suitable for moist, heavy and peaty soils. Roots not invasive and nitrogen fixing. Fast growing and responds well to trimming.

FAGUS SYLVATICA PURPUREA – Copper Beech - Used extensively in Europe for hedging. Holds leaves through winter.  Creates a nice compact hedges that only needs trimming once a year

Fagus Sylvatica Purpurea as a hedge

Fagus Sylvatica Purpurea as a hedge

POPULUS – Veronese - Fast growing, good form and uniform growth when planted in an avenue. Withstands wind well.

TIMBER TREES

CASTANEA SATIVA – Sweet Chestnut -Timber resembles Oak but is lighter and easier to work. Used for furniture, coffin boards and domestic ware. While coppiced growth is used for fencing.

PAULOWNIA – Fargesii - Very fast growing in the right site. Attractive Foxglove like flowers. Prefers rich free draining soils.

NUT TREES

ALMOND
All in One – A self fertile sweet flavoured soft shelled nut. Heavy cropping tree.

CHESTNUT

CASTANEA SATIVA -Seedling grown sweet chestnut, will produce nuts but unlike grafted varieties nut size, quality and quantity is variable.

CHESTNUT 1002 - vigorous, even & av. nut size. A sweet nut. Late season. Grows into vigorous, large spreading tree. Requires free draining soil.
CHESTNUT 1005 - large nuts, partly self-pollinating. One of main export varieties. Grows into a large spreading tree.
CHESTNUT 1015 - heavy bearer, one of main export cultivars. Nuts of consistent size & quality. Forms a large spreading tree.