Catalogue

GARDEN TREES

CERCIS CANADENSIS – Forest Pansy - Purple leaf form of North American Redbud. Heart shaped deep purple leaves maturing to bronze-green, scarlet in autumn. Rose-pink flowers in spring.

MALUS – Ballerina – Excellent flowering Crab apple, upright growth makes it useful for tight spaces, Buds open to double pink blossom followed by small yellow fruit.

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.

PRUNUS – Kanzan – A medium vase shaped tree, with dark pink double flowers.

PRUNUS – Shimidsu Sakura - Pink buds open to double white flowers. Spreading growth habit. Very attractive autumn colour. One of the most popular flowering cherries.

LARGE GARDENS / PARKS / AVENUES

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.

BETULA NIGRA. – River Birch - An excellent tree for moist soils. Attractive peeling bark. Dark green leaves. Denser foliage and larger growing tree than most other Birches. Can also be grown on drier sites and makes a nice farm tree.

FAGUS SYLVATICA – Green Beech - Magnificent large, hardy tree with smooth silvery trunk. Gives dense shade. Leaves turn yellow in autumn, then brown, and leaves linger for most of winter. Not normally included in our farmpacks as not as fast growing as others but can be on request.

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. Leaf colour can vary a little from tree to tree. Also not normally included in our farmpacks as not as fast growing as others but can be on request.

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 ROBUR – English Oak - The mighty oak that has been part of European folk lore and history. A large, spreading, tough, long lived tree that is still an important European forest tree.

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.

SALIX KINUYANAGI – Japanese Fodder Willow - Vigorous, multi-stemmed willow useful as a fodder tree. Large narrow leaves are retained well into autumn. Can yield 10 tonnes of edible dry matter per hectare per year.

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.

CARPINUS BETULUS – Hornbeam - Easily grown tree obtaining character with age. Soft green leaves in spring, turn brown in autumn and stay on for most of winter. Wind and salt spray tolerant. Very durable timber.

FAGUS SYLVATICA – Green Beech – Used extensively in Europe for hedging.  Hold leaves through winter. Creates a nice compact hedge that only needs trimming once a year

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 – Kawa - A very fast growing tree that is also better formed than P. yannanensis but with the same attractive features.  Wood is of a far higher density than most other poplars.

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.