Catalogue

LARGE GARDENS / PARKS / AVENUES 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.

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.

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 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 but also makes a nice standalone specimen tree.

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 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.

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 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

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

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 shelter belt planting. Suitable for moist, heavy and peaty soils. Roots not invasive and nitrogen fixing. Fast growing and responds well to trimming.

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

NUT TREES

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.