What We Grow

This page is all about giving you a taste of what we grow. We are able to grow to order, so getting an idea of what you want to plant or are required to plant, is advantageous. Our plants are eco-sourced predominantly for the Rodney and Kaipara area, however exceptions are made when supplying plants to other wide ranging locations. Please click on the link to download our Plant catalogue for 2017.

Rural Design Plant List 2017

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Carex Lessoniana

Carex lessoniana (Spreading Swamp Sedge)

This is another robust wide spreading sedge that is very similar to Carex geminata. Great in wetlands or on the fringe of water margins.

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Phormium tenax

Phormium tenax (Harakeke)

Commonly known has Flax. One of New Zealand's most distinctive and frequently planted native plants - the nectar from the flowers is very popular with birds particularly the Tui. Grows well on lowland swamps and riverbeds.

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Sophora chathamica

Sophora chathamica

Sophora chathamica– (Coastal Kowhai)

The Kowhai flowers in late winter and spring. Like Sophora microphylla It is suitable for coastal and exposed sites, chathamica it is found in coastal areas.

Available in         1 Litre |        2 Litre |

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Muehlenbeckia complexa

Muehlenbeckia complexa

Muehlenbeckia complexa (Pohuehue)

A sprawling coastal groundcover with small leaves. Very hardy and fast growing. Can be used as a hedge in smaller landscaping jobs

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Coprosma poor knights

Coprosma repens (Poor knights) 

A hardy coastal shrub with glossy green leaves. It is a prostrate form of Coprosma repens. Great for ground cover.

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Carex secta

Carex secta (Purei)

A widely used grass in wetland and revegetation projects. Enjoys damp sites with still not flowing water. Useful around ponds etc.

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Juncus gregiflorus

Juncus gregiflorus

Juncus gregiflorus (Wiwi)

A very robust wetland plant. Tight clumps with bright green stems. Additionally, it is tolerant of extremes of wet or dry conditions for short periods of time.

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Plagianthus divaricatus

Plagianthus divaricatus

Plagianthus divaricatus (Makaka)

Also known as the saltmarsh ribbonwood. An extremely hardy plant. Coastal wetland shrub that has a tangled appearance with narrow leaves and small flowers.

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Pittosporum crassifolium

Pittosporum crassifolium (Karo)

Fast growing native that can withstand high winds and salt spray. Dark red flowers in early spring. Often mistaken for Pohutikawa as it has the same leathery leaves with woolly undersides.

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Apodasmia similis

Apodasmia similis (Oioi)

Also known as jointed wire rush. A versatile coastal plant that does well in both wet and dry areas. A feature in both small gardens and large re-vegetation projects.

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