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PALMS CONTINUED
Chamaedorea oblongata inforensis:
Chamaedorea pochutlensis:
Pacyita Palm: An understorey palm that grows best in
the shade. Has slender canes,
broad dark green leaves and
oval, black fruit on bright orange bracts.
2m x 60cm
Zone 10
Cane Lilla: Great understorey
palm with clusters of slender cane-like stems, tan ring
bands and arching glossy
green pinnate leaflets. Nice
hedged or used as a screen.
3.5m x 2.5m
Zone 10
Chamaedorea seifrizii:
Chamaedorea tepejilote:
Bamboo Palm: Dense clumping habit with slender bamboo-like stems varying in
height and elegantly arching,
glossy green, pinnate leaves.
Pacaya Palm: A solitary plam
with a slender bamboo-like
trunk with prominent nodes,
crowned with glossy green,
arching pinnate leaves. Plant
out of the sun.
3m x 2m
Zone 10
3m x 2.5m
Zone 10
Chamaedorea woodsonia:
Chambeyronia macrocarpa:
A solitary palm from New
Caledonia that will require
a micro climate to do well.
Spectacular bright red new
growth
trade marks this
palm. Seldom available
3m x 1.2m
Zone 10+
An understorey palm with a
green solitary slender bamboo-like trunk, topped with a
crown of glossy green, arching, pinnate leaves.
3m x 2m
Zone 10
Dypsis baronii:
Dypsis lutescens:
Multi-clustering with smooth
red/yellow bamboo like
stems bearing large green
arching pinnate leaves. Yellow flowers in summer. Our
favourite palm.
3m x 1.2m
Zone 10
Golden Cane Palm: Clump
forming,
multi-clustering
palm with thick yellow-green
stems and arching pinnate
fronds. Best grown as an indoor plant in New Zealand.
3m x 1.2m
Zone 10+
Euterpe edulis:
Howea forsteriana:
Jucara Palm: A tall, slim, solitary palm, with an attractive
crown of drooping leaves,
and a coloured crownshaft.
The palm heart is edible.
Kentia Palm: A graceful palm,
with dark green ringed trunk,
and arching leaflets, and
brown hessian-like thatch
around the leaf bases.
5m x 3.5m
9m x 4.5m
Full Sun
Zone 10
Partial Shade
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Linospadix monostachya:
Livistona chinensis:
Walking stick Palm: A beautiful smaller palm requiring
some filtered light but can
also grow in moist shade.
Arching fronds with stunning spikes of red berries.
2m x 1.5m
Zone 9
Chinese Fan Palm: Handsome
slender trunk with large,
broad, lime green, palmate
leaves with elegantly drooping tips. Bears blue fruits. Very
hardy - almost any climate.
4m x 3m
Zone 10
Phoenix roebelenii:
Ravenea glauca:
Pygmy Date Palm: A dwarf
palm with a slim trunk and
a beautiful crown of dark
green, pinnate, feathery
leaves. Will take light frosts.
An elegant asset.
2m x 1.5m
Zone 10
A slender palm, fast growing,
will handle a windy position and still look good (not
coastal). An attractive feature
within a landscape because of
its dark green form.
4m x 3m
Zone 10
Rhapis excelsa:
Rhopalostylis chathamica:
Lady Palm: A dense, clump
forming palm with slim
trunks covered in woven fiber and fan-shaped, glossy,
dark green, palmate leaves.
Keeps its form well.
2m x 1m
Zone 10
Chatham Is. Nikau: An elegant rare nikau palm that
differs from the others with
its tall upright fronds and
white downy mid ribs. Attractive planted in groves.
6m x 3m
Zone 9
Rhopalostylis cheesemanii:
Rhopalostylis sapida:
Kermadec Is. Nikau: Stout
smooth grey-green trunk
covered in band-like leaf
scars with very large, arching pinnate fronds up to 3m
long. Very elegant.
6m x 3m
Zone 10
Nikau: Stout smooth greygreen trunk covered in bandlike leaf scars with very large
green upright pinnate fronds
up to 3m long. A hardy New
Zealand icon.
6m x 3m
Zone 9
Sabal bermudana:
Syagrus romanzoffiana:
Bermuda Fan Palm: A robust,
stocky palm with a sturdy
trunk topped by a head of
large, broad, blue-green, palmate leaves. Stunning when
mixed with pinnate foliage.
6m x 3m
Zone 9
Queen Palm: A fast growing
palm with a tall grey slender
trunk, topped with a crown
of dense, fine, feathery, pinnate palm fronds.
Full Sun
Partial Shade
12m x 8m
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RESTIOS
Apodasmia similis:
Baloskion tetraphyllum:
Oi Oi Reed: An elegant jointed rush which will grow happily in or near salty and fresh
water. Rustles in the wind.
Plant near ponds. Great in
floral arrangements.
1.5m x 1m
Zone 9
Plume Rush: A beautiful
restio that forms a dense
clump of slender stems like
a miniature bamboo. Plant in
moisture retentive soil.
Great for cut foliage.
1m x 1m
Zone 9
Calopsis paniculata:
Chondropetalum tectorum
A South African reed with
finely branched, green stems,
attractive
yellow-brown
node sheaths and grass like
flowers in the autumn. Likes
damp. Ideal near water.
1.8m x 1.2m
Zone 9
Thatching Reed: An attractive, fast growing, clump
forming reed with slender,
compact spikes with brown
bracts when flowering in autumn. Lovely cut foliage.
1.5m x 1.5m
Zone 9
Cyperus haspan:
Cyperus papyrus:
Dwarf Papyrus: Dwarf papyrus A lovely plant for damp
areas with its slender stems
topped with star shaped leaf
clusters. Adds interest to
shrub borders.
45cm x 1m
Zone 9
Egyptian Reed: Fast-growing, clump-forming reed
with long, deep-green stems,
topped with a thick mop of
wispy thread-like foliage.
2m x 1.5m
Zone 9
Elegia capensis:
Elegia cuspidata:
Broom Rush: Tall slender
stems with clusters of fine
fluffy leaves at the nodes.
Golden-brown flower heads,
followed by dark seed heads.
Clump forming reed with
sturdy upright green stems
and dense bronze flower
heads surrounded by papery
brown bracts.
2m x 2m
1m x 1m
Full Sun
Zone 9
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Elegia grandis:
Ischyrolepis subverticellata:
A beautiful structural Restio
from South Africa with erect
grey-green stems and golden bracts, topped by large
showy seed heads.
Giant optic reed: A stunning
architectural reed with long
dark green, arching, feathery
fern like stems tipped with
brown seed capsules in autumn.
1.5m x 1.2m
Zone 9
1m x 1m
Zone 9
Junus inflexus ‘Afro’:
Rhodocoma capensis:
Cork Screw Rush: Clump
forming tubular reed like
leaves with new growth forming tight coils then spiraling
out as it grows. A ’funky’ addition to any landscape.
60cm x 60cm
Zone 9
A restio from South Africa.
One of the hardiest and most
salt and wind tolerant plants.
Has graceful plumes of flowers reaching 2m. Very adaptable.
2m x 60cm
Zone 9
Rhodocoma giganteai:
Thamnochortus spicigerus:
An attractive reed with finely
divided foliage on bright
green stems when young maturing to long arching plumes
with feathery foliage.
A tall reed with blue-green
leaves, that produces wheat
like flowers on tall spikes
almost continuously. Plant
in moist well drained soil.
Coastal hardy.
1.8m x 1.2m
Zone 9
2.5m x 1m
Full Sun
Zone 9
Partial Shade
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BAMBOO
Arundinaria murilae:
Arundinaria nitida:
Umbrella Bamboo: A clump
forming, non-invasive, soft
cascading bamboo with long
narrow yellow canes topped
with narrow, lush leaves.
Used in ‘Japanese’ gardens.
3m x 1.5m
Zone 7
Panda Bamboo: A clump
forming, non-invasive bamboo, with narrow leaves and
purple canes. New growth
has black & white banding.
Ideal near ponds.
2.5m x 1m
Zone 7
Bambusa gracillis:
Bambusa multiplex ‘Wong Tsai’:
A non invasive clump forming bamboo with an arching
habit that is ideal for Japanese gardens. Looks great
planted by a pond being reflected in the water.
3m x 2m
Zone 8
Fairy Bamboo: A dainty non
invasive popular clump
forming
bamboo,
with
straight green to yellow canes
and graceful nodding tops of
narrow green leaves.
2.5m x 2m
Zone 8
Bambusa multiplex: ‘Alphonse Karr’
Phyllostachys nigra:
Probably the best looking of
the hedging bamboos. Pinkish shoots become greenstriped, yellow clumps.
Colour deepens with age.
Hardy and easy to grow.
5m x 2.5m
Zone 8
Black Bamboo: A stricking
bamboo with ebony canes
and graceful, long, rich green
leaves. Fabulous as a container plant.
Pleiblastus auricomus:
Shibataea kumasaca:
Minature Bamboo: A semi
dwarf, dense, clump forming
bamboo with purplish green
canes and bright yellow
leaves sriped green.
Minature Bamboo: A compact clump forming miniture bamboo with zig zag
burgandy canes and ovate,
lime green, lightly pleated
leaves.
50cm x 30cm
Zone 7
1.5m x 1m
Full Sun
5m x 3m
Zone 7
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GRASSES
Acorus gramineus ‘Ogon’:
Acorus gramineus ‘Ogon Mini’:
Clump forming with bright
yellow-green and cream variegated, grass-like, tall, arching foliage. Great around
pond margins.
Clump forming ground cover with bright yellow-green
and cream variegated, grasslike, foliage. Great around
pond margins.
25cm x 25cm
10cm x 10cm
Zone 9
Astelia ‘Silver Spear’:
Dianella ‘Silver Border’:
Chatham Is. Astelia: Clump
forming with dramatic,
long, broad, sword-like silver leaves that arch near the
tips.
1.8m x .8m
Zone 9
Flax Lily: Long, broad, arching, strap-like, green leaves
edged with a silver border
with purple flowers from
spring followed by blue berries.
60cm x 60cm
Zone 10
Zone 9
Dianella ‘Golden Chance’:
Dianella tasmanica:
Flax Lily: Long, arching,
strap-like, yellow /green
variegated leaves with pale
purple flowers is summer followed by pale blue berries.
Tasmanian Flax Lily: Long,
broad, arching, strap-like,
bright green leaves with blue
flowers from spring followed
by purple berries.
40cm x 40cm
1m x 30cm
Zone 9
Zone 8
Dietes bicolor:
Dietes grandiflora:
South African Iris: Long,
arching, deep green, straplike leaves that produces
creamy-yellow iris-like flowers on long stems in summer.
70cm x 70cm
Zone 9
South African Iris: Long,
arching, deep green, straplike leaves withwhite flowers with purple, brown and
yellow markings in summer.
Full Sun
Partial Shade
1m x 60cm
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Dietes iridoides ‘Silver Sword’:
Libertia grandiflora:
South African Iris: Sword
shaped erect green leaves
with cream bases that splay
in a distinct fan shape.
Produces white flowers in
spring.
60cm x 50cm
Zone 9
NZ Iris: Tall, strap-like, rich
green, erect leaves, with
white star shaped flowers on
long stems in spring followed
by auburn seed capsules.
Libertia peregrinans:
Libertia ‘Taupo Blaze’:
NZ Iris: Narrow strap-like,
bronzy-orange leaves, with
white star shaped flowers
on long stems in spring followed by gold seed capsules.
40cm x 40cm
Zone 8
NZ Iris: Strap-like, leaves
that change from green to orange, with white star shaped
flowers in spring followed by
gold seed capsules.
Liriope muscari:
Liriope muscari variegata:
Mat forming ground cover
with strap-like, deep green,
arching leaves. Produces
a head of purple bead-like
flowers in autumn.
Mat forming ground cover
with strap-like, arching, yellow-green variegated leaves,
with a head of pink bead-like
flowers in autumn.
30cm x 30cm
30cm x 30cm
75cm x 60cm
60cm x 60cm
Zone 8
Zone 9
Zone 9
25
Zone 8
Ophiopogon japonicus:
Ophiopogon japonicus ‘Black Dragon’:
Mondo Grass: Ground cover
with strap-like, curving,
green leaves, with white
flowers in summer followed
by blue-black berries.
Black Mondo Grass: Ground
cover with strap-like, curving, black leaves. White flowers in summer followed by
black berries.
25cm x 3cm
20cm x 30cm
Zone 9
Zone 9
Ophiopogon japonicus ‘Nana’:
Phormium ‘Surfer’:
Miniature Mondo Grass:
Mat forming with small
strappy, dark green leaves.
White flowers is summer
followed by black berries in
autumn.
10cm x 10cm
Zone 9
Dwarf Flax: A striking dwarf
variety with sword-like arching leaves with bronze margins that forms a pronounced
twist with age.
Full Sun
Partial Shade
60cm x 60cm
Shade
Dry Soil
Moist Soil
Zone 8
Wet Soil
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FERNS
Asplenium bulbiferum:
Asplenium oblongifolium:
Hen & Chicken Fern: A
creeping fern with long soft
feather-like fronds which develop bulbils to produce more
plants. Great understorey
plant for damp shady areas.
80cm x 1m
Zone 10
Shining Spleen: Beautiful,
glossy, bright green, pinnate
fronds which can grow to
1m or more in length. Great
understorey plant.
1m x 1m
Zone 10
Blechnum gibbum:
Cyathea robusta:
Silver Lady: Low growing
fern from Hawaii with light
green fronds that grows a
short trunk (1m). Great understorey plant in dappled
light or shade.
1m x 1m
Zone 10+
Lord Howe Tree Fern: Large
attractive, fronds produced
from a trunk that can reach
up to 3m high. Has silver
fury-like scales giving it a
silver glow.
4m x 3m
Zone 8
Cyathea tomentossisima:
Dicksonia fibrosa:
Highland Lace Fern: A beautiful tree-fern with copperybrown lacy fronds and green
leaflets. From Paupa New
Guinea.
1.5m x 1.5m
Wheki-ponga: Slow growing, tree fern with a very
thick, fibrous trunk and produces a beautiful crown of
crisp fronds in a shuttlecock
shape.
5m x 3m
Zone 8
Zone 9
Dicksonia antarctica:
Marattia salicin:
Soft Tree Fern: Tree-like fern
with a thick furry trunk-like
stem with a head of large,
long, leathery green, palm
like fronds.
King Fern :A tropical looking fern with large dark
green leathery fronds which
can reach 3-4m in length
from a bulbous base.
6m x 4m
2m x 3m
Full Sun
Zone 8
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Niphidium crassifolium:
Platycerium veitchii:
Graceful Fern: A tropical
looking, clump forming fern
with tall, broad, glossy erect,
lime green, palm-like fern
fronds. Fantastic for cut foliage.
1m x 1.5m
Zone 9
Elk Horn Fern: An epiphytic
fern with long, sterile, elliptical fronds with silvery undersides. Statement plant on
trees, rocks and walls.
Rumohra adiantiformis:
Blechnum spicant:
Leather Fern: A hardy fern
with long fronds of leathery
triangular leaflets, used often for cut foliage. A great
plant for a damper spot.
Attractive small fern, ideally
suited to a cooler part of the
garden in order to flourish.
Foliage firm to touch making
it a unique hardy addition to
any rockery.
30cm x 30cm
Zone 9
50cm x 75cm
50cm x 80cm
Zone 9
Zone 9
Blechnum patersonii:
Todea barbara:
Strap Water Fern: From Australia. This fern has simple
long, strapy, dark green
leaves with new pink growth
in late winter. Ideally suited
around water features.
50cm x 50cm
Zone 10
An endangered species from
Northland NZ with mid
green leaflets that are almost
plastic to touch. A hardy
fern suited to most soil and
climate conditions.
50cm x 50cm
Zone 10
Blechnum fluviatile:
Leptopteris superba:
An unusual and striking fern
with dark green double sided
fronds. Difficult to grow
requiring a damp shady position. Ideally positioned by a
waterfall. Seldom available.
Common through much of
the country, especially in
damp shady areas beside
streams. Distinctive with
their rosette shaped clumps
of drooping sterile fronds.
30cm x 30cm
Zone 10
Doodia media:
Blechnum penna-marina:
Rasp Fern: An understory
ground covering fern with
stunningly coloured new
pink growth in winter. Keep
moist during the summer
months.
30cm x 30cm
Zone 10
Ground hugging smaller fern
suitable for under-planting
in damper areas. Hardy and
versatile. Don’t allow to dry
out. Firmer glossy green
short stemmed fronds.
20cm x 20cm
Zone 9
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Partial Shade
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TREES & SHRUBS
Agapetes buxifolia:
Agapetes serpens:
A low creeping shrub with
small, bright green leaves
running up arching branches. Produces red bell like
flowers in late winter.
Evergreen shrub with arching reddish stems covered
in small, dark green, ovate
leaves and dark red tubular
flowers. Great tumbling over
a retaining wall.
2m x 90cm
Zone 9
90cm x 60cm
Zone 9
Agapetes meiniana:
Beilschmiedia tarairi:
An Australian climber that
can be grown as a shrub if
kept trimmed. New growth
is flushed red and produces
red tubular flowers.
Taraire: Leathery, oval, olive
green leaves when young
that age to a dark glossy
green. Flowers in spring with
large date-like fruit in June.
Beloved by Wood Pigeons.
10m x 10m
Zone 10
1m x 1m
Zone 9
Bougainvillea ‘Smarty Pants’:
Brugmansia ‘Noel’s Blush’:
A small scrambling bush with
soft green leaves and clusters
of light pink flower bracts in
summer. Can be trimmed for
hedge or topiary.
Angel’s Trumpet: Large,
ovate, green, tobacco-like
leaves that produces large,
fragrant, soft pink trumpet
flowers in spring and autumn.
Long flowering season.
1.8m x 1.2m
Zone 10
1.5m x 1.5m
Zone 10
Buxus microphylla ‘Koreana’:
Buxus sempervirens:
Korean Box Hedge: Dense,
bushy, evergreen shrub with
small, glossy, ovate leaves.
Great for clipped hedge or
topiary. Does not defoliate
like other Buxus.
75cm x 1m
Zone 7
English Box Hedge: Dense,
bushy, evergreen shrub with
small, glossy, ovate leaves.
Great for clipped hedge or
topiary.
Full Sun
Partial Shade
1.5m x 1.5m
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Corokia ‘Bronze King’:
Corokia ‘Frosted Chocolate’:
Korokia: Hardy small shrub
ideal for hedges and screening. Has tiny yellow flowers
followed by small red berries for the birds.
Korokia: Great shrub for
clipped hedge with leathery, ovate, chocolate brown/
green leaves and yellow
flowers in spring followed
by red berries.
2m x 1.5m
Zone 9
2m x 1.5m
Zone 9
Corokia ‘Geenty’s Green’:
Cussonia paniculata:
Korokia: Great shrub for
clipped hedge with small,
leathery, elliptic, glossy
green leaves and yellow
flowers is spring followed
by red berries.
2m x 1.5m
Zone 9
South Africa Cabbage Tree:
Hardy small tree with distinctive corky bark and large
snowflake leaves.
Dichroa versicolor:
Escallonia ‘Gold Bryan’:
Evergreen Hydrangea: Large,
oval, dark green, pleated
leaves which produce heads
of small blue flowers (pink if
alkaline soil) in summer.
Hardy evergreen growing
shrub that has cheerful gold
leaves and tiny pink flowers. Great in shrub border
and used as a high light plant
against dark green foliage.
2m x 2m
Zone 9
2m x 1.8m
4m x 1.5m
Zone 8
Exbucklandia populea:
Zone 10
Ficus dammaropsis:
Malayan Aspen: Fast growing
columal shaped tree, adding
1m+ of growth per year. Distintive flattered stipules at the
tip of the stem make this an
unsual eye catching tree.
7m x 4m
Zone 8
Dinner Plate Fig: Spectacular tree with large, soft, dark
green leaves with prominent
light green veins. Hard to
propagate, a rare find.
4m x 4m
Zone 10+
Fuchsia ‘Holly Hobby’:
Fuchsia ‘Pink Jewel’:
A miniature delight with its
tiny leaves and dainty pink
flowers through spring and
summer. Plant in shrub borders or containers.
A very pretty, bushy shrub
with cerise-pink flowers that
are prolific over summer
and leaves that are tipped
peachy-pink in full sun.
50cm x 50cm
80cm x 80cm
Full Sun
Zone 9
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Gardenia augusta ‘Professor Pucci’:
Gardenia radicans:
Bushy shrub with glossy,
dark green, ovate leaves
that displays an abundance
of white, fragrant, double
flowers in spring / summer.
Compact ground covering shrub with glossy, dark
green leaves that displays
very fragrant white, double
flowers in spring / summer.
1.5m x 1m
30cm x 50cm
Zone 10
Griselinia littoralis:
Zone 10
Ilex crenata ‘Helleri’:
Broadleaf Kapuka: Bushy
hedging shrub, great for
screening. Can be used in
a formal garden as clipped
hedges or topiary. Grows
into a handsome small tree.
6m x 3m
Zone 8
Japanese Holly: Great shrub
for clipped hedge and topiary balls with its small,
deep green, compact foliage. Won’t defoliate in wet
weather.
1m x 1.2m
Zone 6
Iochroma cyaneum:
Laurus nobilus:
Fast growing shrub from
South America with large
soft mid-green leaves and
produces clusters of tubular
purple flowers is summer.
Bay Tree: Medium tree with
glossy, dark green, aromatic
leaves often used in cooking.
Can be clipped as formal
hedges or topiarised.
2m x 1.8m
5m x 3.5m
Zone 10
Zone 8
Macadamia tetraphylla:
Meryta demhamii:
Macadamia: Long olivegreen leaves with wavy
margins. Produces racemes of tiny white flowers followed by edible
nuts.
3m x 2.5m
Zone 9
Pacific Puka: A striking
single stemmed columnar
tree with large, long, glossy
green leaves. Has a juvenile
look that of a lancewood.
Michelia figo:
Michelia yunnanensis:
Port Wine Magnolia: Great
shrub for clipping with
small dark green, glossy
leaves with purple-brown,
fragrant flowers from early
spring.
4m x 3m
Zone 9
Slow growing shrub with
glossy, dark green leaves,
that have a brownish velvety
covering when young. White
flowers in spring.
Full Sun
Partial Shade
3m x 2.5m
4m x 2m
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Murraya paniculata:
Pouteria lucuma:
Jasmine Orange: An attractive shrub with glossy, dark
green leaves and fragrant
small white flowers. Clips
well for topiary or hedges.
Butterscotch Tree: Medium
tree with large, ovate, glossy
green leaves that produces
a green round edible fruit
with sweet yellow flesh.
2m x 2m
8m x 4m
Zone 10
Zone 9
Rhododendron vireya - assorted:
Rothmania globosa:
Vireya: Open tropical shrub
with glossy green leaves and
clusters of colourful (some)
fragrant flowers in Autumn.
Bell Gardenia: Narrow, elliptical, glossy leaves with
fragrant
trumpet-shaped
white flowers with yellow to
maroon veining in spring.
45cm - 2m x 30cm - 1.5m
Zone 10
3m x 1.8m
Zone 10+
Schefflera arboricola ‘Renate’:
Schizolobium parahybum:
Dwarf Umbrella Tree: Has
glossy, mid-green leaves.
with yellow flowers and
golden berries. Great as
screen - low hedge or filler
in a sub-tropical garden.
1.5m x 90cm
Zone 10
Brazilian Fern Tree: Slim,
straight trunk with large,
soft, green, fern-shaped
leaves reaching over 1m long
that form an elegant canopy.
Deciduous.
10m x 10m
Zone 10
Streblus banksii:
Strobilanthes gossipinus:
Bank’s Milk Tree; An attractive small tree with oval,
dark green leaves and pale
undersides. Juvenile leaves
are deeply lobed. Great
screening shrub.
5m x 3.5m
Zone 9
Cotton Tree: Small evergreen
shrub with green leaves covered in tiny golden hairs.
Produces clusters of lavender flower heads in summer.
Wind resistant.
1.2m x 1.2m
Zone 10
Vaccinium staffeanum:
Vaccinium acrobracteatum:
Handsome small, glossy,
leathery, ovate green leaves
with new growth an eye
catching pure red. Very hardy plant. From the blueberry
family.
60cm x 60cm
Zone 8
Unusual but eye catching
shrub with glossy, leathery,
oval green leaves with new
growth a striking bright red.
Very hardy plant. From the
blueberry family.
60cm x 60cm
Zone 8
Full Sun
Partial Shade
Shade
Dry Soil
Moist Soil
Wet Soil
Wind Tolerant
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CLIMBERS
Allamanda neriifolia:
Ficus pumila:
An evergreen shrub / climber with medium sized green
leaves and large showy yellow bell-shaped flowers from
spring to autumn.
Creeping Fig: A fast growing,
evergreen, climber with small
ovate, dark-green leaves.
Great for covering unsightly
objects quickly.
3m x 2m
4m x 4m
Zone 10
Zone 9
Phasedus caraella:
Pyrostegia venusta:
Snail Vine: A fast growing evergreen climber with highly
perfumed purple and white,
snail type flower. Makes a
great screen cover.
Flame Vine: A fast growing
climber with ovate glossy
green leaves that is covered
in a mass of orange tubular
flowers from spring to summer.
6m x 5m
Zone 9
3m x 2m
Zone 10
Tecomanthe speciosa:
Trachelospermum jasminoides:
A lush evergreen tropical
vine with thick glossy green
leaves. Produces clusters of
tubular cream flowers from
winter to early spring.
5m x 3m
Star Jasmine: An evergreen
climber with glossy green
leaves that produces clusters
of highly scented star shaped
white flowers in summer.
Also grown as ground cover.
5m x 5m
Zone 9
Zone 10
Tecomanthe montana:
Distictis buccinatoria:
An attractive half hardy
climber from Papua New
Guinea that displays clusters
of pinky flowers with yellow
throats. Stunning in any garden. Medium climber.
3m x 3m
Zone 10
An evergreen climber with
showy clusters of slender
blood/red trumpet flowers that prolifically bloom
throughout summer and Autumn.
5m x 5m
Zone 9
Full Sun
Partial Shade
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Shade
Dry Soil
Moist Soil
Wet Soil
Wind Tolerant
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EDIBLES
Zingiber officinale:
Alpinia galangal:
An edible ginger that produces rhizomes that are succulent and juicy. The finely
sliced flesh steeped in hot
water is good for upset stomachs and an energy boost.
1m x .5m
Zone 10
Red and White Ginger: Produces the essential Thai Spice
used in Tom Yum Soup. Plant
in tropical boarders close to
paths where its pure sweet
scent will delight you.
1m x .5m
Zone 10
Dovyalis hebecarpa:
Morus rubra:
This tropical apricot produces up to a kilo of fruit
per day. Can be contained by
regular heavy pruning. Tart
fruit but is high in anti-oxidants and rich in flavour.
4m x 4m
Zone 10
A graceful fast growing tree
that can grow in moist soils.
Produces a massive crop of
black fruit twice a year in
January then October.
4m x 2m
Psidium cattleyanum:
Zone 10
Psidium Thai Guava:
Red Cherry Guava: The hardiest of the small guavas producing prolific crops of small
red tangy fruit high in Vitamin C. Water well while the
fruit is forming.
2.5m x 2m
Zone 10
Huge green/white fruit with
a tangy flesh-outstanding to
eat. Red winter leaves. Worth
trying for something a little
different. Also available is the
large pink tropical Guava.
2.5m x 2m
Zone 10
Passiflora ligularis:
Passiflora edulis:
Granadilla-Golden
Passionfruit: From Mexico.
Stunning blue flowers and
large sweet tasting fruit. Will
lose some leaves during
frosty times but is hardy.
10m x 3m
Zone 10
Passionfruit: Perenial strong
growing climber with dark
green foliage. Once established bares good crops of
round purple fruit.
Full Sun
Partial Shade
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3m x 3m
Shade
Dry Soil
Moist Soil
Zone 10
Wet Soil
Wind Tolerant
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EDIBLES CONTINUED
Syzigium jambos:
Pouteria lucuma:
Rose Apple: Tastes like an
apple with a rose flavour.
Great pleached, hedged and
topiaried and planted as a
single specimen. Enjoy the
scent of the flowers.
4m x 2.5m
Zone 9
Luma: Appealing green fruit
with a bright yellow pulp.
Can be used in ice creams
as a butterscotch natural flavouring. Originates from the
higher attitudes of Peru.
4m+ x 2m
Zone 10
Macadamia tetraphylla:
Musa cavendish:
Macadamia: Long olivegreen leaves with wavy margins. Produces racemes of
tiny white flowers followed
by edible nuts.
Miniature Fruiting Banana:
A dwarf banana with large
smooth paddle-like green
leaves with red mid ribs and
markings and edible fruit.
3m x 2.5m
1.5m x 2m
Zone 9
Zone 10
Myrtus ugni:
Vaccinium corymbosum:
Cranberry: Bushy shrub that
produces delicious red berries. Great as a low hedge or
topiaried in a pot, can take a
high water table.
These deciduous shrubs
flower in winter and fruit
from Nov. onwards. Plant
in a moist soil and mulch
with acidifying mulches, ie
pine needle.
1.5m x 1.2m
Zone 8
1.8m x 90 cm
Zone 8
Citrus hystrix:
Citrus meyeri ‘Meyer’:
Kaffir Lime: Small slow
growing tree with unusual
double lobed leaves. The
aromatic leaves and grated
rind are used in Thai cuisine.
Look great in containers.
2m x 1.8m
Zone 10+
Meyer Lemon: Small hardy
tree that produces large
crops of juicy fruit even when
young.
Citrus reticulata:
Citrus ‘Tahiti’:
Mandarin: Trees produce
heavy crops of succulent easily peeled fruit from an early
age. Ideal for containers or to
brighten up a winter garden
as the fruit ripens.
3m x 1.8m
Zone 10
Tahitian Lime: Small tree
ideal as a specimen or container tree. Produces smooth
skinned rich flavoured fruit.
Full Sun
Partial Shade
2m x 2.4m
2m x 1.5m
Shade
Dry Soil
Moist Soil
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Zone 10
Wet Soil
Wind Tolerant
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PLANTING GROUPS
HARDY SUBTROPICAL
Agave geminiflora
Agave stricta
Alpinia zerumbet ‘Varigata’
Arenga engleri
Arundinaria murielae
Arundinaria nitida
Bambusa gracilis
Bambusa multiplex ‘Wong Tsai’
Beaucarnea guatemalensis
Butia capitata
Calibanus hookeri
Chamaedorea cataractarum
Chamaedorea pochutlensis
Cordyline glauca ‘Showoff’
Ctenanthe pilosa
Cyathea robusta
Cyathea tormentosissma
Cycas revoluta
Dasylirion longissium
Dicksonia antarctica
Dicksonia fibrosa
Dioon edule
Dioon spinulosum
Doryanthes palmeri
Escallonia ‘Gold Bryan’
Exbucklandia populea
Fascicularia bicolor
Haemanthus coccineus
Heuchera ‘Green Spice’
Howea forsteriana
Lepidozamia peroffskyana
Ligularia japonica argenteum
Ligularia reniformis
Ligularia tussilaginea ‘Aureo-maculata’
Macrozamia communis
Maranta leucounera tricolor
Molineria capitulata
Monstera deliciosa
Musella lasiocarpa
Niphidium crassifolium
Philodendron spp.
Phyllostachys nigra
Pleioblastus auricomus
Puya berteroniana
Pyrostegia venusta
Raphidophora decursiva
Rhopalostylis chathamica
Rhopalostylis sapida
Russelia equisetiformis
Sabal bermudana
Shibataea kumasaca
Strelizia Mandeldas Gold
Strelitzia nicolai
Strelitzia reginae
Strobilanthes gossypinus
Syagrus romanzoffiana
Trachelospermum jasminoides
Vaccinium acrobracteatum
Yucca elephantipes
Zamia furfuracea
HEDGE
Agapetes buxifolia
Buxus microphylla ‘Koreana’
Buxus sempervirens
Corokia ‘Bronze King’
Corokia ‘Frosted Chocolate’
Corokia ‘Geenty’s Green’
Ilex crenata ‘Helleri’
Laurus nobilus
Michelia figo
Michelia yunnanensis
Murraya paniculata
Shibataea kumasaca
Strebulis banksii
Syzigium jambos
Ugni molinae
Vaccinium acrobracteatum
Vaccinium staffeanum
GROUND COVER
Ajuga reptans ‘Catlin’s Giant’
Gardenia radicans
Junus inflexus ‘Afro’
Maranta leucounera tricolor
Ophiopogon japonicus
Ophiopogon japonicus ‘Black Dragon’
Ophiopogon japonicus ‘Nana’
Pachysandra axillaris
Pachysandra terminalis
Raphidophora decursiva
Rhoeo discolor
Rubus pentalobus
Schizocentron elegans
Selliera radicans
FRAGRANT
Gardenia augusta ‘Professor Pucci’
Gardenia radicans
Michelia figo
Michelia yunnanensis
Murraya paniculata
Phasedus caraella
Rothmannia globosa
Syzigium jambos
Trachelospermum jasminoides
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Acorus sp
Ajuga reptans
Apodasmia similis
Astilbe arendsii ‘Show Star’
Astilbes sp
Baloskian tetraphyllum
Calopsis paniculata
Colocasia fallax
Colocasia nigrescens
Cyperus haspen
Cyperus papyrus
Elatostema rugosum
Elegia cuspidata
Elegia grandis
Hosts sp
Iris sibirica ‘Caesar’s brother’
Junus inflexus ‘Afro’
Ligularia sp
Myrtus ugni
Onixotis triquetra dipidax
Primula heladoxa
Rhodocoma capensis
Rhodocoma gigantea
Selleria radicans
Thalia dealbata
Thamnochortus spicigerus
Zantedeschia elfin
EDIBLE
Alpinia galangal
Citrus hystrix
Citrus reticulata
Citrus ‘Tahitian Lime’
Citrus x meyeri ‘Meyer’
Doryalis hebecarpa
Laurus nobilus
Macadamia tetraphylla
Morus rubre
Musa cavendish
Pouteria lucuma
Psidium cattleyanum
Psidium Thai white/pink Guava
Ugni molinae
Vaccinium sp
Zingiber officinale
MOIST SHADE
Acorus gramineus ‘Ogon’
Acorus gramineus ‘Ogon Mini’
Alocasia ‘Jade Millie’
Astilbe sp
Chamaedorea cataractarum
Cordyline glauca ‘Showoff’
Elatostema rugosum
Hosta- assorted
Iris sibirica ‘Caesar’s brother’
Ligularia sp
Liriope muscari varigata
Marattia salicina
Primula heladoxa
Rumohra adiantiformis
Trycrtus hirta
Ferns:
Blechnum fluvitile
Blechnum patersoni
Blechnum penna marina
Doodia media
Leptopteris superba
DRY SHADE
Aechmea lueddemanniana ‘Rubra’
Ardisia japonica ‘Nishiki
Aspidistra elatior ‘Variegata’
Asplenium oblongifolium
Aucuba forst green
Billbergia nutans
Chamaedorea microspadix
Chamaedorea oblongata
Chamaedorea pochutlensis
Chamaedorea seifrizii
Clivia miniata ‘Santa Barbara Hybrids’
Cyathea tomentossisima
Dianella ‘Border Silver’
Dianella ‘Golden Chance’
Dianella tasmanica
Dicksonia fibrosa
Haemanthus albiflos
Molineria capitulata
Platycerium veitchii
Scadoxus multiflorus ssp. Katherinae
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