Betula White Spire

*White Column Birch* *Betula utilis White Spire* As I write this, I hope that the last flurries of winter snow are winding up at your place.  The bellbirds,...

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Cornus Greenvale

Greenvale is a vigorous upright form of the famous Dogwood tree.  The large creamy white flowers cover the plant in early summer lasting for as long as...

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Hydrangea paniculata Limelight

  *Hydrangea paniculata Limelight*   Limelight has dainty long upright panicles of flowers.  They first emerge as lime green then progressing to creamy and then through pink shades as the...

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Hollywood transforms Tapanui!

*Hollywood transforms Tapanui!*   Movie star Robert Redford and a 200 strong Hollywood film crew are descending on Tapanui to remake the 1977 Disney classic, Pete’s Dragon. The new...

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Acer rubrum Brandywine

  *Acer rubrum Brandywine.*   We imported Brandywine from the United States in 2006 and have been very impressed with it ever since.  The autumn colour is fantastic starting with...

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Sophora collection at Blue Mountain Nurseries

The Sophora Collection at BlueMountain Nurseries   *Sophora cassioides ( Chilean Kowhai )*   Grown from seed originating in Chilleu, Chile 1989. Seedlings do not show a juvenile stage and begin...

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Pseudowintera colorata Red Leopard

Pseudowintera colorata Red  Leopard   Pepper Tree or Horopito   I am a very hardy New Zealand native shrub growing slowly on the edge of the forest.  This makes me...

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Phormium Dark Delight

Dark  Delight  Flax   Phormium  “Dark  Delight”   Arguably the darkest coloured New Zealand Flax, holding my colour well into my old age. Although I have been well recognized as the...

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Cornus capitata Silver Lining

Cornus  capitata Silver Lining   This new Cornus, released to the world by us in 2003, has been in our Nursery trial area for 5 years, where it...

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Clematis Leprechaun

Clematis Leprechaun (Clematis petriei x Clematis marmoraria)   This is a newer female hybrid New Zealand native Clematis. From the parent Clematis petriei it has inherited the smaller green flowers, while...

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