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Salix kinuyanagi - Fodder Willow
Very fast willow, which makes a stock food with high protein levels (similar to lucerne hay). Ideal for planting in unproductive wet areas as a food bank. Harvest in summer and feed to stock; will regrow by next summer.
Evergreen - 6m x 4m

Salix matsudana Tortuosa - Corkscrew Willow, Peking Willow
This beautiful 'tortured willow' is well loved for its corkscrewing branches, perfect for floral art. A fast grower, it will provide a solid screen for privacy or wind protection within 12 months. Lovely by a pond. Tolerates damp soils and needs adequate summer moisture.
Deciduous - 6m x 4m @ 10 years
Available mid-June to late August

Sequoia sempervirens - Californian Redwood
Stately, narrow conical tree for farm landscaping or durable timber production. Likes deep, moist (not swampy) soils and more sheltered sites; lovely beside a stream. Plant singly or in groves at 3-6m spacing. Grows quickly in NZ's climate (up to 1m-plus per year) and is eventually very tall (25-35m). At 111m, a USA sequoia, 'The Founder's Tree', is the world's tallest recorded tree. Growth rings in fallen giants have indicated a life span of 2200 years.
Evergreen - 8m x 4m @ 10 years

Sophora godleyi - Rangitikei Kowhai
From the Rangitikei region, this kowhai has long pendulous branches with grey-green foliage and prolific gold flowers, attracting tuis in the spring. Grows in damp (not boggy) or dry soils and is coastal hardy. Grows naturally along stream banks and on the edge of the bush, eventually forming a wide-headed canopy.
Evergreen - 7m x 5m

Sophora microphylla Dragon's Gold - Dwarf Kowhai
A compact dwarf form of kowhai that flowers well from a young age, with showy displays of yellow flowers in clusters winter and early summer. A colourful addition to a smaller garden, and very effective as a tub plant. Protect from strong winds and avoid wet soils. Plant in full sun or part shade.
Semi-evergreen - 1m x 1m

Syzygium paniculatum - Australian Rose Apple
Fast-growing with graceful branches, red new shoots and fluffy white flowers in summer followed by purple berries in winter, which are great fodder for birds. Ideal quick screen, shelter, clipped hedge or specimen. Frost tender when young. Suits most soils except wet and takes a reasonable amount of wind. May need occasional spray with insecticide for psyllid, visible as tiny lumps in the leaves.
Evergreen - 7m x 5m

Taxodium ascendens - Pond Cypress
A very erect, columnar North American tree with ascending (upward rising) branches. Smaller and slimmer than its cousin, the swamp cypress. Grows in normal conditions but can also handle very wet soils. Soft feathery new foliage is brilliant green in spring, turning to mid-green in summer and becoming rich golden brown in autumn. Reasonably wind tolerant.
Deciduous - 8m x 4m

Taxodium distichum - Swamp Cypress, Bald Cypress
Large conifer with soft feathery foliage which emerges as a brilliant green in spring, turning to mid-green in summer and becoming rich golden brown in autumn. Will grow in or near water, making it a perfect choice for swampy areas or pond surrounds. Will also grow in normal to dry soils. Reasonably wind tolerant.
Deciduous - 10m x 5m

Taxodium mucronatum - Mexican Swamp Cypress
Rapidly growing giant, with strongly weeping branches and a distinct conical shape. Displays rich bronze colour in winter and has long, narrow cones. Great for planting alongside streams or in wet problem areas, though won't grow in standing water. Hardy in all areas but prefers damp or wet soils
Evergreen - 8m x 5m at 10years

Teucrium fruticans - Silver Germander
A small Mediterranean shrub enjoying hot, dry sunny locations. Tolerant of coastal exposure. Forms a loose, fast growing bush, with 2cm lavender-blue flowers through most of the year. Ideal as a low box-clipped hedge or an informal screen; will also happily fill an awkward corner or a bank when mass planted. To keep bushy, pinch back long shoots during the growth period. Does not like wet soils.
Evergreen - 1.5m x 1.5m

Viburnum tinus Eve Price
Attractive, hardy, flowering shrub from the Mediterranean, with compact form and dense, lush green foliage to ground level. Fragrant flowers appear winter through to spring, starting as red buds and opening to white tinted pink. Blue black berries, liked by birds, follow in summer. Good for hedges, screens and mixed borders. Will grow in full sun or semi shade, in free draining soil.
Evergreen - 1.5m x 1.3m

Vitex lucens - Puriri
A large native tree with round-headed spreading canopy, excellent for specimen planting in the paddock or lawn, or for use in mixed plantings of natives, especially on windy and/or coastal sites. Maintains juvenile shrubby form for several years. Small dull-red year-round flowers are followed by bright orange-red fruit, enjoyed by native pigeons. Will grow in dry to damp (not wet) soils. Moderately frost tender.
Evergreen - 6m x 5m @ 10 years

Westringia brevifolia Highlight - Variegated Australian Rosemary
Hardy and compact rounded small shrub which will grow in coastal conditions. Can be used as a clipped hedge, low maintenance specimen shrub or as an attractive filler for full sun or partial shade situations. Dainty mauve-blue flowers appear from late spring through summer. Thrives in dry to normal conditions, and can be cut back hard.
Evergreen - 1.5m x 1.5m

Westringia fruticosa - Coastal Rosemary
Extremely hardy and compact plant with rosemary like foliage, deep green and silvery underneath, which forms a dense, twiggy bush. Small white to pale mauve flowers appear from late winter through to summer. Perfect as a clipped hedge or low maintenance specimen shrub, and useful for filling large areas quickly. Grows well in most situations, including coastal. Avoid wet sites.
Evergreen - 1.5m x 1.5m

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