McKechnie Nurseries
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ALNUS cordata - Italian Alder
Very fast-growing deciduous tree for shelter, shade, screens and firewood. Has smooth, heart-shaped leaves and horizontal branches to the ground, but can be 'limbed up' (bottom branches trimmed off) to make a nice avenue tree. Catkins and small woody cones hanging on bare branches add interest in winter. Takes more wind than the black alder, and tolerates dry to quite damp soils.
Deciduous - 12m x 8m
Available mid-June to late August

ALNUS glutinosa - Black Alder
Very fast-growing narrow pyramidal tree for shelter, shade, screens and firewood. Makes a dense screen from the ground up, but can be 'limbed up' (bottom branches trimmed off) to make a nice avenue tree. Has dark green rippled leaves, black bark and winter interest with catkins and small woody black cones hanging on the bare branches. Tolerates normal to very wet (including brackish) conditions.
Deciduous - 8m x 6m
Available mid-June to late August

CORTADERIA fulvida - Toetoe
Attractive native grass forming large tussocks with tall, feathery flower plumes in spring/early summer. (Not to be confused with autumn-flowering introduced pampas). Golden flower heads may be pinkish when they first emerge. Useful for erosion control, as low shelter, or as nurse plant in revegetation projects. Grows easily on most sites, from dry sandy soils on the coast to moist swamp margins.
Evergreen - 2m x 2m

PHORMIUM cookianum - Mountain Flax
A smaller growing flax than the more common Phormium tenax, but just as hardy, growing in rocky or sandy conditions and any soils, dry to damp (but not swampy). Tolerant of cold, heat and coastal winds. Foliage varies from erect leaves to more lax drooping leaves. Tall spikes of orange and yellow flowers attract tuis, bellbirds and silvereye in late spring, summer.
Evergreen - 1m x 1m

PHORMIUM tenax - Swamp Flax, NZ Green Flax
Very hardy, quick-growing broad-leafed plant. Excellent shelter for very windy places, coastal hardy. Tolerates both wet and dry soils. Great in mixed plantings, for erosion control, around ponds, as nurse shelter in native revegetation blocks and for planting in waste-water dispersal areas. Excellent for wetland plantings. Flowers on tall spikes attract birds.
Evergreen - 2-3m x 2m

PHORMIUM tenax purpureum - Purple Swamp Flax
A seedling-grown version of the green swamp flax, this is a vigorous grower with smooth bronzy leaves. Because it is grown from seed, there are many interesting colour variations, from bronze to deep purple. Purple flax is smaller than the green swamp flax, but just as hardy and fast. Will take dry to wet conditions. Large flower spikes are favourites with tuis.
Evergreen - 1.5m x 1m

POPULUS euramericana x nigra Crows Nest
Has narrow columnar form similar to the traditional tall, slim Lombardy poplar, but is much more resistant to the rust which damages Lombardy poplar in the Auckland area and north. Fast growing, tolerant of damp to dry conditions, good wind resistance. Great yellow autumn colour. Excellent shelterbelt or avenue planting. Spacing: 2m for shelter, 4m+ for avenue.
Deciduous - 20m x 2.5m
Available mid-June to late August

POPULUS alba x glandulosa Yeogi 1 - Silver Poplar
Very vigorous poplar with silver leaves and a better tolerance to dry, hillier country and wind (including salt wind) than most of the other poplars. Quickly forms a large tree, ideal as a drive liner, paddock specimen, shelter, screen or coppicing firewood. Often used for hillside erosion control. Produces suckers.
Deciduous - 10m+ x 5m+
Available mid-June to late August

POPULUS deltoides x yunnan Kawa
Large growing tree, bred from the Chinese poplar, but faster and better formed, making it a good choice for timber. Also excellent as drive liner, shelter, screen, shade tree, coppicing firewood, fodder source or erosion control. Large heart-shaped mid-green leaves change to bright gold in May/June. Tough and hardy, but performs best in a gully situation, out of strong prevailing winds and on damper soils.
Deciduous - 10m+ x 5m+
Available mid-June to late August

POPULUS euramericana Veronese
Very vigorous poplar with smaller leaves and a better tolerance to dry, hillier country and wind (including salt wind) than most of the other poplars. Beautiful gold autumn colour. Quickly forms a large tree, ideal as a drive liner, paddock specimen, shelter, screen or coppicing firewood. Often used for hillside erosion control. This poplar clone was developed in NZ.
Deciduous - 10m+ x 5m+
Available mid-June to late August

POPULUS yunnanensis Chinese Poplar
Attractive tall-growing tree with a broad crown and large mid-green leaves lasting well into July. Excellent fast-growing deciduous shelter, screen, shade tree, coppicing firewood, fodder source or erosion control. 'Limbs up' well as a drive liner. Tough and hardy, but susceptible to damage if fully exposed to strong prevailing wind. Tolerant of heavy, damp soil.
Deciduous - 10m+ x 6m+
Available mid-June to late August

SALIX chrysocoma - Golden Weeping Willow
A must-have for around the pond or for planting in the paddock to shelter stock, this is the classic large weeping tree. The 'golden' refers to the colour of the branches and trunks; leaves are green, turning yellow in autumn. Left untrimmed, branches will hang down to the ground. Very rapidly growing, reaching 5-6m high and 6-8m wide at 5 years. Prefers damp to very wet ground and will stand most winds.
Deciduous - 8m x 10m @ 10 years
Available mid-June to late August

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

 
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