Nursery

We produce high quality, large grade trees and palms that display good form, and possess vigorous and healthy root systems. We do this by selecting the best available parent stock to propagate from, then growing our trees on utilising best practice methods from both the nursery and arboricultural industries.

We produce specimen and semi-mature grade trees from 2-8 metres in height, in containers ranging from 45ltr (PB95) to over 2000ltr.

We grow a wide range of both evergreen and deciduous trees; New Zealand native trees as well as exotics. Our large grade native trees including big Pohutukawa now grace many large gardens and council parks and streetscapes.

We supply big trees for many situations and requirements, including coastal, formal, shade, small gardens, civic, hedges and screening; however producing large screen trees (big hedges) suitable for urban environments is a big part of what we do. Trees that we grow that are suitable for screening include Ficus tuffi, Waterhousea (Eugenia), Mexican Evergreen Alder, Titoki, Pittosporum and Olives.

When you visit our nursery our experienced staff will provide you with one on one advice to assist you in the selection of the most appropriate trees for your requirements.

If we don’t have the trees that you require in stock, or you are planning ahead for a project, we are happy to discuss contract growing options with you. This will ensure that you have healthy large grade trees, grown to your requirements, and ready when you need them.


Hedging

We grow several varieties of trees that make excellent hedges/living fences. Some varieties lend themselves to being fully foliated from the ground up while others can be pleached (pruned up to leave a clear stem with foliage above). The finished heights of these hedges vary from one species to another and we are here to help you determine what the best species to use for your hedge would be.

Varieties we grow include Ficus tuffi, Waterhousea (Eugenia), Pittosporums, Titoki, Karaka, Mexican Evergreen Alder, Camellia, Michelia and Olive. It is important to select varieties that are well suited to your location as some trees such as Camellias, can tolerate light frosts while other varieties such as Ficus tuffi require frost-free locations.

Trees suitable for hedging that are foliated from the ground up include: Ficus tuffi, Waterhousea (Eugenia), Pittosporums, Olives and Camellias. Trees suitable for pleaching would include: Ficus tuffi, Waterhousea (Eugenia), Titoki, Karaka, Mexican Evergreen Alder, Michelia and Olive

Please contact us if you would like to discuss a tree that would be suitable for your hedging requirements.
Hedging blurb
Catalogue

Our catalogue (Trade List) lists trees which are currently available from our nursery. We update it regularly, but if you can’t find what you are looking for, please contact us as it may be available in the near future.



Delivery

Within the greater Auckland region we undertake delivery of trees from our nursery on our own trucks. Outside this area we can arrange delivery with horticultural carriers to most locations nationwide.

Trees are measured as follows:

Height: From the top of the growing bag (base of the tree) to the top of the canopy.
Width: From side to side at the widest part of the canopy.
Diameter: At 1m above ground level unless stated otherwise.

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Memberships:

New Zealand Restoration Trust
NZARB
New Zealand Site Safe
isa
Auckland chamber of Commerce
Tan's Tree Trust
Photo Credits:
Simon Devitt, Craig Baldwin, John Mead, and our company staff.
Ph: 0800-800-873 / 09-276-1041

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