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Seeds - New Zealand Natives

New Zealand native plants. All seeds are supplied with printed concise germination and culture instructions.

Manuka (Red / Pink) 

Manuka is an easy to grow small tree that produces small white flowers in the Spring. Cultivars with double and/or red / pink flowers exist. The tree requires minimal maintenance. A light prune after flowering to keep it compact. This quick growing tree is a good shelter plant and can be used to nurture young native trees.

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Name: Leptospermum scoparium
Common Name: Manuka, Tea tree

Full Sun
Full
Sun
Part shade
Part
shade
Water well until established
Water /
Est.
Hardy
Hardy
Shrub
Shrub
Small tree
Small
tree
NZ Native
Contains 100 or more seeds
100 seeds
or more
Manuka (White) 

Manuka is an easy to grow small tree that produces small white flowers in the Spring. Cultivars with double and/or red / pink flowers exist. The tree requires minimal maintenance. A light prune after flowering to keep it compact. This quick growing tree is a good shelter plant and can be used to nurture young native trees.

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Name: Leptospermum scoparium
Common Name: Manuka, Tea tree

Full Sun
Full
Sun
Part shade
Part
shade
Water well until established
Water /
Est.
Hardy
Hardy
Shrub
Shrub
Small tree
Small
tree
NZ Native
Contains 100 or more seeds
100 seeds
or more
Pohutukawa 

Pohutukawa, the New Zealand Christmas tree, is an icon of coastal areas in Northern New Zealand. During Christmas, the tree is covered in masses of red flowers. The colour of the flowers are made up of masses of red stamens, petals are non-existent. There is a "cup" in the middle of the flower with nectar that attracts the pollinators.

There is some local variations in the colour of the flowers. The main colour is red, but there are plants with scarlet, pink and yellow flowers.

Pohutokawa normally grows along the coast on steep cliff and inaccessible rock faces, although it will also grow outside these areas. It is usually multi trunked, with windswept trees having twisted and gnarled trunks. Pohutukawa forests have mainly been cleared and Rangitoto Island is the only remaining pohutukawa forest left in New Zealand. On Rangitoto, Pohutukawa hybridises naturally with the northern Rata.

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Name: Metrosideros excelsa
Common Name: Pohutukawa

Full Sun
Full
Sun
Drought resistant
Drought
Tolerant
Half hardy
Half
hardy
Tree
Tree
NZ Native
Contains 100 or more seeds
100 seeds
or more

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