300 Mountain Road RD 3 New Plymouth 4373

Woodleigh Native Plants


Woodleigh Native Plants

All prices inclusive GST


Native shrubs and smaller growing trees for landscaping, shelter and re-vegetation:  $5 – $7 inc GST unless otherwise priced.

  • Alectryon excelsa – Titoki – a handsome spreading tree, common in coastal and lowland North Island forests. 10m
  • Anemanthele lessoniana – Gossamer grass – Forms a large fine-leaved tussock with feathery flower heads. 1m
  • Asplenium bulbiferum – Hen & chicken fern – Popular as an indoor plant or outdoors in a shady location.  The finely cut, fresh green fronds create a sub-tropical look.   Forms a fantastic groundcover. 1m. $10
  • Aristotelia serrata – Wineberry / Makomako – fast-growing small tree, great revegetation plant.  Berries. 8m
  • Arthropodium Matapouri Bay – Rengarenga  Lily – A popular, reliable form with broad, arching, blue-green leaves.  Masses of star-like white flowers appear from late spring. 0.5m
  • Beilschmedia tawa – Tawa – the dominant canopy tree of lowland forest throughout much of the North Island and the NE of the South Island.  A popular food source for the kereru.  30m+
  • Blechnum penna-marina – Native fern. Low-growing, hardy ground cover. Creeping rhizomes, fairly fast growing. Sun and cold hardy. 20cm
  • Chinochloa rubra – Red tussock – The best of the big grasses. Looks fantastic shimmering in the sun / wind. Tolerant of both dry & wet conditions. 1m.
  • Coprosma grandifolia – Kanono – Large leaved coprosma.   Shade tolerant, a great understorey plant. Big orange berries. – Available autumn
  • Cordyline australis – Cabbage Tree – Structural, iconic NZ plant.  Tough green flax-like leaves, masses of small, white, scented flowers, berries. Wind and coastal hardy. 8m
  • Corynocarpus laevigatus  – Karaka – Coastal, wind hardy tree. Large glossy green leaves, orange fruit. 12m
  • Cyathea dealbata – Silver fern – The NZ silver fern.  Green fronds with a silver coloured reverse.  Easy to grow.  Likes drier soils, either full sun or part shade. 8m $14
  • Dacrycarpus dacrydioides – Kahikatea – a common, tall growing conifer tree.  Does not mind growing in swampy sites.  Fruit poplar with birds. 50m.
  • Dodonaea viscosa – Akeake – small tree or large shrub.  Coastal and wind hardy. 5m
  • Dysoxylum spectabile – Kohekohe –  A tropical looking tree, common in warmer coastal areas. Large leathery leaves, flowers produced on the trunks and branches. 15m.
  • Elatostema rugosum – Parataniwha / NZ Begonia – A native, herbaceous groundcover for damp, shaded areas. Bronze-green leaves. Sun and shade tolerant. 50cm. $8
  • Griselinia littoralis – Broadleaf – Glossy green leaves, popular hedging plant.  Coastal and wind hardy. 5m
  • Hedycarya arborea  – Pigeonwood / Porokaiwhiri – A small forest tree with attractive glossy, dark green leaves. The orange-red berries are a favourite of the native wood pigeon (kereru). 15m
  • Hoheria sextylosa – Long-leaf lacebark –  Vigorous, fast growing; leaves are longer and narrower, with a more drooping form than H.populnea.  White scented flowers.
  • Knightia excelsa – Rewarewa / NZ Honeysuckle – A tall structural tree.  Both the flowers and fruit popular with bees and native birds.  Attractive red protea flowers.
  • Libertia ixioides – NZ Iris / Mikoikoi – A perennial with lovely white iris-like flowers late spring. Clumping form. Bronze / orange coloured strappy leaves. 40cm – Sold Out
  • Laurelia novae-zelandiae – Pukatea – a tree commonly found growing in wet places.  Shiny dark green leaves.  Reminds me of a ‘Dr Seuss’ type tree.   35m.
  • Melicytus ramiflorus – Mahoe – Available autumn
  • Meryta sinclairii – Puka – A tropical looking small tree growing upto 8m tall. Leaves are large, glossy, thick and leathery.  Occurs naturally on the Three Kings Islands, suitable for warmer parts of New Zealand.
  • Myrsine australis – Mapou – Large growing shrub with black berries, popular with birds.  Good bush margin / revegetation plant.
  • Nestegis lanceolata – White marie – an attractive specimen tree with dark green leaves, tidy form, and berries that are enjoyed by our native birds. 15m
  • Phormium cookianum – Mountain flax / wharariki – Glossy green strap-like leaves, with drooping form.  Spikes of nectar filled flowers loved by tui and kereru.  Wind and drought hardy.
  • Ptisana salicina – King Fern – The impressive native King fern. With its bold glossy green fronds, and grand stature, it makes a real statement in the garden. $20
  • Pittosporum crassifolium – Karo – Wind and coastal hardy small tree with thick green leaves. 6m
  • Pittosporum eugenioides – Lemonwood / Tarata – Fast growing small tree, with pale green / yellow, lemon scented leaves. Good shelter, or revege plant. Cold hardy. 10m
  • Pittosporum tenuifolium   – Kohuhu – Fast growing small tree with small wavy green leaves. Common shelter plant. 6m
  • Plagianthus regius  – Ribbonwood / Manatu – Semi-deciduous, upright growing small tree.  Divaricating growth form with small leaves when young. Hardy to wind and cold.  10m
  • Podocarpus totara  – Totara – iconic tall growing tree.  Fairly slow growing, hardy with prickly green leaves. 30m
  • Prumnopitys ferruginea – Miro – One of our native conifer trees.  It forms a lovely specimen, with tidy, ferny green foliage.  Slow growing.  The red berry-like fruits are favoured by the kereru.
  • Pseudopanax arboreus – Five finger / Puahou – Hardy, fast growing. and broad spreading.  5m
  • Pseudopanax lessonii – Five finger – glossy leaves of various  leaf shapes and colours.
  • Rhopalostylis sapida – Nikau – NZ’s only native palm tree. 10m $20
  • Syzygium maire – Swamp maire / Maire Tawake – A native tree once common in wetlands and swamps through out New Zealand. Evergreen. White pohutukawa like flowers followed by bright red edible berries, great for both bees and birds. 10m
  • Weinmannia racemosa – Kamahi – A medium sized tree, common in the lowland, montane and sub-alpine regions from Central North Island to Stewart Island. Creamy-white flowers in summer, favourite of the bees. Fairly slow growing. 15m+
  • Vitex lucens   – Puriri – Large spreading canopy tree with glossy green leaves, pink flowers and red fruits.  A valuable source of food for birds throughout the year.

Janica and Quin Amoore Woodleigh Nursery 300 Mountain Road RD 3 New Plymouth 4373
Tel 06 752 0830 | Cell 021 072 7394 (phone or text) | Email janica@woodleigh.co.nz