Nikau palm, the only palm endemic to New Zealand, with it's 'fruit salad' (the fruit changes colours).

Nikau palm, the only palm endemic to New Zealand, with it's 'fruit salad' (the fruit changes colours) are found in North and South Islands.

Puawhanaunga - New Zealand White Clematis. Stunning! Good for trellis?

Puawhanaunga - New Zealand White Clematis - flowers in springtime, adds a touch of beauty to all the forest greenery.

Libertia ixioides ‘Taupo Sunset’ - This captivating New Zealand native, named for its colorful blades and for Marie Libert, a Belgian botanist who wrote about liverworts, in the Iris family. Cistus Nursery, Sauvie Is, OR

Libertia ixioides ‘Taupo Sunset’ is available at Digging Dog Mail Order Nursery. This captivating New Zealand native, named for its colorful blades and for Marie Libert, a Belgian botanist who wrote about liverworts, belongs to the Iris family.

Phormium Maori Queen (New Zealand Flax)--front mound

Phormium Maori Queen (New Zealand Flax)--front mound on each side of lions head maples

Pseudopanax crassifolius (Lancewood) - is a New Zealand native tree belonging to the family Araliaceae and It is found throughout New Zealand from sea level up to about 750m. It is one of the oddities in New Zealand's forest. This tree will happily grow in a container, perfect for a roof terrace.

Pseudopanax crassifolius (Lancewood) - is a New Zealand native tree belonging to…

Peraxilla tetrapetala - Mistletoe. From 'NZ's Native Trees' by John Dawson. possums eat this plant it is very rare in the wild now

From 'NZ's Native Trees' by John Dawson. possums eat this plant it is very rare in the wild now

Dacrydium Cupressinum, common name "Rimu" - origin New Zealand | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Dacrydium Cupressinum, common name "Rimu" - origin New Zealand | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

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