Phormium tenax 'Black Adder' New Zealand Flax

New Zealand flax - (Phormium) This dramatic plant with fanning evergreen leaves makes a good garden focal point. It provides year-round color, which intensifies in cool weather. From 9 Beautiful Low-Water Plants - Sunset

Metrosideros excelsa, Pohutukawa

The Pōhutukawa - regarded as a chiefly tree (rākau rangatira) by Māori- is a coastal evergreen tree that produces a brilliant display of red flowers made up of a mass of stamens. It is one of twelve Metrosideros species endemic to New Zealand.

Libertia grandiflora

A really good hardy plant. Flowers come May/June time.

Entelea arborescens, Whau, New Zealand native

Entelea arborescens, Whau, New Zealand native

Pittosporum tenuifolium | Kohuhu

Pittosporum tenuifolium also a shrub, fast growing, inexpensive, many varieties with different foliage

NZ Silver Fern or Ponga

NZ Silver Fern or Ponga

Anemanthele lessoniana (syn. Stipa arundinacea) Common names: New Zealand wind grass

by Jeffrey Gordon Smith Landscape Architecture New Zealand Wind Grass Anemanthele lessoniana


Kowhai native flower of NZ, is a sure sign of spring, attracts tuis especially.

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