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Ti Kouka CabbageTree

Ti Kouka (Cabbage tree)

Very hardy species can grow in wet and dry conditions, coastal environments and frost hardy.



Hardy and fast growing, great colonising species. Great for stabilising hillsides.



Often confused with manuka, kanuka is much taller growing up to 20m in height and can live up to 150 years.



Akeake naturally occurs in coastal and lowland zones, favouring areas of open forest or scrub. It prefers drier sites such as coastal river valleys, steep hillsides and cliffs and stabilised dunes. It is drought tolerant and will handle light frosts. However, it does not like shade.

Kohuhu black matipo

Kohuhu (Black matipo)

Fast growing tree up to 5m tall. Suitable for a range of conditions including coastal and inland areas.

Tarata lemonwood

Tarata (Lemonwood)

Quick growing tree up to 12m. Prefers dryer soils, great plant for establishing a canopy

Manatu ribbonwood

Manatu (Ribbonwood)

Ribbonwood or mānatu, grows on fertile soils in lowland forest, along river terraces and at the margins of forest.



Grows on a wide range of sites but best in wet soils. Attractive creamy flower plumes in January. Hardy. Evergreen.

Makomako wineberry.

Wineberry (Makomako)

Thrives in moist fertile sites. Often found in forest clearings and the edges of regenerating forests.


Mahoe (whitewood)

Mahoe is an attractive tree growing up to 10 metres high. This tree does well in coastal forest situations. Ripe berries are eaten by a large number of native birds, including Kereru.



Great colonising species with prolific berries to attract birds. Grows well in a wide range of environments.

Harakeke swamp flax

Harakeke (swamp flax)

Fast growing and hardy. Can grow in a wide range of environments including swampy land.



Rewarewa occurs throughout the North Island but only in the Marlborough Sounds in the South Island, occurring from the coast to about 850 m elevation. It is largely a pioneer species and, in the central North Island, dense rewarewa-kamahi stands are often associated with past burning and clearing. Rewarewa is often associated in natural forest with poor soils.



Distinctive yellow flower in spring. Great for attracting a range of native birds, including the tui, kereru, bellbird and kaka. Kōwhai occupy a wide range of habitats that includes river terraces, dunes, flood plains, lake margins, hill slopes and rocky ground.


Tōtara (Podocarpus totara) is one of New Zealand’s forest giants, and the largest species in its genus. It grows to 40 metres in height, with a trunk diameter of 6 metres. It is common in lowland areas of the North and South islands on fertile, well-drained to drought-prone soils.



Kahikatea grows into a very large tree, up to 60 metres tall. Kahikatea grows throughout New Zealand and is commonest in riverine and swamp forests where it is often found in almost pure stands.


Carex Secta (Makura)

Carex secta, also known as pukio is a well-known tussock forming sedge up to 1.5 x 1.5 m. Older plants in moist to wet sites, often form thick trunk-like bases 1 metre tall comprised of matted rhizomes, roots and old clump bases.

Pukio carex virgata

Carex Virgata (Pukio)

A vigorous sedge suitable for swamps, drain margins, seepages and wet pastures. A successful colonising plant, used for wetland planting and revegetation. Suitable for conditions which may vary periodically from very wet to very dry. More dry tolerant and shorter than C. secta. Evergreen. Hardy.

Carex Geminata (Ruatahi)

Carex geminata occurs naturally throughout New Zealand in damp or swampy ground. Carex geminata is excellent to stabilise stream banks and is used for environmental planting like establishing or restoring a wetland area. Spreading habit through its Rhizomatous root system.



Hardy Shrub that likes full sun. Once established they have considerable drought tolerance. White flower that attracts birds, bees and insects.


Small shrub which grows up to 4m. Prefers coastal environments. Can be found in both lowland swamps to dry banks.


Large tree which can grow up to 20m. A widespread coastal to lowland forest tree. Often favouring well drained, fertile, alluvial soils along river banks and associated terraces.

Giant umbrella sedge

Giant umbrella sedge

This tall attractive wetland species of sedge is tolerant of a wide range of habitats and conditions but prefers wetlands or moist soil. Usually grows between 60 and 80 cm.