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Red Matipo, Mapou - 184SS

Red Matipo, Mapou - 184SS

Details  Red Matipo is a species native to the North, South and Stewart Island  which grows into a small shrub or tree to a height of 3–6 meters tall.  Ideal as a revegetation species or in a understory position.

Propagation: Sow seeds directly onto a firm bed of seed raising mix and press well in.  Cover with a light layer of mix.  Seedlings usually appear in two to three months depending on temperature.

Botanical name  myrsine australis
Price per packet  $5.00
Packet contents  30
Grower name  Sarah Smith
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Pittosporum Lemonwood, Tarata - 185SS

Pittosporum Lemonwood, Tarata - 185SS

Details  Lemonwood can grow up to 12 m tall and is NZ's largest Pittosporum.  Can be grown throughout New Zealand but will need some protection from heavy frost when young.

Propagation: Seed is best cold treated in the fridge for 6 weeks.  Sow seeds directly on to a firm bed of seed raising mix and press in, cover with a light layer of mix.  Autumn sow in pots outside and seedlings should appear in spring.

Botanical name  pittosporum eugenioides
Price per packet  $5.00
Packet contents  50
Grower name  Sarah Smith
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Pigeonwood, Porokaiwhiri - 186SS

Pigeonwood, Porokaiwhiri - 186SS

Details  Pigeon Wood is an attractive small tree with a glossy leaves, clear white flowers followed by bright orange berries (very important food source for Kereru) make it an attractive tree that grows about 8 meters tall. Pigeonwood prefers a sheltered site with plenty of moisture and good soil in semi-shade.

Propagation: Sow seeds directly on to a firm bed of seed raising mix and press well in, cover with a light layer of mix.  Seedlings will come up in Autumn.


Botanical name  hedycarya arborea
Price per packet  $5.00
Packet contents  30
Grower name  Sarah Smith
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NZ Iris, Libertia - 189SS

NZ Iris, Libertia - 189SS

Details  Libertia, New Zealand Native Iris is a small green/yellow native plant with iris like white flowers in Spring followed by orange/yellow fruit, will grow as tall as 50cm. Handles frost but doesn't like being too dry.

Propagation: Seed scarification is recommended, place seeds in a cup of warm water, leave to cool for 24hrs then sow seeds directly on to a firm bed of seed raising mix and press well in. Cover with a light layer of mix.

Botanical name  libertia peregrinans
Price per packet  $4.00
Packet contents  20
Grower name  Sarah Smith
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Kowhai, Cook Strait - 32ASS

Kowhai, Cook Strait - 32ASS

Details  The Cook Strait Kowhai is one of eight species of Kowhai found in New Zealand it grows along the shores of the Cook Straight, a small dense tree that grows to 3 meters tall bearing leaves up to 100mm long.

Propagation: Seed is best sown in Autumn after a chip has been removed from the side of the seed with something like a sharp knife or sandpaper this allows moisture to enter and help germination, outside of autumn chill seed in a fridge for two months.  Sow seeds in a firm bed of seed raising mix and press in, cover with a light layer of mix.  Seeds should germinate in 14 days.

Botanical name  Sophora molloyi
Price per packet  $4.00
Packet contents  30
Grower name  Sarah Smith
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Cabbage Tree - 173RW

Cabbage Tree - 173RW

Details  Can grow to 12 to 20 metres high, and can also grow in bone dry areas as well as very wet soils. sow seed outside in autumn and spring seedlings germinate
Botanical name  Cordyline australis)
Price per packet  $4.00
Packet contents  50 seeds
Grower name  Richard Watson
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Kowhai, North Island - 170SS

Kowhai, North Island - 170SS

Details  North Island Kowhai has larger more widely spaced leaves than the other seven species of kowhai it grows naturally in eastern North Island but will grow just as well in the South Island.

Propagation: Seed is best sown in autumn to allow for stratification, or this can be done by placing in the fridge for 6 weeks, then a chip removed from the side of the seed with something like a steak knife, this allows moisture to enter helping germination.

Botanical name  sophora tetraptera
Price per packet  $4.00
Packet contents  30
Grower name  Sarah Smith

Kowhai - South Island - 207RW

Details  This South Island variety grows to 8 m which has smaller leaves that the North Island type. This seed is from old forest trees 

Seed is best sown in autumn to allow for stratification, or this can be done by placing in the fridge for 6 weeks, then a chip removed from the side of the seed with something like a steak knife, this allows moisture to enter helping germination, .
Botanical name  Sophora microphylla
Price per packet  $4.00
Packet contents  30
Grower name  Richard Watson
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Five Finger, Whauwhaupaku - 174SS

Five Finger, Whauwhaupaku - 174SS

Details  Five Finger is a fast growing native often found in regenerating forest.  Its leaves consist of five to seven leaflets, in winter five finger produces clusters of purple flowers at the tips of its branches creating abundant pollen and copious, rich nectar for bees, the tree grows to around 8 meters.

Propagation: Sow seeds on a firm bed of seed mix, cover with a fine layer of mix and water thoroughly then place in a warm sheltered spot.

Botanical name  pseudopanax arboreus
Price per packet  $4.00
Packet contents  30
Grower name  Sarah Smith
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Ake ake - green - 192CMK

Ake ake - green - 192CMK

Details  Ake Ake is a bushy shrub/tree green in colour, has a flaky trunk, flowers in panicles yellow/green red/green, handles light frosts and tolerates coastal conditions, can be trimmed to size, grows up to 7 meters.
Botanical name  Dodonaea Viscosa
Price per packet  $4.00
Packet contents  30
Grower name  Carla McKnight
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