NZ Native Seeds

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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.  Ideal as a revegetation species or in an 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
Contains at least  30
Date Of Seed Harvest  March 2022
Grower name  Sarah Smith
Price per packet  $4.00
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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
Contains at least  50
Date Of Seed Harvest  April 2021
Grower name  Sarah Smith
Price per packet  $4.00
Pigeonwood, Porokaiwhiri - 175SS

Pigeonwood, Porokaiwhiri - 175SS

Details  Pigeon Wood is an attractive small tree with glossy leaves, clear white flowers followed by bright orange berries. These are a very important food source for Kereru and make it an attractive tree. It 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
Contains at least  30
Date Of Seed Harvest  October 2021
Grower name  Sarah Smith
Price per packet  $5.00
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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
Contains at least  20
Grower name  Sarah Smith
Price per packet  $4.00
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 Cook Strait. 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
Contains at least  30
Grower name  Sarah Smith
Price per packet  $4.00
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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.
Propagation:  sow seed outside in autumn for spring germination. In warmer areas place seed in a damp paper and keep in the fridge for two months, then sow in trays. Transplant in to pots as soon as they show their first leaf.
Botanical name  Cordyline australis
Contains at least  50 seeds
Grower name  Richard Watson
Price per packet  $4.00
Kowhai, North Island - 202SS

Kowhai, North Island - 202SS

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
Contains at least  30
Grower name  Sarah Smith
Price per packet  $4.00
Kowhai - South Island - 207RW

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 the 80+ year old tree seen in the photo 

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
Contains at least  30
Date Of Seed Harvest  April 2021
Storage Info  Seed stock refreshed yearly
Grower name  Richard Watson
Price per packet  $4.00
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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
Contains at least  30
Date Of Seed Harvest  
Grower name  Sarah Smith
Price per packet  $4.00
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
Contains at least  30
Date Of Seed Harvest  2022
Grower name  Carla McKnight
Price per packet  $4.00
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