NZ Native Seeds

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
Packet contents  30
Date Of Seed Harvest  
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
Packet contents  50
Date Of Seed Harvest  
Grower name  Sarah Smith
Price per packet  $4.00
Pigeonwood, Porokaiwhiri - 175SS

Pigeonwood, Porokaiwhiri - 175SS

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
Packet contents  30
Date Of Seed Harvest  
Grower name  Sarah Smith
Price per packet  $4.00
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
Packet contents  20
Date Of Seed Harvest  
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 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
Packet contents  30
Date Of Seed Harvest  
Grower name  Sarah Smith
Price per packet  $4.00
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:  sowseed outside in autumn for spring germinate, in warmer areas place seed in a dump paper and keep in the fridge for two months, then sow in trays, transplant in to pots as soon as the show first leaf.
Botanical name  Cordyline australis)
Packet contents  50 seeds
Date Of Seed Harvest  
Grower name  Richard Watson
Price per packet  $4.00
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
Packet contents  30
Date Of Seed Harvest  
Grower name  Sarah Smith
Price per packet  $4.00

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
Packet contents  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
Packet contents  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
Packet contents  30
Date Of Seed Harvest  2021
Grower name  Carla McKnight
Price per packet  $4.00
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Mitrosideros Mistral Rata - Pohutukawa Hybrid - 195CMK

Mitrosideros Mistral Rata - Pohutukawa Hybrid - 195CMK

Details  Grows to approximately 5 m can handle light frosts, tolerates coastal conditions. Great in extra large pots, border plants, hedging, or stand alone statement shrubs
Botanical name  Metrosideros robusta
Packet contents  approx 100
Date Of Seed Harvest  
Grower name  Carla McKnight
Price per packet  $4.00
Kauri - 194CMK

Kauri - 194CMK

Details  Kauri trees look good planted on their own or in groups of three, seeds take 10-20 days to germinate in the right conditions, 50 years to be fully grown
Botanical name  Agathis australis
Packet contents  10
Date Of Seed Harvest  
Grower name  Carla McKnight
Price per packet  $4.00
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Kaka Beak - white - 196CMK

Kaka Beak - white - 196CMK

Details  The white Kakabeak is a rare form of the red Kakabeak. Grows to 3 m depending on conditions, prefers full sun to partial shade, shape as desired, tolerates frost. Beautiful clusters of white flowers that resemble the beak of the kaka. Tui loves the flowers, occasionally slugs, snails or caterpillar like the plant too.
Botanical name  Clianthus Puniceus
Packet contents  30
Date Of Seed Harvest  2022
Grower name  Carla McKnight
Price per packet  $4.00
Ake ake - red - 167CMK

Ake ake - red - 167CMK

Details  Ake Ake is a bushy shrub/tree, brown/purple in colour, has flowers in panicles, yellow/green red/green, can handle light frost and tolarates coastal conditions. Grows to 7 meters, can be trimmed to size
Botanical name  Dodonaea Viscosa
Packet contents  30
Date Of Seed Harvest  
Grower name  Carla McKnight
Price per packet  $4.00
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Hebe - diosmifolia - 209CMK

Hebe - diosmifolia - 209CMK

Details  


Difficult seed to process there for contains plant matter with the seed. This hebe is a small compact size, trim to keep to desired shape, good as a hedge or stand alone. Height 1 m, frost hardy.
Botanical name  Hebe diosmifolia
Packet contents  50
Date Of Seed Harvest  
Grower name  Carla McKnight
Price per packet  $4.00
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Pittosporum - Wrinkled Blue - 210CMK

Pittosporum - Wrinkled Blue - 210CMK

Details  Beautiful blue/green foliage, quick growing, good as a hedging, screening or stand alone tree, can clip to desired shape. Height 4 m, tolerates frost.
Botanical name  Pittrosporum tenufolium
Packet contents  40
Date Of Seed Harvest  
Grower name  Carla McKnight
Price per packet  $4.00
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Pittosporum - Karo - 157CMK

Pittosporum - Karo - 157CMK

Details  Small coastal tree that pretty much grows thru out NZ now, the red flowers like other pittosporum has a lovely scent more noticeable in the evening, great as a hedging tree or stand alone. Karo has a thick leaf similar to pohutukawa with white underside. Grows to 5 m, very frost hardy.
Botanical name  Pittosporum crassifolium
Packet contents  40
Date Of Seed Harvest  
Grower name  Carla McKnight
Price per packet  $4.00
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Pohutukawa - Springfire/Mauri Princess - 124CMK

Pohutukawa - Springfire/Mauri Princess - 124CMK

Details  Grows to 5 m, sensitive to frost while still young, good as a screening or specimen tree. Grows well in coastal area.
Botanical name  Metrosideros excelsa
Packet contents  100
Date Of Seed Harvest  
Grower name  Carla McKnight
Price per packet  $4.00
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Pohutukawa - exselsa - 110CMK

Pohutukawa - exselsa - 110CMK

Details  Often called the NZ native Christmas Tree, grows to 9-10 m tall, can be used as a screen or hedge tree. Tolerates drought, wind and salt spray Easy to grow, plant in free draining soil
Botanical name  Pohutukawa Metrosideros exselsa
Packet contents  approx 100
Date Of Seed Harvest  
Grower name  Carla McKnight
Price per packet  $4.00
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Dwarf Kowhai - 145RW

Dwarf Kowhai - 145RW

Details  Naturally grows in the east of the South Island Dwarf Kowhai is extremely hardy growing on dry north facing hills. When grown in damper soils it seems to grow quicker than in its natural habitat where it grows to about 2m tall.

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 prostrata
Packet contents  30
Date Of Seed Harvest  
Price per packet  $4.00
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Kaka Beak Rosea - red - 159CMK

Kaka Beak Rosea - red - 159CMK

Details  This Kakabeak is the smaller out of the two red varieties available, grows to two meters, shape as desired, can also be grown in a container. Will tolerate some frost, prefers to grown in a sheltered area away from strong winds, in free draining soil. Keep a eye out for carrerpillar while still young.
Botanical name  Clianthus Puniceus
Packet contents  30
Date Of Seed Harvest  
Grower name  Carla McKnight
Price per packet  $4.00
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Ribbon Wood - 153CMK

Ribbon Wood - 153CMK

Details  Ribbon woods can grow 5/10 meters depending on soil type and location, has a airy appearance yet still tolerates fairly strong winds, can be planted quite close together when group planting, wood pigeons enjoy their fruit like the one in the photo supplied
Botanical name  Plagianthus regius
Date Of Seed Harvest  
Grower name  Carla McKnight
Price per packet  $4.00
Oi Oi / Jointed Rush - 152CMK

Oi Oi / Jointed Rush - 152CMK

Details  Oi Oi grows well in dry or wet area’s, nice grown on the edge of water, mass plantings or companion planting also suitable grown in pots. Also suitable in coastal areas, a very hardy reed. Has a habit of arching with new growth coming thru straight, grows to one meter
Botanical name  Apodasmia Similis
Packet contents  50
Date Of Seed Harvest  
Grower name  Carla McKnight
Price per packet  $4.00
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Nikau palm - 113CMK

Nikau palm - 113CMK

Details  Grows to 9 m, very slow growing, produces bright red fruit which birds love eating, sensitive to frost when young
Botanical name  Rhopalostylis Sapida
Packet contents  30
Date Of Seed Harvest  
Grower name  Carla McKnight
Price per packet  $4.00
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Manuka - 154CMK

Manuka - 154CMK

Details  
Botanical name  Leptospermum scoparium
Packet contents  approx 100
Date Of Seed Harvest  
Grower name  Carla McKnight
Price per packet  $4.00
Corokia - Yellow wonder - 190CMK

Corokia - Yellow wonder - 190CMK

Details  Corokia’s are a tight growing shrub/small tree, making it very suitable as a small or large hedge.
Will tolerate string winds but sensitive to salt spray but still a good coastal tree.
Grows to 2 m
Botanical name  Argophyllaceae
Packet contents  20 seeds
Grower name  Carla McKnight
Price per packet  $4.00
Corokia - Red wonder - 48CMK

Corokia - Red wonder - 48CMK

Details  Corokia’s are a tight growing shrub/small tree making it very suitable for hedges small or large.
Will tolerate  strong winds but does not like salt spray but still a good coastal tree.
Grows to 2 m
Botanical name  Argophyllaceae
Packet contents  20 seeds
Date Of Seed Harvest  
Grower name  Carla McKnight
Price per packet  $4.00
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Corokia x Virgata - Greenty's Green - 116CMK

Details  Corokia’s are a tight growing shrub/small tree making it very suitable hedges small or large.
Will tolerate strong wind but not keen on salt spray but still a good coastal plant.
Grows to 2 m
Packet contents  30
Date Of Seed Harvest  
Grower name  Carla McKnight
Price per packet  $4.00
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Corokia Orange - 33CMK

Details  
Botanical name  Argophyllaceae
Packet contents  20 seeds
Date Of Seed Harvest  
Grower name  Carla McKnight
Price per packet  $4.00
Renga Renga Lily - 127SS

Renga Renga Lily - 127SS

Details  Renga Renga Lily, also known as the New Zealand Rock Lily, is a great replacement for the invasive agapanthus and an alternative to bromeliads. Renga Renga lilies are clump forming perennials about 75 cm tall with soft grey green arching strappy leaves. They cope well with dry coastal areas but do best in dappled shade and when mass planted they are an impressive sight in spring and summer when they send up tall spikes that produce clouds of white flowers that are followed by fruits and seeds that are attractive to birds.
 
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  Arthropodium cirratum
Packet contents  30
Date Of Seed Harvest  
Grower name  Sarah Smith
Price per packet  $4.00
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Coprosma propinqua - 200RW

Coprosma propinqua - 200RW

Details  Coprosma propinqua belongs to the Rubiaceae family and the genus Coprosma. A very hardy shrub that grows to 2-3m tall that produces a blue fruit that native birds feed on such as wax eyes. Seed is best sown in autumn and wintered outside, spring should see germination and transplanting to pots is best done while seedlings are small.
Botanical name  Coprosma propinqua
Date Of Seed Harvest  
Grower name  Richard Watson
Price per packet  $4.00
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Black Matipo, Kohuhu - 201SS

Details  Black Matipo is a pittosporum and is commonly known as kohuhu and other Maori names kohukohu and tawhiwhi. Its small, very dark purple flowers are only scented at night.  This native 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  Pittosporum tenuifolium
Packet contents  30
Date Of Seed Harvest  
Grower name  Sarah Smith
Price per packet  $4.00
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Kanuka - 161RW

Details  Kanuka is similar to Manuka but is different plant, it can grow into a tree up to 30 m tall. It grows well on all soil types except water-logged soils, and is tolerant of wind, drought and frost.
Botanical name  Kunzea ericoides
Packet contents  100 seeds
Date Of Seed Harvest  
Grower name  Richard Watson
Price per packet  $4.00