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  1. Big TreesNEW images of our main growing block at Pomona Road, Makarewa

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    This Makarewa main growing site is just over 20 acres. A beautiful time of the year in the nursery with many trees in blossom and fresh into leaf…

    Drone Photos | Easy Big Trees

    Above image shows our main dispatch and containerising areas. Also new shade area block (shown to right of photo) for RhododendronsCamellia and Michelia…  Trees shown in blossom below are the Ulmus Horizontalis – Spreading Elm (creamy-green blossom) and Prunus Tai Haku – Great White Cherry – fantastic flowering display this year!

    Drone Photos | Easy Big Trees

    The Easy Big Trees – Growing and Sales/Marketing Team! 🙂

    From left to right – Ryland – Dispatch ManagerChris – GM & Tree CareJoel –ProductionBarney – Client Care ManagerWarren – Production & SalesBrandon – Sales & MarketingAndrew – Production

    Drone Photos | Easy Big Trees

    As always we look forward to hearing from you and helping with your tree & shrubs requirements. Please call or email with any info & help needed 🙂

  2. STUNNING Flowering Crabapple – MALUS – In Flower NOW!

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    These two lovely Malus – Flowering Crabapple, were photographed in Arrowtown this week. Stunning deep pink-scarlet blossom – a real standout in the landscape!

    Flowering Crabapple - Oct

    MALUS ‘Ballerina Maypole’ – a glorious upright form with masses of deep pink blossom followed by deep purple crabs (apples) late summer. A neat smaller growing upright avenue or group planting tree.

    MALUS 'Ballerina Maypole' 25lt - Sept
    MALUS 'Ballerina Maypole' (flower) - Oct

    MALUS ‘Ballerina Maypole’Columnar Crabapple, Red Fruit, 25lt at 1.5m+

    MALUS domestica ‘Flamingo’ – beautiful newer variety with scarlet pink blossom early October. Lovely upright-vase shape form. This variety does not seem to fruit which can be beneficial in certain garden and park/street situations.

    MALUS domestica 'Flamingo' 25lt - Oct
    MALUS domestica 'Flamingo' (in flower) - Oct

    MALUS domestica ‘Flamingo’, Scarlet Flowering Crabapple, 25lt at 2m

    MALUS ‘Strathmore’ – mid-dark pink blossom late September. Lovely new deep red foliage also provides accented colour.

    MALUS Strathmore 35lt - Oct
    MALUS Strathmore (flower) - Oct

    MALUS ‘Strathmore’, Red Leaf, Narrow Grower, 35lt at 2.5m

    MALUS species are not just great for their cheerful spring colour but also an attraction to the birds. Attracting our Native nectar feeding birds when in blossom and again a range of birds when in fruit, sometimes well into the winter…

  3. Weeping FLOWERING Cherries

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    PRUNUS subhirtella ‘Falling Snow’ 1.8m StdWhite Weeping Flowering Cherry, 80lt

    POPULAR Smaller growing Weeping form Cherries – the PRUNUS subhirtella ‘Falling Snow’ and PRUNUS subhirtella ‘ Pendula Rosea’ provide a mass of fine blossom through September. LARGE specimens available for that INSTANT effect as shown – also smaller sizes available – please get in touch with us!

    PRUNUS subhirtella 'Pendula Rosea' 1m twisty stem 300lt - Sept

    PRUNUS subhirtella ‘Pendula Rosea’ 1m twisty stemPink Weeping Flowering Cherry, 300lt

  4. Cherry Blossoms – Do you have Tui’s in your Garden?

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    Cherry Blossom – This beautiful specimen was snapped here in Invercargill by one of our staff, dining out on the lovely Prunus yedoensis in full bloom…

    PRUNUS – Cherry Blossom are magnificent for the beautiful blooms this time of year but also provide welcome nectar to our lovely Native Birdlife.


    There are a great selection available as follows: (click on link to see more info)

    ​PRUNUS ‘Accolade’ – Attractive smaller spreading tree with masses of semi-double rich pink flowers early spring. Vibrant orange to red autumn colour. An all-time favourite. Grows to 6 x 5m.

    PRUNUS ‘Kanzan’ – Hardy and popular upright vase-shaped cherry blossom with attractive new coppery foliage and deep double pink blossom in October lasting for several weeks. Hardy, deciduous, grows to 6 x 4m.

    PRUNUS ‘Mountain Haze’ – Medium sized spreading tree with masses of small white flowers with small deep pink centres covering the tree early spring. Autumn colour shades of orange, red and yellow. Hardy, deciduous, grows to 4–5m

    PRUNUS ‘Pink Perfection’ – Lovely, fully double, frilled blooms of rosy-pink are carried in long, drooping clusters during October and November on an erectly spreading vase-shaped tree. Young foliage is an attractive bronze tone, turning green over summer and into spectacular orange shades over autumn. Deciduous, grows to 6 x 4m.

    PRUNUS ‘Shimidsu Sakura’ or Moonlight Cherry – Beautiful smaller tree with graceful spreading form and double flowers opening pink and fading to blush white from October through to November. An ideal smaller avenue or garden ornamental tree. Hardy, deciduous, grows to 4 x 5m.

    PRUNUS ‘Shirotae’ or Mt Fuji Cherry – Strong spreading horizontal growing habit. Snow white, fragrant large semi-double flowers in October combined with fresh green new foliage. Stunning autumn colour turning shades of orange gold and crimson. One of our favourite cherries. Hardy, deciduous, grows to 5 x 5m.

    PRUNUS ‘Tai Haku’ or Great White Cherry – One of the largest and most spectacular wind hardy cherries, forms a tall tree with a spreading rounded crown. Has a large single pure white fragrant flower set amongst new coppery-bronze foliage mid-Spring. A spectacular specimen or avenue tree. Deciduous, grows to 8 x 6m.

    PRUNUS ‘Ukon’ – An interesting tree with an upright vase-shaped form similar to Kanzan but has large semi-double greenish-yellow blossom in mid-October. New foliage is also coppery-red providing an interesting contrast. Deciduous, grows to 6 x 5m

    PRUNUS yedoensis or Yoshino Cherry – Is our most hardy and favourite blossoming cherry, used extensively in street and garden plantings from Southland to Canterbury. It is one of the first cherries in flower, covered in a mass of almond-scented single blush white flowers early spring followed by brilliant orange to red autumn colour. It has a compact vase to spreading form. Excellent street or avenue tree. Hardy, deciduous, grows to 5 x 4m.

  5. DEEP Red FLOWERING – MAGNOLIA ‘Black Tulip/Ians Red’

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    Stunning large deep purple tulip/wine glass shaped flowers early – mid September (flowering NOW!!!) A fantastic tree for sheltered corner of garden where it can really show off these majestic blooms in a group or specimen planting

    MAGNOLIA Black Tulip (flower) - Sept
    MAGNOLIA Black Tulip 60lt - Sept

    MAGNOLIA ‘Ians Red’, Deep Purple Flowering Magnolia, 60lt container at 2.2-2.5m

    Also have 35/45lt grades available at 2m now – please enquire

  6. THE MOST POPULAR Blossom – PRUNUS yedoensis ‘Yoshino Cherry’

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    PRUNUS yedoensisWhite flowering Yoshino Cherry Avenue – Invercargill

    The hardiest and most Popular Flowering Cherry in the deep south! Great vase shape form and stronger leaf for the spring winds. Also great autumn colour – beautiful driveway or avenue tree!

    PRUNUS yedoensis - Sept, Invercargill

    Attractive single blush white flowers with pink centre fading to white. The Almond scented blossom are set on clusters providing a very full blossom and strong flower – more robust in wind and maintaining a crisp white appearance.

    PRUNUS yedoensis - blossom

    Avenue showing autumn and summer foliage…

    PRUNUS yedoensis - Avenue

    Our 45lt 2.5m+ grade – photo taken April this year (about to come into blossom now) – Also larger 80lt 3m+ grades available – please enquire!

    PRUNUS yedoensis 45lt - April

    PRUNUS yedoensis 1.8m Std, Yoshino or Tokyo Cherry, 45lt at 2.5m+

    Interesting Tree Facts:

    – In 1901, Yoshino cherry was given a scientific name Prunus yedoensis by Jinzō Matsumura after its place of origin Yedo (current day Tokyo)

    – In 1912, Tokyo mayor Yuko Ozaki gave the city 3,020 more cherry trees, which the Department of Agriculture accepted.

    – The average lifespan of the trees is 60 years. With careful cultivation, they can last upward of 100 years. In Japan, there are flowering cherries that are more than 1,000 years old

  7. CORDYLINE australis – Native Ti Kouka – Cabbage Tree or Southern Palm!

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    Native Cabbage Tree – Hardy robust tree with beautiful texture. Often a very topical tree with some for and against! This unique NZ species thrives in some of the toughest conditions – providing an attractive companion/complimentary addition to native plantings. Also affectionately known as the ‘Southern Palm’ 🙂

    CORDYLINE australis 12lt - April

    CORDYLINE australisNative Cabbage Tree, 12lt container at 1-1.2m

    CORDYLINE australis 35lt - August

    CORDYLINE australisCabbage Tree, 35lt container at 1.5m+

    CORDYLINE australis 80lt - August

    CORDYLINE australis, Native Cabbage Tree, 60/80lt container at 2m+

    Interesting Tree Facts:

    Cordyline australis are in the family of Tree Lillie’s, the same group as Yucca’s.

    The leaves if older removed leaves & tied together in a bundle they make fantastic firelighters!

    The roots of the Cabbage Tree are known to be a great source of protein tasting similar to sugar cane when cleaned and boiled for approx. 2 hours.

  8. FIRST INTO BLOSSOM! – Ornamental Flowering Plum – PRUNUS cerasifera ‘Thundercloud’

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    PRUNUS cerasifera ‘Thundercloud’Purple Flowering Plum – Invercargill

    A sight to see! Always nice to see these trees come in blossom after winter! A hardy tree also often used for street plantings. Lovely deep purple foliage over summer. Add cheer to your project, create a group planting or avenue.

    PRUNUS cerasifera 'Thundercloud' (in flower) - Aug/Sept

    As shown in full leaf late September (35lt 2.3-2.5m grade shown)

    PRUNUS cerasifera 'Thundercloud' 45lt - May

    PRUNUS cerasifera ‘Thundercloud’ – Purple Flowering Plum – 35lt container at 2.2-2.5m now

  9. MAJESTIC ULMUS glabra ‘Pendula’ – Weeping/Camperdown Elm

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    Camperdown Elm – ULMUS glabra ‘Pendula’ – lovely large Weeping Elm specimen, Invercargill  (photo taken August) tree approx 80-90 years old

    ULMUS glabra ‘Pendula’ – Weeping Elm, a stunning tree with great structural appeal. This strong tree is a great feature specimen and also provides lovely interest in a group planting or avenue as shown in example photo below. Has a lovely lime blossom early October followed by deep green foliage.

    ULMUS glabra 'Pendula' - Aug, Christchurch

    Great group planting in car-parking area – excellent shade!

    ULMUS glabra 'Pendula' - Oct, Invercargill

    ULMUS glabra ‘Pendula’ – in blossom early October

    Chunky 135lt grade available now (approx 8-9 year old):

    ULMUS glabra 'Pendula' 135lt - Aug

    ULMUS glabra ‘Pendula’ 2m StdWeeping or Camperdown Elm, 135lt at 2.5m+

    Same 135lt grade shown in leaf earlier this year as below:

    ULMUS glabra 'Pendula' 135lt - Feb

    ULMUS glabra ‘Pendula’ 2m StdWeeping or Camperdown Elm, 135lt at 2.5m+

  10. HARDY TROPICAL LOOKING Native Five Finger – PSEUDOPANAX arboreus

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    PSEUDOPANAX arboreusNative Five Finger, 14lt at 1.3m+

    Fantastic hardy native smaller tree/shrub with a great tropical look. Very versatile, hardy for coastal and also with standing frost – even known to grow in alpine zones! (although need to be kept out of permafrost and very frosty zones) Also great for attracting birds with flower and small berry

    PSEUDOPANAX arboreus (in flower) - Jan
    PSEUDOPANAX arboreus 45lt - Jan

    PSEUDOPANAX arboreusNative Five Finger, 45lt at 1.6-1.8m+