This week we have selected this tree to represent and in remembrance of ANZAC day. Here in New Zealand, the classic red poppies don’t flower at this time of year – instead we have a tree in the same symbolic colour at the right time. The LIQUIDAMBAR ‘Worplesdon’ is currently looking stunning in it’s autumn red cloak.
The classic red poppy grew wild on the Western front, where it flourished in soil churned up by fighting and shelling. They don’t flower here at this time of year, so in honour of the brave this ANZAC Day, we’re highlighting the LIQUIDAMBAR ‘Worplesdon’. It has a fittingly red colour at present, in a shade reminiscent of the symbolic colour of the fallen.
In the poignant words of Moina Michael, who said “And now the torch and poppy red, we wear in honour of the dead”, we say thank you to those brave souls who sacrificed so much for our peace and freedom.
Above: Vibrant red avenue in Wanaka
This tree also happens to be Andrew’s favourite. Watch the video above to learn more.
Andrew takes care of nursery maintenance and production, making sure everything is looking its best around the nursery.
LIQUIDAMBAR styraciflua ‘Worplesdon’ 35lt container @ 3m+ (measured from top of bag) – approx 6-7 year old
Also available in:
12lt container @ 1.6-1.8m+ (measured from top of bag) – approx 4 year old
80lt container @ 3.5m+ (measured from top of bag) – approx 8+ year old
Flame-red autumn colour displayed beautifully at the Frankton shopping centre – Queenstown
(trees supplied and planted approx 5-6 years ago)