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  1. Large Grade ULMUS hollandica varieties – Upright Elms

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    Upright Elm Tree – A fantastic larger upright tree that has proven to be a real winner this hot dry summer in the south. It has kept its lovely dark green foliage and not shown any signs of drought stress. An excellent street or avenue tree that also tolerates salt winds – the tree of choice for hot/dry areas as well as coastal!

    Tree avenues of the lovely Upright Elm shown in Wanaka above and Pegasus, Canterbury below. Shown growing fantastically well in the hot and dry and also close to coastal.

    ULMUS hollandica 'Lobel' - Pegasus, Christchurch - March

    Looking great available now as follows…

    ULMUS hollandica 'Lobel' 45lt - Jan

    ULMUS hollandica ‘Dodens/Lobel’Hardy Upright Elm, 45lt container, 2.5-3m

    ULMUS hollandica 'Lobel' 80lt - Jan

    ULMUS hollandica ‘Dodens/Lobel’Hardy Upright Elm, 80lt container, 3.5-4m

    ULMUS hollandica 'Lobel' 135lt - Jan
    ULMUS hollandica 'Lobel' 135lt - May

    ULMUS hollandica ‘Dodens/Lobel’Hardy Upright Elm, 135lt container, 4-4.5m

    Interesting ULMUS hollandica ‘Dodens/Lobel’ Tree Facts….

    Ulmus Lobel, known as Lobel Elm, was created at Wageningen in Holland and released for commercial sale in 1973“​

    ​”Ulmus Lobel was bred for its resistance against Dutch Elm Disease, it is broadly columnar with deep green leaves that turn deep gold in autumn

    Ulmus Lobel will grow on most soils and even grow on land beside the coast

  2. Matakauri Lodge – project update…

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    Matakauri Lodge – stunning, prestigious resort situated on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown, which includes native trees & shrubs. A beautiful setting tucked into the hillside looking out towards the rugged peaks of Remarkables’ Cecil & Walter Peak. Well worth a stay and visit!

    Easy Big Trees have supplied a large range of native trees and shrubs including:

    Trees as shown in these beautiful images, to help provide screening and complement this lovely world renown lodge. Voted one of the top 5 lodges in NZ.

    (photos courtesy of Matakauri Lodge)

  3. Matakauri Lodge

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    Matakauri Lodge – stunning, prestigious resort situated on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown. A beautiful setting tucked into the hillside looking out towards the rugged peaks of Remarkables’ Cecil & Walter Peak. Well worth a stay and visit!

    Easy Big Trees have supplied a large range of native trees and shrubs including:

    Trees as shown in these beautiful images, to help provide screening and complement this lovely world renown lodge. Voted one of the top 5 lodges in NZ.

    (photos courtesy of Matakauri Lodge)

  4. LOVELY Native Golden Totara – PODOCARPUS Aurea

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    PODOCARPUS totara ‘Aurea’Lovely Golden Totara, 35/45lt container, 2m

    The Native Golden Totara has graceful form, soft/rich golden-yellow foliage, especially when grown in full sun. A most desirable golden-foliage tree that provides a stunning glow to the landscape. Is a great hardy slower growing tree that is well suited for tight formal hedging, specimen or group planting, and can tolerate coastal conditions. Also is great for topiary or cloud pruning.

    … or larger grade as below

    PODOCARPUS totara Aurea 60lt - Jan

    PODOCARPUS totara ‘Aurea’, Native Golden Totara, 60lt container, 2.2-2.4m

  5. FLOWERING Evergreen MAGNOLIA grandiflora ‘Little Gem’

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    Little Gem Magnolia – MAGNOLIA grandiflora ‘Little Gem’Smaller Evergreen Magnolia, 35lt container, 1.6-1.8m

    Popular smaller compact evergreen grandiflora variety. Has dense, glossy deep green foliage and creamy white flowers mid – late summer. Very popular for small gardens. Trims well to a lovely flowering hedge or border. The Little Gem Magnolia is also known to be very drought tolerant. Grows to approx. 5 x 3m

    Magnolia Little Gem - MAGNOLIA grandiflora 'Little Gem' 35lt - Feb

    MAGNOLIA grandiflora ‘Little Gem’Smaller Evergreen Magnolia, 35lt container, 1.6-1.8m

    MAGNOLIA grandiflora 'Little Gem' (flower) - Jan
    MAGNOLIA grandiflora 'Little Gem' (bud) - Jan

    Lovely creamy white sweet perfumed tulip shaped flower. Later flowering from mid-late summer


    Interesting MAGNOLIA grandiflora ‘Little Gem’ Tree Facts….

    “Magnolia have been around for millions of years. Magnolia fossils date back to Tertiary period, 100 million years ago. This means that this tough tree has survived a number of different climate conditions over time which is why these trees grow fine naturally in various different countries around the world.”​

    ​”Magnolia trees (apparently?) were around before bees were, so they relied on beetles for pollination. As a result, magnolia blooms and leaves are very tough, to resist insect damage”

    “Charles Plumier is credited for naming Magnolia trees because he named them after Pierre Mongol a French botanist, who passed in 1715”

  6. FLOWERING Native Houhere/Lacebark – HOHERIA sexstylosa

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    HOHERIA sexstylosa – A lovely semi-evergreen native tree with attractive star shaped white flower mid-summer. Quick growing and attractive to Native Birdlife

    HOHERIA sexstylosa 45lt - Feb

    HOHERIA sexstylosaNative Houhere/Lacebark, 45lt container at 2.5-3m  – also available in 12lt at 1.5m

    Also finer leaved variety available – HOHERIA angustifolia…

    HOHERIA angustifolia 45lt - Jan

    HOHERIA angustifoliaNZ Native Houhere/Lacebark, 35/45lt at 2.5m now

    Interesting Hoheria – Native Houhere/Lacebark Tree Facts….

    Hoheria is a quick growing small tree belonging to a genus that is endemic to New Zealand. Its name derives from its many lace-like layers of inner bark, which can be torn into ribbon-like strips

    “Hoheria is a genus of six species of flowering plants in the family Malvaceae. All are endemic to New Zealand and the Kermadec Islands. The genus name is a latinization of the Māori language name, Houhere. That name, as well as lacebark and Ribbonwood, are often used as common names” 

    ​”Hoheria was also traditionally used to soothe, soften and heal tissues, and improve the hydration of the skin.It is particularly useful for inflammatory conditions of the digestive system”

  7. LOVELY Flowering Camellia Topiary…

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    Beautiful example of Flowering Camellia ‘Setsugekka’ framing this entranceway…

    Camellias create a lovely tight topiary std as shown in these lovely plants available now below. They have lovely tight dark green foliage and choice of white or red flowering.

    Lovely Topiary stds available now:

    CAMELLIA 'Setsugekka' 14lt - Jan

    CAMELLIA ‘Setsugekka’ 0.8-1m StdSmaller White Flower, ​14lt container at 1.4m now

    CAMELLIA 'Setsugekka' 14lt - Jan
    CAMELLIA 'Setsugekka' (in flower) - May

    CAMELLIA ‘Setsugekka’ 60-80cm StdSmaller White Flower,14lt container at 1.2m now

    CAMELLIA Roger Hall 14lt - Jan
    CAMELLIA Roger Hall (flower)

    CAMELLIA ‘Roger Hall’ 0.9-1m StdFormal Red Flower, 14lt container at 1.3m+ now

    Also lovely bushy grade available for hedging as below:

    CAMELLIA 'Setsugekka' 12lt - Jan

    CAMELLIA ‘Setsugekka’White Flowering, 12lt container at 1.2m now

  8. The lovely Formal – THUJA ‘Smaragd’

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    THUJA Smaragd – A fantastic formal tree with great form. Trimmed tightly upright as a stunning avenue shown above. A more resilient tree than the Pencil Pine/ Lovely dark emerald green colour. A very popular tree in Europe and here in NZ.

    We have lovely larger plants available now for instant results as follows:

    THUJA occidentalis 'Smaragd' 35lt - Jan

    THUJA occidentalis ‘Smaragd’, Upright Formal Evergreen, 35lt container at 1.3-1.5m now

    THUJA occidentalis 'Smaragd' 80lt - Jan

    THUJA occidentalis ‘Smaragd’Upright Formal Evergreen, 80lt container at 1.8m now

  9. The LUSH Mop Head Robinia – ROBINIA pseudoacacia ‘Mop Top’

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    Mop Head Robinia – ROBINIA pseudoacacia ‘Mop Top’ 1.8m Std, 35/45lt container at 2.2m+

    Beautiful lush tree with full lovely soft green foliage over summer. A very popular tree and winner for courtyards providing soft cool colour and welcome summer shade & privacy – as shown to great effect in this lovely property below.

    ROBINIA pseudoacacia Mop Top - Wanaka, Jan

    Available now in instant 35/45lt container sizes on 1.5m and 1.8m Stds as shown (our chap in photo Rata stands at 1.7m)

    ROBINIA pseudoacacia Mop Top 1.5m Std 45lt - Jan
    ROBINIA Mop Top 1.8m Std 45lt - Jan

    ROBINIA pseudoacacia ‘Mop Top’ 1.5m Std (left photo) & 1.8m Std (right photo), 35/45lt container at 2.2m+

  10. Lovely NZ Native Beech Trees

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    NOTHOFAGUS (Fuscospora) fusca, Red Native Beech Trees, 35lt container at 2-2.5m (Our man Rata stands at 1.7m)

    – Also smaller & larger grades available – please enquire

    Nothofagus varieties (Native Beech) - Jacks Point

    Jacks Point Native Beech Trees (supplied 2007-2008)

    Very popular native tree providing a lovely lush native look to your landscape. Excellent for group planting, the Native Red Beech also creates a beautiful hedge or screen…

    We are also more than happy to hold/secure trees here in nursery until you are ready to plant.

    Native Mountain Beech - NOTHOFAGUS solandri var. cliffortioides 25lt - Jan

    NOTHOFAGUS (Fuscospora) solandri var. cliffortioides Native Mountain/Black Beech, 25/35lt container at 2m+ now (Our man Rata stands 1.7m)


    • Nothofagus, also known as the southern beeches, is a genus of 43 species of trees and shrubs native to southern hemisphere countries including New Zealand, Australia, New Caledonia, New Guinea and countries in South America. These trees were once thought to belong to the European family Fagaceae, but have been classified in the southern beech family Nothofagaceae. (Wikipedia)
    • There are 5 species of beech tree in New Zealand: (Department of Conservation website)
      – Fuscospora fusca (red beech)
      – Fuscospora cliffortioides (mountain beech)
      – Fuscospora solandri (black beech)
      – Fuscospora truncata (hard beech)
      – Fuscospora menziesii (silver beech)
    • A bit less than a quarter of New Zealand is still covered in native forest (6.4 million ha)… of these forests, about two thirds have some beech in them (4 million ha)… about half of these have almost nothing but beech trees (2 million ha) – (Department of Conservation website)