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  1. Cheerful WINTER Flowering – Camellia Setsugekka

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    White Flowering Camellia – Lovely sweetly fragrant white flower early winter. Fills the garden with beautiful fragrance especially when sun is shining on the flowers. Also creates a fantastic evergreen pleached hedge, attractive topiary standard or screen, as shown above.

    Camellia setsugekka topiary std or for pleaching

    CAMELLIA 'Setsugekka' 15lt - May

    CAMELLIA setsugekka 0.8-1m StdWhite Flowering, 15lt container, 1.5m (heads approx 50cm now and bushy)

    Camellia setsugekka bushy hedging grade

    CAMELLIA 'Setsugekka' 25lt - May

    CAMELLIA setsugekkaWhite Flowering, 25lt container, bushy 1.5m

  2. Colour Choice! – AUTUMN COLOUR TREES by Colour

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    Colours of Autumn – Autumn is a beautiful time of year with many amazing colours throughout the trees displaying nature’s beauty.

    To help make it easier to select your colour and tree choice we have included trees into their colour groups as follows; (click on main image to go through to each colour gallery) – enjoy 🙂

    Amber – Tricolour Tree Gallery (click on image below)

    Colours of Autumn - ACER palmatum var. - May

    Stunning ACER palmatum – Japanese Maple in full autumn display in Arrowtown (selection of Maples and Larch displayed in background)

    Claret – Deep Red Gallery (click on image below)

    Stunning Claret Ash - FRAXINUS oxycarpa Raywoodii - Wanaka - April

    FRAXINUS oxycarpa ‘Raywoodii’ – Claret Ash, looking majestic in this Wanaka avenue

    Glorious Gold Gallery (click on image below)

    Norway Maple - ACER platanoides - Arrowtown, April

    ACER platanoides – Norway Maple in this impressive group in Arrowtown

    Red Gallery (click on image below)

    Autumn Colour Tree - LIQUIDAMBAR styraciflua 'Worplesdon' - May

    Lovely LIQUIDAMBAR styraciflua ‘Worplesdon’ avenue in Central Otago – a very popular tree with beautiful autumn display!

  3. Red Colour Trees…

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    Lovely Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Worplesdon’ avenue in Central Otago – a very popular tree with beautiful autumn display!

    ACER freemanii 'Jeffers Red' 45lt - April
    ACER palmatum 'Osakazuki' 35lt -April
    Red Canadian Maple - ACER rubrum var. 135lt - April

    ACER freemanii ‘Jeffers Red’
    Freemans Maple
    35/45lt grade at 2.5-3m

    ACER palmatum ‘Osakazuki’
    Japanese Maple
    35lt grade at 2m+

    ACER rubrum
    Red Canadian Maple
    135lt grade at 4m

    ACER palmatum 80lt - April

    ACER palmatum, Green Japanese Maple, 80lt grade at 3m

    ACER palmatum 'Sumigashi' 35lt - April
    LIQUIDAMBAR styraciflua Worplesdon 35lt - April
    PRUNUS sargentii 135lt - April

    ACER palmatum ‘Suminagashi’
    Japanese Maple
    35lt grade at 1.8m+

    LIQUIDAMBAR styraciflua ‘Worplesdon’
    Sweet Gum
    35/45lt grade at 2.5m+

    PRUNUS sargentii
    Sargent Cherry
    135lt grade at 3m+

    Ornamental Pear - PYRUS calleryana Aristocrat 35lt - April
    PYRUS calleryana 'Bradford' Leaves - April
    PYRUS calleryana 'Candelabra' Leaves - April

    PYRUS calleryana ‘Aristocrat’
    Ornamental Pear
    35/45lt grade at 2.5m+

    PYRUS calleryana ‘Bradford’
    Ornamental Pear – lovely autumn colour

    PYRUS calleryana ‘Candelabra’
    Upright Ornamental Pear

    QUERCUS palustris 80lt - April
    QUERCUS palustris 80lt - May
    Red Oak - QUERCUS rubra 80lt - April

    QUERCUS palustris
    Pin Oak
    80lt grade at 3.5m

    QUERCUS palustris
    Pin Oak
    80lt grade at 3.5m

    QUERCUS rubra
    Red Oak
    80lt grade at 3.5-4m

    QUERCUS ellipsoidalis 45lt - April
    ULMUS parvifolia 'Frontier' 45lt - April

    QUERCUS ellipsoidalis
    Northern Pin Oak
    45lt grade at 2.5m+

    ULMUS parvifolia ‘Frontier’
    Chinese Hybrid Elm
    45lt grade at 2.5-3m

  4. Golden Colour Trees…

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    ACER platanoides – Norway Maple in this impressive group in Arrowtown

    ACER platanoides 25lt - April
    ACER platanoides (autumn colour) - April

    ACER platanoides
    Norway Maple
    25lt grade at 2m+

    ACER platanoides
    Norway Maple – lovely golden colours

    Himalayan Silver Birch - BETULA utilis 'Jacquemontii' 45lt - April
    CARPINUS betulus 'Fastigiata' 35/45lt - April
    Copper Beech - FAGUS sylvatica 'Purpurea' 35lt - Dec

    BETULA utilis ‘Jacquemontii’
    Himalayan Silver Birch
    35/45lt grade at 2.5m+

    CARPINUS betulus ‘Fastigiata’
    Upright English Hornbeam
    35lt grade at 2.2-2.5m

    FAGUS sylvatica ‘Purpurea’
    Copper Beach
    80lt grade at 3m

    FAGUS sylvatica 80lt - April
    FAGUS sylvatica 80lt - April

    FAGUS sylvatica
    English Beech
    80lt grade at 3m

    FAGUS sylvatica
    Std English Beech
    80lt grade at 2.5-3m

    FAGUS sylvatica 35lt - April
    FAGUS sylvatica leaves - April
    American Ash - FRAXINUS americana 135lt - March

    FAGUS sylvatica
    English Beech
    35lt grade at 2m+

    FAGUS sylvatica
    English Beech – golden/copper autumn colour

    FRAXINUS americana
    American Ash
    135lt grade at 4.5-5m

    Select English Ash - FRAXINUS excelsior 'Hamner' 80lt - April
    LARIX eurolepis 14lt - April
    LIRIODENDRON tulipifera 45lt - Jan

    FRAXINUS excelsior ‘Hamner’
    Select English Ash
    80lt grade at 4m

    LARIX eurolepis
    European Larch
    14lt grade at 2m

    LIRIODENDRON tulipifera
    Tulip Tree
    80lt grade at 3.5-4m

    GLEDITSIA triacanthos 'Emerald Cascade' 35lt - March

    GLEDITSIA triancanthos ‘Emerald Cascade’,  Weeping Golden Gleditsia, 35lt grade at 1.5m

    Golden Weeping Honey Locust - GLEDITSIA triacanthos 'Emerald Cascade' 80lt - March
    PARROTIA persica 45lt - May
    PLATANUS orientalis 'Autumn Glory' 135lt - May

    GLEDITSIA triancanthos ‘Emerald Cascade’
    Weeping Golden Gleditsia
    80lt grade at 2m

    PARROTIA persica
    Persian Tree
    45lt grade at 2.2m

    PLATANUS orientalis ‘Autumn Glory’
    Select Oriental Plane
    135lt grade at 5m

    Turkey Oak - QUERCUS cerris 45lt - May
    Upright English Oak - QUERCUS robur 'Fastigiata' 45lt - March
    QUERCUS robur 'Fastigiata' 80lt - May

    QUERCUS cerris
    Turkey Oak
    45lt grade at 2.5-3m

    QUERCUS robur ‘Fastigiata’
    Upright English Oak
    35/45lt grade at 2.5m+

    QUERCUS robur ‘Fastigiata’
    Upright English Oak
    80lt grade at 3.5m+

    SALIX caprea 'Pendula' 300lt - May

    SALIX caprea ‘Pendula’, Weeping Kilmarnock Willow, 285lt grade at 2m

    SORBUS aria 45lt - April
    TILIA cordata Spring Glow 45lt - April

    SORBUS aria
    Whitebeam
    45lt grade at 2.5m

    TILIA cordata ‘Spring Glow’
    Golden Form Lime
    35/45lt grade at 2.5m

    Horizontal Spreading Elm - ULMUS glabra 'Horizontalis' 135-160lt - April
    ULMUS glabra 'Pendula' 135lt - April

    ULMUS glabra ‘Horizontalis’
    Spreading Elm
    135lt grade at 3m

    ULMUS glabra ‘Pendula’
    Weeping Elm
    135lt grade at 3m

    TILIA platyphyllos 80lt - April
    ULMUS hollandica 'Lobel' 80lt - April

    TILIA platyphyllos
    Large Leaf Lime
    80lt grade at 3.5m

    ULMUS hollandica ‘Lobel’
    Hardy Upright Elm
    80lt grade at 3.5m+

  5. Deep Scarlet – Claret Colour Trees…

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    FRAXINUS oxycarpa ‘Raywoodii’ – Claret Ash, looking majestic in this Wanaka avenue

    CERCIS canadensis Forest Pansy 35lt - March
    FRAXINUS excelsior 'Purple Spire' - Leaves - April
    FRAXINUS excelsior 'Purple Spire' - 25lt - April

    CERCIS canadensis ‘Forest Pansy’
    Redbud
    35lt grade at 2m+

    FRAXINUS excelsior ‘Purple Spire’
    Purple Ash – deep purple autumn colour

    FRAXINUS excelsior ‘Purple Spire’
    Purple Ash
    25lt grade at 2.2m+

    QUERCUS ellipsoidalis 45lt - April
    QUERCUS ellipsoidalis (leaf) - April

    QUERCUS ellipsoidalis
    Northern Pin Oak
    45lt grade at 2.5m+

    QUERCUS ellipsoidalis
    Northern Pin Oak – deep autumn colour

    FRAXINUS oxycarpa 'Raywoodii' 80lt, April
    PRUNUS cerasifera 'Thundercloud' 45lt - Jan
    ULMUS parvifolia 'Frontier' 45lt - April

    FRAXINUS oxycarpa ‘Raywoodii’
    Claret Ash
    80lt grade at 4m

    PRUNUS cerasifera ‘Thundercloud’
    Purple Leaf Plum
    35/45lt grade at 2.5m+

    ULMUS parvifolia ‘Frontier’
    Chinese Hybrid Elm
    45lt grade at 2.5-3m

  6. Amber – Tricolour Trees…

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    Stunning ACER palmatum – Japanese Maple in full autumn display in Arrowtown (selection of Maples and Larch displayed in background)

    ACER freemanii 'Jeffers Red' 45lt - April
    ACER platanoides 25lt - April
    ACER platanoides (autumn colour) - April

    ACER freemanii ‘Jeffers Red’
    Freemans Maple
    35/45lt grade at 2.5-3m

    ACER platanoides
    Norway Maple
    25lt grade at 2m+

    ACER platanoides
    Norway Maple – lovely autumn colour

    ACER palmatum 80lt - April

    ACER palmatum, Green Japanese Maple, 80lt grade at 3m

    LIQUIDAMBAR styraciflua Worplesdon 35lt - April
    PRUNUS Mountain Haze 45lt - April PRUNUS 'Mountain Haze' 45lt - April
    PRUNUS serruata 'Shiroate' 45lt - April

    LIQUIDAMBAR styraciflua ‘Worplesdon’
    Sweet Gum
    35/45lt grade at 2.5m+

    PRUNUS ‘Mountain Haze’
    White Cloud Blossom
    45lt grade at 2.5m+

    PRUNUS serrulata ‘Shirotae’
    Mt Fuji Cherry
    45lt grade at 2.5m+

    MALUS ioensis 'Plena' 35lt - March
    PRUNUS 'Mountain Haze' 45lt - April

    MALUS ioensis ‘Plena’
    Prairie Crabapple
    35lt grade at 2.2m+

    PRUNUS ‘Mountain Haze’
    White Cloud Blossom
    45lt grade at 2.5m+

    PRUNUS serrulata 'Tai Haku' 80lt - May

    PRUNUS serrulata ‘Tai Haku’Great White Cherry, 80lt grade at 3m+

    PRUNUS serrulata Ukon 45lt - April
    Prunus yedoensis 45lt - April
    PRUNUS yedoensis 'Perpendens' 135lt - April

    PRUNUS serrulata ‘Ukon’
    Great Flowering Cherry
    45lt grade at 2.5m+

    PRUNUS yedoensis
    Yoshino or Tokyo Cherry
    45lt grade at 2.5m+

    PRUNUS yedoensis ‘Perpendens’
    White Weeping Cherry
    135lt grade at 2.8m

    Ornamental Pear - PYRUS calleryana Aristocrat 35lt - April
    ULMUS parvifolia 'Frontier' - May
    ULMUS parvifolia 'Frontier' 45lt - April

    PYRUS calleryana ‘Aristocrat’
    Ornamental Pear
    35/45lt grade at 2.5m+

    ULMUS parvifolia ‘Frontier’
    Chinese Hybrid Elm – vibrant autumn colour

    ULMUS parvifolia ‘Frontier’
    Chinese Hybrid Elm
    45lt grade at 2.5-3m

    ZELKOVA serrata 45lt - April
    ZELKOVA serrata 300lt - April

    ZELKOVA serrata
    Japanese Elm
    45lt grade at 2.5m

    ZELKOVA serrata
    Japanese Elm
    300lt grade at 4m

  7. STUNNING Claret Ash – FRAXINUS oxycarpa ‘Raywoodii’

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    The Stunning Claret Ash trees are now starting to show off their lovely autumn colours. This is a very popular, well rounded tree that is well known for its striking autumn foliage and can be used to great effect in avenue plantings (as shown above in Central Otago). Is well suited to dry areas.

    Lovely grades available as below:

    FRAXINUS oxycarpa 'Raywoodii' 45lt, April

    FRAXINUS oxycarpa ‘Raywoodii’Claret Ash, 35/45lt container, 2.5-3m now

    FRAXINUS oxycarpa 'Raywoodii' 80lt, April

    FRAXINUS oxycarpa ‘Raywoodii’Claret Ash, 80lt container, 4m now

    Interesting FRAXINUS oxycarpa ‘Raywoodii’ Tree Facts….

    The Claret ash or Raywood ash is a cultivar of ash tree, a seedling variant of the Caucasian ash (Fraxinus angustifolia subsp. oxycarpa) – Wikipedia

    The original seedling was discovered near a group of assorted ash trees in Sewell’s nursery in the Mount Lofty Ranges in South Australia about 1910, and later grown at the nearby property Raywood (former home of the Downer family) – Wikipedia

  8. The ‘AUTUMN COLOUR KING’ – LIQUIDAMBAR sty. ‘Worplesdon’

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    The brilliant Liquidambar are now starting to show their fantastic autumn colour! These trees would have to earn the title of ‘Autumn Colour King’ Showing an array of autumn colour from golds through to deep scarlet – a real eye catcher! Also the ‘Worplesdon’ variety has lovely upright form and shown to be durable for wind over a variety of site conditions. A great tree for many projects!

    Great looking trees available now as follows:

    LIQUIDAMBAR styraciflua 'Worplesdon' 35lt - April

    LIQUIDAMBAR styraciflua ‘Worplesdon’American Sweet Gum, 35/45lt container, 2.5m now

    LIQUIDAMBAR styraciflua 'Worplesdon' 35lt - April

    LIQUIDAMBAR styraciflua ‘Worplesdon’, American Sweet Gum, 35/45lt container, 2.5m now

    LIQUIDAMBAR styraciflua 'Worplesdon' 80lt - March
    LIQUIDAMBAR styraciflua 'Worplesdon' 135lt - April

    LIQUIDAMBAR styraciflua ‘Worplesdon’, American Sweet Gum, 80lt container, 3-3.5m now (left) 135lt 4m+ (right)

     

    Interesting LIQUIDAMBAR styraciflua ‘Worplesdon’ Tree Facts….

    Commonly called Sweetgum – this name refers to the fragrant resin/sap that is produced by these trees. The foliage of a Liquidamber tree has a beautiful fragrance when close to or trimming”

    ​”Native to Eastern North America and  regions of Mexico and Central America”​

    “The Liquidambar – Sweet gum, is one of the most valuable forest trees in the south-eastern United States”

  9. LOVELY Norway Maple – ACER platanoides…

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    Norway Maples – Beautiful gold autumn colour shown magnificently in this photo in Queenstown this week…

    ​ACER platanoides are a lovely upright deciduous tree forming a rounded crown over time. A majestic tree well suited for group planting, avenues and specimen. Glorious gold-amber autumn colour early autumn.

    Lovely range of autumn colours through foliage…

    ACER platanoides (autumn colour) - April
    ACER platanoides (autumn colour) - April
    ACER platanoides (autumn colour) - April

    Trees looking good and available in a range of sizes now as follows:

    ACER platanoides 35lt - April

    ACER platanoidesNorway Maples, 35/45lt container, 2.5m+ now

    ACER platanoides PB28 - April
    ACER platanoides 25lt - April

    ACER platanoidesNorway Maples, PB28/14lt container 2-2.3m+ now (left) and 25lt container, 2.5m+ now (right)

     

    Interesting ACER platanoides, Norway Maple Tree Facts….

    “Norway maple is a deciduous broadleaf tree native to eastern, central & northern Europe, from France east to Russia” and was introduced to the UK in the 17th century”​

    “The Norway maple is adaptive to extremes in temperatures and soils. It grows well in sand and clay. Norway Maples do well in full sun and can withstand hot and dry conditions”

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