Browse our range of 280 New Zealand native plants

Schefflera digitata  Pate -2

Schefflera digitata Pate, Seven Finger

Prefers damp, shady parts of the forest and is common along stream banks and on shady forest roadsides.

Scleranthus

Scleranthus Biflorus Cushion Plant

Moss-like cushion forming groundcover

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Selliera radicans Groundcover found throughout New Zealand in damp areas.

Grows in sun or light shade but best with some moisture. Attractive white flowers.

Solanum aviculare var. aviculare Poroporo

Fleshy shrub to 3m tall bearing dark green thin narrow leaves and large purple flowers and orange fruit, which is edible ONLY when ripe. Fast-growing tolerates shade, semi-shade or sun in a range of soils. Threatened plant.

Solanum Laciniatum

Solanum laciniatum Poroporo

Three Kings Island Poroporo - fast growing shrub with purple flowers

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Sophora 'Dragon's Gold' Early flowering, low - spreading Kowhai.

Grows 1.5m high suitable for growing in containers, requires good drainage.

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Sophora chathamica Kowhai

Beautiful coastal tree growing 10-15 m tall, with one or more trunks. Branches spreading to upright with moderate to dense and overlapping leaflets. Primarily a species of coastal forest, often on cliff faces or banks overlooking estuarine rivers or inlets. Occasionally found in swamp forest. Distinguished from all other Kowhai species by the absence of a divaricating/filiramulate juvenile stage.

Sophora Microphylla

Sophora microphylla Kowhai, Weeping Kowhai

Sophora Prostrata

Sophora prostrata Prostrate kowhai

Divaricating shrub gowing 2-3m high found Hamner Springs.

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Sophora tetraptera Kowhai

Found naturally in the North island along riverbanks and forest margins from East Cape to Ruahine Range. Slightly larger leaf than S.chathamica and dosn't have a divaricting juvenile stage.

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Streblus banksii Coastal milk tree

Found from Mangonui to Marlborough. Attractive coastal tree growing up to 12m high with light green oval leaves.

Streblus smithii  Three Kings milk tree

Streblus smithii Three Kings milk tree

A very rare tree found only on the Three Kings Islands.

tecomanthe

Tecomanthe speciosa Three Kings Island climber

Only one plant of this species is known in the wild. A vigorous twining woody climber with large tropical-like leaves.

Tetragonia Implexicoma

Tetragonia implexicoma Native spinach

Benmore-Todea-barbara

Todea barbara Found on off-shore islands and north of Bay of Islands.

Attractive fern unfortunately becoming very rare due to forestry and development. Tolerates quite dry conditions.

Uncinia uncinata hook sedge

Uncinia uncinata Hook sedge

This hook sedge is variable in colour ranging from dark green when grown in shade to reddish brown.

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Vitex lucens Puriri

One of our large forest trees found from Mahia Peninsula and Taranaki northwards. Clusters of red fruit appealing to wood pigeon follow pinkish red flowers.

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Weinmannia racemosa Kamahi

A small tree found lowland forests throughout New Zealand. Slow growing but ideal for garden situations producing attractive inflorescent red berries.

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Weinmannia silvicola Towai

Distribution is from Mangonui to the Bay of Plenty. Towai is not as tall growing as kamahi, it has different foliage but flowers are similar.

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Xeronema callistemon Poor Knights lily

Confined to Poor Knights and Hen and Chicken island. Flax-like leaves and stunning red bottlebrush-like flowers through spring. Ideal for containers as it like to be rootbound.