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Kahikatea NZ Nurseries

Kahikatea Tree

The Tallest Tree in New Zealand Kahikatea is New Zealand’s tallest indigenous tree, growing up to 80m tall. The current tallest tree is in Taranaki, at around 58m. Once the dominant tree in New Zealand swamps, its roots adapted to provide stability and reinforce the trees straight trunk. Today, kahikatea grows most commonly throughout New …

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red and white Manuka

Manuka Tree

World Famous in New Zealand However, it is also a fantastic tree for forest regeneration. It’s one of the first trees to re-establish itself in deforested areas, with its taller cousin Kanuka usually establishing itself under the protective Manuka canopy before poking through and establishing a new forest height. The Manuka is lovely in flower, …

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Ake Ake Statue NZ Nurseries

Ake Ake Tree

The Strong Tree Ake ake (Dodonaviea scosa) is an attractive and fast-growing shrub or small tree, with particularly hard wood that is prized by Māori for making taiaha and other weapons and tools. Ake ake is native to New Zealand, however is also found throughout the world. This resource has been created to help you …

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Kanuka NZ Nurseries

Kanuka Tree

Regeneration Kānuka is like Mānuka’s little brother and also one of New Zealand’s best kept secrets. Kānuka grows prolifically throughout both islands of Aotearoa New Zealand and is being recognised more for its medicinal and environmental uses. Kānuka is at the frontier of native regeneration and even acts as a nursery for other trees and …

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Kowhai Tree

The vibrant and multi purpose Kōwhai tree is a national treasure of New Zealand. There is something truly magical about seeing them in full yellow bloom surrounding peaceful spaces throughout New Zealand. Growing a Kōwhai also helps to support the native bird pollution by increasing their food sources. This resource has been created to help …

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