Tree Types

Camellia (Hiryu)

Camellia 'Hiryu' produces good-sized, bright pink to deep rosy red flowers during mid March to early June. Slow growing, upright to spreading shrub or small tree with age. Oval, glossy leaves and profuse winter to spring blooming flowers in milder climates.


Grows up to 1.5m
Suitable for planting throughout NZ in both container or garden settings


Cranberry  (Tazi Berry)

Cranberries are a group of evergreen dwarf shrubs and trailing vines.  The flowers are dark pink with a very distinctive petal.  Pollinated by bees, Cranberry fruit is often larger than the leaves on the plant itself. Initially the fruit is white but it will turn deep red with ripening.  Edible with an acidic taste.

Grows up to 1m
Suitable for planting throughout NZ in both container or garden settings.


Feijoa (Sellowiana)

The Feijoa is an evergreen shrub which originates from South America. It is both a useful landscape ornamental plant with its showy flowers against its grey/green foliage and provides fantastic fruit for eating.

Grows up to 3m
Suitable for planting throughout NZ in both container or garden settings.


Gardenia (Florida / Four Seasons / Professor Pucci)

Gardenia is one of the most popular varieties of evergreen shrubs.  Deep glossy green leaves and wonderful creamy white fragrant double flowers. The Gardenia prefers warmer climates and dislikes the cold and frost.

Grows up to 1.5m
Suitable for planting in warmer parts of NZ in both container or garden settings


Kowhai (Dragon's Gold)

Kowhai Dragon’s Gold is famous for its beautiful brilliant yellow racemes of nectar-rich flowers, which appear in early spring.  They are a favourite food for NZ native birds such as the Tui and Wood Pigeon. Kowhai is an evergreen variety producing greenish yellow leaves over a long period from winter until mid spring.

Grows up to 1.5m
Suitable for planting throughout NZ in both container or garden settings


Lemon (Meyer)

The Meyer Lemon is one of the easiest and most reliable fruiting lemons for NZ gardens. The clean, dark green foliage forms a medium sized plant with waxy white fragrant flowers which appear in spring, summer and autumn. 

Grows up to 1.5m 
Suitable for planting throughout NZ in both container or garden settings.


Lime (Tahitian & Bearss)

Lime trees are vigorous trees with bold dark green leaves which are slightly serrated at the edges. The fruit are small to medium in size, with thin skin turning a pale yellow at maturity. The Lime's flesh is wonderfully juicy and is without seed. Fruit ripens in winter and is a fabulous addition to any garden. Tree Gifts NZ sends both Tahitian and Bearss Lime dependent on season.

Grows up to 1.5m 
Suitable for planting throughout NZ in both container or garden settings.


Magnolia Figo (Port Wine)

Magnolias are evergreen and one of the first trees to lift the veil of winter, their fresh and vibrant flowers gracing bare branches in spring. Flowering early in the season, with their thick, waxy petals forming goblets on bare branches, a mature magnolia in full bloom is a breathtaking sight.  Other varieties such as Mixed Up Miss are often available in our large planter tree gift boxes.

Grows 5m +
Suitable for planting throughout NZ in garden settings.


Mexican Orange Blossom  (Choiysa Ternata)

Over spring and into summer the evergreen Mexican Orange Blossom makes a beautiful show. It is a shrub from the temperate areas of Mexico with glossy dark green leaves and clusters of white flowers that have the fragrance of orange. 

Grows up to 1.5m, can be pruned to keep smaller
Suitable for planting throughout NZ in both container or garden settings


Olive (Olea)

To be admired for its soft grey-green foliage, blending well with other colours in the garden. The attractive smooth grey trunks and branches take on a gnarled, twisted look when this tree reaches maturity. The Olive is not only grown for its beauty but also for its very distinctive culinary fruit and oil. Olive trees prefer full sun and do not tolerate cold winters or having "wet feet".

Grows up to 1.5m 
Suitable for planting throughout NZ in both container or garden settings.


Orange (Various)

Orange trees thrive in warmer weather and dislike frosts.  Along with the delicious and generous fruit that orange trees provide, their fragrant blooms are intoxicating.  Varieties change throughout the season.

Grows up to 1.5m 
Suitable for planting in warmer areas of NZ in both container or garden settings.


Pohutukawa (Metrosiderous Mistral & Maori Princess)

The magnificent NZ native Pohutukawa is also fondly known to many as NZ's own Christmas Tree,  due to making a beautiful showing of red flowers in the December - January period.  With dark bold grey leaves and bright crimson flowers the Pohutukawa in full bloom is a sight to behold. 

Grows up to 10m+
Suitable for coastal regions of NZ in the North Island or top of the South Island.


Rhododendron (Various)

With spectacular clusters of bell shaped flowers in spring-time and evergreen leaves year round, Rhododendrons grow well in containers or under tree canopy in larger garden settings.

Grows up to 1.5m, can be pruned to keep smaller
Suitable for planting throughout NZ in both container or garden settings.


Tea Tree (Leptospermum )

Originating in New Zealand the Tea Tree is a compact shrub with an abundance of double rose-red flowers with redish-green leaves. Growing quickly it enjoys partial to full sun in a range of soils from acid to neutral. Also known as the NZ Native Manuka.

Growing up to 1m
Suitbale for planting throughout New Zealand in both container and garden settings



Totara (Podocarpus)

The Totara tree is one of the majestic forest canopy trees. The leaves are 2.5cm long, narrow at both ends and are dull brownish green.  Tree gifts stock both Golden and Green Totara depending upon seasonal availability.

Growing up to 10m
Suitable for planting throughout NZ in larger garden and rural settings   

 
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