pittosporum_crassifolium - Karo. A very tough Pittosporum shrub or small tree often used as coastal shelter. The leathery leaves are white and felted beneath. Dark red flowers in spring and summer are richly scented. Grows 3 to 6m tall.
Dicksonia squarrosa New Zealand wheki tree fern. The fastest-growing New Zealand tree fern, reaching 2-6m quite quickly. Short fronds to 1.5m long. Perhaps the most adaptable New Zealand tree fern, withstanding some wind if kept moist.
Pittosporum tenuifolium Kohuhu. Another fast-growing Pittosporum found throughout New Zealand forming colonies of small trees in a wide range of conditions. An adaptable garden plant for shelter or hedging. Kohuhu will regenerate from hard pruning and maintains a more compact form when clipped
Cyathea dealbata - Silver Fern Silver Tree Fern, ponga. New Zealand's National Emblem. The silver fern leaf has distinctive silver undersides. Can reach 10m tall. Fronds 2-4m in length. Shelter, semi-shade and moist soil best suit this tree fern.
cyathea_medullaris - Black Tree Fern, mamaku, black ponga. The tallest and most common New Zealand tree fern. Grows 5-15m tall. The fern leaf has jet-black stems reaching up to 5m long. Tolerates a sunny site if sheltered.