Landscaping with NZ Native Trees and exotics

We will be planting several sloped areas with natives and so I am working out which plants I want where. I want to hold up the clay slope, attract bees and provide colour and texture.
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tree fern the fastest growing new zealand tree fern  http://www.nzplantpics.com/pics_ferns/dicksonia_squarrosa_small_01.jpg

tree fern the fastest growing new zealand tree fern http://www.nzplantpics.com/pics_ferns/dicksonia_squarrosa_small_01.jpg

manuka tree | Manuka, the tree by ~silverfernn on deviantART

manuka tree | Manuka, the tree by ~silverfernn on deviantART

Cabbage trees and Dr Seuss seem to go together.  They are the kind of trees the Lorax would speak for...

Cabbage trees and Dr Seuss seem to go together. They are the kind of trees the Lorax would speak for...

Lancewood, or horoeka, is a unique, small tree with lance-like foliage that changes dramatically as the tree matures. In fact, young trees are so different from adults that early botanists believed they were different species. Juveniles have a very straight and thin trunk without branches and a cluster of long, narrow, deflexed leaves at the top. Adult leaves are less than half the length of the juvenile’s leaves and twice the width, and they form a rounded crown at the top of the tree.

Lancewood, or horoeka, is a unique, small tree with lance-like foliage that changes dramatically as the tree matures. In fact, young trees are so different from adults that early botanists believed they were different species. Juveniles have a very straight and thin trunk without branches and a cluster of long, narrow, deflexed leaves at the top. Adult leaves are less than half the length of the juvenile’s leaves and twice the width, and they form a rounded crown at the top of the tree.

Myoporum laetum  ngaio   (NZ) Ngaio is principally a coastline plant, where it can often dominate coastline vegetation.

Myoporum laetum ngaio (NZ) Ngaio is principally a coastline plant, where it can often dominate coastline vegetation.

Who can resist puka trees.  They have leaves a big as dinner plates and look so fabulously odd!

Who can resist puka trees. They have leaves a big as dinner plates and look so fabulously odd!

Griselinia littoralis - broadleaf; H to 15m

Griselinia littoralis - broadleaf; H to 15m

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