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Griselinia lucida
Akapuka
This shrub is generally an epiphyte in the wild but grows well in the usual garden situation. Will stand having very restricted roots so is suitable for narrow planters & tubs where soil can get very dry. Leaves are large and shiny green making a bold effect in the garden. Sun or shade. Damaged by heavy frosts. Good coastal plant.

Full sun Filtered sun Frost tolerant Dry & free draining soil Normal soil moisture conditions Wind tolerent - non coastal Tolerates coastal exposure - symbol key

Metrosideros albiflora
Akatea
A woody climber with large white flowers. Found mainly in the northern kauri forests. Spring flowering.

Filtered sun Frost tolerant Dry & free draining soil Normal soil moisture conditions - symbol key

Dodonea viscosa
Akeake
A small hardy tree which withstands coastal winds and dry conditions. Useful for shelter, to provide quick shade for other plants and to stabilize erosion prone slopes, including dunes. Attractive papery seed capsules.

Full sun Frost hardy Dry & free draining soil Normal soil moisture conditions Wind tolerent - non coastal Tolerates coastal exposure - symbol key

Olearia paniculata
Akiraho
A rounded small tree with yellowish-green wavy leaves. Fragrant flowers are borne in autumn. A good shelter and hedge plant. Hardy and tolerant of coastal conditions.

Full sun Filtered sun Frost hardy Dry & free draining soil Normal soil moisture conditions Wind tolerent - non coastal Tolerates coastal exposure - symbol key

Acaena caesiiglauca
Bidi Bidi
The species selected for cultivation are the less vigorous members of the family and do not "get out of hand". These plants grow in most places and do well in gravel and shingle. Colours are best in full sun

Full sun Frost hardy Normal soil moisture conditions Wind tolerent - non coastal - symbol key

Acaena inermis Purpurea
Bidi Bidi
Deep blue leaves intensifying in colour when in a summy position. Looks great when contrasted with white tiles in pots or as an edging.

Full sun Frost hardy Normal soil moisture conditions Wind tolerent - non coastal - symbol key

Acaena microphylla
Bidi Bidi
Green leaves and bright red seed heads. Also a red-leaved selection.

Full sun Frost hardy Normal soil moisture conditions Wind tolerent - non coastal - symbol key

Nothofagus solandrii
Black Beech
Smaller leaves than the other beeches. Attractive in flower.

Full sun Filtered sun Frost hardy Wet, poor draining soil - symbol key

Wahlenbergia gracilis
Bluebell
Small slender perennial plant with sky blue flowers produced in profusion over the summer months. Plant in sun or semi-shade in well drained soils. Is more compact in poorer soils. Cut back to retain compact growth. Short lived but self seeds

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Machaerina sinclairii
Broad Leaved Sedge
A sedge with shiny green pendulant leaves up to one metre long. Handsome rusty-brown flower heads are borne on long stems above the leaf clump in summer. Leaves reach best size when grown in a shaded damp place. Often seen on cliffs where there is constant water seepage. Attractive alongside pools.

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