25x Tough as Nails - $5.99 each
Wondering what to plant in your dry, windswept, ghastly spot in the garden? Or, just looking for tough natives that are easycare and will look great as a hedge, shelter belt or screen in any challenging conditions? This is the pack for you. A mix of tough natives that will thrive in almost any conditions, will look great with minimal care and will withstand a battering from the elements.
- 5x Chatham Island Ake Ake - Olearia Traversii - is a very tough and hardy shrubby tree. Being part of the Olearia family Chatham Island Ake Ake is especially suited for a range of tough conditions such as coastal plantings, alpine situations and anywhere that experiences drought and strong wind. It has bright green leaves, with white underside. The new stems are also white giving the overall shrub a bright light colour. The foliage is tough and leathery, ideal for tolerating strong winds.
5x Pittosporum Tenuifolium - Kohuhu or Black Matipo - Fast growing and extremely adaptable shrub that is both ornamental and suitable for shelter hedging or feature. Good form, dense foliage and fragrant flowers make Pittosporums a well loved favorite. Adaptable to a wide range of soil and conditions. Mature height 3-5m (but clip at any height) Plant 80cm - 1m apart for hedging or 1.5-3m apart for shelter belt.
5x Needle Leaved Coprosma - Coprosma Rugosa - A tough colourful and interesting alpine shrub with very tangled orange-brown twiggy new growth. Bears blue berries attractive to birds. Can be clipped into an interesting hedge or allowed to grow freely will become a medium sized shrub. Mature Height 2m x Width 1.5m
5x Corokia Bronze Knight - Hardy shrub with dark green/bronze foliage, deepening in winter. Excellent as hedge or single plant in coastal, dry or frosty areas. Yellow starry flowers in summer and abundant red berries in autumn. Slender and compact. Hardy. Mature Height 2m x Width 2m
5x Ribbonwood - Plagianthus Regius - A tall growing column tree with strong upward growth. It has a light airey appearance and forms strong vertical structure. A 'must have' for establishing new native garden, extremely fast growing and particularly useful for quickly establishing shelter. Withstands strong winds, tolerates wide range of conditions. Ideal in shelter belt. Mature Height 10m
Suitable for Coastal, Alpine, or anything between. Dry, windy, hot, poor soil, these plants will take a beating! Note. All plants will need care when getting established, ie. they will need water and protection to establish, but once established they will be tough as nails!
These are our standard size in 7cm square pots.
See pictures of example plant next to ruler to get an idea of actual size.
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