What plant is native to New Zealand?

What plant is native to New Zealand?

About 10–15% of the total land area of New Zealand is covered with native flora, from tall kauri and kohekohe forests to rainforest dominated by rimu, beech, tawa, matai and rata; ferns and flax; dunelands with their spinifex and pingao; alpine and subalpine herb fields; and scrub and tussock.

What is the fastest growing native NZ tree?

The fastest growing plants are some species of bamboo, which can grow up to 91cm a day. But they can grow up to 40m high! We’ve decided on a loose shrubbery rather than a hedge to cut down on pruning.

How do you make a garden layout NZ?


  1. 1Draw a garden plan. Draw a rough plan of the area of the garden you want to redesign.
  2. 2Plan where your plants will go. After you’ve worked out which are the sunny and shady areas of your garden, you can then choose the right plants for those conditions.
  3. 3Check out what grows locally.
  4. 4Choose a garden type.

Is Lavender native to New Zealand?

Lavenders were among the earliest plants introduced to New Zealand by Europeans. The first commercial planting of any size occurred back in the 1970s. Today four dozen farms scattered throughout both islands produce lavender products commercially.

How can I figure out what kind of plant I have?

To identify a plant you simply need to simply snap a photo of the plant, and the app will tell you what it is in a matter of seconds! PlantSnap can currently recognize 90% of all known species of plants and trees, which covers most of the species you will encounter in every country on Earth.

How far apart should you plant native trees?

If you choose to include ground covers and native grasses in your planting, these should be planted 30cm apart. The goal of planting at this spacing is to create a canopy within a few years as the plants spread out.

What plant grows quickly for privacy?

Bamboo – A fast growing plant that makes a great privacy screen is bamboo.

How do I landscape my garden?

  1. Assess your site and your garden design.
  2. Decide whether to DIY or hire a garden landscaper.
  3. Clear the site.
  4. Level the ground.
  5. Select hard landscaping materials that will stand the test of time.
  6. Plan for wet ground and control damp.
  7. Plan your planting.
  8. Consider xeriscaping and your climate.

Are succulents native to NZ?

Although Australia can claim to have several hundred indigenous succulent species, New Zealand has only thirteen. Indeed, some authors believe that Disphyma australe is the only ‘real’ indigenous succulent in the country. Nine species are endemic, most, but not all of which are small, semi-aquatic Crassulas.

Are Pittosporum native to New Zealand?

Pittosporum eugenioides, common names lemonwood or tarata, is a species of New Zealand native evergreen tree. Growing to 12 m (39 ft) tall by 5 m (16 ft) broad, it is conical when young but more rounded in shape when mature.

What is the smallest native tree in NZ?

Brachyglotis repanda: Rangiora (Maori) – Bushman’s Friend. A small tree or tall shrub, it is native to New Zealand.

How do you plant native bush NZ?

Spot spraying planting spaces a few weeks beforehand is an option. The best time to plant is from May through to September although if you get heavy frosts, spring is better. New trees should be planted in moist (but not waterlogged) soil. Make sure the plants are kept cool and moist until you are ready to plant.