Alter-Natives Nursery & Landscaping Catalogue - with images

 
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Maori or Common name


Abutilon Cherry Red

Abutilons produce medium sized hanging flowers similar to hibiscus throughout most of the year. A dense small shrub when pruned regularly 1.5-2 m. Prefers a shelter under story position where this is shelter from frosts and wind. Suitable for conservatories

 

Chinese Lantern, Indian mallow

2 litre pot $8.50

Abutilon pure white

Abutilons produce medium sized hanging flowers similar to hibiscus throughout most of the year. A dense small shrub when pruned regularly 1.5-2 m. Prefers a shelter under story position where this is shelter from frosts and wind. Suitable for conservatories

 

Indian mallow, Chinese Lantern

2 litre pot $8.50

Abutilon Tangerine

Abutilons produce medium sized hanging flowers similar to hibiscus throughout most of the year. A dense small shrub when pruned regularly 1.5-2 m. Prefers a shelter under story position where this is shelter from frosts and wind. Suitable for conservatories

 

Flowering maple, Chinese Lantern

2 litre pot $8.50

Acacia Limelight

A shrub with lime green foliage which gracefully arches forming a rounded bush which is stunning in landscaping. A selected PVR plant from Australia.
This plant is a little costly due to the PVR and the difficulty in reproducing it. Once in the garden however it is a stunning landscape plant.

For a similar looking plant see Kunzea Little Fox.

 

Acacia Limelight

PB5 (3 litre bag) $17.00

Acacia melanoxylon

Acacia melanoxylon is an evergreen Tree growing to 30 m (98ft 5in) at a fast rate.A nitrogen fixer.It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers dry or moist soil. Self seeds readily.

 

Australian blackwood

0.5 litre pot $3.50

Acaena inermis purpurea

A tight, very low growing ground cover with small purple fern-like leaves. It prefers some moisture through summer so it looks good, though in humid conditions a little wind is good. Soil must be free draining. Attractive contrast in the garden. It flowers in spring, followed by seed heads in summer.

Piripiri

1 litre pot $4.50
2 litre pot $7.50

Acaena saccaticupula

A tight, very low growing ground cover with small tan/grey coloured fern-like leaves. Attractive contrast in the garden.

 

Piripiri

1 litre pot $4.50

Aceana microphylla

A tight, very low growing ground cover with small green fern-like leaves. Attractive contrast in the garden.

 

Piripiri

1 litre pot $4.00

Acer campbellii sub species sinense

A broadly spreading, deciduous, small tree (10-15m high) with large lobed leaves giving a subtropical appearance. New growth purplish. It is rare in NZ and well worth growing for those who like something different. It grows in mixed forests at altitudes of 1800-3700 meters in Bhutan, northern India, Myanmar, Nepal, Vietnam and southern China.

 

Maple, Chinese Maple

PB5 (3 litre bag) $8.50
PB8 (4.8 litre bag) $12.50

Acer davidii

David's maple is a broadly spreading, deciduous tree (10-15m high) in the 'snake bark' group of maples. It has vertical white stripes on green bark. Good autumn colour of red and orange in late May. Native to China.

 

Maple, David's Maple

PB5 (3 litre bag) $8.50
PB8 (4.8 litre bag) $12.50

Acer palmatum 'Dissectum'

A medium sized deciduous tree with lace-like palmate leaves and a drooping habit. Plant in full sun to part shade in well drained, fertile soil. 5M tall

 

Japanese Maple

PB5 (3 litre bag) $8.50
PB8 (4.8 litre bag) $12.50

Acer palmatum 'Okagami'

A medium sized deciduous tree with lovely red-purple leaves. Plant in full sun to part shade in well drained, fertile soil. 10M tall

 

red japanese maple, Maple

PB5 (3 litre bag) $8.50
PB8 (4.8 litre bag) $12.50

Acer pubinerve

A medium sized deciduous tree with broadly spreading branches with green branchlets and green palmate, serrated edged leaves. It is deciduous. Smooth dark grey bark. Native to South East China where it grows in lowland forests. Grows 10-15m high.

 

Maple, Mao Mai Feng Maple

PB5 (3 litre bag) $8.50
PB8 (4.8 litre bag) $12.50

Acer rubrum

Red maple is best known for its deep scarlet foliage in autumn. An excellent deciduous specimen tree. Plant in full sun to part shade. Prefers moist soil and will tolerate wet soil. 10-15M tall

 

American red maple, Maple

PB5 (3 litre bag) $8.50
PB8 (4.8 litre bag) $12.50

Acer saccharum

Sugar maple is best known for its bright fall foliage and for being the primary source of maple syrup. A deciduous tree normally reaching heights of 2535 m.

 

Maple, Sugar maple

PB5 (3 litre bag) $8.50
PB8 (4.8 litre bag) $12.50

Acer sinense

Acer campbellii var. Grows 3-5m.

 

Maple

PB5 (3 litre bag) $8.50
PB8 (4.8 litre bag) $12.50

Ackama rosaefolia

Naturally occuring from Kaitaia to Whangarei on stream banks and forest margins. Small bushy tree to 4m. Protect from wind and frost. Beautiful red under leaf, mass of cream flowers in spring.

Makamaka

1 litre pot $4.00
PB3 (1.8 litre bag) $6.50
PB5 (3 litre bag) $8.50
PB8 (4.8 litre bag) $11.00

Acorus gramineus 'Ogon'

Acorus gramineus Ogon has golden yellow varigations in the leaves. It spreads slowly by rhizome, creating a nearly-seamless groundcover where conditions are favourable, and it is frequently used around the edges of ponds and water gardens in moist or wet ground. 30cm high

 

Japanese Flat Rush, Rush

1 litre pot $5.00
2 litre pot $7.50

Acorus gramineus 'Variegata'

Acorus gramineus variegata has white varigations in the leaves. It spreads slowly by rhizome, creating a nearly-seamless groundcover where conditions are favourable, and it is frequently used around the edges of ponds and water gardens in moist or wet ground. 20cm high

 

Rush, Variegated Japanese Flat Rush

1 litre pot $5.00
2 litre pot $7.50

Agapanthus peter pan

Dwarf version with light blue flowers, growing 30 cm extremely hardy.

 

1 litre pot $6.50
2 litre pot $9.50

Agapanthus silver baby

White flowering dwarf variety, clumping 40-60cm. Hardy.

 

1 litre pot $6.50
2 litre pot $9.50

Agapanthus Streamline

Agapanthus originate from South Africa and are now popular garden plants. The are frost and drought tolerant.
Agapanthus will tolerate glyphosate herbicide sprayed over them which kills weeds coming up between them. This makes them great for the lazy gardener (or do I mean 'clever') who weed with herbicide.
Note: One species (a large one) is now a noxious weed in NZ and can not be grown or sold.

 

Agapanthus, Lily of the Nile

1 litre pot $6.50
2 litre pot $9.50

Agapanthus Tinkerbell

A small variegated form of agapanthus which does not become invasive (like the big form). grows to about 25cm high. It has clusters of pale blue flowers on tall stems in spring

 

Lily of the Nile

1 litre pot $6.50
2 litre pot $9.50

Agathis australis

A forest giant naturally occuring from Auckland and Thames northwards. Now being planted for Native Timber Forestry.

 

Kauri, Conifer

0.5 litre pot $5.00
1 litre pot $6.50
3 litre pot $10.50
4 litre pot $13.50
PB3 (1.8 litre bag) $8.50
PB8 (4.8 litre bag) $15.00
PB12 (7.2 litre bag) $20.00
PB18 (10.8 litre bag ) $30.00
PB28 (16.8 litre bag ) $40.00
PB40 (24 litre bag) $55.00

Agathis robusta

A large evergreen tree growing straight and tall to a height of 3050 m, with smooth, scaly bark. Found in the rain forests of eastern Queensland.

 

Kauri, Queensland Kauri

PB8 (4.8 litre bag) $13.50

Agave attenuata

Agave attenuata has a curved flower spike from which it derives one of its numerous common names - the foxtail agave. It is a popular garden plant. Unlike many agaves, A. attenuata has no teeth or terminal spines. A bold plant for rock gardens, particularly when planted with other succulents. It will grow to a diameter of 1m. Native to central Mexico.

 

Foxtail Agave, Succulent Plant

1 litre pot $5.50
2 litre pot $8.50
6 Litre pot $15.00
20 litre pot $40.00

Albizia julibrissin

A small deciduous tree growing to 516 m. Pink fluffy flowers are produced through summer attracting bees and butterflies. A great shade or specimen tree providing dappled light.

 

Pink silk tree

1 litre pot $6.50
2 litre pot $8.50
PB8 (4.8 litre bag) $12.50

Alchemilla mollis thriller

A clumping perenial. Good for border fronts. Cottage gardens. Edging for paths, or as ground cover.

 

Lady's mantle

1 litre pot $4.50

Alectryon excelsus

Tree 7-10m forming distinctive black seed partially covered with bright red flesh, usually in spring attracting birds. Occurs naturally around streams and lowlands. Excellent specimen/shade tree.

Titoki, NZ Ash

0.5 litre pot $4.00
1 litre pot $5.00
PB3 (1.8 litre bag) $6.50
PB5 (3 litre bag) $8.50
PB8 (4.8 litre bag) $11.00
PB12 (7.2 litre bag) $15.00
PB18 (10.8 litre bag ) $20.00
PB28 (16.8 litre bag ) $35.00

Allocasuarina verticulata

Endemic to Australia, sheoak roots are nitrogen fixing, together with their highly drought-adapted foliage, this enables sheoaks to thrive in very poor soil and semi-arid areas. However, sheoaks are much less bushfire-tolerant than eucalypts.

 

Sheoak

1 litre pot $5.00
PB5 (3 litre bag) $8.50

Almond 402

Large soft shelled Almond, Ripens in April, prolific producer. Good pollinator. Partially self- fertile

 

Almond

Bare Rooted $30.00 June only, pre ordered, contact staff
PB18 (10.8 litre bag ) $38.00

Almond IXL

Large nuts in April, a heavy cropper which is partially self fertile. Or pollinate with Mona Vale

 

Almond

Bare Rooted $30.00 June only, pre ordered, contact staff
PB18 (10.8 litre bag ) $38.00

Almond Mona Vale

This variety provides nuts in April. It is disease resistant and self fertile

 

Almond

Bare Rooted $30.00 June only, pre ordered, contact staff
PB18 (10.8 litre bag ) $38.00

Almond Self fertile

This variety is a prolific cropper and is self fertile.

 

Almond

Bare Rooted $30.00 June only, pre ordered, contact staff
PB18 (10.8 litre bag ) $38.00

Alnus cordata

A deciduous drought tolerant tree popular for horticultural shelterbelts as it trims well into a narrow tall hedge. It is nitrogen fixing and grows well in poor or difficult sites. Plant in full sun in free draining soil, dry soil ok. 20 x 10M

 

Italian Alder, Alder

PB5 (3 litre bag) $8.50
PB8 (4.8 litre bag) $12.50
PB12 (7.2 litre bag) $15.00
PB18 (10.8 litre bag ) $25.00
PB28 (16.8 litre bag ) $35.00

Alnus jorullensis

An evergreen/semi-evergreen alder that makes a good medium sized specimen tree. Its great for large hedges. Very fast growing. Plant in full sun in free draining soil. 20 x 10M

 

Mexican alder, Alder, Evergreen Alder

PB5 (3 litre bag) $8.50
PB8 (4.8 litre bag) $12.50
PB12 (7.2 litre bag) $15.00
PB18 (10.8 litre bag ) $25.00
PB28 (16.8 litre bag ) $35.00

Alnus rubra

Deciduous broad leaf, one of the largest Alders reaching 30m.The name derives from the bright rusty red color that develops in bruised or scraped bark. The bark is mottled, ashy-gray and smooth, often draped with moss.The leaves turn yellow in the autumn before falling. The male flowers are dangling reddish catkins.Alnus rubra is an important forestry tree. Its rapid growth makes it useful in covering disturbed land, such as mine spoils. Alder leaves, shed in the fall, decay readily to form a nitrogen-enriched humus. Alnus rubra are planted as ornamental trees and will do well in wet swales, riparian areas, or on stream banks. If used domestically they should be planted well away from drainpipes, sewage pipes, and water lines, as the roots may invade and clog the lines[citation needed]. Alnus rubra are known for growing easily in burned or destroyed land, and are used as "pioneering" or "reclamation" trees.

 

Alder, Red Alder

PB5 (3 litre bag) $8.50

Aloe arborescens

A sprawling multi-headed aloe heads which produce orange flowers on tall stems from each head. The whole plant will grow to about 2m high and about 2m wide in time. Similar to Aloe spinosissima which grows to 0.5m x 2m.

 

Aloe, Candelabra Aloe, Succulent Plant

7cm tube $5.00
1 litre pot $7.50
2 litre pot $9.50
6 Litre pot $15.00
20 litre pot $40.00

Aloe plicatilis

Fan Aloe has a corky barked trunk which is fire-resistant. Branches fork in pairs without a central leader. Masses of succulent, oblong, tongue-shaped leaves arranged in 2 opposite rows are fan-like. It is a stunning landscape plant suited to rock garden or a desert theme. Also looks great with other succulents such as Agave attenuata. Native to western South Africa.

 

Fan Aloe, Aloe, Succulent Plant

7cm tube $4.00
1 litre pot $7.50
2 litre pot $9.50
6 Litre pot $15.00
20 litre pot $40.00

Aloe polyphylla

Spiral Aloe grows low (30cm) with leaves in a very distinctive spiral shape. It does not seem to sucker or produce off-shoots, but can form small, dense clumps of seedlings. The fat, wide, serrated, gray-green leaves have sharp, dark leaf-tips. It has pink to red flowers in early summer. Native to Lesotho in Southern Africa.

 

Spiral Aloe, Aloe, Succulent Plant


Aloe spinosissima

A sprawling aloe which grows to about 50cm and can spread a few metres with pups (side shoots). removing the pups will make the parent plant larger. Spider aloe has small spikes on the succulent leaves. Erect stems with orange flowers in winter and early spring. Similar to Aloe arborescens which grows 2m x 2m.

 

Spider Aloe, Aloe, Succulent Plant

1 litre pot $7.50
2 litre pot $9.50
5 litre pot $15.00
20 litre pot $40.00

Aloe vera

Extracts from Aloe vera are widely used in the cosmetics and alternative medicine industries. Aloe vera is a stemless or very short-stemmed succulent plant growing to 60100 cm. Frost sensitive. Needing free draing,sandy loams.

 

1 litre pot $8.50
2 litre pot $12.50
3 litre pot $15.00

Anemanthele lessoniana

A medium sized grass forming bold clumps up to 80cm high. It's foilage, green/red and yellow is soft and waves in the wind.

Wind grass, Gossamer grass

0.5 litre pot $3.30
1 litre pot $4.00
2 litre pot $7.50

Apodasmia similis

Formerly known as Leptocarpus similis. A rush with joints along its leaves. Grows in salt marsh areas and sometimes in the back dunes in moist areas. It looks great in landscaping and is often used for traffic islands. Good for riparian planting.

 

Oioi, Jointed Rush

28 cell tray 0.4 litre $57.50
0.5 litre pot $3.50
1 litre pot $4.00
2 litre pot $7.50
3 litre pot $7.50

Apple - Ballarat

Great cooking apple. Ripens end April.

 

Apple

Bare Rooted $30.00 June only, pre ordered, contact staff
PB18 (10.8 litre bag ) $38.00

Apple - Braeburn

Medium size, mid season,scarlet striped over green. Excellent tangy flavour. Dessert apple.

 

Apple

Bare Rooted $30.00 June only, pre ordered, contact staff
PB18 (10.8 litre bag ) $38.00

Apple - Bramley seedling

A very good cooking apple. Bramley is a heritage apple of medium to large size. The fruit is round and has a distinctive conical shape. It has a firm, tart flesh with a good flavour and is sweet with plenty of juice. Keeps very well.

 

Apple

Bare Rooted $30.00 June only, pre ordered, contact staff
PB18 (10.8 litre bag ) $38.00

Apple - Fuji

A Japanese variety with large fruit with smooth red skin. The creamy white flesh is firm, juicy and sweet with a satisfying crunch when eaten fresh. Stores exceptionally well. Ripe March/April. Pollinate with Golden Delicious, Braeburn, Splendour or Granny Smith.

 

Apple

Bare Rooted $30.00 June only, pre ordered, contact staff
PB18 (10.8 litre bag ) $38.00

Apple - Gala

Crisp, crunchy, white juicy flesh that is aromatic and just tastes good Nice red blush to the yellow skin. Ripe in summer around February. Deciduous.

 

Apple


Apple - Galaxy

Rich red skin, mid to late season, high yield.

 

Apple

Bare Rooted $30.00 June only, pre ordered, contact staff
PB18 (10.8 litre bag ) $38.00

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