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Creative Concepts by Native Garden Nursery

"Pacifica"

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'Pacifica' uses lush foliage, bold textures and colours to create a uniquely New Zealand tropical feel. To have a truly subtropical garden, there are many limiting factors including location, rainfall and using more obscure plants.

However, using mainly New Zealand native species with perhaps some exotic plants suitable for your site, a 'Pacifica' atmosphere can be created.

Mature nikau palms may not be suitable for you, so they can be replaced with an exotic palm or another tree altogether. A very frosty location may not be suitable for this look, as some of the larger-leaved plants can be tender.

'Pacifica' conjures up thoughts of balmy summer evenings and strolls in the moonlight. A 'Pacifica' garden near the barbeque or pool would create a wonderful atmosphere.

Paths laid with shells or edged with wood, small piles of stones, pots, bold sculpture or carvings and lighting would enhance this area.

Enjoy creating 'Pacifica' in your garden.
 

Plant Suggestions for ‘Pacifica’ gardens
  Botanical Name Common Name
1
  Rhopalostylis sapida Nikau
2
  Alectryon excelsa Titoki
3
  Pseudopanax spp Fivefinger
4
  Hoheria Lacebark
5
  Metrosideros excelsa Pohutukawa
6
  Clianthus maximus Kakabeak Red
7
  Phormium tenax NZ Flax
8
  Macropiper excelsa or Macropiper melchoir Kawakawa / Three Kings Kawakawa
9
  Aristotelia serrata Wineberry
10
  Entelea arborescens Whau
11
  Clianthus maximus Kakabeak Red
12
  Caldcluvia rosifolia Makamaka
13
  Meryta sinclairii Puka
14
  Astelia chatamica Silver Spear
15
  Hebe speciosa/blue or La Seduisante  
16
  Cordyline australis Cabbage Tree
17
  Hebe speciosa/blue or La Seduisante  
18
  Chionochloa flavicans Snow Tussock
19
  Coprosma taiko Prostrate Coprosma
20
  Phormium cookianum Mountain Flax
21
  Coprosma Karo Red or Middlemore  
22
  Pachystegia insignis Marlborough Daisy
23
  Arthropodium or Dianella nigra Renga Renga Lily / Turutu NZ Blueberry
24
  Uncinia rubra Red Hook Grass
25
  Hibiscus diversifolius or trionum North Cape Hibiscus / NZ Hibiscus Puarangi
26
  Hebe Wiri Mist  
27
  Haloragis erects Bronze Toatoa
28
  Myosotifium hortensa Chatham Island Forget-Me-Not
29
  Pimelea prostrate Blue NZ Daphne

By no means limit yourself to the plants suggested. Substitute as appropriate for your site and situation.

 

 


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