Native Garden Nursery
Main Road, Makaraka, Gisborne, Phone: 06 868 4483, Fax: 06 868 4458, Email: info@nativegarden.co.nz, Web: www.info@nativegarden.co.nz

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Native Garden Nursery supports Project Crimson in their efforts to preserve our Pohutukawa for future generations.

Shelter & Privacy Packs from Native Garden Nursery

Create privacy or an instant border using a mixture of fast growing trees. We tailor each pack according to your site, situation and needs. Any combination of the following can be used.

Botanical Name Common Name
Coastal
Frost Hardy
Wet Site
Coprosma repens, robusta Taupata/Karamu
Yes
Semi
Semi
Cordyline australis Cabbage Tree
Yes
Yes
Yes
Corokia buddleoides Korokio
Yes
Yes
No
Corynocarpus laevigatus Karaka
Yes
No
No
Dodonaea viscose green/purple Ake ake
Yes
Yes
No
Griselinea littoralis Broadleaf
Yes
Yes
No
Hebe stricta Koromiko
Yes
Yes
No
Hoheria populnea Lacebark
Yes
Yes
Semi
Leptospermum scoparium Manuka
No
Yes
Yes
Leptospermum scoparium roseum Manuka Pink
No
Yes
Semi
Lophomyrtus obcordata/bullata Rohutu/Ramarama
Yes
Yes
No
Myrsine australis Matipo
No
Yes
No
Melicope ternata Wharangi
Yes
No
No
Melicytus ramiflorus Whiteywood
Semi
Yes
Semi
Myoporum laetum Ngaio
Yes
Semi
No
Phormium cookianum & tenax Flax
Yes
Yes
Yes
Pittosporum crassifolium Karo
Yes
Yes
No
Pittosporum eugenoides, tenuifolium Lemonwood/Kohuhu
Yes
Yes
Semi
Plagianthus regius betulinus Ribbonwood
No
Yes
No
Podocarpus totara Totara
No
Yes
Yes

Shelter and privacy plants are grown in a PB2 or 1.5 litre bag — well hardened, strong trees from 30—70cm tall.

Any mix of the above – customised for your requirements – great value!
$5.50 per 1+
$4.75 per 25+
$4.25 per 100+

There is no need to specify tree varieties at the point of ordering, just fill in the order form with the quantity of trees required. Once we receive your order, we will contact you to discuss your site and confirm plant species.

Spacing for shelter and privacy plants

Shelterbelt planting: (large trees)

  • In single rows plant shelter trees 1 to 1.5m apart.
  • Space double rows 1.2m apart and plant the trees about 2m apart in the rows.
  • For multiple rows, space the rows about 1.5m apart and the trees 2.5-3m apart in the rows. Randomise the spacing of the trees in the rows and between the rows to achieve a more natural appearance.

Hedging (shrubs to be clipped or trimmed)

  • For large shrub-type plants, space 50cm – 1m apart (eg. Corokia)
  • For small shrub-type plants, space 30cm - 50cm apart (eg. Hebes etc)

Planting suggestions

  • Fence the area to be planted so stock are not able to damage the trees.
  • Clear weeds and grass from the area to be planted. For larger areas, spot spraying with a herbicide is the quickest method.
  • In very exposed areas we recommend erecting a fence height line of shelter cloth to allow plants to establish more quickly.
  • Remember, porosity is important as the aim is to form a wind filter rather than a wind block. A filter will minimise wind speeds creating more effective shelter on the lee of the shelter belt. A wind block will just change the course of the wind and dump it elsewhere.

After planting care

  • Keep plants clear of weeds for the first year or two.
  • If you are intending to trim your shelter trees, this is better done each year to achieve a desirable shape
  • An annual application of general fertiliser is recommended in the first few years

 

 

 

 


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