Trees for urban gardens
If you are looking for that perfect tree for that particular space in your garden, come and visit the Urban Tree Collection. Even if you have a small garden you can find ideas here for a beautiful tree that will grow to a manageable size with root systems that are not too vigorous or invasive. The collection includes natives and exotics all with a certain special something whether flowers, fruit or foliage e.g. kowhai, coastal maire, michelia, persimmon, olives, cherries, weeping maples and the wonderfully named Dracaena draco or dragon’s blood tree.
A special tree can form the bones around which you can build a garden. The Urban Tree Collection also demonstrates a diverse range of groundcover including clivias, bromeliads, ligularias, grevilleas and arthropodiums. These plants are low maintenance, suited to the Auckland environment, and can be planted both under the trees and out in the open. Visit through-out the seasons to observe how the trees and understory plantings change over the year and use what you see to plan your garden.
For more information about choosing, planting and maintaining a healthy tree please contact us or come by for one of our Drop n Learn sessions - we list all upcoming events on our events calendar.