New Zealand Plant Species and Cultivars

Introducing a small selection of native species and cultivars that I and SO have photographed, mostly at Dunedin Botanic Garden unless otherwise stated. Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Tom Thumb', bred by a nurseryman at Clinton in South Otago. Makes a gorgeous garden plant. Its a small tree with dark purple foliage that's almost black. In the spring... Continue Reading →

Golden Kowhai Flowers, New Zealand

Yesterday we were at the Dunedin Botanic Garden and despite the grey day it was an amazing experience - there was lots of blossom from various trees and shrubs, and you wouldn't believe the scent - there was this lovely perfume everywhere we were walking. It was like heaven on earth! Today's post is about... Continue Reading →

Kowhai (NZ native, Sophora sp.), Dunedin Botanic Garden, New Zealand. 27 Aug 2017.

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