Category: Tree information

An evergreen tree that Tuis love!

I would like to introduce you to the Coast Banksia (Banksia integrifolia).   A small, upright Coast banksia.  The flowers look like candles surrounded by dark green foliage.  A very pretty small tree, but be aware they will eventually grow into a large tree.  A qualified arborist (tree surgeon) will be able to keep the […]

A beautiful native tree to attract Tui

The best and most popular native tree for attracting tuis is the Kowhai (Sophora tetraptera).  It is easy to see why – have a look at the photos below.   The Kowhai’s trunks and main structural branches usually grow in a broad vase shape.  This makes it very easy for a qualified arborist (tree surgeon) […]

Want to attract Tui into your garden?

Native to New Zealand, tui are a very beautiful bird. At first glance they appear black, but they are actually a shining metallic green with blue & purple reflections. The reflected colour of the feathers changes with the angle of the light. The best known visual feature of the tui is the very distinctive white […]