Flowers & Berries

Blossom and Berry Bearing Natives for the Birds and the Bees

In a world where bees are globally challenged for survival, we can do our part to ensure they have sufficient food for honey production, and in turn pollinate our vital commercial crops and our fruit producing orchards. Native blossoms are wonderful bee attractants and many New Zealand native trees, climbers, and shrubs have simply stunning and often fragrant flowers.

Similarly, many of our native trees produce wonderful fruit, seeds, and small berries which provide essential food for our native birds as they establish their flight paths. Choose from a broad range of beautiful fruit, seed, berry, and exquisite flowering natives to keep the birds and the bees in natural food, and your gardens and projects bright with enchanting colour.

Below are a range of native species from which to choose:

 

 

 

Fruits, Seeds and Berries

Baylisiana (Pennantia baylisiana )

Black Maire (Nestegis cunninghamii)

Coastal Maire (Nestegis apetala)

Coprosma spp (Coprosma robusta)

Elingamita (Elingamita johnsonii)

Ewekuri (Streblus banksii)

Houpara (Pseudopanax lessonii)

Kahikatea Dacrycarpus dacrydioides

Kamahi (Weinmannia racemosa)

Karaka (Corynocarpus laevigatus)

Karo and other Pittosporum spp (Pittosporum crassifolium)

Kohekohe (Dysoxylum spectabile)

Kowhai spp (Sophora spp)

Mahoe (Melicytus ramiflorus)

Makamaka (Ackama roseafolia)

Matipo (Myrsine australis)

Nikau (Rhopalostyllis sapida)

Oro oro (Nestegis montana)

Porokaiwhiri (Hedycarya arborea)

Puka (Meryta sinclairii)

Puriri (Vitex lucens)

Rewarewa (Knightia excelsa)

Taraire (Beilschmiedia tarairi)

Tawapou (Planchonella costata)

Tawhero (Weinmannia silvicola)

Ti Kouka (Cordyline australis)

Titoki (Alectryon excelsus)

Totara (Podocarpus totara)

Wharangi (Melicope turnata)

White Maire (Nestegis lanceolata)

Blossoms, Colour

Akiraho (Olearia paniculata) and other Olearia spp

Clematis spp (Paniculata puawhananga)

Corokia spp (Corokia virgata)

Houhere spp (Hoheria populnea)

Kakabeak (Clianthus puniceus)

Kamahi (Weinmannia racemosa)

Kanuka (Kunzea ericoides)

Karo (Pittosporum crassifolium)

Kowhai spp (Sophora spp)

Kotukutuku (Fuschia excorticata)

Makamaka (Ackama roseafolia)

Manuka spp (Leptospermum scoparium)

Nikau (Rhopalostylis sapida)

Pohutukawa (Metrosideros excelsa)

Puriri (Vitex lucens)

Rewarewa (Knightia excelsa)

Rata (Metrosideros robusta)

Tawhero (Weinmannia silvicola)

Tecomanthe (Tecomanthe speciosa)

Ti Kouka (Cordyline australis)