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Riparian Planting Programme

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council has a selection of native plants for sale. These have been sourced specifically for riparian planting of fenced off waterways on farms. We will have a limited number of plants available for the 2017 planting season.

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2017 Riparian planting programme Brochure

Planting Guide:

A detailed riparian planting guide is available online here or by contacting a HBRC land management advisor. It contains advice about siting, planting and management of plants for local conditions.

Plant Supply:

Priority will be given for plant orders in the Tukituki catchment. All other orders are on a first in, first served basis. All plants are PB3 grade or equivalent.​

Plant Storage:

Ensure the planting site is fenced and prepared prior to collection. If you are not planting straight away, make sure you have a suitable place to store them out of direct sunlight and water plants regularly.

Plant Pick-Up:

Plants will be available for pick-up in the second week of June at our Waipukurau and Napier plant distribution sites.

Land Management team:

Maddy McLean - 027 398 0715  maddy.mclean@hbrc.govt.nz

Paul Train - 027 533 2539  paul.train@hbrc.govt.nz

Erica Smith - 027 311 1050  erica.smith@hbrc.govt.nz

Warwick Hesketh - 027 496 6289 warwick@hbrc.govt.nz

Brendan Powell - 027 542 6613 brendan@hbrc.govt.nz

Hoheria sextylsoa – COMMON NAME – Lacebark – Price - $2.70 - Prefers wet soil and open sunlight, frost hardy. Bee-attracting, flowers March- June Sophora tetraptera - COMMON NAME - Kowhai - PRICE - $3.00 - Tolerant of a wide range of conditions. Significant yellow flower. Semi deciduous. Flowers attract tuis and bellbirds. 8m x 4m.​ Pseudopanax arboreus - COMMON NAME - Five Finger - PRICE - $3.50 - Shrub suitable to shaded conditions in the understorey. Frost tender. Winter flowering so great for bee nutrition. 6m x 2m. Podocarpus totara - COMMON NAME - Totara - PRICE - $3.50 - Hardy tree with red durable timber suitable for harvesting. Berries great for birds. 20m x 5m. Pittosporum tenuifolium - COMMON NAME - Kohuhu - PRICE - $3.00 - Very hardy & widespread small tree. Suitable for mid to upper banks. Good for bees. 6m x 3m. Pittosporum ralphii - COMMON NAME - Ralph's Karo - PRICE - $3.00 - Good shelter tree with silvery coloured leaves. Fast growing and very hardy to dry sites. Good for bees. 4m x 3m. Pittosporum eugenioides - COMMON NAME - Lemonwood - PRICE - $3.00 - Hardy shrub, crushed leaves emit lemon scent. Plant on the mid to upper banks. Good for bees. 9m x 4m at maturity. Phormium tenax - COMMON NAME - Swamp Flax - PRICE - $2.00 - Suitable to a range of conditions, wet to dry. Good shelter plant. Flower spikes provide nectar to tui & bellbird. Good for bees. Leaves used in weaving. 2m x 2m. Phormium cookianum - COMMON NAME - Mountain Flax - PRICE - $2.00 - Suitable to a range of conditions, wet to dry. Smaller than tenax with drooping foliage. Flower spikes provide nectar to tui & bellbird. Good for bees. 1.5m x1.5m Leptospermum scoparium - COMMON NAME - Manuka - PRICE - $2.20 - Great revegetation plant. Hardy and tolerant of wet to dry sites. Great for bees. 4m x 1.5m Kunzea ericoides - COMMON NAME - Kanuka - PRICE - $2.20 - Great revegetation plant. Likes dry conditions. Has fine foliage & white flowers that are attractive to bees. 8m x 3m. Hebe stricta - COMMON NAME - Koromiko - PRICE - $2.30 - Fast growing shrub suitable to open sunny sites. White flowers attractive to bees. 1.5m x 1.5m. Dacrycarpus dacrydioides - COMMON NAME - Kahikatea - PRICE - $3.00 - Tall tree that grows well in swampy sites but will also grow in dry. Fruit attracts birds. 40m x 4m Austroderia fulvida - COMMON NAME - Toe Toe - PRICE - $2.00 - Fast growing, tolerates strong winds & damp conditions. Flowers October-December. Colonises steep banks. 1.5m x 1.5m. Cordyline australis - COMMON NAME - Cabbage Tree - PRICE - $2.50 - Suitable to a range of conditions. Effective planted in groups. Attracts birds & bees. 10m x 3m. Coprosma robusta - COMMON NAME - Karamu - PRICE - $2.30 - Good regeneration species, very hardy shrub tolerates wet, dry, cold and wind. Red berries bird attracting. 2m X 1.5m Carex Secta - COMMON NAME - Purei - PRICE - $2.00 - Fast growing sedge suitable for the wetter areas near the watercourse. Can tolerate flooding. 0.5-1m spacings.

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