NZ native plant architecture

Astelia chathamica ‘silver spear’
Sophora tetraptera – Kowhai
Euphorbia Glauca

muehlenbeckia astoniiClematis paniculata
Rhopalostylis – Nikau Palm
Poor Knights lily
myrsine divericata – weeping mapou

New Zealand native plants are beautifully architectural. Strapped leaves, tangled divaricating branches and powerful colours all contribute to a strong structure in the garden. This spring our Poor Knights lily has dared to throw forth a bloom, and the native clematis and kowhai are proud to show off their seasonal display. I love how the rain hangs like diamonds from the muehlenbekia as the new leaves emerge.

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