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Deciduous species A-F A-F
Acer capilles Probably Acer capilles. 2 April 2006, in the front garden area between the studio and highway. Bought from the Maple Glen nursery.
Acer circinatum x palmatum Acer circinatum x palmatum Acer circinatum x palmatum, 18 Nov 2005, in the cabin garden. Much healthier than either parent on this property. Colours well in sheltered spots (one near studio on 14 May 2006 at near left).
Acer davidii Acer davidii? 30 May 2006, close to the cabin. Grown from seed collected from a tree outside of Queenstown PO.
Acer ginnala Acer ginnala, 9 April 2006. Slow to establish.
Acer hyracanum Acer hyracanum, 18 March 2006.
Acer macrophyllum Acer macrophyllum Acer macrophyllum 1 April 2006 & 29 Oct 2005. Needs good shelter ... some years away.
Acer platanoides Acer platanoides Acer platanoides colouring beautifully, 2 April 2006.
Acer platanoides Acer platanoides, May 2005. Most Norway maples on this property have been grown from seed sourced in Gore. Variable in colour, this one is the best.
Acer pseudoplatanus Acer pseudoplatanus Far left: Acer pseudoplatanus - one of 4 grafted with scion wood from a tree in Dolomore Park (near Gore) that colours bright orange. The trees here have so far only managed a good yellow with a flush of orange. Acacia melanoxylon are close behind. Sycamores are confined to areas where their prolific self seeding shouldn't be a problem ... the gorse block and this gully which is destined to be filled with & surrounded by large dense foliaged trees (like Nothofagus fusca, N. procera, Quercus ellipsoidalis, Acer saccharum, A. platanoides, A. rubrum, & Douglas fir).
Left: 24 April 2006. More red showing in this grafted sycamore this year.
Acer pseudoplatanus Acer pseudoplatanus Far left: Sycamore at left showing fine orange Spring foliage, 22 Oct 2005. This was a Queenstown sourced seedling.
Left: The Dolomore Park sycamore with good orange autumn colour - the source of scions for grafting the trees mentioned above.
Far Left: Acer rubrum "Autumn Glory" beside the big pond, April 2004.
Left: Acer rubrum "Autumn Glory" glowing on a dull day, 1 May 2006.
Far Left: Acer rubrum "Autumn Glory" below front gate, May 2005.
Left: Acer rubrum "Autumn Glory" in Spring foliage, 20 Nov 2005.
Far Left: Acer rubrum "Autumn Glory" near cabin, May 2005.
Left: Acer rubrum - one of the "selected" trees acquired from Appleton's Nursery a couple of years ago. Nearly all colour this well. 14 April 2005. A few have died during winter - soil diseases in wet clay soil I suspect.
Far Left: Acer rubrum, grown from imported seed, with Pseudotsuga menziesii behind. 20 March 2006.
Left: Acer rubrum seedling from Appleton's Nursery, 27 May 2006. Another "Selected" specimen. The first specimen of Pinus radiata planted on this property rises in the background.
Far Left: 2 Nov 2005: the only Acer rubrum seedling (FW Schumacher Co) that thrives close to water.
Left: Acer rubrum "Autumn Glory" flowers, 14 Sept 2005
Acer rubrum in a mid western gully, 2 April 2006.
Far Left: Acer saccharum (poss ssp nigrum), 2004. This one suffered some dieback after a particularly cool and wet summer.
Left: Acer saccharum in the nursery 18 March 2006.
Acer saccharum in a relatively sheltered gully, 18 April 2006 (far left) and May 2005 (left). This is the famous N.American sugar maple. In July 2005 TV1 news reported that a grower near Nelson has successfully tapped these trees for quality syrup after 20yrs, so it should eventually be possible here too, but as the trees are slower growing in this climate they may have to be at least 30yrs old.
Far Left: Acer saccharum, 18 April 2005. Near cabin, sheltered by Hebe salicifolia. Blotchy red, yellow & green colour.
Left: Acer saccharum in gully above nursery - good shelter from W & SW winds. A few leaves remain on Acer rubrum in the upper right corner. Carex secta borders the pond. 18 April 2005.
Acer saccharum in gorse gully, 22 Oct 2005.
Acer saccharinum, 28 Feb 2006. Only a few of the original 25 have grown satisfactorily - wind and soil issues, I guess. The largest are growing on the site of a land slip above a pond - perhaps they are enjoying "wet feet"?
Acer sikkimensis, 29 Oct 2005, close to a pond near the nursery.
Acer truncatum, May 2005, in the SE corner of the property.
Aesculus x carnea in lower garden near highway, medlar flowering behind. 28 Nov 2007.
Amelanchier lamarkii or A. arborea.These were grown from seed bought in the early 1990's from the FW Schumacher Seed Co. in the USA. The 2 species have become mixed up on this property, but they all look the same, and they also appear indistinguishable from Amelanchier canadensis. Whatever the botanical truth, it's a beautiful small tree for flowers, foliage and edible berries. 14 Sept 2005 far left beside big pond. 26 Sept 2005 at left beside cabin.
  April 2004.
Amelanchier ovalis, 2 October 2005. Bought from Appleton's Nursery.
Amelanchier alnifolia, 25 Oct 2005. Yellow autumn foliage.
Asimina triloba in the greenhouse, autumn 2004. Needs summer heat, so won't grow outside the greenhouse here.
Betula ermanii "Grayswood Hill", near the art studio, 14 April 2005.
Far left: Betula lenta. 14 April 2005, near boundary fence on middle western section of the property.
Left: Betula lenta, 20 March 2006.
Betula papyrifera. Some colour well in autumn. Some get rust. Far left 2004. Left 14 Sept 2005 beside the big pond.
Betula platyphylla, 18 April 2006 (far left) and 28 May 2006 at left (showing some orange and red tints).
Far left: Betula populifolia, 1 April 2006. Colours well and early, slower growing than European birches. A couple about this size have died during winter - probably a soil disease.
Left: Betula platyphylla v japonica.14 May 2006.
  Betula sp, 11 Sept 2005, below the gorse block. These ones were self seeded specimens sourced from Queenstown.
Far left: Carpinus caroliniana, 16 April 2006. Variable colour - some more yellow, some more red.
Left: Carpinus japonica in nursery block, 24 April 2006
Carya ovata. Intolerant of wind and painfully slow growing. 18 March 2006.
Far left: Castanea sativa "1002" or "1005" 26 Feb 2006. Nuts form but so far haven't matured.
Left: 14 April 2005. The first specimen of Celtis occidentalis to display good yellow autumn colour. This tree was planted around 1997 - its growth has been damaged nearly every year by late Spring frosts.
  Cercidiphyllum japonicum, 2 Nov 2005. Nice Spring foliage, but no autumn colour here so far ... maybe when it's sheltered.
Cladrastus lutea adjacent to the nursery block, 22 March 2006. Most of my smaller specimens have died - victims of Spring frost & poss soil grubs
Far left: Cornus kousa chinensis "Improved", 14 May 2006. Grown from FW Schumacher Co seed,
Left: Cornus "Eddie's White Wonder", 9 April 2006.
Cornus mas, 20 March 2006.
Far left: Corylus avellana "Whiteheart", 2 April 2006. The best nut producer here.
Left: Cotinus "Grace". The best form of this genus I've found to date.
Cotoneaster frigida, 13 March 2006, beside the big pond. This was moved to Dunedin in 2007 & later to Lawrence.
Crataemespilus grandiflora. 8 Nov 2005, in the middle western section of the property.
Eucryphia glutinosa, 19 Feb 2006 left & 22 May 2006 at far left.
Far Left: Euonymus yedoensis below the cabin. 17 April 2005.
Left: A consistently outstanding specimen of Euonymus yedoensis in lower garden. 14 April 2005.
Far Left: Fagus grandifolia, 15 April 2006. Two have been badly damaged by root eating grubs. Grown from seed bought from the FW Schumacher Seed Co. This one is in the lower section of the property, a second one is located in the upper gorse gully
Left: Fagus moseniaca, 24 April 2006. This may be one of the rarest trees in NZ. Grown from seed bought from FW Schumacher Seed Company in the USA.

Far Left: Fagus orientalis 8 Nov 2005, grown from imported seed.
Left: Fagus sylvatica "Purpurea", part of an avenue planting. 21 Nov 2007.
Ficus "Archipal" in the cabin garden, 28 Feb 2006. The fence is intended to be clad with translucent fibreglass to create some warm shelter. Top cover would also be necessary for fruiting. Planted 1997.
Forsythia sp, 10 Sept 2005.
Fothergilla gardenii. Great colour, very slow growing.
Fraxinus americana, my favourite ash, above the nursery area. 7 Nov 2005 at far left, 18 March 2006 left. It can't cope with wind or late Spring frosts, so growth here has been slow.
Far left: Fraxinus excelsior "Aurea" in the nursery bed. These trees are growing well and colouring well on the middle slope of a gully but is performing poorly in some other spots. Issues of wind exposure and drainage I guess.
Left: Fraxinus latifolia in foreground, 18 April 2006. Some colour a reasonable yellow, others poor. One died, possibly a soil disease from wet winter conditions at the bottom of a gully.
Fraxinus ornus, 13 Nov 2005, far left. Some trees in the nursery bed are producing good autumn colour (18 March 2006 left)
Fraxinus pennsylvanica. 8 Nov 2005. Good yellow autumn foliage in more continental climates, but few colour even reasonably here. Nice Spring green, and it grows well.
Fuchsia excorticata 21 Feb 2006 at left & 23 May 2006 at far left with some autumn colour. Sensitive to late Spring frosts - several young seedlings have been lost to these events. The first tree to wilt in a dry spell. Best performers on this property are under old Douglas Firs and high up a south facing gully. This one in the nursery block has been protected by surrounding shrubs.