Blackbridge Nurseries
    • Description
    Indica type: Deciduous small tree with a compact rounded head that covers itself in lilac mauve crepe paper like flowers in summer. Lime green summer leaves turn brilliant red in autumn. Many cultivars with flowers of white, pink, mauve, red or purple hues. The bark is thin and smooth, with a mottled pinkish-gray colour and sheds each year to reveal a clean new surface. Bergerac - Dark-cerise St Emillion - Red Kimono - White
    Height x Width 4 x 3
    Height Range Small 1-5m
    Growth Rate Moderate
    Plant Type Tree
    Shape / Habit Round
    Country of Origin India
    Similar to Consider Metrosideros
    • Leaf
    Leaf Colour Green
    Deciduous Leaf Colour Brilliant Red
    • Flower
    Flower Colour Lilac mauve
    Fragrant? No
    • Uses
    Specimen Yes
    Accent Yes
     
     Note: Growth, height and grade information are given in good faith but are subject to natural variables beyond our control.
    • Description
    A well shaped pyramidal specimen tree with an upright broad growth habit. Green star shaped leaves over summer turn rich black/crimson and red tones over autumn. Summer: Lush Green Autumn: Rich black/crimson and red
    Height x Width 8 x 5
    Range Medium 5-10m
    Growth Rate Fast
    Plant Type Tree
    Shape Pyramidical
    Country of Origin North America
    Similar to Consider Other Liquidambars, Acer rubrum types, Quercus coccinea or rubra, Pyrus spp. Amelanchier Canadensis, Nyssa Sylvatica
    • Leaf
    Leaf Colour Lush Green
    Deciduous Leaf Colour Crimson Red
    • Flower
    Flower Nil
    • Uses
    Specimen Yes
    Good Shade Tree? Yes
    Accent Yes
     
      Note: Growth, height and grade information are given in good faith but are subject to natural variables beyond our control.
    • Description
    A more upright pyramidal form of Liquidambar this spectacular deciduous tree has distinctive lobed 'maple-like’ leaves which are deeply cut. A brilliant display of striking red to deep purple in autumn. Summer: Lush Green Autumn:  Reds and Purples
    Height x Width 6 x 4
    Range Medium 5-10m
    Growth Rate Fast
    Plant Type Tree
    Shape Round
    Country of Origin North America
    Similar to Consider Other Liquidambars, Acer rubrum types, Quercus coccinea or rubra, Pyrus spp. Amelanchier Canadensis, Nyssa Sylvatica, Liriodendron Tulipefera, Platanus Autumn Glory.
    • Leaf
    Leaf Colour Green
    Deciduous Leaf Colour Reds
    • Flower
    Flower Nil
    • Uses
    Specimen Yes
    Good Shade Tree? Yes
    Accent Yes
     
       Note: Growth, height and grade information are given in good faith but are subject to natural variables beyond our control.
    • Description
    A magnificent, large, deciduous tree with a straight trunk and corky bark. Eventually forms a broadly conical crown. Narrow and erect when young, the tree develops an oblong to rounded crown at maturity. Green leaves over summer turn yellows, reds, purples and oranges in autumn.
    Height x Width 7 x 5
    Height Range Medium 5-10m
    Growth Rate Fast
    Plant Type Tree
    Shape Round
    Country of Origin North America
    Similar to Consider Other Liquidambars, Acer rubrum types, Quercus coccinea or rubra, Pyrus spp. Amelanchier Canadensis, Nyssa Sylvatica
    • Leaf
    Leaf Colour Green
    Deciduous Leaf Colour Orange. Yellow, Red, Green
    • Flower
    Flower Nil
    • Uses
    Specimen Yes
    Good Shade Tree? Yes
    Accent Yes
     
       Note: Growth, height and grade information are given in good faith but are subject to natural variables beyond our control.
    • Description
    Makes rapid growth. Large unusual lyre-shaped leaves cut square at the apex turn butter yellow in Autumn. Clean trunk and spreading branches. Fragrant tulip like flowers appear late spring greenish yellow with orange at base of petal.
    Height x Width 10 x 6
    Range Tall 10+
    Growth Rate Fast
    Plant Type Tree
    Shape / Habit Pyramidical
    Country of Origin North America
    Similar to Consider Liriodendron Fastigiata, Platanus acerifolia, Liquidambars, Acer rubrums
    • Leaf
    Leaf Colour Green
    Deciduous Leaf Colour Yellow
    • Flower
    Flower Colour Yellow
    Fragrant? No
    • Uses
    Specimen Yes
    Good Shade Tree? Yes
     
     Note: Growth, height and grade information are given in good faith but are subject to natural variables beyond our control.
    • Description
    A very upright form of liriodendron tulipifera with a columnar growth habit. Large unusual lyre-shaped leaves cut square at the apex turn butter yellow in Autumn. Fragrant tulip like flowers appear late spring greenish yellow with orange at base of petal. Excellent for narrow restricted areas.
    Height x Width 8 x 3
    Height Range Medium 5-10m
    Growth Rate Fast
    Plant Type Tree
    Shape / Habit Upright
    Country of Origin North America
    Similar to Consider Quercus Robur Fastigiata, Carpinus betulus Fastigiata, Acer Bowhall, Platanus acerifolia pyramidalis. Betula var.  Cupressus totem, Olea El Greco, Knightia Excelsa, Poplar crow’s nest, Ginkgo fastigiata.
    • Leaf
    Leaf Colour Green
    Deciduous Leaf Colour Yellow
    • Flower
    Flower Colour Green and Orange
    Fragrant? No
    • Uses
    Specimen Yes
    Accent Yes
     
     Note: Growth, height and grade information are given in good faith but are subject to natural variables beyond our control.
    • Description
    A low growing, round dense tree. Late winter early spring goblet shaped, pure white, lemon scented flowers on bare branches. Large dull green leaves then appear through summer.
    Height x Width 5 x 3
    Height Range Small 1-5m
    Growth Rate Moderate
    Plant Type Tree
    Shape / Habit Round
    Country of Origin China
    Similar to Consider Other deciduous Magnolias,
    • Leaf
    Leaf Colour Green
    Deciduous Leaf Colour Yellow
    • Flower
    Flower Colour White
    Fragrant? No
    • Uses
    Specimen Yes
    Accent Yes
     
     Note: Growth, height and grade information are given in good faith but are subject to natural variables beyond our control.
    • Description
    A medium sized tree with large leathery green leaves from spring to autumn. Late winter early spring huge star shaped flowers appear which are white and pink with a purple flush.
    Height x Width 6 x 3
    Height Range Medium 5-10m
    Growth Rate Moderate
    Plant Type Tree
    Shape Round
    Country of Origin New Zealand
    Similar to Consider Magnolia Denudata, Magnolia Vulcan,
    • Leaf
    Leaf Colour Green
    Deciduous Leaf Colour Orange
    • Flower
    Flower Colour Pink and White
    Fragrant? No
    • Uses
    Specimen Yes
    Good Shade Tree? Yes
    Accent Yes
     
     Note: Growth, height and grade information are given in good faith but are subject to natural variables beyond our control.
    • Description
    A Popular Felix Jury hybrid bearing large deep port wine coloured flowers. Small to medium tree. Deciduous. Grows to apx 5m
    Height x Width 5 x 3
    Height Range Small 1-5m
    Growth Rate Moderate
    Plant Type Tree
    Shape Round
    Country of Origin New Zealand
    Similar to Consider Magnolia Denudata, Magnolia Starwars
    • Leaf
    Leaf Colour Green
    Deciduous Leaf Colour Orange
    • Flower
    Flower Colour Purple Red
    Fragrant? No
    • Uses
    Specimen Yes
    Accent Yes
     
    Note: Growth, height and grade information are given in good faith but are subject to natural variables beyond our control.
    • Description
    A smaller growing, ornamental tree with long gracefully arching branches. In spring the whole tree becomes covered with bright pink buds opening to white to pale pink flowers. Yellow fruits flushed red soon follow which can be eaten but birds also enjoy.
    Height x Width 3 x 2.5m
    Height Range Small 1-5m
    Growth Rate Moderate
    Plant Type Tree
    Shape / Habit Conical
    Country of Origin Japan
    Similar to Consider Other Crab apples, Cercis Forest Pansy, Prunus Flowering Cherries
    • Leaf
    Leaf Colour Green
    Deciduous Leaf Colour Yellow
    • Flower
    Flower Colour Pinks and Reds
    Fragrant? No
    • Uses
    Accent Yes
    Bird Feeding Yes
    Fruit Producing Yes
     
    Note: Growth, height and grade information are given in good faith but are subject to natural variables beyond our control.
    • Description
    A smaller vase shaped tree with bright green leaves. Very large, fragrant soft pink double flowers in spring.  Leaves turn orange-red in autumn. Very limited numbers yellow-green fruit which are not edible. Its all about the flowers!
    Height x Width 4 x 2
    Height Range Small
    Growth Rate Medium
    Plant Type Tree
    Shape / Habit Round
    Country of Origin United States
    Similar to Consider Other Crabapples, Prunus awanui
    • Leaf
    Leaf Colour Green
    Deciduous Leaf Colour Orange and Red
    • Flower
    Flower Colour Soft Pink
    Fragrant? Yes
    • Uses
    Specimen Yes
    Accent Yes
     
     
     Note: Growth, height and grade information are given in good faith but are subject to natural variables beyond our control.
  • A small to medium growing deciduous TREE native to North West China which are very closely related to the peach. Nectarines have arisen many times from peach trees, often as bud sports.  LEAVES  are green and turn shades of yellow and orange over autumn.  FLOWERS in spring are generally pink. Nectarines produce sweet, juicy FRUITS that can be white or yellow, and clingstone or freestone.  HARVEST is from Dec - March Make enquiries as to which varieties we have available now or see our online catalogue.
    • Description
    Dark Green, glossy, oval pointed leaves up to 15cm turn rich scarlet, orange and yellow. Good for around edges of ponds, tolerant of wet feet. Tolerates clay soils. Prefers slightly acidic. Tiny flowers are followed by small blue berries birds like Sun or part shade.
    Height x Width 7 x 4
    Height Range Medium 5-10m
    Growth Rate Moderate
    Plant Type Tree
    Shape Conical
    Country of Origin North America
    Similar to Consider Liquidambars, Acer rubrum types, Quercus coccinea or rubra, Pyrus spp. Amelanchier Canadensis,
    • Leaf
    Leaf Colour Green
    Deciduous Leaf Colour Scarlet, orange, yellow, red
    • Flower
    Flower Insignificant
    • Uses
    Specimen Yes
    Accent Yes
    Bird Feeding Yes
     
      Note: Growth, height and grade information are given in good faith but are subject to natural variables beyond our control.
  • Peaches are a small to medium growing deciduous TREE native to North West China.  It belongs to the genus Prunus, which includes the cherry, apricot, almond, and plum, and the nectarine. LEAVES  are green and turn shades of yellow and orange over autumn.  FLOWERS in spring are generally pink.  Peaches produce sweet, juicy FRUITS that can be white or yellow, and clingstone or freestone. Harvest: Dec - March.  All varieties are self-fertile. Make enquiries as to which varieties we have available now or see our online catalogue.
  • European Pears provide some of the best fruit in the world. It is medium-sized, deciduous TREE native to coastal and mildly temperate regions of Europe, North Africa, and Asia. LEAVES long, glossy green. White FLOWERS appear in spring with HARVEST between Feb to May depending on variety.  They are one of the easiest and most traditional fruits for training into espalier form.  An excellent choice for the home garden. As most pears need cross pollination, the planting of more than one variety, or a double a grafted tree is recommended. HARVEST: EARLY = Feb – Mar. MID = March –April. LATE = April – May Make enquiries as to which varieties we have available now or see our online catalogue.
    • Description
    Grows rapidly forms an immense rounded head of branches if pruned. Large leaves deeply cut into three or more. Bark flakes in patches on older branches leaving a dappled surface. Stands most soils. Ideal for parks and avenues. Deciduous.
    Height x Width 10 x 5
    Height Range Tall 10m+
    Growth Rate Fast
    Plant Type Tree
    Shape Round
    Country of Origin Southeast Europe
    Similar to Consider Platanus acerifolia, Liriodendron Tulipefera, Liquidambars, Acer rubrums
    • Leaf
    Leaf Colour Green
    Deciduous Leaf Colour Golden
    • Flower
    Flower Insignificant
    • Uses
    Specimen Yes
    Good Shade Tree? Yes
     
       Note: Growth, height and grade information are given in good faith but are subject to natural variables beyond our control.
    • Description
    Grows rapidly to form a large round headed tree. Specially selected for the beauty and intensity of gold and autumn colours. Leaves are long and thin deeply cut into three or more. Bark flakes in patches on older branches leaving a dappled surface. Ideal for parks and avenues. Will grow in a range of soil types. Duncan and Davies NZ origin. Grows to apx 9 x 5m
    Height x Width 9 x 5
    Height Range Medium 5-10m
    Growth Rate Fast
    Plant Type Tree
    Shape Round
    Country of Origin New Zealand
    Similar to Consider Platanus acerifolia, Liriodendron Tulipefera, Liquidambars, Acer rubrums
    • Leaf
    Leaf Colour Green
    Deciduous Leaf Colour Gold
    • Flower
    Flower Colour Insignificant
    Soil Conditions
    Tolerates Dry Yes once established
    • Uses
    Specimen Yes
    Good Shade Tree? Yes
     
      Note: Growth, height and grade information are given in good faith but are subject to natural variables beyond our control.
    • Description
    Grows rapidly to form a very large round headed tree with clean smooth mottled cream and coloured bark. Maple-like palmate leaves 20-25cm deep green & glossy. Tolerates most soils and stands up to a polluted atmosphere. Suits parks, larger areas and good shade trees on farms.
    Height x Width 20 x 7
    Height Range Tall 10+
    Growth Rate Fast
    Plant Type Tree
    Shape Round
    Country of Origin England
    Similar to Consider Liriodendron Tulipefera, Liquidambars, Acer rubrums
    • Leaf
    Leaf Colour Green
    Deciduous Leaf Colour Golden
    • Flower
    Flower Colour Insignificant
    • Uses
    Specimen Yes
    Good Shade Tree? Yes
     
      Note: Growth, height and grade information are given in good faith but are subject to natural variables beyond our control.
  • Its thought Plums may have been one of the first fruits domesticated by humans. They are generally a small to medium deciduous TREE with glossy green LEAVES and white FLOWERS in spring. They are one of the best stone fruits to grow in a home garden as prolific crops of very good quality fruit can be produced with very little work. The FRUIT is firm and juicy with a hard stone in the centre and can range from sweet to tart.  Skin is smooth, with a natural waxy surface and are generally various shades of red although there are green and yellow types as well. Some are self-fertile or partially self-fertile but most are planted with a pollinator to ensure good fruit production. HARVEST: December to March Make enquiries as to which varieties we have available now or see our online catalogue.
    • Description
    A fast growing, narrowly columnar deciduous tree. Bright yellow autumn colour is stunning. Replaces the old rust susceptible Lombardy poplar. Excellent shelterbelt, screen or erosion control tree.
    Height x Width 20 x 3
    Height Range Tall 10+
    Growth Rate Fast
    Plant Type Tree
    Shape Narrow
    Country of Origin New Zealand
    Similar to Consider Betula var.  Cupressus totem, Liriodendron tulipifera fastigiata, Olea El Greco, Knightia Excelsa, Acer Bowall, Poplar crow’s nest, Quercus robur fastigiata, Carpinus betulus fastigiata, Olea El Greco,
    • Leaf
    Leaf Colour Green
    Deciduous Leaf Colour Yellow
    • Flower
    Flower Colour Insignificant
    • Uses
    Screening / Shelter Yes
     
      Note: Growth, height and grade information are given in good faith but are subject to natural variables beyond our control.
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