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Serendipitous supply
When the Monarch Butterfly NZ Trust wanted to give a gift of plants, locally sourced from Rarangi Beach, east of Blenheim, they came to Oratia. Not only could we provide an eco-sourced species, it was also a plant which had since disappeared from the region!

This is the Trust's story.

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Pennantia baylisiana
Height: 6m;  Spread: 2m
An attractive specimen tree from the Three Kings Is. Once regarded as the world's most endangered plant its rescue is an environmental success story. All sales go to Plant Conservation. Rich soil, frost free.
» To read a press release on Pennantia baylisiana, click here...
» Click here for our Pennantia baylisiana article published in the Titirangi Tatler, July 2010.
» Click here for our Spring article published in The Fringe, November 2013....
Photo gallery:
Note how the flower panicles emerge directly from the branch.
Tiny seedlings under the parent tree which obviously satisfied a good few birds.
This is likely to make quite a show in a few weeks with all those flower clusters (24Oct2014, Fernglen Garden)