Story: Horticultural use of native plants

Contrasting forms

Contrasting forms

This planting at Althorp Village, Tauranga, uses fast-growing broadleaved trees as a backdrop to shelter and show off the spiky forms of cabbage trees and bush lilies (foreground). Colour is provided by the reddish-brown shrubs and silver bush lilies.

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Horticultural use of native plants - The native garden', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 6 March 2021)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 24 Sep 2007