Planting List

All future planting in the reserve gully area should be eco sourced and comply with the list below. Plants can be obtained from Forest Flora Nursery  situated at Hakarimata Road, Ngaruawahia. Wayne Bennett 07 824 7167 and a limited number free of charge from Hamilton City Council each autumn.
When planning your planting always consider the ultimate height of the tree. The larger trees like Totara and Rimu should be planted near the bottom of the gully sides while the smaller trees like Kowhai and shrubs can be planted never to the tops.

Extract from Hamilton City Council Gully Reserves Management Plan Dec 2007

Appendix 3
The following list is an extract from a report by Landcare Research prepared by Beverly R. Clarkson and Bruce D. Clarkson in 1997 (revised April 2000) for the Ministry of the Environment.

Trees suitable for Hamilton gully slopes and tops
Kamahi Weinmannia racemosa
Kanuka / T Tree Kunzea ericoides (Leptospermum ericoides)
Kowhai Sophora microphylla
Matai Prumnopitys taxifolia (Podocarpus spicatus)
Mahoe Melicytus ramiflorus
Northern Rata Metrosideros robusta. Hard to get ecosourced at present.
Rimu Dacrydium cupressinum
Totara Podocarpus totara
Rewarewa Knightia excels

Shrubs suitable for Hamilton gully slopes and tops
Karamu Coprosma robusta
Koromiko Hebe stricta
Mapou Myrsine australis
Pate/ 5 finger Schefflera digitata
Rangiora Brachyglottis repanda
Taurepo / Waiuatua Rhabdothamnus solandri. Needs to be well drained but wet areas like water falls.
Heketara Olearia Rani

Trees suitable for Hamilton wet gully floors
Cabbage Tree Cordyline australis
Forest Cabbage tree Cordyline banksii
Kahikatea Dacrycarpus dacrydiodes (Podocarpus dacrydioides)
Lancewood Pseudopanax crassifolius (crassifolium)
Mahoe Melicytus ramiflorus
Pigeonwood Hedycarya arborea
Pokaka Elaeocarpus hookerianus
Pukatea Laurelia novae-zealandiae
Rewarewa Knightia excels
Swamp Maire Syzygium maire

Shrubs suitable for Hamilton wet gully floors
Karamu Coprosma robusta
Round leaved Coprosma Coprosma rotundifolia
Hangehange Geniostoma rupestre (ligustrifolium)
Coprosma rigida
Mapou Myrsine australis
Pate Schefflera digitata Wet areas but not flooded roots.
Rauekau Coprosma grandifolia (australis)
Mingimingi Coprosma propinqua

For more information on gully planting refer to HCC publication