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Subtropical Planting

With this warm and sunny weather, it is the best time to be planting the Subtropical garden for great growth and flowering. The clock is ticking and now is the best time to create your very own resort style garden for Al-fresco outdoor dining next year. Here at Plant Zone, we stock a vast range of Subtropical plants that are mostly grown on site to be sure of the best prices in town!

Here are some of recommended plants;

Philodendren Xanadu
Palms and Cycads
Murraya exotica
Jasminum Sambac
Alternanthera Little Ruby




With this warm weather, it is the best time to be planting these fabulous Subtropical plants. give these a try, they'll be sure put on quite a show once established. They are great for sandy coastal gardens or simply in large pots. We stock a wide range of quality Hibiscus, grown in our very own Nursery. 

Here are some of our recommended varieties;

Erin Racheal - eye-catching colour combination of red, pink and orange
Golden Oriel - Prolific blooming and intense golden yellow flowers
Hawaiian Sunset - Stunning large yellow flowers with red centre
Psyche - Good old favourites and stunning foliage for Subtropical garden
Snow White - Masses of white flowers throughout Summer and early Autumn
Lemon Chiffon - Large flowers and will tolerate coastal exposure 
Celebrates Summer... 


Vireyas make the perfect Subtropical plant. They are very colourful when in flower and a great structural plant for your garden. Vireyas are fantastic in pots and many varieties are superb in hanging baskets

Some tips and tricks to help your Vireyas thrives well;

  • Start pruning when young for a stronger plant form
  • Never plant them in deep soil as they like good drainage
  • Old plants can be cut back quite a bit to keep it in shape
  • They prefer filtered light, palm tress is ideal shade for them
  • Regular feedings is advised for that lush looks and masses of blooms

Subtropical Edibles

If you are looking to create an edible jungle or fruit forest, be sure to come and see us with our Healthy harvest range. With good care and little investment now, you'll be sure to have plenty supply of wonderful exotic fruits, herbs and other fantastic edibles and no need to pay huge money at the supermarkets.

Papaya - Great Summer fruiting, suitable for raw or ripe eating
Cherimoya - Delicious creamy Subtropical fruit 
Piper Sarmentosum - Asian shrub relates to the NZ Macropiper. Leaves can be eaten raw or cooked with a spicy taste
Gota Kola - Versitile groundcover, great used in cooking, salads and drinks
Galangal - Used in Asian cuisine such as the famous Tom Kha and Tom Yum

Kerikeri's most inspirational Garden Centre

A great range of plants including NZ's largest vireya range, rare & hard to find plants, as well as a good range of garden care products, and a lovely selection of gifts, home décor, wall art, skin care etc.


Vireya Rhododendrons

NZs largest range of Rhododendrons with over 500 varities.

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The majority of our plants are grown right here in our own nursery.

This means better value, bigger range and superior quality of plants, and our knowledge of growing requirements to advise you. 

It also means we can supply large numbers for the bigger garden landscaping jobs.

We  stock a good range of Garden Accessories such as fertilisers & plant health, potting mix, seeds & seedlings.

We have a number of harder to find products such as Niwashi tools, direct imported pots, Chook manure, Quality compost, Bioboost fertiliser.

We also now have a lovely gift shop with gifts, home décor, skin & body care for yourself or a gift.

Check out our new revamp of the toy area, we have a whole lot of new exciting quality toys, with a big range of building toys for boys, science, educational, wooden & metal toys

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To Do List
  • Autumn is time to plant Spring flowering bulbs. These are beginning to arrive at our garden centre now.
  • As crops finish, prepare garden bed for planting by adding compost and mulch
  • Feed citrus trees and continue to water well.
  • Watch for caterpillars and snails attacking leafy crops in the veggie garden.
  • Fertilise lawns to help to recover from the stress of Summer.
  • Sweet  pea are very colourful and popular. Now is the time to sow.
  • Prune back roses for an abundant flowers next season
  • autumn is the perfect time for planting natives, hedges and advanced trees.
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