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Trees for biodiversity and habitat

Native trees can provide striking leaf forms and colours, as well as essential food and habitat for native birds. Some exotic trees also provide food sources and habitat for native fauna.

Trees for flowers, berries and nectar for native birds
Albizia julibrissin, Silk tree
Beilschmedia taraire, Taraire (berries)
Coprosma spp., Coprosma (berries)
Cordyline australis, Cabbage tree (berries/nectar)
Corynocarpus laevigatus, Karaka (berries)
Eucalyptus ficifolia, Flowering gum (nectar)
Eucalyptus leucoxylon, Var 'rosea' (nectar)
Grevillea robusta, Silky oak (nectar)
Hebe stricta, Koromiko (nectar)
Hoheria populnea, Lacebark/houhere (nectar)
Jacaranda mimosaefolia, Jacaranda (flowers)
Knightia excelsa, Rewarewa (nectar)
Liriodendron tulipifera, Tulip tree (flowers)
Magnolia grandiflora, Magnolia (flowers)
Metrosideros excelsa, Pohutukawa (nectar)
Metrosideros robusta, Northern rata (nectar)
Morus alba, Mulberry (berries)
Paulownia tomentosa, Paulownia (flowers)
Phormium tenax, flax, Harakeke (nectar)
Pseudopanax arboreus, Five finger (nectar/berries)
Sophora microphylla, Kowhai (nectar/leaf)
Vitex lucens, Puriri (berries/nectar)
Northland native plant guide

Trees for the land cover image.

For more information on native plants for bird food, open:
A planter's handbook for Northland natives (PDF, 2.5MB)