Trees for native birds and autumn colour

Native trees can provide striking leaf forms and colours, as well as essential food and habitat for native birds.

You may be able to take advantage of fenced dams or paddock corners to plant trees that look good as well as having added benefits such as stock fodder, flower display, and bee and bird food.

Trees for flowers, berries and nectar for native birds

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, Ficifolia (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)

Tui on a flax branch.Plant harakeke (flax) for nectar to feed native birds.

For more information on native plants for bird food, see the Northland native plant guide.

Trees for autumn colour

Trees for autumn colour
Fraxinus oxycarpa var 'raywoodi', Claret ash
Gingko biloba, Gingko
Gleditsia triacanthos, Honey locust
Juglans nigra, Black walnut
Liquidambar styraciflua, Liquidambar
Metasequoia glyptostroboides, Dawn redwood
Nyssa sylvatica, Tupelo
Paulownia spp., Paulownia
Platanus spp., Plane trees
Populus spp., Poplars
Quercus coccinea, Scarlet oak
Quercus palustris, Pin oak
Quercus rubra, Red oak
Salix alba var 'vitellina', Golden willow
Taxodium distichum, Swamp cypress
Ulmus procera var 'Louis van Houtte', Golden elm

Frost and autumn trees on a farm.A farm in frost.