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Suitable plants for effluent disposal areas

Native shrubs, trees and ground covers

Cabbage tree.Cabbage tree. 

 

 

 

 

 

Kiokio (fern)
Blechnum novaezelandiae

Putaputaweta
Carpodetus serratus

Sand coprosma (ground cover)
Coprosma acerosa

Mingimingi
C. propinqua

Taupata
C.repens

Ti kouka, cabbage tree (fast)
Cordyline australis

Karaka (large tree)
Corynocarpus laevigatus

Tree fuchsia
Fuchsia excorticata

Koromiko, hebe
Hebe stricta

Houhere, lacebark (fast)
Hoheria populnea

Pukatea (large tree)
Laurelia novae-zelandiae

Manuka
Leptospermum scoparium

Kawakawa
Macropiper excelsum

Puriri (large tree)
Vitex lucens

Grass-like plants

Oioi, jointed rush
Apodasmia similis

Rengarenga, rock lily
Arthropodium cirratum

Rautahi, tussock sedge
Carex geminata

Purei, pukio, tussock sedge
Carex secta

Toetoe *
Cotaderia fulvida

Umbrella sedge
Cyperus ustulatus

Turutu, NZ blueberry
Dianella nigra

Pepepe, toetoe tuhara
Machaerina sinclarii

Harakeke, flax (fast)
Phormium tenax

* Do not use invasive exotic pampas grasses