COASTAL BANKSIA INTEGRIFOLIA  TUI FOOD
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COASTAL BANKSIA INTEGRIFOLIA TUI FOOD

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COASTAL BANKSIA INTEGRIFOLIA TUI FOOD

NZD70.00

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The single most important tree to grow for Tuis! Why? Coz these trees grow tall quickly & Tuis arent that keen to be too low to the ground. But more importantly they have large numbers of nectar rich cream bottle brush type flowers from autumn thru to xmas so feeding nectar loving birds of all kinds right thru winter until the spring flowering gums, magnolias, cherry trees & kowhais do their thing allowing more variety……

At our g ctre we have a grove of 15 4-5m 10 yr old Banksias feeding a male Tui & his 3 wives – he has to stay near all day to fight off other males trying to muscle in to what attracts his gfriends – humans use flash cars n homes – Tuis use food source trees! I have a video of a Tui licking up n down n around a number of Banksia flowers on one of my trees – enjoying an obviously thorough & enjoyable meal……..

Unfortunately this tree can’t be sold in Auckland area coz its seeds germinate nearby with a risk of overtaking our natives in eg Waitakeres. Shortsighted decision makers deprive these birds of a wonderful food tree in that area…..

We have a small number of 2-3m trees for $40 – then we’ll go on to a smaller $10 grade………