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What to plant in the Coromandel ecological region

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The Coromandel Peninsula is a special place that draws thousands of summer visitors to enjoy its sandy beaches, dramatic landscape, extensive forests and diversity of wildlife. The Coromandel is one of the most extensively vegetated parts of the Waikato region. About 60 per cent of the peninsula is clothed in native vegetation, much of it recovering from over a century of logging, mining and farming activities.

Many agencies, community groups and individuals are working hard to protect the natural values of the Coromandel Peninsula. They are removing weeds, controlling pests, re-introducing lost wildlife and planting natives to re-create or enhance natural ecosystems. This guide will help you select and plant local native plants for your gardens and re-vegetation areas, or as specimen or shelter trees for your property.

The focus of this planting guide is on forest species. For ideas on what to plant in wetlands, check out our wetland planting guide [PDF, 1.5 MB].

This guide is for the Coromandel Peninsula, including the northern side of Waihi Beach, crossing west including the Karangahake Gorge almost to Paeroa, following the eastern bank of the Waihou River north to Thames. It includes coastal, lowland and hill country environments.

The Kauaeranga River estuary and wetland is outside these ecological districts.

Contents

Please note: Due to the large file size of this document, it has been split into multiple documents for ease of download.

About this guide

What to plant in Coromandel ecological region - part 1 [PDF, 7.3 MB]

Coromandel ecological region and districts
What is special about these ecological districts?
Special plants

What to plant in Coromandel ecological region - part 2 [PDF, 3.8 MB]

Planting guide
Special Planting Situations
Coromandel planting zones What to plant in Coromandel ecological region - part 3 [PDF, 3.9 MB]
  • Pōhutukawa zone 1

  • Pūriri zone 2
What to plant in Coromandel ecological region - part 4 [PDF, 3.8 MB]
  • Tawa-kauri zone 3

What to plant in Coromandel ecological region - part 5 [PDF, 3.6 MB]
  • Tāwari-mountain daisy zone 4

What to plant in Coromandel ecological region - part 6 [PDF, 2.9 MB]
Plant list for Colville, Tairua, Thames and Waihi ecological districts

What to plant in Coromandel ecological region - part 7 [PDF, 5.1 MB]