Recommended Planting

Below are a range of plants recommended by the NRC to assist in the function of a wastewater disposal field:

Native shrubs, trees and ground covers

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

 

Information sourced from the NRC information library.

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