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Kowhai Tree Gift

Sophora sp.

Kowhai is our national flower and justifiably so with it's gorgeous pendulous golden yellow flowers. Kowhai is named after the Maori word for the colour yellow.

Trees Please! prefer “Dragons Gold” a compact tidy shrub which grows to approximately 2m and can be grown throughout NZ.

Depending on availability other larger growing varieties of Kowhai may be substituted.



$62.50 NZD

  • 36 - 43cm high baby tree in wooden planter containing high quality potting mix.
  • Purpose designed Trees Please! gift box made of sustainable untreated plantation pine (45cm high)
  • Copper tag for recipient to mark the occasion and date the gift is received.
  • Information on care, repotting and planting tree for best results.
  • Complimentary Trees Please! message card

"Dragons Gold" grows to approximately 2m making it suitable for small gardens and for growing in a pot.

Kowhai flowers are a favourite of tui, bellbirds and silvereyes.

Kowhai was used by Maori for applying a poultice to wounds and tumours. An infusion made from the bark of the kowhai with manuka bark was used to treat internal pains, bruises and broken limbs. The ashes of the wood were used to treat ringworm!

Top Tips

  • Kowhai lose their overwintering leaves pre flowering, the timing of which may vary depending on where they are grown and the season
  • Kowhai will sulk and drop leaves if too cold, too hot, too wet or too dry.

All orders must be placed by 2pm (NZST) Monday - Friday (excluding Public Holidays), for dispatch that day - unless a later date is requested.

Orders received on Saturday and Sunday will be sent on Monday (providing this is not a Public Holiday)

Delivery cost: All Gifts $15.00 flat fee - standard delivery nationwide - including rural.  $28.75 for Overnight express service to South Island main centres. 


All North Island Destinations


1 -2 working days

(standard delivery)

All South Island Destinations

2- 3 working days
(standard delivery)

Express Overnight (next day service)
Main SI centres only

Rural delivery.

Allow up to 5 working days. This is a sub-contracted service. No extra charge - with our compliments.

Saturday delivery

Where available. Designated areas within main centres.
No extra charge - with our compliments.

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