Dwarf Rata

Below is a before and after styling of a Dwarf NZ Rata, Metrosideros Carminea. It actually grows as a vine, unlike it’s full size cousin the Northern Rata (M. robusta), occuring in coastal and low land forest. It has beautiful miniature pohutukawa like red flowers during spring & summer, and thus takes on the look of a miniature pohutukawa when grown …

Mugo Pine Styling

The following are a group of raw Mugo Pine (ranging in age from 15 – 25ish years), undergoing their first proper styling. This particular group were purposefully grown to have slender trunks, allowing us to create literati styles, or create twists and turns in the trunk lines. A more elegant direction for this bunch, rather than the short powerful Black Pine feel… …