Auckland Botanic Gardens – Remember to plant in well-prepared free-draining soil.
If you're looking for a lovely small tree for your garden, have you considered a camellia? Camellia transnokoensis (readily available at garden centres) is a lovely upright tree with small fragrant white flowers. A real stunner. Remember to plant in well-prepared free-draining soil. If your soil is saturated right now, then wait until the conditions are a bit drier before you plant.