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Pittosporum crassifolium Karo

Very hardy coastal shrub found growing on most of the North Island's east coast.

Pittosporum eugenioides  lemonwood-a-1

​Pittosporum eugenioides​ Tarata, lemonwood.

Popular fast growing tree frequently used for hedging or shelter and also useful as a specimen tree.

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Pittosporum obcordatum Rare plant in the wild. Can be found both islands.

Grows into a small columnar tree of about 4m high with interlacing branches.

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Pittosporum tenuifoilum Kohukohu

Very adaptable, fast growing plant found throughout New Zealand.

Podocarpus totara  Totara  Lowland Totara-016

Podocarpus totora One of our mightiest forest trees. Totara has also been an important timber tree.

Totara is suitable as a specimen tree or hedging. Very adaptable to many different situations.

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Pouteria costata or Planchonella Tawapou

Attractive tree growing 4-5m high producing large berries enjoyed by wood pigeon. Ideal for coastal sites.

Prumnopitys ferruginea Miro

Larfe growing forest tree found throughout New Zealand. Attractive needle-like foliage.

Prumnopitys taxifolia Matai.

Matai resembles miro, growing throughout New Zealand. Slow growing with neatly arranged needle-like foliage.

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Pseudopanax arboreus Fivefinger.

A common tree of lowland forests throughout New Zealand. Purple berries attractive to birds.

Pseudopanax crassifolius Lancewood, horoeka

Found throughout the country, with a very distinctive juvenile form prodivding a dramatic feature.

Pseudopanax discolour 'Rangateia'

Bronze foliage cultivar growing 2-3m high.

Pseudopanax ferox Toothed lancewood

Found throughout New Zealand, very similar to P.crassifolius although a lot slower growing. Juvenile stage has strongly toothed leaf margins.

Pseudopanax laetus Found in the North Island from Coromandel to Taranaki

Very similar to P.arboreus with larger leaves. Berries are borne in spring and are attractive to birds.

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Schefflera digitata Pate, Seven Finger

Prefers damp, shady parts of the forest and is common along stream banks and on shady forest roadsides.

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Sophora chathamica Kowhai

Tangled juvenile stage tree growing 3-5m high, Found throughout New Zealand. Bright yellow flowers through spring on adult trees.

Sophora tetraptera Kowhai

Found naturally in the North island along riverbanks and forest margins from East Cape to Ruahine Range. Slightly larger leaf than S.chathamica and dosn't have a divaricting juvenile stage.

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Strebulis banksii Coastal milk tree

Found from Mangonui to Marlborough. Attractive coastal tree growing 3-4m high with light green oval leaves.

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Vitex lucens Puriri

One of our large forest trees found from Mahia Peninsula and Taranaki northwards. Clusters of red fruit appealing to wood pigeon follow pinkish red flowers.

Weinmannia racemosa Kamahi

A small tree found lowland forests throughout New Zealand. Slow growing but ideal for garden situations producing attractive inflorescent red berries.

Weinmannia silvicola Towai

Distribution is from Mangonui to the Bay of Plenty. Towai is not as tall growing as kamahi, it has different foliage but flowers are similar.