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Macropiper melchior Three Kings Island Kawakawa. Recently renamed as Piper melchoir.

Very strong thick leaves with exaggerated leaf veining.

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Melicope ternata Wharangi

Found coastal areas, small tree with highly fragrant flowers.

Melicytus novae-zealandiae Coastal Mahoe

Attractive coastal shrub with large leathery leaves

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Melicytus ramiflorus Whiteywood, mahoe

One of our most common trees found in scrub throughout NZ. Distinctive grey/white bark.

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Meryta sinclairii Puka, pukanui

Confined to Three Kings and Hen & Chickens Island. Dramatic large glossy tropical leaves are a stunning feature.

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Metrosideros bartlettii Cape Reinga

White flowering large tree of up to 8m in height.

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Metrosideros carminea Akakura, Climbing Rata

Northland climbing Metrosideros preferring semi-shade.

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Metrosideros excelsa Pohutukawa, New Zealand Christmas tree.

A tree of coastal areas, flowers of different shades of reds smoother the tree through early summer.

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Metrosideros excelsa 'Vibrance' Selected form with brilliant red flowers

Bright scarlet flowers with iridescent orange glow.

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Metrosideros fulgens Found naturally from Northland to Westland.

Climber or shrub with orange/red flowers late summer to winter. Prefers good soil in cool area when young.

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Metrosideros perforata Found from Three Kings Island to Banks Peninsula.

White flowering, forms a compact shrub but will climb a wall or bank if encouraged. Ideal for containers.

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Metrosideros robusta Northern rata found throughout the North Island.

Begins life as an epiphyte in the branches of a host tree. Slow growings and can take several years before flowering.

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Metrosideros umbellata Southern rata

Rare in the North Island, found more commonly on the west coast of the South where the rainfall is higher.

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Muehlenbeckia astonii Found coastal areas of the South Island.

Interlacing stemmed shrub growing 1-2.5m, makers ideal hedge. Very hardy.

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Muehlenbeckia axillaris Found in rocky areas in the South and lower North Island.

Great ground cover for harsh sites forming a tight low-lying mat.

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Muehlenbeckia complexa Pohuehue

Vigorous growing coastal groundcover which forms tangled mass.

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Myoporum laetum Ngaio. Found in coastal areas throughout North and South Island

Excellent tree for coastal situations with attractive small white flowers. Ngaio are poisonous to stock.

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Myoporum laetum var. decumbens Prostrate form of ngaio form the Poor Knights Islands

Can grow up to 2m high and nearly spreads as wide. Large fleshy leaves.

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Myrsine aquilonia Poor Knights Island matipou

Attractive small heart shaped leaves. Tolerates most conditions and is ideal very hedging.

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Myrsine australis Mapou, matipo. Found forests margins throughout New Zealand.

Small tree with attractive red stems, grows approx 3m high and is very hardy.