Podocarpus totara  Totara  Lowland Totara-016

Podocarpus totara 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.

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Pseudopanax arboreus Fivefinger.

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

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Pseudopanax crassifolius Lancewood, horoeka

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

Pseudopanax discolor

Pseudopanax discolour 'Rangateia'

Bronze foliage cultivar growing 2-3m high.

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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.

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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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Sophora chathamica Kowhai

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

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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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Streblus 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.

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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.