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Pseudopanax crassifolius

For sale by Desert to Jungle

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I call this my Marmite plant. You will love it or hate it! New Zealand ironwood is hardy down to -8C and adds structure to the garden with its long thin leaves with a yellow stripe down the middle.

Pseudopanax crassifolius | Taunton, Somerset, TA3
Pot SizeTotal Price
3 litres

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Plant Finder: about Pseudopanax crassifolius

Common names

Lancewood, Horoeka


Pseudopanax crassifolius (Lancewood). This small tree the leaves are sword-like and narrow leaves about 1m long, they have a dark shiny green above, and purplish beneath, they have sharply serrated edges and reddish midrib. You will also find small black ornamental fruits which are produced by female plants.


They will grow in well-drained soil with enriched organic matter either in sun or partial-shade. Propagation is from seed or cuttings which are taken in the summer.

Interest and use

Grown for their unusual foliage and fruits. Used for landscaping and may also be grown in large containers. Insignificant flowers are produced in summer.

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Pseudopanax crassifolius | Taunton, Somerset, TA3 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Humus-rich
  • WaterMoist

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