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Laurelia novae-zealandiae

Pukatea

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Features

  • BloomsJune
  • Height20m to 30m

Description

Laurelia novae-zealandiae (Pukatea). A tree which has a trunk which becomes butressed. The leaves are 3to7cm, elliptical to oblong or obovate, with entire or serrated margins, which have an upper glaucescent surface. The flowers are racemes about 2.5cm long with the perianths being silky and pubescent.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

New Zealand

Interest and use

Grown for their aromatic foliage.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

In cold, windy conditions, this needs shelter.

Propagation

Semi-ripe cuttings in summer.

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