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Planting tip
Soak the rootball of your plant in a bucket of water to wet thoroughly prior to planting. For extra goodness, add a bit of liquid fertiliser.
Podocarpus totara var. totara
Height: 10m;  Spread: 9m
Totara (Tree)
A very attractive specimen tree. Very hardy. The somewhat prickly foliage makes for an effective hedge.
» Click here for our mistletoe article published in The Fringe, October 2014 ...
» For a landscaping perspective on Podocarpus totara var. totara see this article by O2 Landscapes...
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An absolutely massive specimen in the Pelorus Scenic Reserve Marlborough.
Ileostylus micranthus is a mistletoe commonly found on totara trees and sometimes on Coprosma grandifolia and Coprosma propinqua. Its bright orange fruit are very attractive to birds.