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Summer planting
Contrary to popular opinion, summer planting is fine as long as adequate water is provided throughout any prolonged dry periods. This allows you to take advantage of increased summer growth.
Pseudopanax arboreus
Height: 6m;  Spread: 5m
Five-finger (Tree)
Palmate leaf. Dense habit in sun. Dark purple fruit (spring). Prefers drier rich soils.
Photo gallery:
Female flower buds - Oakley Creek
Unfolding leaf buds, with protective jelly, to prevent drying.