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Serendipitous supply
When the Monarch Butterfly NZ Trust wanted to give a gift of plants, locally sourced from Rarangi Beach, east of Blenheim, they came to Oratia. Not only could we provide an eco-sourced species, it was also a plant which had since disappeared from the region!

This is the Trust's story.

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Hedycarya arborea
Height: 5m;  Spread: 4m
Pigeonwood, Porokaiwhiri (Tree)
Attractive glossy, green leaves and dark bark. Orange-red berries (summer) on female plants. Prefers light shade and shelter, frost tender.
Photo gallery:
Hedycarya arborea showing distinctive reddish midrib on the underside of the leaf
Berries at Oakley Creek