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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.
Laurelia novae-zelandiae
Height: 10m;  Spread: 3m
Pukatea (Tree)
Moderately slow growing. Attractive bright green leaves. Reddish new branchlets. Specimen tree for damp areas.
Photo gallery:
Laurelia novae-zelandiae flowers, Oakley Creek, Aucklnad
Laurelia novae-zelandiae flower, Oakley Creek, Auckland
Laurelia novae-zelandiae
Laurelia novae-zelandiae flower, Oakley Creek, Auckland
Fresh green pukatea seed capsules lie on the gravel with the older brown capsules having split to reveal their fluffy seeds.
A fresh green pukatea seed capsule lies on the gravel with older brown capsules having split to reveal their fluffy seeds.
A fresh green pukatea seed capsule lies on the gravel with an older brown capsule which has split to reveal its fluffy seeds.
Growing tips:
On 16/12/2014, Martin Nicholls said:
While not growing in encouraging spurts like taraire, it is a steady grower and puts on a surprising amount of vertical growth over the growing season. Requires constantly moist soils, but not necessarily swampy sites. Not frost-hardy.