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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.
Laurelia novae-zelandiae
Height: 10m;  Spread: 3m
Pukatea (Tree)
Moderately slow growing. Attractive bright green leaves. Reddish new branchlets. Specimen tree for damp areas.
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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.