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ALECTRYON excelsus

Commonly known as Titoki

New Zealand native with a dense head of shiny lime-green leaves with saw-tooth margins. The bark is black
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    Large, glossy, feather-like with serrated edges.
  • Height
    4-8m (12-25ft)
  • Spread
    4m (13ft)
  • Tree
    Spreading tree producing attractive black seeds in a red fruit from small purple flowers in spring.
  • Hardy - average winter
    Hardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade

ALECTRYON excelsus

 

 

  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Formerly known as New Zealand oak. The Maori name is used now.
    Place of origin
    New Zealand
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Leaf form
    Pinnate
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf margin
    Serrate
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

  • Scented Plants
    Scented flowers
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Spring
    Summer
    Winter
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
  • Tree Shape
    Rounded to broadly spreading
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4-8m (12-25ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  4m (13ft)
 

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