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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
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Available late spring to early summer 2022 - Spring according to the Met Office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore late spring is mid-April onwards. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
£18.50 each 

Delivery Information Available late spring to early summer 2022
  • 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
  • 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.

    RHS group 1
  • Scented Plants - Scented flowers -
  • Seasonal Interest - Autumn -
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  • 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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