Kunzea ericoides


Foliage Colour: Green
Height: 600 cm
Width: 300 cm
Growth per Annum: Fast
Climate: Hardy
Sun: Full Sun, Part Shade
Soil: Dry, Moist
Category: Tree
Features: Native. Attractive to birds, bees, lizards and insects. Flower colour: White. Suitable for hedging and shelter. Suitable restoration species.

Kanuka is a fast growing tree found throughout the north of the South Island. The leaves are softer to touch than Manuka and has smaller white flowers in Summer. It is very hardy, tolerating drought, frosts and poor soils. It is a primary colonising plant and used for revegetation as a nurse plant. Both manuka and kanuka are used as a nurse crop with other early colonizing plants for revegetation / restoration planting and are also very effective in erosion control.

Habitat: Coastal to lowland shrubland, regenerating forest and forest margins, also present in montane forest, ultramafic shrubland and very occasionally present in subalpine shrubland.

Flowering: October to February
Fruiting:    November to March


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