Dacrycarpus dacrydioides
(kahikatea, white pine)


Foliage Colour: Green
Height: 5000 cm
Width: 500 cm
Growth per Annum: Slow
Climate: Half Hardy
Sun: Full Sun, Part Shade
Soil: Moist, Wet
Category: Tree
Features: Native. Attractive to birds and insects. Flower colour: No Flowers. Suitable restoration species.

The tallest growing native tree, featuring handsome mature foliage and attractive buttressed roots. Best planted in moist to wet situations. The main tree species in Riccarton Bush. Edible fruit/seed from February to April is attractive to birds. Evergreen. Intolerant of heavy frosts.

Habitat: Lowland forest, formerly dominant on frequently flooded, and/or poorly drained alluvial soils. Occasionally extends into lower montane forest. Once the dominant tree of a distinct swamp forest type all but extinct in the North Island - the best examples remain on the West Coast of the South Island.

Flowering: October - January
Fruiting:    February - April [Fruit: Red]


  Each 20 or more 50 or more
2l Pot $8.50 $8.00 $