Melicytus ramiflorus


Foliage Colour: Green
Height: 500 cm
Width: 200 cm
Growth per Annum: Medium
Climate: Hardy
Sun: Full Sun, Part Shade
Soil: Dry, Moist, Wet
Category: Tree
Features: Native. Attractive to birds, bees, lizards and insects. Flower colour: White. Suitable restoration species.

Melicytus ramiflorus, commonly known as whiteywood or mahoe, is one of our most common trees, found in forest and shrub throughout New Zealand and growing quickly to 5m or more. The pointed oval leaves are a bright green, with fresh growth being quite soft and an even brighter green. The bark is greyish white and becomes attractively mottled with lichens. Flowers in spring followed by numerous purple black berries. Whiteywood can be clipped for hedging or used as a shelter tree or filler, and will also make quite an attractive specimen. Avoid heavy frosts when young.

Habitat: Abundant small tree of coastal, lowland, and lower montane forests throughout the country.

Flowering: November - January
Fruiting:    February - April [Fruit: Black]


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