Pseudopanax arboreus
(whauwhaupaku, fivefinger)


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

This is one of New Zealand's most common native trees found from Cape Reinga to Bluff in lowland forests. Its particular form of a glossy, five to seven fingered leaf along with quick and luxuriant growth. It grows into a small stout tree up to 5 metres high and grows well in most soils and situations. Fast growing with small purplish black berries in autumn.

Habitat: Coastal to montane (10-750 m a.s.l.). Moist broadleaf forest. Frequently epiphytic. A frequent component of secondary forest. Streamsides and forest margins.

Flowering: June to August
Fruiting: August to February [Fruit: Black]


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