Muehlenbeckia astonii
(shrub pohuehue)


Foliage Colour: Green
Height: 200 cm
Width: 150 cm
Growth per Annum: Medium
Climate: Hardy
Sun: Full Sun, Part Shade
Soil: Dry, Moist
Category: Shrub
Features: Native. Attractive to birds and lizards. Flower colour: White. Suitable for hedging and shelter. Suitable restoration species.

A coastal divaricating shrub with a wiry interlacing habit. Small, bright-green heart-shaped leaves. This plant is extremely hardy, tolerating dry conditions and wind. Popular landscaping plant, providing great contrast.

Habitat: Coastal to lowland. This species is associated with “grey” scrub communities, largely confined to drier lowland parts of eastern New Zealand. It is found on moderate to high fertility soils. The plant is often found in association with Coprosma crassifolia, Coprosma propinqua, Muehlenbeckia complexa, Discaria toumatou, Olearia solandri and Ozothamnus leptophyllus.

Flowering: August - January
Fruiting:    October - June


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