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Kahikatea - Best Dacrycarpus Dacrydioides Trees In New Zealand!

Growing NZ-native trees such as Kahikatea in your garden delivers a vast range of benefits:

We have the largest variety of Dacrycarpus plants, and the right one for your space. Many of these amazing plants have been grown from eco-sourced seed and then multiplied in our nursery. They are thriving and ready for their new home. We stock only the highest quality plants, with each plant packed and transported with extreme care to ensure it arrives to you in the same condition it was in when it left the nursery. If you are wanting to buy a Kahikatea tree, shop with confidence from the best in the industry.

Kahikatea Questions

1. What conditions do Dacrycarpus dacrydioides like to grow in?

Dacrycarpus dacrydioides, or kahikatea, is a native New Zealand tree that prefers to grow in moist soils. It is naturally found in lowland and montane forests. They are tolerant of poor drainage and heavier soils but do grow better on well-drained sites. They also prefer a full sun or partial shade position. They can tolerate a wide range of climates, including coastal environments, but grow best in warm, humid conditions.

2. How big do Kahikatea trees grow?

Kahikatea is the tallest native tree in New Zealand, reaching heights of up to 60 metres. The trunk can grow up to 1.5 metres in diameter. Kahikatea trees are typically conical in shape, with long, slender branches and drooping leaves.

Kahikatea are slow-growing trees, but can live for many years. The oldest recorded tree was over 600 years old when it was felled in 1996.

3. Why are Kahikatea important?

Kahikatea trees are an important part of the New Zealand ecosystem. They provide habitat for a wide variety of wildlife, including birds, insects, and lizards. They were and still are used by Māori for medicine, building materials, and food.

Kahikatea are truly magnificent trees. It is a symbol of New Zealand's native forest and a reminder of the country's rich natural heritage.

4. What are the leaves of the Kahikatea?

The leaves of Kahikatea vary depending on the age of the tree. Juvenile kahikatea trees have flat, needle-like leaves that are 3-7 mm long and 0.5-1 mm wide. Adult kahikatea trees have scale-like leaves that are 1-2 mm long and 0.5-1 mm wide. The leaves are arranged spirally on the branches and are dark green in colour.

5. Are kahikatea fast growing?

Kahikatea are not considered to be fast-growing trees. They typically grow at 10-20 cm per year, and 2-4 cm per year in diameter. However, kahikatea trees can live for many years, and some specimens have been known to reach heights of over 60 metres.

6. What is the English name for kahikatea?

The most common English name for kahikatea is simply white pine. However, it also has a few other less common English names, including:

Using "kahikatea" itself is becoming increasingly common in English as well, especially in ecological and conservation contexts, as it recognizes the importance of the tree in Māori culture and the unique place it holds in the New Zealand environment.

7. How do you plant kahikatea?

Planting a kahikatea is an exciting way to contribute to New Zealand's natural heritage, but it's important to do it right to ensure the tree's success:

1. Choose the right time and place:

2. Prepare the site:

3. Plant the kahikatea:

4. Water and care:

8. How can you tell the difference between Rimu and kahikatea?

Telling apart rimu and kahikatea can be tricky at first glance, but there are some key features you can look for:

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Seeds and Receptacles:



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