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Alectryon excelsus (Titoki) NZ Oak

The average plant height is 150 cm
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The average plant height is 140 cm
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The average plant height is 150 cm
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The average plant height is 180 cm
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Suited to regions: Subtropical, Temperate
Plant type: Trees
Height: 8.00 m
Spread: 3.00 m
Flowering time: Summer
Tolerances: Shade, Wind
Garden uses: Avenues, Hedging, Parks, Ponds, Screening, Specimen
Garden styles: Backyard, City & Courtyard, Formal, Frontyard, Modern, Native
Easy to grow? Yes
Maintenance requirements Low
Growth rate Medium

How to grow Alectryon excelsus (Titoki)

Commonly known as Titoki, this NZ native is a handsome, evergreen tree growing to about 8 m tall and 3 m wide. It carries glossy, green foliage which becomes interspersed with sprays of woolly, rust coloured flowers during summer which gives the tree an interesting red-brown colouring. Both the flowers and scarlet coloured berries that result are great for attracting birds as well as butterflies. The spreading habit of this tree makes it a lovely shade tree and for this reason it is often grown as a specimen or avenue tree. It responds well to trimming and can be used as a screen or large hedge. For best results this tree should be planted in full sun on a fertile, well-drained site. Young trees can be damaged by frost and they do not like heavy, wet soils.

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