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Corynocarpus laevigatus (Karaka)

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The average plant height is 70 cm
$36.18
The average plant height is 100 cm
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The average plant height is 200 cm
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The average plant height is 180 cm
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The average plant height is 220 cm
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Suited to regions:Subtropical, Temperate
Plant type:Trees
Height:8.00 m
Spread:5.00 m
Flowering time:Spring
Tolerances:Coastal, Shade
Garden uses:Parks, Ponds, Screening, Specimen
Garden styles:Backyard, City & Courtyard, Coastal, Formal, Frontyard, Modern, Native
Easy to grow?Yes
Maintenance requirementsLow
Growth rateMedium

Corynocarpus laevigatus (Karaka) Details

Commonly known as Karaka, this is a handsome, NZ native tree that features large and glossy, green leaves. The lush foliage is adorned with cream-green flowers in spring which result in fragrant and fleshy, orange fruit in summer. The fruit, however, are toxic to animals but not birds. It typically grows to 8 m tall and 5 m wide, performing best when planted in full sun or partial shade on a well-drained site. It tolerates coastal environments and moderate frost once established. The Karaka is commonly included in coastal gardens, planted as a screen or informal hedge, or grown as a lovely specimen. NB: any plantings must consider the risk to children and animals.

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