A quick growing and hardy small tree with an open habit.
It is found in coastal areas throughout the North Island and the South Island as far as Otago.
It has large fleshy green leaves that have oil glands and small white flowers in summer followed by red berries.
Particularly suitable for providing shelter and shade in exposed coastal areas.
All parts of the ngaio are poisonous to livestock.
H 5m x W 3m
Frost tender when young
Tolerates coastal conditions
Plants supplied are ecosourced Waitakere Ecological District.