A beautiful tree that has a divaricating juvenile form.
The juvenile form can last for up to 10 years and it doesn't flower during this time. The adult form has an upright and open habit
It grows naturally in open forests, forest margins and riverbanks.
It is the most widespread of the kowhais, found throughout New Zealand.
The kowhai is deciduous in Winter and is moderately fast growing.
In Spring the tree is covered in striking bright yellow flowers.
It is the national flower of New Zealand.
The kowhai moth caterpillar can defoliate the plant. Use an insecticide for use.
The kowhai is also suspectible to borer.
H 8m x W 5m
Full sun and semi-shade
Provides food for native birds
Plants supplied are ecosourced from the Waitakere & Tamaki Ecological District