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Kermadec pōhutukawa

Kermadec pōhutukawa

Kermadec pōhutukawa are naturally confined to the Kermadec Islands, where they are the main forest tree. They have been widely planted around the coast on mainland New Zealand. Kermadec pōhutukawa look like mainland pōhutukawa, but have smaller, rounder leaves. They flower lightly throughout the year, whereas mainland pōhutukawa only flower in late spring and summer.

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Tall broadleaf trees - Pōhutukawa', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 10 December 2023)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 24 Sep 2007