Story: Shrubs and small trees of the forest

Understorey shrubs

Understorey shrubs

Rangiora, māhoe and coprosma shrubs thrive in the understorey of lowland forests. They are adapted to growing in low light conditions under a forest canopy, and benefit from the shelter provided by small trees.

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Joanna Orwin, 'Shrubs and small trees of the forest - Characteristics of small shrubs and trees', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 April 2024)

Story by Joanna Orwin, published 24 Sep 2007, updated 1 Jul 2015