Story: Shrubs and small trees of the forest

Narrow-leaved lacebark

Narrow-leaved lacebark

Narrow-leaved lacebark (Hoheria angustifolia) is a slender tree with light green, weeping foliage. It is most commonly found on the eastern side of the main mountain ranges. It has a twiggy, small-leaved juvenile phase which lasts until the plant is about two metres high. Its adult leaves are narrow and coarsely toothed. It flowers prolifically in late summer, producing a mass of white, starry flowers.

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Joanna Orwin, 'Shrubs and small trees of the forest - Lacebarks and ribbonwoods', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 2 July 2022)

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