Story: Shrublands

Taupata as a tree and a shrub

Taupata as a tree and a shrub

Depending on conditions, some trees can adopt a shrub form. On exposed coasts taupata grows as a sprawling shrub (left), although its usual habit in less exposed sites is as a small tree (right).

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Shrublands - New Zealand’s shrublands and scrub', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 1 October 2023)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 24 Sep 2007