Story: Shrublands

Broadleaved shrubland, Wright Hill, Wellington

Broadleaved shrubland, Wright Hill, Wellington

Broadleaved shrublands and scrub dominate in areas with moderate to high rainfall and relatively fertile soils. Broadleaved shrublands are visible from a distance – they are bright green, and have a relatively even canopy without tall emergent trees. They usually include a range of small trees and shrubs, including māhoe, leafy coprosmas, wineberry, rangiora and five-finger in lowland situations. Kāmahi, pigeonwood, pepperwood and broadleaf are more common at higher altitudes.

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Shrublands - Lowland and hill country shrublands', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 14 June 2024)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 24 Sep 2007