Story: Coastal shoreline



Voted the most popular native plant by New Zealanders, the pōhutukawa tree is a symbol of Christmas, beach holidays and rugged beauty. It grows naturally around northern coasts and inland near the Rotorua lakes. It is also widely cultivated and is often seen in gardens of the lower North Island. In December its crown may be completely covered in bright crimson flowers.

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Coastal shoreline - The rocky coast – upper shore', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 June 2024)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 12 Jun 2006