Kōrero: Horticultural use of native plants

Tecomanthe speciosa

Tecomanthe speciosa

This is one of the rarest plants in the wild. There is only one known wild plant, which grows on Great Island in the Three Kings Islands. However, it is a rampant climber and can be grown from cuttings. As long as it is protected from frost and given a good soil, it will thrive in the warmer parts of New Zealand. It flowers all through winter, producing bunches of cream, bell-shaped flowers (centre).

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Photograph by Melanie Lovell-Smith

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Horticultural use of native plants - Specialist plants', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/10466/tecomanthe-speciosa (accessed 22 July 2024)

He kōrero nā Maggy Wassilieff, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007