Kōrero: Taranaki region

Boxthorn hedges (1 o 4)

Boxthorn hedges

Boxthorn (Lycium ferocissimum) was introduced to Taranaki from South Africa in the 1870s. The plant was ideally suited to survive the dry, salt-laden winds of south and coastal Taranaki. Hedges swiftly grew up to 6 metres high and wide, and were difficult to maintain until mechanised hedge-cutters were developed in the 1950s. Boxthorn is now classified as a plant pest – it cannot be sold or propagated, and new hedges cannot be planted.

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Photograph by Jock Phillips

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Ron Lambert, 'Taranaki region - Changing the environment', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/25277/boxthorn-hedges (accessed 23 January 2020)

He kōrero nā Ron Lambert, updated 1 Aug 2015