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Succeeds in any well-drained fertile soil in sun or semi-shade. Requires protection from cold and drying winds. Plants tolerate very light and short-lived frosts, but they are best with a minimum winter temperature of about 3°c. Another report says that trees are hardy in south Cornwall. A very good bee plant.
Seed - sow spring in a warm greenhouse. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts.
Lowland to montane forest in North Island and on the northern tip of South Island.
The flowers are very rich in nectar, this can be extracted and used as food. It contains about 45% sugars.
Wood - handsomely variegated. Highly valued for superior woodwork, inlay etc.
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- F. Chittendon. RHS Dictionary of Plants plus Supplement. 1956 Oxford University Press (1951-00-00)
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- Huxley. A. The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992. MacMillan Press ISBN 0-333-47494-5 (1992-00-00)
- Brickell. C. The RHS Gardener's Encyclopedia of Plants and Flowers Dorling Kindersley Publishers Ltd. ISBN 0-86318-386-7 (1990-00-00)