Also Known as: Puriri
Height - 20m
Vitex lucens (NZ Native)
Wide spreading, fast growing tree native to New Zealand that naturally occurs in the North Island. Puriri produces wood that makes great fence posts or coffee tables if you want something that will last forever. Puriri trees have a long flowering period when they are covered in pink 'foxglove-like' flowers, and an even longer period of red fruit providing interest for both humans and birds all year round. Puriri is one of the few native trees with large colourful flowers.
Approximate viable seed per gram: 1.8
100 seeds $38
1000 seeds $340
How to Grow
Recommended pre germination seed treatment:
Soak seed in cold water for 48 hours prior to sowing.