Also Known as: Tawapou
Height - 6m
Pouteria costata (NZ Native)
An attractive coastal tree native to New Zealand with large leathery, dark green leaves. This small tree produces tiny flowers followed by large orange-red to black berries which makes it stand out in the native bush from May to June.This fruit is loved by woodpigeon and kaka. Polished seeds were strung together by Maori as beads on necklaces. They make a satisfying 'rattle' rather like 'worry-beads' on a rosary. Frost tender.
Approximate viable seed per gram: 100 seeds = 120 grams
100 seeds $44
1000 seeds $420
How to Grow
Recommended pre germination seed treatment:
Seed germinates without pre treatment. Sow seed direct from packet & keep moist until germination is complete.