Common name: Kohuhu, Tawhiwhi
Plant Classification: Hardy tree
Minimum Height: 1.8 meters
Maximum Height: 3.6 meters
One of the few trees worth growing from seed. Sprays of rounded, wavy-edged, silvery-green, evergreen leaves, so beloved of florists as cut foliage, produce honey-scented, chocolate-coloured flowers in spring, then pods of sticky black seeds.
Sowing advice: These seeds have already been thoroughly cleaned and cold-stored for several months. They should be sown into a well-drained, sandy compost at any time of the year, and covered to their own depth with sand or grit. No artificial heat needed and the seed tray is best left in a cool spot and kept moist, seeds sometimes germinating very slowly indeed in cool conditions in the spring, whenever they are sown. Some seeds may take more than a year to germinate.
$3.66 / packet