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 well-drained, sandy compost at any time of the year, and covered to their own depth with sand or grit. No artificial heat is needed; the seed tray is best left in a cool spot outside and kept moist. Seeds germinate very slowly indeed in the spring after a chilling in the cold compost, regardless of when they are sown. Some seeds may take more than a year to germinate.
$3.35 / packet